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.


David Greene


Frederic Dannay (novel) (as Ellery Queen), Manfred Lee (novel) (as Ellery Queen) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jim Hutton ... Ellery Queen
David Wayne ... Inspector Richard Queen
Ray Milland ... Carson McKell
Kim Hunter ... Marion McKell
John Hillerman ... Simon Brimmer
John Larch ... District Attorney
Tim O'Connor ... Ben Waterson
Nancy Kovack ... Monica Gray (as Nancy Mehta)
Warren Berlinger ... Eddie Carter
Monte Markham ... Tom McKell
Gail Strickland ... Gail Stevens
Tom Reese ... Sgt. Thomas Velie
Victor Mohica Victor Mohica ... Ramon (as Vic Mohica)
Dwan Smith ... Cora Edwards
John Finnegan ... 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







Release Date:

23 March 1975 (USA) See more »

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Color (Technicolor)

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1.33 : 1
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When Velie is at the crime scene he is smoking a very small cigar. When he and the inspector go to see Carson McKell he is smoking a standard size cigar. Also, when Mr. McKell mentions Monica Gray he said he rang her not called her. You can tell Mr. Milland is British. This is a British term not American. See more »


The wall socket from which Monaca Grey pulls TV and clock cords is a 3-prong grounded plug which were not standard in 1947. The 3-prong socket and plug became new construction code in 1962. See more »


[Ellery and his father, Inspector Queen, examine the television at the crime scene where murder victim Monica Gray was found]
Ellery Queen: Channel 4. What was on when she pulled out the plug?
Inspector Richard Queen: Yeah, we called the station. An experimental program, news and weather. We're getting a script.
Ellery Queen: News at that hour?
Inspector Richard Queen: Yeah, big mistake. Who wants to watch the problems of the world before he goes to bed?
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Follows The Further Adventures of Ellery Queen (1958) See more »

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Excellent "Whodunnit" Series
6 April 2004 | by fdreid22See all my reviews

This was a great show from the 70's. Our family would gather around the set each week to see if we could figure out "whodunnit". I think it was the last time we watched anything on broadcast T.V. that made us really use our brains. Probably why it was canceled after only one season. This series was immensely entertaining, too. From opening theme song, to astounding conclusion, each episode supplied the viewing audience with all the clues and evidence necessary to solve the crime. Great performances from both the regular cast (Jim Hutton, David Wayne, John Hillerman, and others) and a long list of familiar guest stars. Worth searching for on cable, satellite, or DVD (try e-bay).

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