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Ellery Queen 

TV-PG | | Crime, Drama, Family | TV Series (1975–1976)
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The son of a police detective solves baffling crimes.
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Series cast summary:
Jim Hutton ...  Ellery Queen 23 episodes, 1975-1976
David Wayne ...  Inspector Richard Queen 23 episodes, 1975-1976
Tom Reese ...  Sgt. Thomas Velie / ... 22 episodes, 1975-1976
John Hillerman ...  Simon Brimmer 8 episodes, 1975-1976
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Storyline

The third television adaptation of the adventures of super sleuth Ellery Queen, this time set during the 1940s. Queen (Jim Hutton) was a mystery writer who assisted his father, Inspector Richard Queen (David Wayne), who was with the New York Police Department, in solving murders. Sergeant Thomas Velie (Tom Reese) was Inspector Queen's assistant and Simon Brimmer (John Hillerman), a rival detective. Queen's methods were arcane and intellectual rather than action oriented, and he always astounded his father by arriving at a correct solution by purely deductive reasoning. In this version, just before he revealed his solution to the crime, Queen always turned to the camera and asked the television audience if they had figured out the identity of the killer yet, they had all the clues, because he was about to reveal the correct killer as we met the entire slew of suspects in one room for the ending. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Match wits with fiction's matchless detective! Jim Hutton and David Wayne in a whodunit that does it - with style!

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Family | Mystery

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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Before this show, "Universal" produced a TV pilot of "Ellery Queen" in 1971, with Peter Lawford in the title role. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Thomas Velie: We've had nothing but murders and robberies lately.
Ellery Queen: Post-war prosperity, Velie.
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Connections

Followed by Ellery Queen: Too Many Suspects (1975) See more »

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Great Casting
13 June 1999 | by ellery99See all my reviews

Whoever chose the cast for this series knew what they were doing! No one could have filled Ellery Queens shoes better than Jim Hutton. He WAS Ellery.....Jim was taken from us much to soon. He was a great actor. David Wayne as Ellery's father was again a great choice. David & Jim made it seem real. Like they were really father & son. I heard rumor that Timothy Hutton (obviously Jim's son) would do a remake of Ellery Queen. Who better to fill his fathers shoes???? It's sad that Jim could not be here to be cast as the father! What a show that would be!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 March 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ellery Queen See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(22 episodes) | (pilot)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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