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Ellery Queen's Penthouse Mystery (1941)

Approved | | Adventure, Crime, Mystery | 24 March 1941 (USA)
Jewlery smuggled into the United States from China.

Director:

James P. Hogan (as James Hogan)

Writers:

Eric Taylor (screenplay), Frederic Dannay (as Ellery Queen) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ralph Bellamy ... Ellery Queen
Margaret Lindsay ... Nikki Porter
Charley Grapewin ... Inspector Richard Queen
Anna May Wong ... Lois Ling
James Burke ... Police Sergeant Velie
Eduardo Ciannelli ... Count Brett (as Edward Ciannelli)
Frank Albertson ... Sanders
Ann Doran ... Sheila Cobb
Noel Madison ... Gordon Cobb
Charles Lane ... Doc Prouty
Russell Hicks ... Walsh
Tom Dugan ... McGrath
Mantan Moreland ... Roy
Theodore von Eltz ... Jim Ritter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jimmy Aubrey ... Expressman
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Jewlery smuggled into the United States from China.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 March 1941 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono (RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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13 February 2018 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

In between being bested of the leading lady in numerous comedies, Ralph Bellamy played Ellery Queen in the second of four mysteries for Columbia. It's a nicely tangled murder. Noel Madison has been asked by the Chinese government to bring some gems to New York to be auctioned for poor relief. When he turns up dead in a trunk, with the jewels missing, there are plenty of people to suspect, and plenty of talent on view, including Margaret Lindsay as girlfriend/secretary Nikki Porter, Charley Grapewin as Inspector Queen, Anna May Wong, Charles Lane, Mantan Moreland, Theodore von Eltz... lots of familiar faces for fans of old movies.

Director James Hogan directs efficiently with no particular flair, but with his fine company, it's an enjoyable trifle and mystery fans should have no issue with the rules of the game.


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