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.
Although Peter Falk has top billing, he doesn't make his first appearance as Columbo until 30 minutes into the TV movie.
Oh, uh, a few questions for my report, Doc.
Lt. Columbo: Now, uh, you were in Mexico when this thing took place, and... uh... the dates there were... uh, gee, you don't have a pencil, do ya?
Lt. Columbo: Thanks. You know, my wife, she gives me one every morning, but I just ...
When the doctor has Miss Hudson call the cleaners to pick up his deceased wife's clothes, he uses the silk kerchief from his pocket to keep her finger prints off the phone. However, when he hangs up the phone he forgets in on the hung up receiver and neglects to bring it with him.
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.