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Ellery Queen 

TV-PG | | Crime, Drama, Family | TV Series (1975–1976)
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The son of a police detective solves baffling crimes.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Jim Hutton ...  Ellery Queen 23 episodes, 1975-1976
David Wayne ...  Inspector Richard Queen 23 episodes, 1975-1976
Tom Reese ...  Sgt. Thomas Velie / ... 22 episodes, 1975-1976
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The third television adaptation of the adventures of super sleuth Ellery Queen, this time set during the 1940s. Queen was a mystery writer who assisted his father, a detective with the New York Police Department, in solving murders. Sergeant Velie was Inspector Queen's assistant and Simon Brimmer, a rival detective. Queen's methods were arcane and intellectual rather than action oriented, and he always astounded his father by arriving at a correct solution by purely deductive reasoning. In this version, just before he revealed his solution to the crime, Queen always turned to the camera and asked the television audience if they had figured out the identity of the killer yet, they had all the clues, because he was about to reveal the correct killer as we met the entire slew of suspects in one room for the ending. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Match wits with fiction's matchless detective! Jim Hutton and David Wayne in a whodunit that does it - with style!

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Crime | Drama | Family | Mystery

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

23 March 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Adventures of Ellery Queen See more »

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Runtime:

(22 episodes) | (pilot)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Ellery Queen is both the name of the main character and of the author of his stories. There was, however, no real writer named Ellery Queen: it was a pseudonym created by crime writers Frederic Dannay and Manfred Bennington Lee, who invented the eponymous character and wrote his first stories. Other authors, including Jack Vance, later used the same pseudonym to write more Ellery Queen tales under the supervision of Dannay and Lee. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Thomas Velie: We've had nothing but murders and robberies lately.
Ellery Queen: Post-war prosperity, Velie.
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Awesome Series and Awesome Actor
9 April 2005 | by timothyadams1See all my reviews

Jim Hutton is one of the best actors to come out of Hollywood. His performance in the Green Berets with John Wayne is memorable and you come to connect with his character in a very intimate way. As Ellery Queen, Jim Hutton really became the character he played. His boyish good looks, mannerism, and characterizations where beyond measure. The show itself was very well written and the guest actors where also exceptional. I remember waiting in anticipation each week to watch the show. Every show was riveting and the plot superb. The series became the measuring stick I used to judge the quality of other mystery movies and series ever since. It was a great loss to the industry when he died from liver cancer.


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