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?
The Maestro's large, beautiful home is the same one shown in the opening credits of "Benson
(1979)." See more
When Columbo is talking to Paul Rifkin in the nightclub, the position in which he holds his glass and the amount of liquid in it vary between shots. See more
What's matter? Did I scare you?
Well, just for a second I was feeling all the hairs on the back of my neck.
That's just sex.
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