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
The silver tray that the butler brings up to Dr. Willis, has a glass of milk and a blue and white dish with a pill in it. When Grace empties her pill into his milk, the dish is missing from the tray in several consecutive shots. And when her husband takes his sleeping pill a few minutes later, the blue and white dish has reappeared on the tray. See more
Listen, uh, you don't mind if I pump your hand, do ya? You're the fellow that was in all those musicals. Wait'll I tell my wife. You were always her favorite. She dragged me to every musical you were ever in.
I'm sorry you had to be dragged.
Music by Kurt Weill
Lyrics by Ogden Nash
Performed by Janet Leigh
and John Payne See more