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Columbo: A Deadly State of Mind

A psychiatrist, Dr. Mark Collier has an affair with one of his patients, Nadia Donner, but her husband finds out. In the resulting confrontation, Collier kills the husband and convinces Nadia to claim robbers broke in. When Nadia's story starts to break down under Columbo's questioning, Collier hypnotizes her into killing herself, but Columbo isn't deterred.

Episode Info

Episode number: 4x6
Airdate: Sunday April 27th, 1975

Director: Harvey Hart
Writer: Peter S. Fischer

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8/10 (1 Vote cast)
Guest Stars
George HamiltonGeorge Hamilton
As Dr. Mark Collier
Stephen Elliott (1)Stephen Elliott (1)
As Carl Donner
Bruce KirbyBruce Kirby
As Sgt. George Kramer
Lesley Ann WarrenLesley Ann Warren
As Nadia Donner (as Lesley Warren)
Karen MachonKaren Machon
As Dr. Anita Borden
Danny WellsDanny Wells
As Gary Keppler

Co-Guest Stars
Frederick DraperFrederick Draper
As David Morris (as Fred Draper)
Redmond GleesonRedmond Gleeson
As Arnold
Ryan MacDonald (1)Ryan MacDonald (1)
As Charles Whelan
Jack ManningJack Manning
As Daniel Morris
Vance DavisVance Davis
As Officer Hendryx
Morris BuchananMorris Buchanan
As Lab Man
Kathy SpeirsKathy Speirs
As 2nd Receptionist
Main Cast
Peter FalkPeter Falk
As Lieutenant Columbo
Other Episode Crew

CreatorRichard Levinson  |  William Link
ProducerEverett Chambers
Associate ProducerEdward K. Dodds
Music SupervisorHal Mooney
Costume DesignerGrady Hunt
Set DecoratorJerry Adams
Director of PhotographyEarl Rath
Art DirectorMichael Baugh
ScoreBernardo Segall
Film EditorRonald LaVine
SoundJerry E. Smith
Assistant DirectorKevin Donnelly (2)
Unit ManagerRay Taylor, Jr.
Executive Story ConsultantPeter S. Fischer
Editorial SupervisorRichard Belding
Theme MusicHenry Mancini
Warning: Columbo season 4 episode 6 guide may contain spoilers
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