A psychiatrist who is married, is having an affair. His wife threatens to divorce him and take him to the cleaners if she ever catches him. So along with his mistress he plans to kill her and make it seem like she was killed by an intruder. He goes out of town as part of his plan and returns to find the police there investigating and the man investigating is Lt. Columbo. Columbo is a little odd and he asks the man some questions that he finds intrusive. Columbo continues to question him and the man's friend an ADA warns Columbo to watch his step. But Columbo goes on.
The perfect crime had one flaw.
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Did You Know?
During the regular show, Columbo would adopt a more subtle approach with interrogating everyone associated with a case. See more
When Dr. Flemming returns to argue with his wife at 1 AM, Los Angeles appears from their balcony in the light of dusk, the same lighting that appears in another scene (actually set at dusk). See more
I want to call my lawyer.
Dr. Flemming murders his wife and you want to call YOUR lawyer?
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. See more