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

20 The Adventure of the Tyrant of Tin Pan Alley
20 The Adventure of the Tyrant of Tin Pan Alley (49:13)

22 The Adventure of the Hardhearted Huckster
22 The Adventure of the Hardhearted Huckster (49:12)

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

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: That's it, I'm going home. You're not gonna suck me in this time.
Inspector Richard Queen: Son, you're doing me an injustice. Besides, I know you. Let's face it, you're hooked! You can't walk out of here!
Ellery Queen: Can't I? Night, Dad.

Sgt. Velie: Aw, gee, that's too bad, Inspector, I thought you had him out of the water and into the boat!

Ellery Queen: I was just thinking...
Inspector Richard Queen: [smiles, winking at Velie] Yes?
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 - Goof (anachronisms): The girl photographer is using blue flashbulbs which weren't manufactured until the 1950s.
  • Episode 06 - This episode was the first to air on Sundays, as a one-time special to see if the series would draw enough ratings to be renewed for the rest of the season (the show it replaced, "The Family Holvak," had finished production and ran off a few more episodes in December). NBC, facing a devastating drop in i
  • Episode 19 - The exterior location used for the "Winer" mansion is identical to the "Kendrick" mansion in "Ellery Queen" (1975) {The Adventure of the Lover's Leap (#1.2)}.
  • Episode 08 - When Ellery calls Inspector Queen to report that the victim has disappeared while dressed as the Mad Hatter, Inspector Queen scoffs at the idea. David Wayne played The Mad Hatter in the 1960's BATMAN TV Series.
  • 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

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