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.
The perfect crime had one flaw.
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During the regular show, Columbo would adopt a more subtle approach with interrogating everyone associated with a case. See more
(at around 1h 16 mins) When Columbo steps back into Dr. Flemming's office to turn off the lights, the switch is already in the down position. He simply touches it without moving it, and the lights turn off. See more
I think a toast is in order. To our host and hostess on the tenth anniversary of their horrible mistake.
[Carol Flemming makes a sound of protest
Dr. Ray Flemming
You'd better rephrase that, counselor.
Pleasure, Your Honor. To the two finest people I ever knew. Here's to ten more years of happiness!
The beginning credits feature a series of brightly colored animated splotches. The splotches were meant to resemble the ink blots used in a Rorschach test, as the villain in this movie was a psychiatrist. See more
Spun-off from The Chevy Mystery Show