Columbo: Season 4, Episode 6

A Deadly State of Mind (27 Apr. 1975)

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A psychiatrist, who specializes in hypnosis, murders the husband of his mistress and convinces her to lie to the police; it's up to Lt. Columbo to discover the truth.

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Dr. Mark Collier
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Nadia Donner (as Lesley Warren)
Stephen Elliott ...
Carl Donner
Karen Machon ...
Dr. Anita Borden
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William Wintersole ...
Dr. Hunt
Ryan MacDonald ...
Charles Whelan
Jack Manning ...
Daniel Morris
Fred Draper ...
David Morris
Glorie Kaufman ...
Brenda
Redmond Gleeson ...
Arnold
Vance Davis ...
Officer Hendryx
Danny Wells ...
Gary Keppler
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Lab Man
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Mark Collier is a psychiatrist and Nadia Donner is a patient of his. Mark is also Nadia's lover and his main concern is for a book he is writing. When Nadia and Mark are caught by her husband, Mark kills him with a poker. When the police arrive Nadia tells an unlikely story about two robbers. But will Lt. Columbo believe her? Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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This is one of the few Columbo episodes where the original murder is a spontaneous act. In most episodes the murder is carefully planned. See more »

Goofs

The interiors of the Van Wyck house in "Playback" and the Donner beach house in "Deadly State of Mind" are the same. Both have steps leading down from one room into two adjacent rooms at 90 degrees from each other. The door to the house enters at this upper level in "Playback" but the door appears to be covered up by a piece of furniture in "Deadly State of Mind". The fireplace is in the same location. See more »

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Columbo: What kind of place is this? What do they do here?
Dr. Anita Borden: You really wanna know? Basically, we're concerned with the measurement and manipulation of human behavior - at all levels.
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Mazurka No.6 in A Minor, Op.7 No.2
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Composed by Frédéric Chopin
From the audio unit which Columbo switches on
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Very strong episode
27 June 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

It isn't the best of the lot, but A Deadly State of Mind is a very strong episode. It is efficiently directed and constructed story-wise, with some nice writing, striking filming, excellent music and the pacing I had no problem with at all. The acting is great, Peter Falk is outstanding as always and George Hamilton out of the two episodes he starred in gives the better one of his performances here, his murderer is arrogant, yet likable and is a strong opponent for Columbo and they are well served with some juicy scenes with them together. Lesley Ann Warren was also lovely beyond words as Nadia. Overall, a strong episode benefited by some great acting and efficient directing and plot. 9/10 Bethany Cox


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