Vera Miles is the head of Beauty Mark, a cosmetics company after the elusive secret of eternal youth. Martin Sheen is a scientist with a formula for a miracle cream that will vanquish wrinkles. Although he works for Vera Miles he’s trying to sell the formula to Vincent Price, the head of a rival cosmetics firm.
Martin Sheen refers to himself as a ‘hairy little teddy bear’. Odd.
Vera Miles offers herself up to Martin Sheen in exchange for the formula. He hasn’t written it down. It’s in his head. He’s pretty mean to her so she kills him by hitting over the head with a heavy telescope.
Columbo appears at 17 minutes and 31 seconds. He has a boiled egg in his pocket. He used to carry a salt shaker too but it appears he’s given up this habit.
There’s a poison ivy columboid and perhaps an intentional Psycho reference 9or am I reading too much into it?).
Things we learn about Columbo: his wife uses Beauty Mark products, she also uses eyebrow pencil to write her shopping lists, Columbo doesn’t like to see pretty young girls smoking, he has a dermatologist nephew at UCLA, his brother in law George just got back from Mexico, he loves family pictures and he took Spanis.
During this episode I eat sushi.