Kay Freestone is a West Coast TV executive whose boss, Mark McAndrews, is also her secret lover. When he gets promoted to a position in New York, he dumps her - and even denies her the job he's leaving. Her consolation prize is a new Mercedes. She's more interested in the gun he drops on the bed - after he jokingly invites her to shoot him. Joking or not, she takes him up on it. Later, he's found shot to death in his office. Kay seems to have been in the projection room when it happened. She was screening her pet project - a violent TV film called "The Professionals" - for her superiors. When our rumpled, redoubtable Lt. Columbo investigates, he learns this Emmy-winning producer can commit a bloody act just as well as film it. Written by
Did You Know?
The old boarded-up house where Columbo meets Kate Freestone, is the same "post disaster" house set used in the Universal film "Earthquake", released just a few years before. See more
In the beginning, just before his fender bender, one can see that Columbo's car is already damaged before he is rear ended. (This presumes it was meant to be undamaged before struck.) See more
Interesting, isn't it, how you can work these small things out if you just think about it... like you got a tiny voice whisperin' right in your ear trying to tell you who did it?
The Lady Is a Tramp
Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Lorenz Hart
Sung by Laurence Luckinbill See more