A stage illusionist kills his employer after the latter threatens to expose his true identity and past occupation as a prison guard for the SS during WWII to the Israeli government when the illusionist refuses to be a victim of his employer's blackmailing.
Did You Know?
Jack Cassidy was one of few actors to make repeat appearances in Columbo, guest starring in three unrelated episodes as the murderer. (Others were "Murder by the Book" in 1971 and ""Publish or Perish" in 1974.) This episode, "Now You See Him..." , was Jack's last third and final appearance on Columbo as Jack died later that year (1976). See more
The building The Great Santini is performing his show is the same building (or only the facade) where Edna Basket Browns funeral celebration takes place ("Swan Song") and the manager tries to sell Columbo a funeral plan. See more
Tell me, Santini, last month before you left for New York, you didn't by chance break into this office and search through my effects?
What a silly question. Of course I did. And I stole your Manet, your Picasso, and got a lovely price for your Reubens. You know I didn't.
I thought not. It was dreadful of me even to, uh, suggest it.
Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung by cabaret singer and incorporated into the background score See more