Ellery Queen

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  • TV-PG
  • 1975
  • 1 Season
  • 8.4  (1,165)

Ellery Queen is an hour of crime drama and mystery television that first aired on a major broadcast network in the United States. With music by composer Elmer Bernstein and production by the team of Richard Levinson and William Link, the duo of Ellery (actor Jim Hutton) and Inspector Richard Queen solve murder cases in this small-screen adaptation based upon the Ellery Queen detective novels. A detective character of the 1930s, Queen enjoys wide recognition in books and on radio. Some years later, the character finds new life in this series of 23 episodes. Guest stars in the series include George Burns, of the Burns and Allen comedy team, Hollywood horror king Vincent Price and Larry Hagman, who also acts in two other network shows of his own. Levinson and Link produce four highly-rated network programs, including Ellery Queen, and audiences accept their credentials in the mystery genre. Jim Hutton, playing the character Ellery Queen, gained fame first in 1960 while co-starring with Paula Prentiss in their major motion picture. He went on to several other movies with co-stars John Wayne and Cary Grant. David Wayne, playing the role of Inspector Queen, is a celebrity every fan will recognize, both for his numerous TV appearances and for his extensive motion picture credits. He appears in over twenty major television shows and in an equal number of movies, co-starring alongside Spencer Tracy, Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra. Queen's supporting cast includes Ken Swofford as Frank Flannigan and John Hillerman as Simon Brimmer. Clever watchers identify Hillerman from his regular appearances as a cast member on yet another private investigator show that show ran a few years after Ellery Queen on another network.

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The Adventure of the Disappearing Dagger
23. The Adventure of the Disappearing Dagger
April 4, 1976
This aging detective has just named his last murderer. Who killed him Was it the munitions maker? The ex-con flyer? The alert junior executive? The many talented sculptress? The master mechanic? Or was it someone else? Match wits with Ellery Queen, and see if you can guess who done it!
The Adventure of the Hardhearted Huckster
22. The Adventure of the Hardhearted Huckster
March 21, 1976
This tobacco executive is about to discover that humiliating people can be dangerous to your health. Who killed him? Was it the unscrupulous advertising genius? The long-suffering assistant? The love-starved secretary? The beautiful creative director? Or was it someone else? Match wits with Ellery Queen, and see if you can guess who done it!
The Adventure of Caesar's Last Sleep
21. The Adventure of Caesar's Last Sleep
March 14, 1976
Locked in this room, guarded by three detectives, this notorious gangster was mysteriously murdered. Who killed him? Was it the gang-busting prosecutor? His devoted young assistant? The nightclub dancer? The distraught wife? The obsessed young detective? the ruthless gang leader? Or was it someone else? Match wits with Ellery Queen, and see if you can guess who done it!
The Adventure of the Tyrant of Tin Pan Alley
20. The Adventure of the Tyrant of Tin Pan Alley
March 7, 1976
A few minutes ago, this famous composer stole his last song. Who killed him? Was it the talented fry cook? The resentful stepdaughter? The frightened widow? The glib disc jockey? The hillbilly song plugger? The washed up singer? Or was it someone else? Match wits with Ellery Queen, and see if you can guess who done it!
The Adventure of the Two-Faced Woman
19. The Adventure of the Two-Faced Woman
February 29, 1976
In just three seconds, this woman is going to be stabbed. Who killed her? Was it the bereaved husband? The temeramental artist? The confused psychiatrist? The enterprising auctioneer? The kissing cousin? Or was it someone else? Match wits with Ellery Queen, and see if you can guess who done it!
The Adventure of the Sinister Scenario
18. The Adventure of the Sinister Scenario
February 8, 1976
This Hollywood star is about to be murdered. Who is responsible for his death? Was it his jealous wife? The frightened prop man? The humiliated director? The supercharged press agent? The frustrated actor? Or was it someone else? Match wits with Ellery Queen, and see if you can guess who done it!
The Adventure of the Judas Tree
17. The Adventure of the Judas Tree
February 1, 1976
The man in the portrait is dead. Who killed him? Was it his bereaved widow? The family doctor? The business partner? The mysterious priest? The oriental visitor? Or was it someone else? Match wits with Ellery Queen, and see if you can guess who done it!
The Adventure of the Wary Witness
16. The Adventure of the Wary Witness
January 25, 1976
This racketeer is dead, and this man is on trial for his murder. Is he guilty? Or was it the victim's shopworn wife? The defendant's wife? The seedy defense attorney, the hot tempered young mobster? His powerful father? Or was it someone else? Match wits with Ellery Queen, and see if you can guess who done it!
The Adventure of the Eccentric Engineer
15. The Adventure of the Eccentric Engineer
January 18, 1976
This model train enthysuast just highballed his last fleet. Who killed him? Was it his wife? The trusted employee and his domineering wife? The ambitious tycoon? The playboy brother-in-law? Or was it someone else? Match wits with Ellery Queen, and see if you can guess who done it!
The Adventure of the Sunday Punch
14. The Adventure of the Sunday Punch
January 11, 1976
In a matter of seconds, this contender will take his last count. Who killed him? Was it his sparring partner? His manager? His fiance? The ring physician? The gangster? Or was it someone else? Match wits with Ellery Queen, and see if you can guess who done it!
The Adventure of the Black Falcon
13. The Adventure of the Black Falcon
January 4, 1976
This famous nightclub owner is opening a rare vintage and his coffin. Who killed him? Was it the mind reader? The pianist? The dead man's partner? The ambitious singer? The clumsy wine steward? Or was it someone else? Match wits with Ellery Queen, and see if you can guess who done it!
The Adventure of the Blunt Instrument
12. The Adventure of the Blunt Instrument
December 18, 1975
In a few minutes this famous mystery writer will be dead. Who killed him? Was it his mistress? The sore loser? The distinguished publisher? The ambitious ex-wife? The underpaid research assistant? The loyal secretary? Or was it someone else? Match wits with Ellery Queen, and see if you can guess who done it!
The Adventure of the Pharoh's Curse
11. The Adventure of the Pharoh's Curse
December 11, 1975
In a few minutes, Norris Wentworth will be dead. The question is: who killed him? Was it the rebellious son? The long-suffering wife? The museum curator? His ambitious assistant? The angry Egyptian? Or was it someone else? Match wits with Ellery Queen, and see if you can guess who done it!
The Adventure of Veronica's Veils
10. The Adventure of Veronica's Veils
November 13, 1975
This producer kows he's about to be murdered, but not the identity of his killer. Was it the burlesque comic? His unhappy wife? The director? The influential backer? The Broadway bombshell? Or was it someone else? Match wits with Ellery Queen, and see if you can guess who done it!
The Adventure of the Mad Tea Party
9. The Adventure of the Mad Tea Party
October 30, 1975
In a few minutes, Spencer Lockridge will disappear. One of these people is responsible. Was it the Doormouse? Alice in Wonderland? The public relations man? The March Hare? The mother-in-law? Or was it someone else? Match wits with Ellery Queen, and see if you can guess who done it!
The Adventure of Colonel Nivin's Memoirs
8. The Adventure of Colonel Nivin's Memoirs
October 23, 1975
In a few hours, this character assassin will be murdered. Who killed him? Was it the man with a cane? The russian diplomat? His wife with a damaging past? The phoptographer? Or was it someone else? Match wits with Ellery Queen, and see if you can guess who done it!
The Adventure of Miss Aggie's Farewell
7. The Adventure of Miss Aggie's Farewell
October 16, 1975
At this moment, Vera Bethune is playing the last scene of her life. Who killed her? Was it her unhappy costar? Her agent? The ambitious announcer? The organist? The young actress? The worried writer? Or was it someone else? Match wits with Ellery Queen, and see if you can guess who done it!
The Adventure of the 12th Floor Express
6. The Adventure of the 12th Floor Express
October 9, 1975
In a few minutes, this newspaper publisher will become an obituary notice. Who killed him? Was it his sister? The editor in chief? The attorney? The well-connected reporter? The muckraking columnist? Or was it someone else? Match wits with Ellery Queen, and see if you can guess who done it!
The Adventure of the Comic Book Crusader
5. The Adventure of the Comic Book Crusader
October 2, 1975
In a few minutes, this famous cartoonist will be dead. Who killed him? Was it the ambitious lettering man? The layout expert? The background artist? The figure specialist? His disillusioned secretary? Or was it someone else? Match wits with Ellery Queen, and see if you can guess who done it!
The Adventure of the Chinese Dog
4. The Adventure of the Chinese Dog
September 25, 1975
In a few minutes, this man is going to be murdered. The question is: who killed him? Was it the frustrated nephew? The spurned housekeeper? The fiance whith the shady past? The willful heiress? Or was it someone else? Match wits with Ellery Queen, and see if you can guess who done it!
The Adventure of the Lover's Leap
3. The Adventure of the Lover's Leap
September 18, 1975
In a few minutes, this woman will be dead. Who killed her? Was it the fortune hunting husband? The stepdaughter? The live-in nurse? The psychiatrist? The larcenous lawyer? Match wits with Ellery Queen, and see if you can guess who done it!
The Adventure of Auld Langs Syne
2. The Adventure of Auld Langs Syne
September 11, 1975
In a few minutes, this man is going to be murdered. Who killed him? Was it his son? The faithful secretary? Her fiance? The cheating businesspartner? The needy nephew? The gold-digger? It wasn't Guy Lombardo! Match wits with Ellery Queen, and see if you can guess who done it!
Too Many Suspects
1. Too Many Suspects
March 23, 1975
In a few minutes, this woman will be dead. The question is, who killed her? Was it Carson Mckell, the philandering financier? Marion McKell, the jealous wife? Tom, the son with a dangerous temper? The radio mystery star? The ambitious secretary? The chauffeur? The delivery boy? Match wits with Ellery Queen, and see if you can guess who done it!
Ellery Queen
Ellery Queen

Trailer - 1 min 17 sec

William Link
William Link

Clip - 3 min 16 sec

The Complete Series (Alternate Trailer)
The Complete Series (Alternate Trailer)

Trailer - 28 sec

Description

Ellery Queen is an hour of crime drama and mystery television that first aired on a major broadcast network in the United States. With music by composer Elmer Bernstein and production by the team of Richard Levinson and William Link, the duo of Ellery (actor Jim Hutton) and Inspector Richard Queen solve murder cases in this small-screen adaptation based upon the Ellery Queen detective novels. A detective character of the 1930s, Queen enjoys wide recognition in books and on radio. Some years later, the character finds new life in this series of 23 episodes. Guest stars in the series include George Burns, of the Burns and Allen comedy team, Hollywood horror king Vincent Price and Larry Hagman, who also acts in two other network shows of his own.

Levinson and Link produce four highly-rated network programs, including Ellery Queen, and audiences accept their credentials in the mystery genre. Jim Hutton, playing the character Ellery Queen, gained fame first in 1960 while co-starring with Paula Prentiss in their major motion picture. He went on to several other movies with co-stars John Wayne and Cary Grant. David Wayne, playing the role of Inspector Queen, is a celebrity every fan will recognize, both for his numerous TV appearances and for his extensive motion picture credits. He appears in over twenty major television shows and in an equal number of movies, co-starring alongside Spencer Tracy, Marilyn Monroe and Frank Sinatra. Queen's supporting cast includes Ken Swofford as Frank Flannigan and John Hillerman as Simon Brimmer. Clever watchers identify Hillerman from his regular appearances as a cast member on yet another private investigator show that show ran a few years after Ellery Queen on another network.

  • Premiere Date
    March 23, 1975
  • IMDB Rating
    8.4  (1,165)