Raymond Brown has wives in Baltimore, Newark, Hartford, and Boston. His wealthiest wife is also the oldest, and she visits the other wives, killing each by lacing a drink with cyanide, so that Brown will be all hers. When Brown discovers her treachery, he threatens to tell the police, but she reminds him that he is a bigamist with a motive for the murders. Written by
Lewis O. Amack
Did You Know?
Lew Brown who played Detective Lanning would be re-teamed with Steve Gravers who played Lieutenant Storber 8 years later in the 'Short Fuse' episode of Columbo. He would then once again play a detective in the 'Candidate for Crime' episode of Columbo in 1973. See more
Mr. Brown arrives when the police are processing the crime scene and medical personnel are removing Mrs. Brown's body. When Mr. Brown goes for a drink, Lt. Storber informs him that she died from cyanide in the Scotch. Since they had apparently only just discovered the body, they wouldn't have had time to test the liquor for any poison, and the Scotch would have masked any odors. See more
Alfred Hitchcock - Host
Richard was not only guilty of simple bigamy. In his case, it was more like trigonometry. He is now in a well-known federal prison. You see, the law took the position that he must be punished... as though having four wives were not punishment enough.
In the closing credits, David Fresco is listed as playing "The Bother in Law" See more