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?
When Columbo walks down the small spiral staircase to the waxworks museum's storage basement, the staircase with the octagonal light above it is the same set as used in the previous episode "Etude in black" for the club where the trumpeter (James Olson) is playing. See more
Sir Roger Haversham's house is supposed to be in England, but everyone drives their car up the right hand side of the drive. See more
[hearing Big Ben chime and checking his watch
Boy, that's terrific. Thing that old, it's only a minute slow.
Det. Chief Supt. William Durk
Really. We must put another penny on the governor.
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
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