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
In "Prescription: Murder", the reception room at Dr. Fleming's office features a distinctive painting, of trees and white houses with red roofs, which is prominent in several scenes. This same painting later appears in Columbo: Suitable for Framing, as part of the art collection sliced and stolen by Dale Kingston. See more »
When Dr. Flemming smashes the balcony window, his shadow can be seen on the background, revealing it to be a simple backdrop. See more »
You know my sister, she has a living room that's very, very modern. But the minute you sit down in it, you can't open your mouth. You know, she's got this big kidney-shaped coffee table, it upsets me just to look at it. Her husband doesn't say anything and I figure the coffee table got to him years ago.
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"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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