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
Did You Know?
The Detective Chief Superintendent's surname is of note: a dirk is a Scottish dagger (and so a sly allusion to the title), and durk is an historic variant spelling. See more
The pearl dropped in the museum lands on carpet, but sounds as if it was bouncing on a hard floor. See more
Det. Chief Supt. William Durk
Uh, the lieutenant's here from Los Angeles for a few days. He's observing our latest techniques at the Yard.
How interesting. Let's hope some of it "rubs off," as they say.
Oh, thank you very much. I certainly hope so.
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