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?
While leading a rehearsal of Mozart's "Eine kleine Nachtmusik", John Cassavetes tells the orchestra "Remember: quasi una fantasia". That particular musical direction does not appear anywhere in this piece. It is famously associated with Beethoven's "Moonlight" piano sonata. See more
You're not for real, Lieutenant. The only thing next door is a laundromat.
Well, there USED to be a cigar store.
You're not a jazz freak. You made a special trip over here to see me. Why?
References Citizen Kane
Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart See more