Columbo: Season 4, Episode 6

A Deadly State of Mind (27 Apr. 1975)

TV Episode  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery
7.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.3/10 from 704 users  
Reviews: 13 user | 3 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

, (created by), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 911 titles
created 17 Aug 2011
 
a list of 2638 titles
created 20 Nov 2011
 
a list of 6602 titles
created 01 Jan 2012
 
a list of 10 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 21 titles
created 5 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: A Deadly State of Mind (27 Apr 1975)

A Deadly State of Mind (27 Apr 1975) on IMDb 7.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Columbo.
« Previous Episode | 30 of 68 Episodes | Next Episode »
Edit

Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Dr. Mark Collier
...
Nadia Donner (as Lesley Warren)
Stephen Elliott ...
Carl Donner
Karen Machon ...
Dr. Anita Borden
...
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
...
Lab Man
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 April 1975 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (dvd release)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Nadia's emotional recollection of swimming in a "beautiful pool" is sampled quite prominently in the song "Beautiful Pool" by Neotropic. See more »

Goofs

As Columbo questions Nadia one day after the murder, he lights his cigar with Dr. Collier's lighter. He then holds his cigar and his notebook in his right hand. As Dr. Collier crosses from the sofa to a chair, Columbo transfers his notebook to his left hand, at which point his cigar completely disappears. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Mark Collier: [to Columbo] You know something, Lieutenant? You're a marvelously deceptive man. You know, the way you get to the point without really getting to the point.
See more »

Soundtracks

Mazurka No.6 in A Minor, Op.7 No.2
(uncredited)
Composed by Frédéric Chopin
From the audio unit which Columbo switches on
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Average Columbo movie in basically every way but it's good.
23 June 2008 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

Well, this is basically an average Columbo movie in every way thinkable but since all of the Columbo movies are such of high quality and features a great and successful formula, this movie is also a perfectly good one to watch.

This is not the Columbo movie that features the best or most original story but it's even more a bigger shame that this also isn't among the fastest ones. The story is progressing quite slowly, which is also reason why this movie isn't among the most interesting or best Columbo movies to watch that are out there. On top of that, the movie also features some silly and just plain unlikely plot elements.

It features all of the usual Columbo ingredients you would expect. Thankfully this also means that it features some good relieving fun humor, of course all involving the unusual Lieutenant, who basically at times is like a child in the big world, although it of course also often is part of his act to gain the trust of his suspects by playing dumber than he really is, in order to get closer to them and getting his information from them. The killers are often underestimating the Lieutenant, which is often the reason of their downfall.

The directing is quite and average for a made for TV murder mystery. It's part of the reason why this movie never surpasses the level of average but its useful and effective directing for a type of movie such as this one, so it's not a big complaint. The director is Harvey Hart, a man who directed a total of 4 Columbo movie. I don't believe there are more directors who did so many Columbo movies. He did all of his work for the series from 1974 till 1976.

In this movie the role of the murderer is being played by George Hamilton, who is a great actor and also plays a good role in this movie. There is also a fine role from Lesley Ann Warren in the movie and of course Peter Falk is great as usual as the scruffy looking Columbo.

Average but perfectly watchable Columbo movie entry.

7/10

http://bobafett1138.blogspot.com/


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
How come there was never any Black villains? old-skool101
Which actor could play the role of columbo if there is a remake ? raakh89
Anyone Familiar with L.A.? Arthur21743
just noticed this actress in two different episodes spacekadet3
Very slow and ponderous but not particularly intellectual or visual. travinitrav
Funny Bits mcgmcgmcg
Discuss A Deadly State of Mind (1975) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?