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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'Ellery Queen' in the 1970s:



1970s Episode Guide for 'Ellery Queen':


(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns during the '70s.)





March 23, 1975: Too Many Suspects
Season 0, episode 1
W: Richard Levinson, William Link   D: David Greene

With John Hillerman (Simon Brimmer), Ray Milland (Carson McKell), Kim Hunter (Marion McKell), Monte Markham (Tom McKell), John Larch (District Attorney), Tim O'Connor (Ben Watson), Nancy Kovack (Monica Gray), Warren Berlinger (Eddie Carter), Gail Strickland (Gail Stevens), Victor Mohica (Ramon), Ross Elliott (Judge).
Ellery and his father attempt to solve the slaying of a fashion designer who has left a strange clue in the final moments of her life -- an investigation which leads to one family with a motive. Pilot movie for the series.





September 11, 1975: The Adventure Of Auld Lang Syne
Season 1, episode 1
W: Peter S. Fischer   D: David Greene

With Ray Walston (Howard Pratt), Joan Collins (Lady Daisy Frawley), Karen Machon (Kitty McBride), Thayer David (Marcus Halliday), David Doyle (Don Becker), Herb Edelman (Cab Driver), Farley Granger (Paul Quincy), Guy Lombardo (Himself), Charles Knox Robinson (Louis Halliday), Barbara Rush (Emma Zellman), George Wyner (Joseph Kemmelman), Peggy Rea (Madge Velie), Arch Johnson (Deputy Commissioner Hayes), Louis Guss (Officer McCoy), Joseph V. Perry (Rawson), William Lanteau (Avery Dickson).
Debut of a detective series set in the 1940s. In the first story, Queen is called on to investigate a slaying that took place in a New York hotel ballroom on New Year's Eve.

September 18, 1975: The Adventure Of The Lover's Leap
Season 1, episode 2
W: Robert Pirosh   D: Charles S. Dubin

With John Hillerman (Simon Brimmer), Anne Francis (Nurse Evelyn Chandler), Don Ameche (Dr. Norman Marsh), Jack Kelly (J.T. Latimer), Ida Lupino (Stephanie Kendrick), Craig Stevens (Jonathan Kendrick), Susan Strasberg (Cathy Kendrick), Jason Wingreen (Roy Miller), Nina Roman (Grace).
A wealthy socialite's demise parallels that of a woman in the Ellery Queen novel she was reading.

September 25, 1975: The Adventure Of The Chinese Dog
Season 1, episode 3
W: Robert Van Scoyk   D: Ernest Pintoff

With Orson Bean (Warren Wright), Geraldine Brooks (Tilda MacDonald), Katherine Crawford (Julia Wright), Murray Hamilton (Henry Palmer), Robert Hogan (Gordon Wilde), Eugene Roche (Sheriff Eberhart), Robert F. Simon (Eben Wright), Jerry Fogel (Deputy Brown), Hal Smith (Coroner), Bill Quinn (Reverend Dell), Dee Wallace (Waitress).
A wealthy art collector is found in his study, dead from a blow on the head by a jewel-encrusted statuette of a dog.

October 2, 1975: The Adventure Of The Comic Book Crusader
Season 1, episode 4
W: Robert Van Scoyk   D: Peter H. Hunt

With Ken Swofford (Frank Flannigan), Tom Bosley (Bud Armstrong), Lynda Day George (Alma Van Dyne), Donald O'Connor (Kenny Freeman), Eddie Firestone (Phil Collins), George Sperdakos (Vincent Porter), Joseph Maher (Lyle Shannon), Arch Johnson (Deputy Commissioner Hayes), Herbie Faye (Moe Fletcher), Alan Landers (Ronald Himes), Sandy Ward (Guard).
Ellery's clashes with a tyrannical comic book publisher make him a suspect when the man is slain.

October 9, 1975: The Adventure Of The 12th Floor Express
Season 1, episode 5
W: Alan Folsom   D: Jack Arnold

With Ken Swofford (Frank Flannigan), Ruth McDevitt (Zelda Van Dyke), George Furth (Al Klinger), Pat Harrington Jr. (Mitch McCully), Dina Merrill (Harriett Manners), Paul Stewart (Thornton Johns), Kip Niven (Arthur Van Dyke), Suzann Arnold (Judy Adams), Sandra De Bruin (Sally), Kristin Larkin (Dorothy), Tyler McVey (Henry Manners), John Finnegan (Elevator Operator).
A newspaper publisher is found dead in his private elevator and his sister becomes both his successor and the prime suspect in his slaying.

October 19, 1975: The Adventure Of Miss Aggie's Farewell Performance
Season 1, episode 6
W: Peter S. Fischer   D: James Sheldon

With John Hillerman (Simon Brimmer), Eve Arden (Miss Aggie), Nan Martin (Olivia Burns), John McGiver (Godfrey Pearl), Bert Parks (Lawrence Denver), Paul Shenar (Wendell Warren), Betty White (Louise Demery), Penelope Windust (Anita Leslie), Beatrice Colen (Mary Lou Gumm), Joseph R. Sicari (Gus Geropolis), Gerald Hiken (Alvin Burns), Nina Roman (Grace), Hilda Haynes (Nurse Frawley).
During the radio broadcast of a popular series, the star suddenly collapses and is taken to the hospital. Later that night, she is fatally shot.

October 23, 1975: The Adventure Of Colonel Niven's Memoirs
Season 1, episode 7
W: Robert Swanson   D: Seymour Robbie

With Rene Auberjonois (Marcel Fourchet), Lloyd Bochner (Col. Niven), Gretchen Corbett (Jenny O'Brien), Robert Loggia (Alexsei Dobrenskov), Pernell Roberts (Rosh Kaleel / Barney Groves / Maj. George Pearson), Nina Van Pallandt (Sonja Dobresnkov), Peter Bromilow (Colin Esterbrook), Caryn Matchinga (Glenda Dunlap).
Ellery and his girlfried arrive to dine with Colonel Niven, who has just published his memoirs, and find that their host has been slain and all the suspects are mentioned in his book.

October 30, 1975: The Adventure Of The Mad Tea Party
Season 1, episode 8
W: Peter S. Fischer   D: James Sheldon

With Jim Backus (Howard Biggers), Edward Andrews (Spencer Lockridge), Rhonda Fleming (Laura Lockridge), Larry Hagman (Paul Gardner), Julius Harris (Doyle), Carmen Matthews (Letetia Allingham), Patricia Smith (Diana Gardner), Julie Sommars (Emmy Rhinehart), Lew Brown (Lt. Carr), Olan Soule (Train Conductor), George Janek (Johnny Lockridge).
Ellery visits an eccentric millionaire who wants to back a Broadway version of an Ellery Queen mystery novel.

November 13, 1975: The Adventure Of Veronica's Veils
Season 1, episode 9
W: Robert Pirosh   D: Seymour Robbie

With John Hillerman (Simon Brimmer), Julie Adams (Jennifer Packer), George Burns (Sam Packer), Jack Carter (Risky Ross), William Demarest (Pop), Don Porter (Gregory Layton), Barbara Rhoades (Veronica Vale), Hayden Rorke (Marcus Brady), Joshua Shelley (Dick Bowie), Peter Hobbs (Dr. Steiner), John Dennis (Sgt. Tolson).
The owner of a burlesque theater is murdered. After his death, Ellery receives a film in which the decedent voices his suspicions as to who would do him in.

December 11, 1975: The Adventure Of The Pharaoh's Curse
Season 1, episode 10
W: Peter S. Fischer   D: Seymour Robbie

With John Hillerman (Simon Brimmer), June Lockhart (Claudia Wentworth), Ross Martin (Dr. Otis Tremaine), Simon Oakland (Norris Wentworth), Nehemiah Persoff (Dr. Mustafa Haddid), Wallace Rooney (Harry), Nancy Belle Fuller (Margie Coopersmith), Joel Steadman (Bud Wentworth), Nedra Dean (Lois Gordon), Charles Macaulay (Art Critic), John Larroquette (Bellboy).
The alleged curse of an Egyptian pharaoh's mummy seems to come true when the archaeologist who unearthed it becomes its seventh victim.

December 18, 1975: The Adventure Of The Blunt Instrument
Season 1, episode 11
W: Robert Van Scoyk, Michael Robert David   D: Ernest Pintoff

With John Dehner (George Tisdale), Eva Gabor (Magda Szomony), Richard Jaeckel (Nick McVey), Dean Stockwell (Cliff Waddell), Keene Curtis (Edgar Manning), Ellen Weston (Mary Parks), Joanna Barnes (Camelia Justice), Robert Casper (Melville), Clyde Kusatsu (Mateo).
When mystery writer Edgar Manning wins the annual Blunt Instrument award, he phones Ellery and gloatingly invites him to the victory party. But the call is interrupted when the author is slain.

January 4, 1976: The Adventure Of The Black Falcon
Season 1, episode 12
W: Marc Ray   D: Walter Doniger

With John Hillerman (Simon Brimmer), Howard Duff (Eddie Morgan), Signe Hasso (Flora Schumann), Tab Hunter (John Randall), Roddy McDowall (The Amazing Armitage), William Schallert (Alexander), Lewis Charles (Nick Kingston), Susan Stafford (Hat Check Girl), Rosanna Huffman (Nancy McGuire).
Ellery and Inspector Queen are in the audience when the co-owner of a New York night club is found fatally poisoned in his wine cellar.

January 11, 1976: The Adventure Of The Sunday Punch
Season 1, episode 13
W: Larry Alexander   D: Seymour Robbie

With Ken Swofford (Frank Flannigan), Robert Alda (Frank Anthony), Dane Clark (Sam Hatter), Janet MacLachlan (Corrine Ogden), Lloyd Nolan (Doc Sanford), Otis Young (Joe Adams), Richard Bakalyan ("Knuckles" O'Neill), Terrence O'Connor (Melinda Sanford), Jerry Quarry (Kid Hogan), Art Aragon (Eddie), Richard Bakalyan (Knucks O'Neill).
In a skid row gym, a columnist goads a boxer into stepping up his sparring, resuling in the boxer's death and Ellery Queen entering the case.

January 18, 1976: The Adventure Of The Eccentric Engineer
Season 1, episode 14
W: David P. Lewis, Booker Bradshaw   D: Peter H. Hunt

With Ed McMahon (Lamont Franklin), Bobby Sherman (Doug Carmichael), Arthur Godfrey (Claude Sitwell), David Hedison (Roger Woods), Dorothy Malone (Carol Franklin), Ann Reinking (Lorelei Farnsworth), Dick Van Patten (Billy Geeter), Ellen Madison (Emily Woods), Patricia Wilson (Bridget), Art Balinger (Radio Announcer).
A retired inventor is slain while playing with his toy trains. Ellery and Inspector Queen attempt to solve the murder.

January 25, 1976: The Adventure Of The Wary Witness
Season 1, episode 15
W: Peter S. Fischer   D: Walter Doniger

With Ken Swofford (Frank Flannigan), Michael Constantine (Leo Campbell), Dwayne Hickman (Linville Hagen), Sal Mineo (Jimmy Danello), Tricia O'Neil (Yvonne Danello), Michael Parks (Terry Purvis), Cesar Romero (Armand Danello), Dick Sargent (D.A. Tom Calabrese), Katherine Woodville (Priscilla Hagen), Sam Gilman (Judge), Richard Young (Dr. Kemp).
Ellery and Inspector Queen investigate the murder of an alleged extortionist -- one in which Ellery's college chum is charged.

February 1, 1976: The Adventure Of The Judas Tree
Season 1, episode 16
W: Martin Roth   D: Walter Doniger

With Dana Andrews (Lewis Marshall), Bill Dana (Salvatore Mercadonte), Clu Gulager (Father Terrance Devlin), Jack Kruschen (Gunther Starr), George Maharis (Dr. Anthony Bender), Diana Muldaur (Paulette Sherman), James Shigeta (Stephen Yang), Michael Pataki (Al Russo), Ted Gehring (Sgt. Buford), Peter Hobbs (Medical Examiner), Nina Roman (Grace).
Ellery and Inspector Queen investigate the murder of a wealthy man, discovering a houseful of people with a possible motive for the slaying.

February 8, 1976: The Adventure Of The Sinister Scenario
Season 1, episode 17
W: Robert Pirosh   D: Peter H. Hunt

With Don DeFore (Dave Pierce), Troy Donahue (Gilbert Mallory), Paul Fix (Capt. Blake), Vincent Price (Michael Raynor), Barbara Rush (Claire Mallory), Susan Damante (Pamela Courtney), Jack Murdoch (Al Garvin), James B. Sikking (Mike Hewitt), Jack De Mave (Sonny North), Karl Lukas (Sgt. Harris), Noah Beery Jr. (Lionel Briggs), Paul Carr (Lt. Braden), Carole Cook (Gossip Columnist).
Ellery and Inspector Queen are in a Hollywood film studio watching one of Ellery's novels being made into a movie, when the actor portraying Ellery is shot.

February 29, 1976: The Adventure Of The Two-Faced Woman
Season 1, episode 18
W: Robert Swanson   D: Jack Arnold

With John Hillerman (Simon Brimmer), Vera Miles (Celeste Wakefield), Theodore Bikel (Sergio Vargo), Dr. Joyce Brothers (Lillian McGraw), Victor Buono (Dr. Friedland), Edward Mulhare (Myles Prescott), Alfred Ryder (Inspector Claude Gravette), Forrest Tucker (Clint McGraw), Woodrow Parfrey (Dr. Saltzman), Ben Wright (Anton Luchek).
A society matron buys a seemingly worthless painting but discovers another painting underneath it. Later that day, she is murdered.

March 7, 1976: The Adventure Of The Tyrant Of Tin Pan Alley
Season 1, episode 19
W: Robert Van Scoyk   D: Seymour Robbie

With John Hillerman (Simon Brimmer), Albert Salmi (Herbie Morrow), Polly Bergen (Dina Carroll-Wyner), Ken Berry (Buddy Parker), Michael Callan (Gary Swift), Norman Fell (Errol Keyes), Rudy Vallee (Alvin Wyner), Renne Jarrett (Penny Carroll), Brad David (Dan Murphy), Dori Brenner (Laura Schramm), Vince Howard (Charlie).
A top songwriter, guesting on a radio program to plug his new tune, is fatally shot and Ellery is given a host of suspects to work with.

March 14, 1976: The Adventure Of Caesar's Last Sleep
Season 1, episode 20
W: Rudolph Borchert   D: Richard Michaels

With Timothy Carey (Jay Bonner), Edward Albert (Lee Marx), Michael V. Gazzo (Benny Marks), Jan Murray (Ralph Caesar), Kevin Tighe (Detective Jim Millay), Stuart Whitman (D.A. Irwin Murphy), Elizabeth Lane (Ruth Caesar), Erica Hagen (Melody Todd), Arch Johnson (Deputy Commissioner Hayes), Bibi Besch (Edie Allen), Stanley Ralph Ross (Gabe).
An ambitious prosecutor persuades a gangster to give evidence against other underworld figures -- but in spite of around-the-clock police protection, the gangster is murdered.

March 21, 1976: The Adventure Of The Hard Hearted Huckster
Season 1, episode 21
W: Robert Swanson   D: Edward M. Abroms

With Ken Swofford (Frank Flannigan), Juliet Mills (Florence Ames), Eddie Bracken (Horace Manley), Bob Crane (Jerry Crabtree), Herb Edelman (Max Sheldon), Carolyn Jones (Rita Radcliffe), Fred Beir (James Bevin Long).
A domineering advertising executive rejects one idea after another -- and later is found stabbed, leaving an office full of suspects.

April 4, 1976: The Adventure Of The Disappearing Dagger
Season 1, episode 22
W: Robert Van Scoyk, Stephen Lord   D: Jack Arnold

With R.G. Armstrong (Stan Buffo), Gary Burghoff (Jerry Hacker), Ronny Cox (Buck Nolan), Mel Ferrer (Brandon Childs), Walter Pidgeon (Hamilton Drew), Dana Wynter (Alyssa Childs), Michele Marsh (Norma Lee Burke), Tom Lacy (Ray Vogel).
A veteran private investigator is fatally stabbed while running an old newsreel about a slaying which took place five years before. (Last show of the series.)


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