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 Episode01x23 The Adventure of the Disappearing … Aired: Apr. 04, 1976
In the series' finale, Ellery probes the murder of a retired detective who was killed while investigating a five year old unsolved murder ca …
Series Fun Facts
- Ray Milland's character in this episode goes out drinking and can't remember where he's been; a nod to Milland's role in "The Lost Weekend."
- 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.
- Goof (continuity error): When Monaca Grey is shot the TV news broadcast is just starting as the announcer reads the lead story. At the end, the broadcast is recreated with the exact script…
[show]Goof (continuity error): When Monaca Grey is shot the TV news broadcast is just starting as the announcer reads the lead story. At the end, the broadcast is recreated with the exact script and timing. This would indicate that Monaca Grey is shot at 10 PM and takes 25 minutes to unplug the TV, not the 30 seconds as originally shown at the start of the story.