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?
Columbo reveals he got Dog from the pound because 'his number was up'. See more
When Alex is lowering the car in the garage, his pristine overcoat is resting on a metal object at his elbow. Being an auto garage, without question his coat would have been covered in grease - thus more evidence related to having access to the car during the murder. See more
[referring to Columbo's dog
Say, how old is he?
Kinda hard to say. You see, I just picked him up at the pound. His time was up, if you know what I mean.
Eine kleine Nachtmusik
Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart See more