Ellery Queen (1975–1976)
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Too Many Suspects 

When a famous fashion designer is found murdered, Inspector Richard Queen of the NYPD is baffled by her dying clue, prompting him to bring in his son, mystery writer Ellery Queen, to help in the investigation.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Carson McKell
Marion McKell
District Attorney
Ben Waterson
Monica Gray (as Nancy Mehta)
Eddie Carter
Tom McKell
Gail Stevens
Victor Mohica ...
Ramon (as Vic Mohica)
Cora Edwards
Matthew Thomas Cleary


When Monica Grey, successful clothing designer, is found murdered in her 1947 NY penthouse apartment, there is no shortage of suspects. But, as fast as Inspector Richard Queen, NYPD finds grounds to charge one, his novelist son, Ellery Queen, debunks his theory... until he catches the guilty party. Written by LA-Lawyer

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Crime | Drama | Family | Mystery





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23 March 1975 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Ray Milland's character in this episode goes out drinking and can't remember where he's been; a nod to Milland's role in "The Lost Weekend." See more »


The wall socket from which Monaca Grey pulls TV and clock cords is a 3-prong grounded plug which were not standard in 1947. The 3-prong socket and plug became new construction code in 1962. See more »


[Simon Brimmer finds Ellery Queen asleep in the control booth after his radio show finishes its broadcast]
Simon Brimmer: Sorry that we bored you.
Ellery Queen: Oh, no, not really. It was a excellent show.
Simon Brimmer: Oh, come now. You dozed off on the first commercial.
Ellery Queen: Oh, really, I'm sorry. I - I usually have a better attention span, but I've been up for 48 hours trying to finish my new book.
Simon Brimmer: Ah, deadlines. We have those here, too, which is why I need your help.
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Follows The Adventures of Ellery Queen (1950) See more »

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A stylish mystery set in 1950's New York
25 December 1998 | by (Houston, Texas) – See all my reviews

A stylish movie based on the book "Fourth Side of the Triangle" by Ellery Queen. This movie served as the pilot for the televison series. David Wayne makes a credible performance as Inspector Wayne, Ellery's father. Jim Hutton plays the title role in bon vivant style very in line with the spirit of the books. A very enjoyable film.

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