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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This is the debut episode for Dog, Columbo's pet basset hound. See more
The position of the carnation dropped under the piano is first shown to the left of the piano leg, then under the piano not near the piano leg, then finally behind the piano leg. See more
I never got to ask you last night what I wanted to ask ya.
Terrific place. Terrific.
Thank you. We like it.
Composed by Euphemia Allen (aka Arthur de Lulle) 1877
Played by Peter Falk on piano. See more