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  • However, his caginess, deep thought, and 'little ole me

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      Prescription: Murder was the movie that spawned the iconic Columbo TV series. The movie starred the dapper Gene Barry in the murderer’s role. That was one thing that was special about the Columbo series. It was always a game of cat and mouse. The mystery wasn’t who did it, but it

      was how Columbo was going to nab him, or her. That’s what I like the best.

      Barry’s character was very intelligent, as all of Columbo’s foes are. The reason for the murder of his wife was very typical, though. There’s nothing unique there at all.

      Columbo’s persona is fresh here and not quite yet at the image that is the freshest. However, his caginess, deep thought, and ‘little ole me?’ makeup is front and center.

      The worst thing about Prescription: Murder for me is that it took a long time before we even saw Columbo. There was a great deal of setting up the murder. Some shows ...


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      were like that. Perry Mason did this a lot, too. In certain episodes, the setup for the case might take half of the hour allotted to it. For Columbo, this is one of those cases.

      The first half hour is pretty much Barry’s character preparing for and then carrying out the murder of

      his wife. He does so with style. Of course, as often happens, there’s one little detail that could blow all that planning out the window.

      Nina Foch, William Windom, Katherine Justice, and Virginia Gregg all contribute to making Prescription: Murder a success and a great lead in to a TV series that is unforgettable.




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Andrew Leither says :

I loved the Columbo tv series. This looks good and seems interesting. Everything these days is based on a good murder mystery movie, some are very god when others are random, dull and boring but this seems interesting.

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