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Dr. Ray Flemming (Gene Barry) is a psychologist with a wealthy wife (Nina Foch). One night, at the couple's anniversary party, Ray receives a call from his patient and mistress, Joan (Katherine Justice). Ray's wife suspects that the two are having an affair and threatens to divorce him. Ray and Joan conspire to kill Ray's wife, with Joan providing the alibi. The pair are sure they've gotten away with their crime until Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk) starts sniffing around.

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  • Aug 03, 2013
    The crime thriller Prescription: Murder marks the debut of Peter Falk as Lt. Columbo. Adapted from a stage play a philandering psychiatrist attempts to get out of his marriage by committing the perfect murder, but to get away with it he'll have to get by a sly, soft-spoken homicide lieutenant named Columbo who suspects that he killed his wife. This is a very different portrayal of Columbo than what the character would become; he's much more menacing, cautious, and direct. The film is also overly focused on the details of committing the murder; which hurts the pacing and momentum. Prescription: Murder is an interesting entry in the Columbo series, it has the raw material but doesn't quite have the formula right.
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  • Dec 01, 2009
    Starts like a James Bond film, but with a hero practically Bond's direct opposite. The stumbling distraught lieutenant is not without force though, and this first episode shows it well. As the first James Bond film, this one is also not quite 'tuned in' to the style of the series, but is a really great start.
    a z Super Reviewer
  • Mar 20, 2008
    The pilot for a candidate for the best TV detective series ever made, this sees the scruffy sleuth in a battle of wits with a coldly arrogant psychiatrist who plots with his mistress to kill his wife. Columbo is one of those characters you cannot imagine being played by anyone else. Peter Falk IS Columbo (although would you believe the original casting choice was Bing Crosby...?!) The unique thing about Columbo was the fact that it was never a whodunnit. In fact the who, how and why are always shown at the outset; the joy is in seeing how Columbo sets about proving his suspicions. This is not the best of the series, but it solidly establishes the familiar formula; in fact two of the best examples were made by little known young directors called Steven Spielberg and Johnathon Demme... But there's just one more thing that's been bothering me...
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