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?
As Columbo questions Kay for the first time, he is fumbling with some pieces of paper and a notebook. Of course he can't find the one he is looking for. He puts the items on a desk as he goes through his pockets once more. Then he picks everything up and walks away from the desk. When he wonders once more where the piece of paper is he is looking for, he walks back to the desk and the pieces of paper and notebook are on the desk. See more
Interesting, isn't it how you can work out these small details out if you just think about it... like you have a tiny voice whispering in your ear trying to tell you who did it.
Music by John Philip Sousa
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