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?
It is clear that the conductor says the "play the crescendo in the down BEAT." Some believe that he says "down bow" and some also say that him saying "down bow" does not make sense. They are correct, it doesn't make sense that he says "down bow" because he says "down beat." See more
When Columbo interviews Paul Rifkin, the horn player in the jazz bar, the whiskey bottle to Paul's right disappears and reappears between shots. See more
I had a thought. Listen to this: what if she didn't commit suicide?
Uh, isn't that peculiar? Because that's what I was gonna say. That... That... I was awake almost all night thinking about the same thing.
Yes... only I rejected the idea.
References Citizen Kane
6th Symphony, 4th Movement
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven See more