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Ellery Queen (1950-52) Richard Hart, Lee Bowman  -   Ellery Queen (1954) Hugh Marlowe
Ellery Queen (1958-59) George Nader/ Lee Philips  -   Ellery Queen (1975-76) Jim Hutton
Ellery Queen, Detective (1954)
a.k.a. "Mystery Is My Business" (UK syndicated title)
a.k.a. "Crime Detective" (US syndicated rerun title)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King,, Jim Brent, Sal Crisanti, Rina Fox
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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ELLERY QUEEN, DETECTIVE : MYSTERY IS MY BUSINESS
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Norvin Productions (Norman and Irving Pincus)
Television Programs of America, Inc. (TPA)
for
First-Run Syndication
Executive Producer Leon Fromkess

US Detective series 1954    32 episodes x 30 min bw
starring
Hugh Marlowe
as Ellery Queen
with
Florenz Ames as Inspector Richard Queen
Charlotte Keane as Nikki Porter

Directors Include:
Harold Schuster, Ray Nazarro, Charles Haas, Gerald Mayer [SC]
Writers Include:
Donn Mullally, Jerry Sackheim, Al C. Ward, Warren Wilson [SC]

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    The first Ellery Queen series on film,
    The episodes are listed in copyright no. order
All episodes were copyrighted on September 1,1954
Some airdates from ITV Tyne-Tees Television in the UK.

  [01] Ellery Queen, Detective: DARK CORRIDOR 
1954 syndicated program / (LP 12470)
22Jul55 Cincinnati, OH [JB]
Starring: Hugh Marlowe (as Ellery Queen)
Synopsis:
Ellery Queen goes to a quiet hospital to solve the not-so-quiet murder
of an orderly. The clues lead him to a violent woman dope-addict. [JB]

[02] Ellery Queen, Detective: CUSTOM MADE
1954 syndicated program / (LP 12471)
29Oct55 Hartford, CT [JB]
Directed by Harry Keller
Starring: Hugh Marlowe (as Ellery Queen)
Guest Cast:
Jalma Lewis ......... Dorothy Smith
Joey Pay ............ Larry Hacket
Melville Cooper ..... Jason Beckworth
Synopsis 1 (US)
When his date receives the wrong dress, Ellery volunteers to exchange
it for her. [JB]
Synopsis 2 (UK)
Because his date's dress was switched, Ellery gallantly offers
to go for the right one, and finds, instead, a dead man lying on the
floor. [UK] (04Apr59 ITV Tyne-Tees UK, Mon)

[03] Ellery Queen, Detective: DOUBLE EXPOSURE 
1954 syndicated program / (LP 12472)
22Jul55 Columbus, OH [JB]
Starring: Hugh Marlowe (as Ellery Queen)
Synopsis:
A frightened father comes to Ellery Queen for help when the kidnapers
of his son warn him not to go to the police. Queen compares two
photographs and comes up with a clue. [JB]

[04] Ellery Queen, Detective: MISSION FOR MURDER 
1954 syndicated program / (LP 12473)
17Aug55 Rochester, NY [JB]
Starring: Hugh Marlowe (as Ellery Queen)
Guest Cast:
Brian Keith ........... Rails
Rhys Williams ......... Jackson
Elisha Cook, Jr. ...... Matty
Viola Rye ............. Rose la Monge
Richard Karlan ........ Alexis
Harry Shannon ......... Harve Miller
Synopsis 1:
An old Spanish `good luck' coin seems to bring nothing nut bad luck
to its owner in this suspenseful adventure of the famed detective
Ellery Queen. In an old mission on the water front Ellery and his
father, Inspector Queen come face to face with brute violence and murder. [JK]
Synopsis 2:
A good-luck coin that brings nothing but trouble to its owner arouses
the interest of Inspector Queen. [JB]

[05] Ellery Queen, Detective: COMEBACK (aka THE LAST PAYOFF)
1954 syndicated program / (LP 12474)
03Aug55 Rochester, NY [JB]
Directed By Ray Nazarro [SC]
Teleplay By Jerry Sackheim and John C. Gibbs [SC]
Starring: Hugh Marlowe (as Ellery Queen)
Synopsis 1:
Ellery Queen tries to warn a fighter he may die if returns to the ring. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Boxing Champ,Joey Vinson is murdered and Ellery Queen investigates.

[06] Ellery Queen, Detective: DEATH IN A GHOST TOWN 
1954 syndicated program / (LP 12475)
13May55 Johnstown, PA [JB]
Starring: Hugh Marlowe (as Ellery Queen)
Synopsis:
A western ghost town harbors a murderer and no one has seen the victim
except Ellery and his father. [JB]

[07] Ellery Queen, Detective: CLOSE-UP OF MURDER 
1954 syndicated program / (LP 12476)
23Oct54 Ch2 (CBS affiliate), Saturday, 10:30pm Eastern [JK]
01Jul55 Cincinnati, OH [JB]
Directed by Harold Schuster
Starring: Hugh Marlowe (as Ellery Queen)
Synopsis 1:
Ellery gets tangled up in love and murder when he visits the movie capitol of the world. [JK]
Synopsis 2:
The wife of a Hollywood producer is murdered after he receives
threatening letters. The police believe the producer himself wrote the notes. [JB]

[08] Ellery Queen, Detective: STAR OF KASHMIR
1954 syndicated program / (LP 12477)
25May55 Buffalo, NY [JB]
Directed by Ray Nazarro [SC]
Teleplay by Al C. Ward and Jerry Sackheim [SC]
Starring: Hugh Marlowe (as Ellery Queen)
Synopsis 1:
The theft of the valuable sapphire known as the "Star of Kashmir",
the murder of a janitor, and an anonymous letter to the police,
exposing a diamond cutter as an ex-convict set Ellery Queen some difficult problems.
Synopsis 2:
A valuable sapphire is stolen, a janitor is murdered, and an anonymous
letter sent to the police, exposing a diamond cutter as an ex-convict
set Ellery Queen some difficult problems. [JB]

[09] Ellery Queen, Detective: LETTER FROM THE DEAD 
1954 syndicated program / (LP 12478)
18Jul57 Ft. Dodge, IA [JB]
Starring: Hugh Marlowe (as Ellery Queen)
Synopsis:
A meek accountant for racketeers has enough evidence to convict the
gang that Ellery is attempting to break up. [JB]

[10] Ellery Queen, Detective: ONCE A KILLER
1954 syndicated program / (LP 12479)
Directed by Harold Schuster
Starring: Hugh Marlowe (as Ellery Queen)
Synopsis:
25Jan59 Manchester, NH [JB]
Ellery has three suspects from which to select the murderer of a young girl. [JB]

[11] Ellery Queen, Detective: THE RECLUSE 
1954 syndicated program / (LP 12480)
18Nov54 Buffalo, NY [JB]
Starring: Hugh Marlowe (as Ellery Queen)
Synopsis:
A lump of sugar is the clue to a murder, as Ellery Queen sets out to
track down a hotel bellhop who has turned killer. [JB]

[12] Ellery Queen, Detective: DOODLE OF DEATH 
1954 syndicated program / (LP 12481) 
06Dec56 Boston, MA [JB]
Starring: Hugh Marlowe (as Ellery Queen)
Synopsis 1:
Is there a connection between the theft of a ruby from a jewelry agent
and the death of a woman at an employment agency? Penciled doodles
tell Ellery there is. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
A beautiful blood-red ruby is stolen from a jewelry agent.Later a woman
at an employment agency is murdered. Ellery Queen working with his father,
discovers some doodlings made by the murdered woman, which leads him to
blackmail and danger!
(07Sep59 Tyne-Tees UK, Mon 8:30PM)

[13] Ellery Queen, Detective: THE MOLL 
1954 syndicated program / (LP 12482)
13Jun55 Seattle, WA [JB]
Starring: Hugh Marlowe (as Ellery Queen)
Synopsis:
The young wife of a minister is baffled when an anonymous donor gives
$10,000 to her church and her kid brother is beaten by an unknown assailant. [JB]

[14] Ellery Queen, Detective: MASK OF ROSELLI
1954 syndicated program / (LP 12483)
25Dec55 NYC [JB]
Directed by Ray Nazarro
Starring: Hugh Marlowe (as Ellery Queen)
Guest Cast:
Barbara Woodell
Synopsis 1:
An American Doctor in Italy is kidnapped, but turns up a few weeks
later as a masked and dangerous murderer.
Synopsis 2:
Ellery Queen is baffled when an American doctor is kidnapped in Rome
only to be identified a few weeks later as a masked murderer. [JB]

[15] Ellery Queen, Detective: WOMAN IN THE CHAIR
1954 syndicated program / (LP 12484)
31Mar57 St. Louis, MO [JB]
Directed by Harold Schuster
Starring: Hugh Marlowe (as Ellery Queen)
Guest Cast:
Sherry Jackson   
Synopsis 1:
A little girl enters the home of a Hollywood movie star and instead
of finding a handsome actor, she finds the body of a strange and unidentified woman.
Synopsis 2:
Ellery and a little girl try to prove the innocence of a famed
Hollywood actor suspected of committing murder. [JB]

[16] Ellery Queen, Detective: TRIGGER MAN
1954 syndicated program / (LP 12485)
07Aug55 Hartford, CT [JB]
Starring: Hugh Marlowe (as Ellery Queen)
Synopsis 1:
Ellery assists his father Inspector Queen (Florenz Ames) in
investigating corruption and racketeering in the produce industry.
Synopsis 2:
Ellery and his father are called upon to break up a vicious kickback
racket in the produce market. [JB]

[17] Ellery Queen, Detective: MARDI GRAS
  1954 syndicated program / (LP 12486)
26Nov55 St. Louis, MO [JB]
Starring: Hugh Marlowe (as Ellery Queen)
Guest Cast:
Ivan Trisault.
Synopsis 1:
A beautiful girl is blackmailed for murdering the wife of the man she
loves in New Orleans during the Mardi Gras. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
Ellery Queen investigates the murder of a beautiful girl in New
Orleans against the background of the colorful Mardi Gras. [UK]
(26Jan59 Tyne-Tees UK, Mon 10:15 pm)

[18] Ellery Queen, Detective: THE VICIOUS CIRCLE 
1954 syndicated program / (LP 12487)
24Jun55 Columbus, OH [JB]
Starring: Hugh Marlowe (as Ellery Queen)
Synopsis:
The assistant district attorney is fired from his job and disgraced
because of his alleged alliance with a murder. Ellery Queen tries to help his friend. [JB]

[19] Ellery Queen, Detective: ONE WEEK TO LIVE 
1954 syndicated program / (LP 12488)
04Dec55 NYC [JB]
Starring: Hugh Marlowe (as Ellery Queen)
Synopsis:
Ellery's brilliance almost turns into a "light that failed" when he
investigates a phony insurance racket for a bereaved widow. [JB]

[20] Ellery Queen, Detective: BACKFIRE
TPA 1954 syndicated program / (LP 12489) 
29Aug56 Detroit, MI [JB]
Starring: Hugh Marlowe (as Ellery Queen)
Synopsis:
A group of college girls think up the "perfect crime" as a joke
and ask Ellery and his father to solve it. But the gag turns out
to be very unfunny when a real corpse is found. [JB]

1.21 [--] Ellery Queen, Detective: THE FIX 
Directed by Harold Schuster
1954 syndicated program / (LP 12490)
27Oct56 Rockford, IL [JB]
Starring: Hugh Marlowe (as Ellery Queen)
with: Florenz Ames (as Inspector Richard Queen)
Synopsis:
When a college championship basketball game is lost, it appears that
the star was in on a "fix." [JB/RF]
(syndicated rerun on "Crime Detective" 13Jan58 Mon WPIX Ind. New York City 9:30)

[22] Ellery Queen, Detective: BLACKJACK   
1954 syndicated program / (LP 12491)
30Jun57 Kansas City, MO
Directed by Gerald Mayer
Starring: Hugh Marlowe (as Ellery Queen)
Guest Cast:
Frances Rafferty  
Ellery Queen witnesses a blackjack game that ends in murder.

[23] Ellery Queen, Detective: WOMAN ON THE WIRE
  1954 syndicated program / (LP 12492)
Starring: Hugh Marlowe (as Ellery Queen)
Synopsis 1:
Hate and love are a dangerous combination for a high wire aerial
act involving two men and two women. The pocket of a blouse is the
clue Ellery follows to prove that the death of a trapeze artist was
murder and to trap the murderer. [UK]
(30Mar59 ITV Tyne-Tees UK , Mon 10:15 pm)

[24] Ellery Queen, Detective: NIGHT VISITORS 
1954 syndicated program / (LP 12493)
01Jul55 Columbus, OH [JB]
Starring: Hugh Marlowe (as Ellery Queen)
Guest Cast:
Paula Raymond ........... Marga
Peter Van Eyck .......... Rudi Lange
Rudolph Anders .......... Otto Kortmann
Richard Karlan .......... Willi
Henry Rowland ........... Heinz
John Banner ............. Buehler
Jack Clinton ............ Joe Bailey
Synopsis 1:
While traveling in Germany, Ellery Queen witnesses a brutal attack
on a young couple by a group of masked uniformed men. Ellery feels
the presence of a new vicious Nazi movement and decides to expose it.
He meets with no success however until he meets an old innkeeper.
Synopsis 2:
While traveling in Germany, Ellery witnesses a group of masked
uniformed men beating a young couple. But when the detective tries
to find out about the gang, he gets nothing but denials of their existence. [JB]

[25] Ellery Queen, Detective: DEATH OF A WAX DOLL  
1954 syndicated program / (LP 12494) 
25May55 Rochester, NY [JB]
Directed by Charles Haas
Starring: Hugh Marlowe (as Ellery Queen)
Synopsis:
A young boy wants to see a tableau of a murder which he witnessed and
is almost killed at the wax museum. [JB]

[26] Ellery Queen, Detective: THE WHITE ORCHID
1954 syndicated program / (LP 12495)   
Directed by Harold Schuster
Starring: Hugh Marlowe (as Ellery Queen)
Synopsis:
When three people die of a rare tropical disease in the dead of winter,
Ellery gets suspicious. [JB]
(28Apr58 Kansas City, MO) [JB]

[27] Ellery Queen, Detective: STRANGER IN THE DARK
 1954 syndicated program / (LP 12496) 
11Dec54 Philadelphia, PA [JB]
Directed by Harold Schuster [SC]
Teleplay by Jerry Sackheim & B. Loring [SC]
Starring: Hugh Marlowe (as Ellery Queen)
Synopsis 1:
A blind girl returns to her apartment too late to prevent her
roommate's murder. But she's in ti0e to brush against the fleeing murderer. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
A beautiful blind girl returns to her apartment to
find her room-mate dead. Stunned, she reaches out and
touches the face of the murderer as he makes his escape. [UK]
(UK airdate: 19Jan59 ITV Tyne-Tees)

[28] Ellery Queen, Detective: DESIGN FOR REVENGE
 1954 syndicated program / (LP 12497)
Starring: Hugh Marlowe (as Ellery Queen)
Synopsis:
A former District Attorney, just released from a mental institution,
decides to take revenge on Ellery Queen for an imagined wrong that
had caused him to lose his job.

[29] Ellery Queen, Detective: THE GOLDEN SNOW
  1954 syndicated program / (LP 12498)
24Feb57 Cleveland, OH [JB]
Starring: Hugh Marlowe (as Ellery Queen)
Synopsis 1:
A thug plans to retrieve a large amount of morphine that he hid
in Italy during the Second World War - but he finds that he must
pit his wits against Ellery Queen to do it.
Synopsis 2:
Two soldiers buried morphine from a wrecked medical supply truck
during World War II. They now plan to return and smuggle the dope
out of Italy, but must first pit wits against Ellery Queen. [JB]

[30] Ellery Queen, Detective: THE FATAL SIGNAL 
1954 syndicated program / (LP 12499)
01Oct55 Hartford, CT [JB]
Directed by Ray Nazarro
Starring: Hugh Marlowe (as Ellery Queen)
Synopsis:
The hated pitcher for a baseball team is found dead at a Florida
training camp. Although he had many enemies, his death seems due
to natural causes. [JB]

[31] Ellery Queen, Detective: MR. BIG    
1954 syndicated program / (LP 12500)
19Jan55 Pittsburgh, PA [JB]
Directed by Ray Nazarro
Starring: Hugh Marlowe (as Ellery Queen)
Synopsis:
The suicide death of a small-time gangster seems connected to the
operations of the mysterious "Mr. Big." [JB]

[32] Ellery Queen, Detective: MEMOIRS UNWRITTEN (final episode)
1954 syndicated program / (LP 12501)
28Sep56 Boston, MA [JB]
Starring: Hugh Marlowe (as Ellery Queen)
Synopsis:
A lonely widow claims she is the murderess of a famed concert pianist. [JB]

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