TV Movie | TV-PG | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
A psychiatrist uses a patient he is having an affair with to help him kill his wife, but his perfect alibi may come apart at the hands of a seemingly befuddled LAPD lieutenant.
This is the only time in the series that Columbo wears a pair of hush puppy style shoes.
Dr. Ray Flemming:
Columbo, you are magnificent. You really are.
Lt. Columbo: Well, what makes you say that, Doc?
Dr. Ray Flemming: You're the most persistent creature I've ever met, but likeable. The astonishing thing is, you're likeable. Has anyone ever told you you're droll?
Lt. Columbo: Who, me?
Dr. Ray Flemming: Yes, you.
Lt. Columbo: Oh, ...
when Columbo is informed that someone (Tommy) has confessed to the murder he says his goodbyes to Flemming. However when Columbo is questioning the TommyFlemming is also in the room despite never being invited.
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.