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

14 The Adventure of the Sunday Punch
14 The Adventure of the Sunday Punch (50:02)

6 The Adventure of the 12th Floor Express
6 The Adventure of the 12th Floor Express (50:03)

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

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

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Season 1 Quotes

Unknown Episode Unknown Episode:

Ellery Queen: Well, what was she trying to say, and why both plugs? Was she reaching for the clock cord and did she accidentally pull out the television cord, or was it the other way around? Is she saying something about electricity, about the failure of power? No. Or is she relating to the television set as a piece of furniture, a box, a console, screen? And what about that clock?
Ellery Queen: [snapping his fingers] Wait a minute!
Inspector Richard Queen: You got something?
Ellery Queen: Very clever, Dad, very shrewd.
Inspector Richard Queen: Who? Who?
Ellery Queen: [pointing to his father] You. You know I'm supposed to be home finishing a book. You know I got a deadline to meet, but you drag me up here and you dangle all this catnip in front of me.
01x05 - The Adventure of the 12th Floor Express Season 1 / Episode 5: - The Adventure of the 12th Floor Express

Mitchell McCully: Now are there any more questions? No? Well, if you don't mind, since my column for tomorrow is put to bed, I would like to do the same thing for myself.
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Season 1 Trivia

  • Episode 12 - Goof (anachronisms): Contemporary Wheaties box in the Queens' kitchen.
  • 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 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".
  • 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
  • Episode 15 - Although clearly seen in the role of 'Dottie Lomax,' actress Jackie Russell is billed in the closing credits as playing 'Virginia.'

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