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
Kevin McCorry <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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When Columbo is talking to Paul Rifkin in the nightclub, the position in which he holds his glass and the amount of liquid in it vary between shots. See more
Well listen. Audrey, it's been nice talkin to ya, and I appreciate the advice about the dog.
[Looking at the dog
What's his name?
Ya know, I don't know the name yet? What do you think about 'Fido'?
Oh, WOW, how'd you ever think of THAT one?
References Citizen Kane
6th Symphony, 4th Movement
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven See more