Columbo (1971–2003)
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A Deadly State of Mind 

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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Nadia Donner (as Lesley Warren)
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A clinical hypnotist kills the husband of one of his patients during a violent confrontation after the victim uncovers his wife's affair with the hypnotist. The patient, who witnessed the event, is convinced by the hypnotist to lie to the police but when she eventually becomes a liability, he kills her by encouraging her to take a 'swan dive' off her hotel balcony.

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Television debut of Priscilla Barnes. See more »

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Dr Borden explains to a visitor that laboratory mice are being tested to learn a new route in a maze. This requires that the mouse be able to distinguish between a red line and a green line. Mice are not able to distinguish red from green. See more »

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Sergeant George Kramer: You got a European car?
Columbo: That's a French car. Yeah, my car's a French car.
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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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A Superior Columbo!
20 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

Columbo episodes always seem to have the same formula. Especially since we know who does the crime after the first ten minutes, we love surprises in how Columbo catches his man or woman. In this episode, George Hamilton shows off his acting talents. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the man can act very well. He plays a psychiatrist who kills the husband of Lesley Ann Warren's character rather than ruin his reputation. The fun with Columbo episodes is that the crime is never too gruesome or motives are never too dark. Anyway, the doctor's patient is the prime witness and he gets her in the worst way. The crime happens at a beach-front estate secluded from neighbors and traffic. Anyway, watching Columbo catch him is particularly worth it especially sine you don't feel for Hamilton's character as a victim.


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