Prescription: Murder

Prescription: Murder

by: William Link, Richard L. Levinson

by: William Link, Richard L. Levinson

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Prescription: Murder

Prescription: Murder

by: William Link, Richard L. Levinson

by: William Link, Richard L. Levinson

Overview

Providing the inspiration for the TV series Columbo, the theatrical predecessor Prescription: Murder tells the story of a brilliant psychiatrist and his mistress who hatch a plot to murder his neurotic, possessive wife. The execution of their plan and the creation of their perfect alibi depends on a bizarre impersonation. Lt. Columbo must engage the psychiatrist in a duel of wits until the doctor succeeds in having Columbo removed from the case. However, it is the mistress who proves to be the weak link that leads to a trap and a surprising climax!

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Keywords

Betrayal, Death

Details

  • Genre: Mystery/Thriller
  • Time Period: Contemporary, 1960s
  • Cast Attributes: Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
  • Target Audience: Adult, Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Authors

William Link

William Link and Richard L. Levinson began a 43 year-long friendship in 1946, on their first day of junior high school. Both were avid Ellery Queen fans from boyhood and enjoyed mental puzzles and challenges, a characteristic that would spill over into their work. Beginn ...

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Richard L. Levinson

Richard L. Levinson

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