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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.