Graham McVeigh has had it with his ne'er-do-well brother Teddy who is a degenerate gambler and is in serious debt to his bookie Bruno Romano. He develops an elaborate plan to eliminate both of them by first having Teddy suffer a large loss at the track - Graham drugs his own horse, a sure winner, so it loses - and then framing Bruno for his Teddy's murder. He then arranges for Bruno to come to his house, ostensibly to collect Teddy's losses. He then kills Bruno and claims self defense. Lt. Colombo begins to find a number of anomalies that he simply cannot explained including mice in a restaurant bathroom. He's pretty certain Graham is responsible for both murders but he will need some assistance in order to get a confession out of him.
Did You Know?
In the opening pawn shop scene, the pawn shop owner states emphatically that the gun he gives the murderer has never been fired. All firearms are test fired at the factory before they're shipped. This is especially true of Colt firearms, as they keep a record of the test firing at the factory. See more
When Columbo was brought to the mob boss, the boss started speaking to him in Italian. Columbo didn't understand Italian to the mob boss' surprise, since he has an Italian surname. In "Death Hits the Jackpot", however, Columbo spoke Italian fluently at the funeral. See more
Oh sir, just one more thing.
No, Lieutenant, there is no "just one more thing." Goodbye!
Torna a Surriento (Return to Sorrento)
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