Beth Chadwick has lived all her life controlled first by her father, then after his death, by her brother Bryce who manages the family business. Now she has fallen for Peter Hamilton, who works for Bryce. But, as usual, Bryce objects to her choice and threatens to fire Peter. So Beth decides to murder her brother and to do it in such a way to let it to appear like an accident. Lt. Columbo realizes at once the truth and starts looking for evidence.Written by
Baldinotto da Pistoia
Barbara Rhoades and Leslie Nielsen both appeared in 2 Columbo episodes. Coincidentally they appeared in the same episodes. In "Identity Crisis", Leslie Nielsen was the murder victim and Barbara Rhoades was the woman taking photos at the pier. See more »
At about 44 min in when talking about the new blue car a boom mic is reflected in the cars windscreen. See more »
Now, Lieutenant, you don't really think that Beth killed her brother in cold blood, now do you?
Well, as a matter of fact... I do.
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