A stage illusionist kills his employer after the latter threatens to expose his true identity and past occupation as a prison guard for the SS during WWII to the Israeli government when the illusionist refuses to be a victim of his employer's blackmailing.
Did You Know?
Jack Cassidy was one of few actors to make repeat appearances in Columbo, guest starring in three unrelated episodes as the murderer. (Others were "Murder by the Book" in 1971 and ""Publish or Perish" in 1974.) This episode, "Now You See Him..." , was Jack's last third and final appearance on Columbo as Jack died later that year (1976). See more
Detective Sergeant John J. Wilson is identified by this name not only by Columbo, but by himself, and both characters mention having worked together earlier. They did work together before in the episode "The Greenhouse Jungle" but Detective Wilson's name (played by the same actor) in that episode is Frederic, not John J. See more
Magic Shop Clerk
Dear Jesse. To know him was to detest him.
Music by Henry Mancini
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Sung by cabaret singer and incorporated into the background score See more