Ellery Queen (1975–1976)

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The son of a police detective solves baffling crimes.

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 Ellery Queen (23 episodes, 1975-1976)
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 Inspector Richard Queen (23 episodes, 1975-1976)
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 Sgt. Thomas Velie / ... (22 episodes, 1975-1976)
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The third TV 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. Sgt. 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 TV 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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11 September 1975 (USA)  »

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The Adventures of Ellery Queen  »

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(22 episodes) | (pilot)

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Broke the fourth wall when Ellery Queen (Jim Hutton) turned to the camera and listed the significant clues before he gathered everyone together and solved the murder. See more »

Quotes

Lorelei Farnsworth: But I don't understand why Roger killed him.
Inspector Richard Queen: [Roger has a pushy wife] Must have been something he married.
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Followed by Ellery Queen: Too Many Suspects (1975) See more »

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Great Casting
13 June 1999 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

Whoever chose the cast for this series knew what they were doing! No one could have filled Ellery Queens shoes better than Jim Hutton. He WAS Ellery.....Jim was taken from us much to soon. He was a great actor. David Wayne as Ellery's father was again a great choice. David & Jim made it seem real. Like they were really father & son. I heard rumor that Timothy Hutton (obviously Jim's son) would do a remake of Ellery Queen. Who better to fill his fathers shoes???? It's sad that Jim could not be here to be cast as the father! What a show that would be!


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