Music conductor Alex Benedict has an affair with a pianist. When the pianist threatens to reveal their affair to Benedict's wife, whose wealthy mother owns the company on which Benedict's career is dependent, Benedict decides to permanently silence his mistress. He arranges for her death to look like a suicide by kitchen stove gas asphyxiation. Lieutenant Columbo, a cunning detective in a rumpled raincoat, doesn't believe the pianist took her own life and suspects that Benedict was responsible for her death. He pesters Benedict with constant questions as he searches for clues to place Benedict at the murder scene.
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Did You Know?
Pat Morita, who became famous for his role as "Miyagi" in The Karate Kid (1984), makes an appearance in this episode as "The House Boy." See more
The cameras in front of the orchestra at the concert are not positioned correctly in order to get the two shots of the stringed instrument sections. See more
Alex likes all that glamor, I suppose, but what have actors got to do with music?
Mother, they're people, too.
I doubt it.
This two-hour TV movie was also prepared in a 90-minute version which played on Canadian television, and is reputed to be the superior of the two cuts. See more
6th Symphony, 4th Movement
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven See more