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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Ben Waterson
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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 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 »

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Ellery Queen: That's it, I'm going home. You're not gonna suck me in this time.
Inspector Richard Queen: Son, you're doing me an injustice. Besides, I know you. Let's face it, you're hooked! You can't walk out of here!
Ellery Queen: Can't I? Night, Dad.
[Ellery walks out of the apartment, closing the door behind him]
Sgt. Velie: Aw, gee, that's too bad, Inspector, I thought you had him out of the water and into the boat!
[Inspector Queen gestures for Velie to wait, and points his thumb at the door, through which Ellery re-enters]
Ellery Queen: I was just thinking...
Inspector Richard Queen: [...]
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Fondly remembered
11 January 2006 | by (Dallas, Texas) – See all my reviews

When I got older, I was surprised to find out the TV series Ellery Queen ran for only one season. It must have been the skillfulness of this pilot TV movie, memorable in so many ways, that made me assume it was destined for a longer run. Jim Hutton, a light comedian of little distinction in film, really hit his stride as the lanky, offhanded sleuth with the brilliant mind who solves crimes shepherded by his father, an NYC police inspector (the great David Wayne). The plotting was top-notch, Hutton's characterization masterfully at ease and the stylistic device of having Ellery speak directly to the camera once he had solved the case a nifty little touch. Catch this whenever you can (the pilot is one of the best episodes, but there are many gems).


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