Nelson Hayward is running for the senate as a man tough on crime. His dictatorial campaign manager, Harry Stone, orders the candidate dump his mistress, backing up his demand with threats to expose the politician's shady past. Stone little guesses that his own publicity-minded lie about anonymous killers threatening the politician's life will lead Hayward to murder him and blame it on the invented assailants. Hayward sets up a tricky alibi for himself around a surprise birthday party for his wife. No one suspects the clever deception except that annoyingly observant Italian-American cop in the rumpled raincoat - the redoubtable Lt. Columbo. Written by
J. Spurlin / revised by statmanjeff
Did You Know?
French title : "Candidat au crime". See more
The whiskey carafe which Mrs. Hayward uses to pour herself a drink changes place by the time Nelson Hayward enters the room briefly to make the pretend phone call during the party. See more
You know, isn't it funny the way people react under the stress of a situation?
La Dona e Mobile
(from the opera "Rigoletto")
Composed by Giuseppe Verdi See more