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 …
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,…
Series Fun Facts
- This tele-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. In…
[show]This tele-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. In addition, the episode - as it was originally shown as a pilot, under the NBC Sunday Mystery banner, is now shown with its original opening; the Henry Mancini Subday Mystery theme plays, with visuals - a magnifying glass lying on a piece of paper, whilst the title and the show's stars - are shown. All following episodes (which were shown under the Ellery Queen banner, as a sole series) are shown with the series' specific music - by Elmer Bernstein - along with visuals specific to the series.
- 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.
- 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."