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
Columbo tells Benedict that there are nine unexplained miles on the cars odometer, the exact distance to the victims house. This would require 18 miles on the odometer for a round trip. 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 A New Leaf
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