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Columbo: Prescription: Murder

A wily psychiatrist plots to kill his wife when she discovers he's having an affair and threatens to cut him off. His plan succeeds thanks to his creating a perfect alibi with his mistress. There's only one hitch in his plan: a persistent police detective named Lieutenant Columbo.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x1
Airdate: Tuesday February 20th, 1968
Special Airtime: 09:00 pm
Special Runtime: 120 Minutes


Alternate Airdates:


  • Currently 8/10
8/10 (1 Vote cast)
Guest Stars
William WindomWilliam Windom
As Burt Gordon
Recurring
Gene BarryGene Barry
As Dr. Ray Flemming
Katherine JusticeKatherine Justice
As Joan Hudson
Nina FochNina Foch
As Carol Flemming

Co-Guest Stars
Virginia GreggVirginia Gregg
As Miss Petrie
Andrea KingAndrea King
As Cynthia Gordon
Ena HartmanEna Hartman
As Nurse
Sherry BoucherSherry Boucher
As Air Hostess

Uncredited
Don StewartDon Stewart
As Dr. Lansbury
Jim CreechJim Creech
As Miguel
Tom Williams (1)Tom Williams (1)
As Dry Cleaner Delivery Man
Main Cast
Peter Falk
As Lieutenant Columbo
Episode Notes
The episode runs 99 minutes without commercials.



Other Episode Crew

ProducerRichard Irving
Associate ProducerJerrold Freedman
MusicDave Grusin
Set DecoratorJohn McCarthy, Jr.  |  James Redd
Director of PhotographyRay Rennahan
Art DirectorRussell Kimball
Film EditorRichard G. Wray
SoundJames T. Porter
Assistant DirectorGeorge Bisk
Unit ManagerEdward K. Dodds
Editorial SupervisorRichard Belding
 
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