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?
This is the debut episode for Dog, Columbo's pet basset hound. See more
Lt. Colombo states that the maestro's car had been driven while in the repair shop. He comes to this conclusion by stating that the number on the speedometer had changed. The speedometer measures speed, and doesn't record a figure. The odometer does that. 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.
Composed by Euphemia Allen
(aka Arthur de Lulle) 1877
Played by Peter Falk
on piano. See more