Columbo: Prescription Murder

Continuity mistake: At the very end Fleming sees the dead body of his girlfriend being hoisted onto a gurney - she is soaking wet, having been hauled out of the swimming pool. Later we see it is a policewoman acting as a stand-in in order to fool him into talking - and after a few minutes under a blanket on the gurney she, her bikini, and her hair are all bone dry. Not only that, her hair looks like it has just been styled and her makeup is perfect.

Audio problem: There is a scene where the mistress of the murderer enters his bureau. You see her push the door closed while hastening through. You can hear the door lock click - but a half second too early. Her push wasn't that strong. (00:47:05)

Continuity mistake: In the psychiatrist's office, Columbo strikes a match and lights his cigar. Two seconds later, we switch to a closeup shot and the match is about six inches away from his cigar, which he proceeds to light again. (00:44:15)

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Trivia: The first choice for actors to play Colombo was Bing Crosby.

Leonard Hassen

Lt. Columbo: There must be something wrong with me. I seem to bother people, to make them nervous.

Dr. Ray Flemming: They expect me to be on call at all hours.
Lt. Columbo: Same with me, Doctor.

Lt. Columbo: I think I'm too suspicious. I don't trust people, that's my trouble.

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