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

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Ellery Queen -- Ellery Queen probes the murder of a retired detective who was killed while investigating an unsolved homicide case.
Ellery Queen -- Ellery Queen probes the murder of a retired detective who was killed while investigating an unsolved homicide case.
Ellery Queen -- The marketing executive for Quick Silver Tobacco Company is mysteriously murdered while alone in his office.
Ellery Queen -- 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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Writers:
Richard Levinson (developer)
William Link (developer)
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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
11 September 1975 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
The son of a police detective solves baffling crimes. Full summary »
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User Reviews:
ahead of its time See more (21 total) »

Cast

 (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)
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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)
Peter S. Fischer (5 episodes, 1975-1976)
Robert Van Scoyk (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 (22 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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Runtime:
50 min (22 episodes) | 100 min (pilot)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Jeopardy!: Episode #22.4" (2005)See more »

FAQ

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29 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
ahead of its time, 14 February 2001
Author: blanche-2 from United States

Ellery Queen, written and produced by the same people who brought us "Murder, She Wrote" nine years later, was ahead of its time with its 1940s atmosphere and mystery plots, older casting and older guest stars. By the time the mid-'80s came around, the demographics had changed enough to make "Murder, She Wrote" a breakout hit -- but in the '70s, that audience wasn't there yet. It's a shame because Ellery Queen was a superior show in every way to the Angela Lansbury series. Hutton and Wayne were perfect as Ellery and the Inspector. John Hillerman, in the beginning episodes, was a radio detective and was preferable to the later budinsky, a newspaper man played by Ken Swofford. The pilot for this series, guest-starring Ray Milland, was one of the best ever made, complete with a radio show that had makeshift sound effects. Guest stars in the series included Tab Hunter, Signe Hasso, Howard Duff, Ida Lupino, Susan Sarandon, Anne Francis, Donald O'Connor, many others. A pity it wasn't a hit - though, done any later, Hutton would not have been alive to play Queen, a role that fit him like a glove.

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