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?
When the butler flies the American flag in the garden, he raises it halfway up the pole, explaining to Columbo that this is because of a death in the family. In fact, a flag being flown at half-mast is always raised to the top of the pole for a moment then lowered to the halfway position as a mark of respect. See more
You see, if Henry already brought the gun in, if he was already thinking about suicide...
[heard in the background
Okay, let's go.
...before he went to bed, then I don't believe he would be reading this. It's a light, funny book - not the kind of thing that a man would be reading just before shooting himself.
References The Poseidon Adventure
Music and Lyrics by Stephen Foster
Performed by Janet Leigh
from movie Walking My Baby Back Home
(1953) See more