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>
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
When Alex is outed as the murderer and talks to Columbo, Columbo's left arm is in different positions between shots, sometimes with his hand at his navel, sometimes halfway up holding a cigar. See more
Now, you're always imagining that I'm... I'm... leaping into beds all over town. I've never done that.
Oh, Alex, don't. I know you.
Why do all these people feel that they know me?
References Citizen Kane
Composed by Euphemia Allen
(aka Arthur de Lulle) 1877
Played by Peter Falk
on piano. See more