Ellery Queen: Season 1, Episode 0

Too Many Suspects (23 Mar. 1975)

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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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Monaca Grey (as Nancy Mehta)
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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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This film was made in two versions: the one broadcast (which ran for 90 minutes in the NBC Sunday Mystery Movie time slot) and the two-hour version which is shown in syndication. See more »

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When Ellery picks up a photo of Monaca Grey after her murder it is a upper body photo with Monaca in a dark colored dress. When he puts the photo down, it is another woman, full body photo, sitting on a chair, in a white dress. See more »

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[Ellery tries to decipher the dying clue left by Monica Gray when she pulled out the plugs of the clock and the television set]
Ellery Queen: Well, what was she trying to say, and why both plugs? Was she reaching for the clock cord and did she accidentally pull out the television cord, or was it the other way around? Is she saying something about electricity, about the failure of power? No. Or is she relating to the television set as a piece of furniture, a box, a console, screen? And what about that clock?
Ellery Queen: [...]
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Follows The Further Adventures of Ellery Queen (1958) See more »

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A Superb Mystery Film
1 June 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a quite superb mystery film which was the prequel to an equally superb NBC television series. A few years before 'Too Many Suspects', Peter Lawford had starred as Ellery Queen in the film 'Don't Look Behind You'. It was watchable, but Lawford just wasn't the right as Ellery Queen. Jim Hutton, with his gangling, absent-minded amiability fitted the bill perfectly. The interplay between Hutton and David Wayne, who plays his father, Inspector Queen of the NYPD, is a joy to watch as is the rivalry between the Queens and the self-satisfied radio performer and amateur sleuth Simon Brimmer. The mystery itself is a very strong one, with plenty of twists and a truly ingenious ending. The film never drags for a moment and a genuine sense of excitement is built up. If there's ever been a more entertaining mystery film made than 'Too Many Suspects', I haven't seen it.


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