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


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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Crime | Drama | Family | Mystery





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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 »


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 »


Radio Director: Nice show, huh, Mr. Brimmer?
Simon Brimmer: Hardly. All the thrills of a church picnic; no pace, no suspense, no story. We'll talk tomorrow, nine sharp.
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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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