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"Ellery Queen" (1975) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1975-1976

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Ellery Queen: Season 1: Episode 22 -- Ellery Queen probes the murder of a retired detective who was killed while investigating an unsolved homicide case.
Ellery Queen: Season 1: Episode 22 -- Ellery Queen probes the murder of a retired detective who was killed while investigating an unsolved homicide case.
Ellery Queen: Season 1: Episode 21 -- The marketing executive for Quick Silver Tobacco Company is mysteriously murdered while alone in his office.
Ellery Queen: Season 1: Episode 20 -- Inspector Queen is in charge of protecting a mob witness, who gets murdered before he can testify, and all evidence points to Sgt. Velie.


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Release Date:
11 September 1975 (USA) See more »
The son of a police detective solves baffling crimes. Full summary »
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A wonderfully entertaining show! See more (21 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 20)

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)

Series Directed by
Seymour Robbie (5 episodes, 1975-1976)
Jack Arnold (3 episodes, 1975-1976)
Peter H. Hunt (3 episodes, 1975-1976)
Walter Doniger (3 episodes, 1976)
David Greene (2 episodes, 1975)
Ernest Pintoff (2 episodes, 1975)
James Sheldon (2 episodes, 1975)
Series Writing credits
Frederic Dannay (23 episodes, 1975-1976)
Manfred Lee (23 episodes, 1975-1976)
Richard Levinson (23 episodes, 1975-1976)
William Link (23 episodes, 1975-1976)
Robert Van Scoyk (6 episodes, 1975-1976)
Peter S. Fischer (5 episodes, 1975-1976)
Robert Pirosh (3 episodes, 1975-1976)
Robert E. Swanson (3 episodes, 1975-1976)
Rudolph Borchert (2 episodes, 1975-1976)

Series Produced by
Richard Levinson .... executive producer / producer (23 episodes, 1975-1976)
William Link .... executive producer / producer (23 episodes, 1975-1976)
Peter S. Fischer .... producer (22 episodes, 1975-1976)
Michael Rhodes .... producer (22 episodes, 1975-1976)
Series Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein (17 episodes, 1975-1976)
Series Cinematography by
John M. Nickolaus Jr. (20 episodes, 1975-1976)
Alric Edens (2 episodes, 1975)
Series Film Editing by
John Elias (11 episodes, 1975-1976)
Chuck McClelland (10 episodes, 1975-1976)
Howard Epstein (4 episodes, 1976)
Edward M. Abroms (2 episodes, 1975)
Series Art Direction by
William L. Campbell (19 episodes, 1975-1976)
John J. Lloyd (2 episodes, 1975)
Series Set Decoration by
John M. Dwyer (12 episodes, 1975-1976)
Richard Friedman (9 episodes, 1976)
John McCarthy Jr. (2 episodes, 1975)
Series Makeup Department
Brad Wilder .... makeup artist (unknown episodes)
Series Production Management
Jack Terry .... unit manager (23 episodes, 1975-1976)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Phil Bowles .... assistant director (11 episodes, 1975-1976)
Jerry Ballew .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1975-1976)
Gary Grillo .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1976)
Series Art Department
John R. Jensen .... construction foreman (1 episode, 1975)
Series Sound Department
Melvin M. Metcalfe Sr. .... sound (21 episodes, 1975-1976)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Waldo .... costumes / costumes: women (23 episodes, 1975-1976)
Series Editorial Department
Kevin Biles .... opening title design (23 episodes, 1975-1976)
Richard Belding .... editorial supervisor (19 episodes, 1975-1976)
Series Music Department
Hal Mooney .... music supervisor (19 episodes, 1975-1976)
Elmer Bernstein .... theme (6 episodes, 1976)
Dana Kaproff .... music score (6 episodes, 1976)
Joseph E. Romero .... music editor (2 episodes, 1976)
Series Other crew
Peter Anderson .... opening title (23 episodes, 1975-1976)
Robert Van Scoyk .... story editor (21 episodes, 1975-1976)
Jack Cole .... title designer: main titles (18 episodes, 1975-1976)
N. Lee Lacy .... main title design (12 episodes, 1975-1976)

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50 min (22 episodes) | 100 min (pilot)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The late Jim Hutton's son, Timothy, would also go on to star in a period piece mystery series, Nero Wolfe, with Maury Chakin (broadcast on A&E).See more »
Sgt. Thomas Velie:We've had nothing but murders and robberies lately.
Ellery Queen:Post-war prosperity, Velie.
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Referenced in "Jeopardy!: Episode #22.4" (2005)See more »


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18 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
A wonderfully entertaining show!, 27 November 2005
Author: estabansmythe from Azusa, CA

"Ellery Queen" was one of the most entertaining TV series ever aired. Part of the fun was that it took place in the Big Apple in 1947 and with one exception looked it to a "T." But the most fun was the moment near the end of the show when Ellery would get the all-important missing clue necessary to nab the killer is nothing short of classic TV.

Ellery would tell whoever else he was with that he'd be right with them, then stop, turn and face the camera. "Now that was an important clue! Did you get it? Now I know who killed the victim. Do you? Was it so-and-so, or so-and-so/ Or could it have been so-and-so? Let find out." So marvelously entertaining! And totally unique to television, regardless of era.

It's cast, stories, plots and guest stars made for a guaranteed good time at least one hour a week without fail.

Jim Hutton (Timothy's dad) was ideal as the absent-minded genius mystery novelist. Veteran David Wayne was letter perfect as Ellery's father, NYPD Homicide Inspector Richard Queen. The two made quite a team, playing off each other brilliantly. There was definite screen chemistry at work and, one get's the impression the actors shared a genuine friendship and respect for the other.

The only thing that didn't fit was star Jim Hutton's insistence on wearing clothes and hair far more in line with the years the show aired (1974-75)than post WWII. Cordoroy flair pants simply were not anywhere close to being in fashion back then, but they sure were in 1975.

If they'd only bring back shows that had that kind of pure fun! And what fun!

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