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

9 The Adventure of the Mad Tea Party
9 The Adventure of the Mad Tea Party (50:03)

10 The Adventure of Veronica's Veils
10 The Adventure of Veronica's Veils (50:01)

16 The Adventure of the Wary Witness
16 The Adventure of the Wary Witness (49:13)

2 The Adventure of Auld Langs Syne
2 The Adventure of Auld Langs Syne (50:00)

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Season 1 Quotes

01x14 - The Adventure of the Eccentric Engineer Season 1 / Episode 14: - The Adventure of the Eccentric Engineer

Claude Sitwell: [Inspector Queen has asked Sitwell to identify a card. Sitwell glances at it] Sorry: I can't help you.
Inspector Richard Queen: Sorry: I don't believe you.
Claude Sitwell: Inspector, I believe you're calling me a liar.
Inspector Richard Queen: Maybe just deliberately forgetful.
01x07 - The Adventure of Colonel Niven's Memoirs Season 1 / Episode 7: - The Adventure of Colonel Niven's Memoirs

Inspector Richard Queen: [Door bell rings] I'm coming, I'm coming... oh... ah.
Jenny O'Brien: Good morning Inspector!
Inspector Richard Queen: Morning.
Jenny O'Brien: Ah... is Ellery up?
Inspector Richard Queen: I think he's in the kitchen. I smell toast burning!
Jenny O'Brien: I hope I didn't wake you up.
Inspector Richard Queen: Oh no no, I had to get up. The door bell was ringing.
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Season 1 Trivia

  • Episode 01 - The title refers to the song played on New Year's Eve and at farewell occasions based upon an 18th century Scottish poem and tune. The tune became culturally connected to "Guy" Lombardo and The Royal Canadians by playing it at New Year's Eve festivities from the 1940's to the 1970's and h
  • Episode 01 - Goof (anachronisms): The camera that the girl photographer is using at the New Year's Eve party is a Speed Graphic which were manufactured starting in 1947. Since it is December 31, 1946, this camera would not yet be available.
  • Episode 22 - The metal used is known as "Woods Metal" and melts at about 200 degrees F.
  • 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 17 - Ellery and Richard Queen spend the entire time complaining about the poor choice of actors that are portraying them in the film. Richard Queen makes references to Lee Bowman and Hugh Marlowe, who actually played Ellery Queen on TV in the 1950s.

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