Lillian Stanhope and Nicholas Frame are two famed actors in London, a venerated husband and wife team set to act in 'Macbeth.' Producer Sir Roger Haversham has been Lillian's lover but finds out he has been deceived by the couple and threatens to interrupt their engagement. Lillian kills him accidentally during an ensuing fight. Thereafter, the pair take the corpse to his mansion and stage his "accidental" death; however, Lt. Columbo (in London to learn about new investigation methods used by Scotland Yard) smells something fishy in this supposed accident. Written by
Baldinotto da Pistoia
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Fraser tells Columbo near the end that "a policeman's lot is not a happy one." This phrase is a quote from Gilbert & Sullivan's 'Pirates of Penzance.' See more
In the very first scene, Nicholas stops with his car in front of the theatre. There are road markings in the middle of the street in one shot. In the next shot they are gone. There's also a completely different set of people on the pavement/sidewalk. See more
I've always wanted to be in a horror film.
Well, you certainly qualify.
John Fraser, who is Scottish, and Richard Pearson, who is Welsh, are credited as "From London - Special Guest Stars". See more
Pass Me By
by Carolyn Leigh
and Cy Coleman See more