Music conductor Alex Benedict has an affair with a pianist. When the pianist threatens to reveal their affair to Benedict's wife, whose wealthy mother owns the company on which Benedict's career is dependent, Benedict decides to permanently silence his mistress. He arranges for her death to look like a suicide by kitchen stove gas asphyxiation. Lieutenant Columbo, a cunning detective in a rumpled raincoat, doesn't believe the pianist took her own life and suspects that Benedict was responsible for her death. He pesters Benedict with constant questions as he searches for clues to place Benedict at the murder scene. Written by
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Did You Know?
While leading a rehearsal of Mozart's "Eine kleine Nachtmusik", John Cassavetes tells the orchestra "Remember: quasi una fantasia". That particular musical direction does not appear anywhere in this piece. It is famously associated with Beethoven's "Moonlight" piano sonata. Apparently the writers just wanted the character to spout some complicated-sounding music jargon. See more
Paul Rifkin's nightclub is the basement of the wax museum in "Dagger of the Mind". See more
Can I ask you a personal question?
What do you pay in taxes on this place?
References A New Leaf
Composed by Jimmy Davis
Played by James Olson's combo at jazz club. See more