Grace Wheeler Willis was a star, a very famous star. Every night in her house she sees one of her old movies. When she decides to set up a new show and her husband refuses to finance it, Grace coldly kills him, staging a suicide. Lt. Columbo is not deceived from her performance. But at the end, the murderer will escape her sentence, or perhaps not. Written by
Baldinotto da Pistoia
Did You Know?
Columbo asserts that the movie Walking My Baby Back Home
(1953) is one hour and 45 minutes long. In fact, the actual running time for the movie is one hour and 35 minutes. See more
In an early scene, Grace walks over to the nightstand next to her husband's bed to put a sleeping pill in his milk glass, which is on a silver serving tray. She puts her glass of brandy on the nightstand next to the silver tray. In the next shot, as she empties the pill into his milk glass, her brandy glass is right next to it on the silver tray. When she removes her glass in the next shot, it is once again next to the tray. See more
I have very good reason to believe that Miss Wheeler killed her husband.
If you think I'm gonna stand here and listen to that... I'll get a lawyer - I'll get a battery of lawyers - and the least that can happen will be the end of one very unimportant career! OUT!
South Rampart Street Parade
Written by Bob Haggart and Ray Bauduc
Sung by Janet Leigh and The Modernaire
From the movie "Walkin' My Baby Back Home" (1953) See more