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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Did You Know?


The address of the apartment building where Monica Gray and the McKells live is given as 441 Park Avenue. The building was built in 1947 (Ellery states it's a "new building"), and is located between East 56th and 57th Streets. See more »


When Monaca Grey is shot the TV news broadcast is just starting as the announcer reads the lead story. At the end, the broadcast is recreated with the exact script and timing. This would indicate that Monaca Grey is shot at 10 PM and takes 25 minutes to unplug the TV, not the 30 seconds as originally shown at the start of the story. See more »


[the radio show of "The Casebook of Simon Brimmer" is performed on the air by Brimmer, the cast and crew]
Actor: M-Mr. Brimmer, what are you doing here?
Simon Brimmer: Sorry for the interruption, Doctor, but I have an appointment with... a murderer.
Actor: Well, I - I don't understand.
Simon Brimmer: It's quite simple. You see, the man we've been looking for... is you.
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Follows Mystery Is My Business (1954) See more »

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Tale told in superb "Who Dunnit?" Fashion - circa 1947 genre is excellently portrayed - right down to the glass quart bottles of white milk.
26 December 1999 | by (Scranton PA) – See all my reviews

Taken off the air after only one season because it forced the TV audience to think. Unfortunately, there were only a small percentage of us who did not want to simply sit in front of the idiot box and look at a screen but who wanted to be challenged mentally. These shows were formated in such a way as to give the audience all the clues in one form or another. About 3/4's of the way through the episode, Jim Hutton {Ellery} would face the camera and talk directly to the audience in a "well, there you have it. You have all the clues." And challenge the audience to fathom who the murderer was during the following commercial. In the final segment of the show, Ellery or Simon Brimmer {Radio Mystery Novelist Opponent of the Queens} would call all the suspects together and the clues would be explained or dismissed as nothing. The idiots watching television in 1975 were replaced 8 years later by a much more intelligent gooup and the writers of the Ellery Queen introduced a new show in 1983 using the same format of multiple plots, misleading clues mixed in with true clues, and major motion picture stars making guest appearances. And that is how "Murder, She Wrote" came to be. Jessica Fletcher became a female Ellery Queen. As of New Year's Day, 2000, This 1975 TV series will no longer be shown on TVLAND station of Nickelodeon. Does anyone out there know if it is being shown on any other channel?

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