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Prescription: Murder (1968)

TV Movie  |   |  Crime, Drama, Mystery  |  February 1968 (USA)
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A psychiatrist uses a patient he is having an affair with to help him kill his wife, but his perfect alibi may come apart at the hands of a seemingly befuddled LAPD lieutenant.

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A psychiatrist who is married, is having an affair. His wife threatens to divorce him and take him to the cleaners if she ever catches him. So along with his mistress he plans to kill her and make it seem like she was killed by an intruder. He goes out of town as part of his plan and returns to find the police there investigating and the man investigating is Lt. Columbo. Columbo is a little odd and he asks the man some questions that he finds intrusive. Columbo continues to question him and the man's friend an ADA warns Columbo to watch his step. But Columbo goes on. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Trivia

The role of Lt. Columbo was offered to Lee J. Cobb, but he had to decline due to a clash in scheduling. See more »

Goofs

When Joan Hudson is under observation from outside her apartment, her silhouette is visible on the curtains as she moves about. She is clearly visible from top to toe. When the scene moves inside the apartment, the shadow of her lower half is completely obscured by a large sofa and a table. See more »

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Lt. Columbo: Well, I know it's easy enough to figure out about a patient or a guy like me that's always hanging around all the time, but what about a stranger? What about a, uh - a fella that you'd never met before? Can you tell what makes him tick?
Dr. Ray Flemming: Any particular one in mind?
Lt. Columbo: No, nobody special. Just - just a type.
Dr. Ray Flemming: Like a murderer, for instance?
Lt. Columbo: Well, yeah, now that you mention it. I guess we're on the same wavelength.
Dr. Ray Flemming: Yes, I guess we are.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

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Referenced in Columbo: Murder by the Book (1971) See more »

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Colombo's first name.
9 July 2004 | by (Huntsville, AL) – See all my reviews

As always, Colombo jumps on the suspect (Gene Barry) immediately, saying, "Sir, I notice you didn't call out to your wife when you came in". Colombo always knows who did it. . . so it's more of a 'howgetim' than a 'whodunit', and it's always truly entertaining. Peter Falk is perfect as the scruffy detective - - - AND- According to Trivial Pursuit, Colombo's first name is Phillip. Now I hear that the 'Phillip' name is a hoax! Well. . . no matter. Peter Falk may be knocking on 70 or so, but, so what?! He'll always be a gem whose acting skill will thrive in TV/Motion Picture cyberspace. His best pieces? Griffin and Phoenix, The Cheap Detective, Columbo, The Princess Bride, or The In-Laws, which is a top-ten funniest comedy of all time. If you haven't seen it- run to Netflix and order it ASAP. Even his bit part in "It's a Mad Mad Mad Mad World. The man is a class act and deserves every dose of praise he gets.


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