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?
The Maestro's large, beautiful home is the same one shown in the opening credits of the TV series Benson (1979). See more
When Alex is lowering the car in the garage, his pristine overcoat is resting on a metal object at his elbow. Being an auto garage, without question his coat would have been covered in grease - thus more evidence related to having access to the car during the murder. See more
Well, I thought you might be a little angry.
How could I be angry looking at you? I just don't like ultimatums, that's all.
I don't like being a secret mistress. It's not my style.
I know that. You told me.
References Citizen Kane
Composed by Jimmy Davis
Played by James Olson's combo at jazz club.
This is NOT Jimi Hendrix's "Lover Man." It's the classic jazz song. See more