Season 3 Episode 8

A Friend in Deed

Aired Unknown May 05, 1974 on NBC



  • Trivia

    • Although the end credits tell us that actor Byron Morrow plays "Amos Lawrence", he is addressed on-screen as "Byron" by the Richard Kiley character. Also, although John Finnegan plays Lt. Duffy of the Robbery Division, and the character is referred to by this name several times, the end credits refer to him as "Lt. Dreyer."

  • Quotes

    • Columbo: Commissioner Halperin says he found those jewels under your mattress.

      Artie Jessup: That's crazy.

      Halperin: You're a liar!

      Artie Jessup: Hey, I don't even live here!

      Halperin: What?!?

      Columbo: I can verify that, sir. He doesn't live here. I live here.

    • Columbo: Commissioner, I believe you killed your wife. And I believe you either killed Janice Caldwell or you're covering up for it.

      Halperin: You just lost your badge, my friend.

    • Columbo: You must have a lot of those, sir.

      Halperin: What?

      Columbo: Gut feelings.

      Halperin: What are you talking about?

      Columbo: Well, you had a gut feeling last night.

      Halperin: I don't know what you're talking about. What do you mean, last night?

      Columbo: When you asked for me to report to the Caldwell house.

      Halperin: Yes.

      Columbo: I found out you asked for me when you first called in.

      Halperin: I did.

      Columbo: What I mean, sir, is that the burglar had never harmed anybody before. Yet from your bedroom window when you called in, you asked for me. I was just trying to figure out how you knew the woman was already dead.

  • Notes

    • Scenes are very rarely shot in chronological sequence. Richard Kiley was shooting the scene where he leaps into the swimming pool and drags his wife out. As he was frantically performing mouth-to-mouth resucitation, he suddenly realized something. While the cameras still rolled, he looked down and said, "How do you do, Rosemary? We've never met before. I'm Richard Kiley."

    • 94 minutes long.

  • Allusions