Sep. 11, 1975
60 min.
NBC TV Network

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Ellery Queen

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.


Ellery Queen Season 1 (1975-1976)

1x01 1 1x01 The Adventure of Auld Lang Syne
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Sep. 11, 1975
1x02 1 1x02 The Adventure of the Lover's Leap
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Sep. 18, 1975
1x03 1 1x03 The Adventure of the Chinese Dog
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Sep. 25, 1975
1x04 1 1x04 The Adventure of the Comic Book Crusader
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Oct. 02, 1975
1x05 1 1x05 The Adventure of the 12th Floor Express
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Oct. 09, 1975
1x06 1 1x06 The Adventure of Miss Aggie's Farewell Performance
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Oct. 19, 1975
1x07 1 1x07 The Adventure of Colonel Niven's Memoirs
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Oct. 23, 1975
1x08 1 1x08 The Adventure of the Mad Tea Party
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Oct. 30, 1975
1x09 1 1x09 The Adventure of Veronica's Veils
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Nov. 13, 1975
1x10 1 1x10 The Adventure of the Pharaoh's Curse
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Dec. 11, 1975
1x11 1 1x11 The Adventure of the Blunt Instrument
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Dec. 18, 1975
1x12 1 1x12 The Adventure of the Black Falcon
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Jan. 04, 1976
1x13 1 1x13 The Adventure of the Sunday Punch
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Jan. 11, 1976
1x14 1 1x14 The Adventure of the Eccentric Engineer
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Jan. 18, 1976
1x15 1 1x15 The Adventure of the Wary Witness
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Jan. 25, 1976
1x16 1 1x16 The Adventure of the Judas Tree
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Feb. 01, 1976
1x17 1 1x17 The Adventure of the Sinister Scenario
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Feb. 08, 1976
1x18 1 1x18 The Adventure of the Two-Faced Woman
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Feb. 29, 1976
1x19 1 1x19 The Adventure of the Tyrant of Tin Pan Alley
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Mar. 07, 1976
1x20 1 1x20 The Adventure of Caesar's Last Sleep
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Mar. 14, 1976
1x21 1 1x21 The Adventure of the Hard Hearted Huckster
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Mar. 21, 1976
1x22 1 1x22 The Adventure of the Disappearing Dagger
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Apr. 04, 1976
 1 TV Movie: Too Many Suspects
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Mar. 23, 1975
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Season 1 Characters

Ellery Queen played by Jim Hutton
Inspector Richard Queen played by David Wayne
Sgt. Thomas Velie played by Tom Reese
Simon Brimmer played by John Hillerman
Grace played by Nina Roman
Frank Flannigan played by Ken Swofford
Vera played by Maggie Nelson (II)
Deputy Commissioner Hayes played by Arch Johnson
Waiter played by Danny Wells
Dr. Steiner played by Peter Hobbs
the Maid played by Diana Chesney
Harry played by Basil Hoffman
Security Guard played by Bill McLean
Reporter played by Ralph Montgomery
Spencer Lockridge played by Edward Andrews
Bud Armstrong played by Tom Bosley
George Tisdale played by John Dehner
Gerald Hacker played by Gary Burghoff
Marcel Fourchet played by Rene Auberjonois
Claudia Wentworth played by June Lockhart
Dina Carroll-Winer played by Polly Bergen
Frank Anthony played by Robert Alda
Carson McKell played by Ray Milland
Miss Aggie played by Eve Arden
Sergio Vargo played by Theodore Bikel

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Season 1 Videos

15 The Adventure of the Eccentric Engineer
15 The Adventure of the Eccentric Engineer (49:10)

18 The Adventure of the Sinister Scenario
18 The Adventure of the Sinister Scenario (49:15)

3 The Adventure of the Lover's Leap
3 The Adventure of the Lover's Leap (50:00)

13 The Adventure of the Black Falcon
13 The Adventure of the Black Falcon (50:03)

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Season 1 Quotes

Unknown Episode Unknown Episode:

Ellery Queen: Do you know who killed Monica Gray? Now, if you've been watching closely, you have all the information you need. You know, for example, that it's not the father, because I proved him innocent - or did I? Maybe it's the mother, or the son, or the faithful secretary, or maybe somebody on the sidelines. But don't go too far afield. It's not my father. At least, I don't think it is. Well, good luck - you're probably way ahead of me, anyhow.
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Ellery Queen: It's really very simple. I - I make it a point to be observant and to pay attention to details. Good night, Dad.

Inspector Richard Queen: Son?
Ellery Queen: [turns back] Hmm?
Inspector Richard Queen: You forgot your glasses.
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Season 1 Trivia

  • Episode 05 - Goof (anachronisms): When Ellery goes to see Thornton Johns in the City Room the door Ellery come through is marked 1063 which would indicate that the City Room is on the 10th floor, but directly across the hall is a door marked 1262 which could only be on the 12th floor. No skyscraper in the city would have misma
  • Episode 16 - Goof (factual errors): Father Devlin, a Catholic priest, admits to Ellery and Inspector Queen that Sherman did not make a formal confession, and Inspector Queen mentions that Sherman was not a Catholic. Therefore, under New York State law in the 1940s (and today), nothing said between the two would be covered by c
  • Episode 08 - As in other episodes of the series, several of the cast are named for notable mystery authors. Here they are: Lockridge (for Richard and Frances Lockridge), Biggers (Earl Derr Biggers), Gardner (Erle Stanley Gardner), Doyle (Arthur Conan Doyle), Allingham (Margery Allingham), Reinhart (Mary Roberts Reinhart) and C
  • Episode 14 - Ann Reinking's TV debut.
  • Episode 12 - Goof (factual errors): The wine bottle used as a dying clue, when read aloud, is pronounced "der Schwarze Falke" which is the correct spelling and pronunciation. The label on the bottle, however reads: "Der Schwartz Falke".

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