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 set for the TV control room at the shows conclusion is the maestro's dressing room from Act I, re-set. See more
The piece that begins the live broadcast (and opens the show) is Beethovan's 6th Symphony (a.k.a. the 'Pastorale') but the orchestra starts playing it from the 4th movement, not the opening, and then some measures into it. No professional orchestra would do this. See more
[referring to Columbo's dog
Say, how old is he?
Kinda hard to say. You see, I just picked him up at the pound. His time was up, if you know what I mean.
References Citizen Kane
6th Symphony, 4th Movement
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven See more