Doctor Ray Flemming is a Psychiatrist, he is married to Carol who is a rich woman and one of his patients is Joan Hudson who is also his lover. Ray decides to murder his wife with Joan's help. And so he does, making sure he has a perfect alibi. Lt. Columbo is in charge of the investigation and he is almost sure that Doctor Flemming is guilty. So a duel starts between the cold Doctor and the seemingly naive detective. Written by
Baldinotto da Pistoia
The beginning credits feature a series of brightly colored animated splotches. The splotches were mean to resemble the ink blots used in a Rorschach test, as the villain in this movie was a psychiatrist. See more »
"The pilot episode for the long running series stands as one of the best."
A shabby detective called Columbo sets out to prove that a smooth talking doctor murdered his wife for his younger mistress.
The pilot episode for the long running series which began four years later. This probably stands as one of the best with good performances and a neat twist ending which many subsequent episodes lacked.
The film is based on Richard Levison & William Link's Broadway show which starred Thomas Mitchell as Columbo.
Prescription Murder has been released on video in the UK paired with the Dead Weight episode.
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