Starring Jim Hutton as author/detective Ellery Queen and with David Wayne as his father, Inspector Richard Queen. The show was different from other whodunits in that Ellery Queen would break through the fourth wall towards the end of each episode and offer a challenge to the viewer to figure out the correct solution to the crime.
Last Episode01x22 The Adventure of the Disappearing … Aired: Apr. 04, 1976
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Ellery Queen: Season 1, Episode #1 - Too Many Suspects
Ellery Queen tracks down the killer of noted fashion designer, Monica Gray. Based on the novel The Fourth Side…
Ellery Queen: Season 1, Episode #10 - The Adventure of Veronica's Veils
Burlesque producer Sam Packer is found dead of an apparent heart attack, but in a video he leaves behind,…
Ellery Queen: The Adventure Of The Disappearing Dagger
Ellery Queen probes the murder of a retired detective who was killed while investigating an unsolved homicide case.
Ellery Queen: The Adventure Of The Hardhearted Huckster
The marketing executive for Quick Silver Tobacco Company is mysteriously murdered while alone in his office.
Series Fun Facts
- Broke the fourth wall when Ellery Queen (Jim Hutton) turned to the camera and listed the significant clues before he gathered everyone together and solved the murder.
- Numerous stories take place in or involve radio stations and broadcasts. Often heard are radio ads for "Vitacream", a nod to Vitalis and Brylcream, two popular men's hair products of the period.
- This film was made in two versions: the one broadcast (which ran for 90 minutes in the NBC Sunday Mystery Movie time slot) and the two-hour version which is shown in syndication.