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Season 3

  The Adventures of Ellery Queen
NBC Bromo-Seltzer Thursdays 9:30 - 10:00 pm 1942 - 1943 (94-145)
   East Coast version aired Saturdays 7:30 - 8:00 pm
   Producer/Director: Bruce Kamman
   Announcer: Ernest Chappell  Stand-by Announcer: Ben Grauer
   Scripts: Frederic Dannay, Manfred B. Lee
   Music: Charles Paul, organist
Stars: Carleton Young (Ellery),
Santos Ortega (Inspector Queen),
              Ted de Corsia (Velie),
Marion Shockley (Nikki Porter).

94* "The World Series Crime
           10-08-42 or 10-10-42: 30:00* repeated on 09-30-43 or 10-02-43
           Guest Armchair Detectives
           West: unknown
East: George McManus (comic strip artist),  Benay Venuta (singer/actress),
           other newspaper announced in newspaper Pierre Huss, Benay Venuta.
           Republished as a 1985 booklet by Gogaku Shunjusha (Japan)

           The star player of the Eagles, Sparky is in a batting slump due to
           his stolen bat. Ellery Queen may be the only person who can
           save the World Series for the Eagles. 

Ellery succeeds just in time for the home run that leads the Eagles to victory,
           showcasing OWI's slogan for the day: "You can always trust your Uncle Sam!"
("The Ellerys of the Airwaves" - Francis M.Nevins EQMM 2005)

95* "Mr. X"
           10-15-42 or 10-17-42: 30:00*
           Guest Armchair Detectives
           West: G.Parsons and Harriet Van Horne (newspaper columnist)
           East: A.Ames and G.Parsons

96* "The Polish Refugee"
           10-22-42 or 10-24-42: 30:00*
           Guest Armchair Detective
           West: unknown
           East: Mrs. Clarence Day Jr. and Oscar Serlin (theatrical producer)

97* "The Witch's Broom"
           10-29-42 or 10-31-42: 30:00*
           Guest Armchair Detectives
           West: P.C.Mason and Marine Sergeant W.P.Berkley
           East: Flora Robson (actress) and John Van Druten (playwright)

98* "The Fatal Letter"
           11-05-42 or 11-07-42: 30:00*
           Guest Armchair Detectives
           West: Sergeant Vance and Sergeant L.White
(United States Marine Corp)
           East: Jerry Lester (comedian) and Lucille Manners (singer)

99* "The Poet's Triangle" (Supossedly only first part) of East or West Coast episode on Reel donated by NBC Radio Collection preserved in the Library of Congress
           11-12-42 or 11-14-42: 30:00*
           Guest Armchair Detectives
           West: Lanny Ross (singer) and D.London
           East: Les Brown (bandleader) and Eleanor Lyn
n (comedy Broadway actress)
           Ann Corio announced as armchair detective

           A love triangle between a poet Justine Prince, his wife and his secretary Joan
           Bentley. Talking in verses Justin concludes that "Joan is dead" To soon
           discover than Joan is indeed dead by poisoning. No suicide. Justine's father
           in law is a retired scientist in chemistry but too old and too sick.
           (The story itself includes a plug for Queen's newest anthology Sporting Blood)
                                                                                         (visit to the LoC 4/27/2005)

100* "The Bald-headed Ghost"
            11-19-42 or 11-21-42: 30:00*
            Guest Armchair Detective
            West: unknown
            East: Eva Gabor (actress) and Dr.R.A.Button
            Bert Lytelll announced as armchair detective
            The Brooklyn Daily Eagle announced Ella Logan (actress, singer)

101* "The Three Mothers" aka "The Dead Man's Chest"
            11-26-42 or 11-28-42: 30:00* Repeated as "Queen Solomon" 01-22-47
            Guest Armchair Detectives
            West: Bernard Geis (publisher) and C.Marr (one of his cover girls)
            East: unknown 

102* "The Man in the Taxi"
            12-03-42 or 12-05-42: 30:00*
            Guest Armchair Detectives
            West: L.Guy and M.Hayes
            East: Sally Rand (fan dancer) and Barry Wood (singer/musician)

103* "The Gymnasium Murder"
            12-10-42 or 12-12-42: 30:00*  Repeated on 8-21-46
            Guest Armchair Detectives
            West:  Irving Caesar (Broadway composer) and
                       Lady Hardwicke (wife of actor Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
            East: pre-empted by a football game

104* "The Yellow Ledger" aka
                                                    "Ellery Queen's Greatest Case
            12-17-42 or 12-19-42: 30:00*
            Adapted as "The Black Ledger" in This Week , 01-26-52 and collected in
            Q.B.I., 1955)
            Guest Armchair Detectives
            West: Walter B. Gibson (author and creator of The Shadow) and
                        Choo Choo Johnson (hobo musician)
            East: L.Sullivan and Hank Worden (actor)

            Spy story

In some cases an agent's entire list of performers eventually ask to get on "prestige" shows like Information, Please as guest experts, on Ellery Queen as guest armchair detectives, on Battle of the Sexes as guest stooges, on Take It or Leave It as guest ringers. They'll be a guest on anything as long as it's before a mike. It's getting so that the shows themselves are becoming tougher and tougher to crash because many name-guests experts have turned out to be just guest dopes.

42-12-19 The Billboard)

Kosty-Disney Tieup For Good Neighbor Ballyhoo
The Andre Kostelanetz show for Coca-Cola goes to the Coast for a single broadcast Dec. 27 to premiere the music from the new Walt Disney picture, 'Saludos Amigos.' Trip was arranged through the Office of the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs, which is plugging 'Saludos' because of its Latin-American subject matter. Film was produced by Disney from cartoon and live footage made during his South American trip last year.
Besides Kostelanetz, those making the trip will include Yasha Frank, producer; George Zachary, director; Ted Cott, m.c: Lou Robbins, arranger; Gilbert Seldes, continuity writer: Bernice Zazonick, of the D'Arcy agency, and Mrs. Zachary. Disney, currently in Mexico City, will go to Hollywood for the broadcast, which will use members of the film cast and will originate from a sound stage of the Disney studio.
In order to make the Coast trip for the Dec. 27 show, Mrs. Zachary (actress Marian Shockley) is being written out of the 'Ellery Queen' program, on which she plays the femme lead. It will be the first time she's missed a broadcast in the three years the series has been on the air.   
(Variety, Wednesday, December 23, 1942)

105* "The Red and Green Boxes"
            12-24-42 or 12-26-42: 30:00*
            Guest Armchair Detective
            West: A.Ames and Captain Don Saxon
            East: Ann Corio (stripper/actress) and P.Schoenstein

106* "The Man who was Murdered by Installments"
            12-31-42  or 01-02-42: 30:00*
            Repeated on 04-22-48 as "Murder by Installments"
            Guest Armchair Detective
            West: V.Carol and H.Thompson
            East:  Walter Compton and Peggy Wood (actress)

            Dexter Prill a very wealthy old man has two nephews and a  niece. Two of
            his greedy relatives have been cut out of the will, leaving all of his thirty
            million dollars to one of the rest. Which relative's worries are over? Or have
            they just begun? The old  man is shot twice, but only in the arm and leg.

As of here we know producer and director was Bruce Kamman

107* "The Singing Rat" West Coast radioshow available on the internet... West Coast episode on Reel donated by NBC Radio Collection preserved in the Library of Congress West Coast episode preserved at Marr Sound Archives - UMKC Miller Nichols Library Kansas City
             01-07-43 or 01-09-43: 30:00*
             Written by Frederic Dannay & Manfred B.Lee
             Charles Paul (organ)
             Guest Armchair Detectives
             West: Ann Corio (vaudeville actress) and Alfred D.McKelv(r)ey
             East: Jean Holloway (radio writer) and Frank Luther (radio announcer)

              A stool pigeon sets up racketeer Musso. Clue to the secret of murder
              is a hollow cigarette.

108* "Mr. Short and Mr. Long"  Script of this story included in "The Adventure of the Murdered Moths" ...
             01-14-43 or 01-16-43: 30:00*
             Script printed in the The Misadventures of Sherlock Holmes (1944)
             as "The Disappearance of Mr. James Phillimore
             Guest Armchair Detectives
             West: John G.Chapman (New York Daily news drama critic) and C.G.Kimball
             East: Joan Edwards (singer/actress) and Ben Yost (of the Ben Yost Singers)
             Newspapers announced: Wynn Murray (singer/actress) and Ben Yost

              Both Dannay and Lee were fans of Sherlock Holmes. Douglas Green
              states that it  was only natural that the cousins would
give Ellery a
              case Holmes had failed to solve. This is Ellery's solution to the
              unfinished case of Mr. James Phillimore, who, stepping back into his
              own house to get his umbrella, was never seen in this world.

109* "The Fairy Tale Murder" aka "Little Red Riding Hood"
             01-21-43 or 01-23-43: 30:00*
             Guest Armchair Detectives
             West:  William Fawcett (magazine publisher) and  I.Thirer
             East: B.Briskam and P.Schoenstein

             Nikki, able assistant to Ellery Queen, plays a triple role in "The Adventure of
             the Fairy Tale Murder". Besides being herself, Nikki impersonates Little Red
             Riding Hood and a frightened old woman. It will happen in the course of
             solving a poison murder, which involves three big, bad wolves, keeping the
             fairy tale touch.

110* "Tom, Dick and Harry"
             01-28-43 or 01-30-43: 30:00*
              Script printed in  EQMM, 7/43 and reprinted in  the
Saint's Choice 
             Vol.7: Radio Thrillers
(1946) as "The Murdered Ship" 
             Guest Armchair Detectives
             West: Helen Barton (visitor from San Diego)and
                         Harry Conover (Modeling agency owner)
             East: Bob Allen (singer) and F.Mercer

111* "The Secret Enemy"
             02-04-43 or 02-06-43: 30:00*
             Guest Armchair Detectives
             West: T.Dugan and J.Hogan
             East: Harry Conover (Modeling agency owner) and Candy Jones (model)

112* "The Broken Statues"
             02-11-43 or 02-13-43: 30:00*
             Guest Armchair Detectives
             West: S.A.McCabe and Captain Don Saxon
             East: Joan Edwards (actress) and Abe Lyman (bandleader)

akes Queen in search of someone who deliberately keeps smashing the
              poor attempts of a tyro sculptor.

113* "The Two Swordsmen"
             02-18-43 or 02-20-43: 30:00*
             Guest Armchair Detectives
             West: Private M.Kaplan and J.M.Ross
             East: Herb Shriner (radio comedian) and Betty Bruce (dancer)

A poisoned sword, a duke and a queen make it sound like a story out of
             the age of chivalry but it is a modern mystery.

114* "The One-legged man"
            02-25-43 or 02-27-43: 30:00*
            Script printed in EQMM, 11/43 
            Guest Armchair Detectives
            West: J.Crowley and C.Hughes
            East: Sara Ann McCabe (singer in Show Time) and
                     Wilbur Evans (noted baritone).

Ellery Queen's second assignment from Washington as Special
             Investigator for the United States Government takes him to a Long Island
             war plant. There he encounters a serious sabotage plot and murder.

When Knowles Entriken, who directed the
Ellery Queen broadcasts received a sudden call for an important assignment for the West Coast office of Ruthrauff & Ryan, the cast came up with a clever going-away gift, a handsome picnic basket filled with sandwiches, canned goods, and thermos coffee, just in case Knowles couldn't get into the diner of the transcontinental trains. (43-02-27 The Billboard)

115* "Number Thirteen Dream Street"
            03-04-43 or 03-06-43: 30:00*
            Guest Armchair Detectives
            West: Nanette Fabray (actress) and Luanna Walter (actress)
            East: Ed Sullivan (newspaper columnist) and Nancy Kelly (actress)

116* "The Incredible Murder"
            03-11-43 or 03-13-43: 30:00*
            Guest Armchair Detectives
            West: J.A.Knight and Helen Twelvetrees (actress)
            East: William Prince (actor) and John Shuttleworth (fictitious radio host)
            Announced: John Shuttleworth (editor of True Detective magazine) and
            Madge Evans, (screen star, guest detectives)

117* "The Boy Detectives" aka: "The Great Nut Mystery"
            03-18-43 or 03-20-43: 30:00*
            Guest Armchair Detectives
            West: Jerry Lester (radio personality) and H.Mueller
            East: Frank Forest (tenor) and M.Reich

            Ellery Queen is joined by two special assistants Jimmy Doyle and Sammy
            Berg, two messengers, get on the trail of desperate criminals with Ellery to
            solve a baffling case which arises in the simple surroundings of Nuttlely's
            Nut Store.

118* "The Circus Train" East Coast radioshow available on the internet... East Coast episode on Reel donated by NBC Radio Collection preserved in the Library of Congress Incomplete episode (Armchair detective sequence has been deleted) preserved at Marr Sound Archives - UMKC Miller Nichols Library Kansas City
            03-25-43 or 03-27-43: 30:00*
            Written by Frederic Dannay & Manfred B.Lee
            Guest Armchair Detectives
            West: Bob Bruce (radio actor) and G.I.Giles
            East: George R.Crowley (Super-intendant New York,  New Haven and Harvard
                      Railroad Police Force) and Francis Beverley Kelley (Ringling Brothers-
                      Barnum and Bailey circus radio director).

            A circus owner is killed with three $10,000 bills removed from the body. 

NBC press photo, Marion Shockley from the "Ellery Queen" show which aired April 1st. 1943119* "The Human Weapon"
            04-01-43 or 04-03-43: 30:00* 
            Repeated 03-04-48
            Adapted in an episode of the Dumont TV-series
            the Adventures of Ellery Queen 11/23/50
            Guest Armchair Detective
            West: Alphonso d'Artega (band leader) and
            East: Jerry Lester (comedian) and B.O'Neill

Insane man seeks his wife's life.

            Above right: NBC press photo, Marion Shockley from the Ellery Queen show
            which aired April 1st. 1943.

120* "The Three Musketeers"
             04-08-43 or 04-10-43: 30:00*
             Guest Armchair Detectives
             West: Doris McFerrin (magazine editor) and
                         Leonard Sillman (Broadway producer)
             East: Lois January (actress) and Crockett Johnson (cartoonist)

             Trails lottery murder.

121* "Pharaoh Jones' Last Case"
            04-15-43 or 04-17-43: 30:00*
            Guest Armchair Detectives
            West: Dorothy Arzner (movie director) and Bill Johnson (orchestra leader)
            East: Brenda Forbes (actress) and F.Sammis

             Story of a forgotten manuscript.

122* "The Deadly Game"
            04-22-43 or 04-24-43: 30:00*
            Guest Armchair Detectives
            West: William Juengst (columnist) and
Natalie Shafer (actress)
            East: John L. Nanovic (pulp magazine editor) and Virginia Gilmore (actress)

            Death follows a poker session.

123* "The Three Gifts"
            04-29-43 or 05-01-43: 30:00*
            Guest Armchair Detectives
            West: J.Fox and Carl Post
            East: Gloria Gilbert (tap dancer) and Jimmy Jemail (newspaper gossip

            Crime intrudes in the placid life of little old Jonathan Caylilff, whose one desire
            is to bring happiness to three people he has never seen.

Friday: Carl Post was drafted as an emergency armchair detective on the
           Ellery Queen coaster last night... The Post-man not only guessed the murderer
           but the solution as well... Amazing! (Brooklyn Eagle, Monday May 3, 1943)

124* "The Eye Print"
             05-06-43 or 05-08-43: 30:00*
             Guest Armchair Detectives
             West: Lee Dixon and Celeste Holm (actress)
             East: Joan Caulfield (actress) and Richard Widmark (actor)

125* "The Barbaric Murder"
             05-13-43 or 05-15-43: 30:00*
             Guest Armchair Detectives
             West: A.Connolly and Bretaigne Windust (stage and movie director)
             East: Kathryn Cravens (radio commentator) and
                      Alexander Kirkland (movie actor)

And the WEAFer
Ellery Queen, will try an innovation - Mayors of various towns will function as armchair detectives... Mayors will catch the show over their local NBC stations and long-distance phone or teletype their solutions to WEAF. Serviceman from the particular Mayor's town will be standing by at the Radio City studio to sub for him if wartime priorities block the message.
(The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, May 21 1943)

126* "The Fortune Teller"
             05-20-43 or 05-22-43: 30:00*
             Guest Armchair Detectives
             West: Patricia Peardon (radio actress) and Mayor E J..Reilly
             East: K.Hughes and M.May

127* "The Death Trap"
             05-27-43 or 05-29-43: 30:00* Repeated as "The Death House" 01-29-48
             Guest Armchair Detectives
             West: Ruth McDevitt (radio actress) and L.Rollins
             East: Paula Lawrence (from the Cole Porter Musical Something for the Boys)
                      and Guy Lombardo (bandleader)

128* "The Killer who was going to Die"
             06-03-43 or 06-05-43: 30:00*
             Guest Armchair Detectives
             West: R.Burton and J.Bellows
             East: Nellie Revell (radio personality) and Ben Yost
                      (from the Ben Yost Singers)

On June 6. 1943 the Fred Allen show had "Ellery Queen" as guest. This was Carleton Young and Fred Allen was armchair detective (along with a couple of him comedy characters).
  Texaco Star Theater 9:30 - 10:00pm - CBS

On one episode (Carleton G. Young played Ellery and Ted De Corsia played Sgt.Velie) the script presented a problem to both the sound man and the engineer in the control booth. This particular story, written by Frederic Dannay and Manfred B. Lee, concerned radio actors rehearsing a program in a studio in which their story related to a thief breaking into a jewelry story and smashing the glass on a display table and stealing the jewels seen in the case.
The problem was this: How to alter the voices of the cast so they sounded in normal conversation and then how they supposedly sounded over the radio within the drama they were portraying. The listener at home without realizing it was to differentiate between their so-called role playing as actors on the radio and their regular voices as they spoke to each other. The Control Room engineer, after different attempts, solved the situation by inserting a filter when the cast was supposedly on the radio which cut off the lows in their voices. It was not too noticeable, just enough to suggest what was happening.
Fred Essex, Radiogram, March 2011

Fred Allen had to pay co-authors Manfred Lee and Frederic Dannay a royalty for permission to have Carleton Young do his Ellery Queen characterization Sunday night (6) on the Texaco show (Variety, Wednesday, June 9, 1943)

Fred Essex directed this episode and remembers Fred Allen didn't solve the mystery

129* "Crime, Inc"
             06-10-43 or 06-12-43: 30:00*
             Condensed as "The Crime Corporation" in Story Digest, November 1946
             Guest Armchair Detectives
             West: Guy Lombardo (bandleader) and Arleen Whelan (actress)
             East: Mia Slavenska (ballerina) and David Thimor both
                       from Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo

             Which advance notices describe as the doings of "six slick operators of
             a criminal organization somewhat similar to the real Murder,Inc., mob
             of Brooklyn."

130* "The Man with the Red Beard"
             06-17-43 or 06-19-43: 30:00*
             Guest Armchair Detectives
             West: Virginia Field (actress) and Norman Tokar (radio actor)
             East: Gypsy Rose Lee (stripper) and  Joe Besser (comedian, Broadway's
             Sons O'Fun)

             Ellery Queen demonstrates his versatility as a detective by solving his
             puzzler without even leaving his apartment.
             An insurance agent carrying benefit money for the USO fund is murdered,
             and Queen recovers the money and identifies the murderer.

Ruthrauft & Ryan auditioning for a new
Ellery Queen. Carleton Young leaves the program for Hollywood to take up his contract with 20th-Fox.
  (Variety, Wednesday, June 23, 1943)

131* "Sergeant Velie's Revenge"
             06-24-43 or 06-26-43: 30:00*
             Guest Armchair Detectives
             West: Christine Ayers (showgirl) and William Fawcett (magazine publisher)
             East: Virginia Field (Broadway actress) and Norman Tokar (radio actor Henry
                        in The Aldrich Family)

132* "The Hidden Crime"
             07-01-43 or 07-03-43: 30:00*
             Guest Armchair Detective
             West: J. Deering and A.B. Hecht
             East: James Montgomery Flagg (magazine illustrator) and 
                       Harriet Von Horne (newspaper columnist)
             Announced in newspapers: James Montgomery Flagg and
                                                          Sherman Billingsley (Stork Club Owner)

Beginning of a 13 episode summer repeat series.

133* "The Double Triangle"
             07-08-43 or 07-10-43: 30:00* Repeat of 4-28-40
             Guest Armchair Detectives
             West: Harry Von Zell (actor) and Fred Warring (bandleader)
             East: Phil Baker (radio comedian) and Donna Dae (singer)

rate husband begs protection against himself.

134* "The Man who could Double the Size of Diamonds" Script of this story included in "The Adventure of the Murdered Moths" ...
             07-15-43 or 07-17-43: 30:00* Repeat of 5-05-40
             Script printed in EQMM, 5/43
             Guest Armchair Detectives
             West: M.Davis and W.Doble
             East: Joan Edwards (singer/actress) and R.Mealand
             Newspaper announced Raymond Paige (bandleader) as guest

In March 2017 EQMM's Podcast page featured  a clever script from The Adventures of Ellery Queen radio series of the late 1930s and the 1940s. “The Adventure of the Man Who Could Double the Size of Diamonds” (which was reprinted in EQMM in May 1943 and August 2005) is read here by Mark Lagasse. To hear the podcast click here...             Ellery not only solves the murder of a scientist who claims to
             have discovered a chemical progress for making diamonds
             grow, at the same time he untangles the impossible theft of
             four such stones from a locked and guarded vault.

135* "The Fire Bug"
             07-22-43 or 07-24-43: 30:00* Repeat of 5-12-40
             Script printed in EQMM, 3/43
             Guest Armchair Detectives
             West: Jerry Wayne (actor) and Private J.Fink.
                        Jerry Wayne couldn't attend a press agent replaced him.
             East: Janet Blair (actress) and Paula Stone (actress)
             A series of suspicious blazes in Ellery neighborhood, each of  which
             destroyed a building owned by the same man.

136* "The Honeymoon House"
            07-29-43 or 07-31-43: 30:00*  Repeat of 5-19-40
            Guest Armchair Detectives
            West: Virginia Gilmore (actress) and F.Hornaday 
            East: Ann Corio (stripper/actress) and Paul Lavalle (orchestra conductor)

            Script printed in The Case Book of Ellery Queen (1945)

            Love rivalries among the offspring of munitions manufacturers 
            lead to a bride's murder on her wedding night..

During August Carleton Young was replaced by Sydney Smith

137* "The Mouse's Blood"
             08-05-43 or 05-07-43: 30:00* Repeat of 5-26-40
             Script printed in EQMM 9/42 and reprinted in The Fireside
             Guest Armchair Detectives
             West: Ann Corio (stripper/actress) and Jay C.Flippen (actor)
             East: M.Davis and Mary Small (actress)

              Ellery happens to be outside the house where a blackmailer is stabbed to
              death by one of four athletes who were to have made the payoffs to him
              that night. (? see title below)

138* "The Four Murderers"
             08-12-43 or 08-14-43: 30:00* Repeat of 6-02-40
             Guest Armchair Detectives
             West: Paul Lavalle (orchestra conductor) and Paula Stone (actress)
             East: Jay Jost
yn (actor Mr. District Attorney) and
                       Danton Walker (newspaper columnist) 

139* "The Good Samaritan"
             08-19-43 or 08-21-43: 30:00* Repeat of 6-09-40
             Basis for movie
A Desperate Chance for Ellery Queen 1942
             Script printed in EQMM 11-42 
             Guest Armchair Detectives
             West: Jan Kiepura (opera singer) and Danton Walker (newspaper columnist)
             East: Ralph Edwards (radio personality) and Rajah Raboid (stage magician)

             Ellery hunts the elusive Robin Hood who's been sending stolen $100 bills
             to the needy tenants in a certain tenement.

140* "The Mysterious Traveler"
             08-26-43 or 08-28-43: 30:00* Repeat of 6-16-40
             Guest Armchair Detectives
             West: Otto Preminger (movie director) and Rajah Raboid (stage magician)
             East: F.B. Beddow and C.C. Conell
             Announced guest: Jan Kiepura

141* "The Dark Cloud"
             09-02-43 or 09-04-43: 30:00* Repeat of 6-23-40
             Guest Armchair Detectives
             West: Ezra MacIntosh (radio producer/director) and I.T.Miller
             East: Christine Ayers (showgirl) and Spike Jones (bandleader)

During September Marion Shockley was replaced by Helen Lewis

142* "The Blind Bullet"
             09-09-43 or 09-11-43: 30:00* Repeat of 6-30-40
             Script printed in EQMM, 9/43
             Guest Armchair Detectives
             West: Candy Jones (model) and Spike Jones (bandleader)
             East: Richard Coogan (radio actor) and Julie Stevens (radio actress) both
                       from Abie's Irish Rose

             A ruthless tycoon feels threatened as he received a precise minute and day
             of his death. The magnate turns to Ellery to  protect him from this
             anonymous enemy.

             Later recycled as premise for The King is Dead (1952)

143* "The Fallen Gladiator"
             09-16-43 or 09-18-43: 30:00* Repeat of 7-07-40
             Guest Armchair Detectives
             West: Jack Dolph (author) and Dave Rubinoff (violinist)
             East: Don Dunphy (sports announcer) and Jerry Wayne (actor)

             Story of the prize ring.

144* "The Treasure Hunt"
             09-23-43 or 09-25-43: 30:00* Repeat of 7-21-40
             Script printed in EQMM spring '42
             Guest Armchair Detectives
             West: Jackie Kelk (radio actor) and Mary Small (vocalist)
             East: "Senator" Ed Ford, Harry Hershfield (caricaturist) and Joe Laurie Jr.
                      (3 of the 4 joke's experts on radio's Can you top this?

           One of the retired general's house guests stole a rope of  pearls from his
             daughters' bedroom. Ellery sets out to find it and devises a treasure- 
             hunting game as a psychological trap for the thief. 

        Plot gimmick from The American Gun Mystery (1934)

145* "The World Series Crime" East Coast Radioshow available on the internet... East Coast episode on Reel donated by NBC Radio Collection preserved in the Library of Congress East (not West) Coast episode preserved at Marr Sound Archives - UMKC Miller Nichols Library Kansas City
            09-30-43 or  10-02-43: 30:00* Repeat of 10-08-42
            Written by Frederic Dannay & Manfred B.Lee
            Guest Armchair Detectives
            West: Don Duphy (sports announcer) and Al Schacht (baseball coach)
            East:  Ken Sears (baseball player) and Art Flynn (editor Sporting News),
                      Joe Gordon (baseball player) was unable to join.
            A newspaper announced Walter Lanier "Red" Barber (sportscaster) come Oct 2.
            Republished as a 1985 booklet by Gogaku Shunjusha (Japan)

           The star player of the Eagles, Sparky is in a batting slump due to
           his stolen bat. Ellery Queen may be the only person who can
           save the World Series for the Eagles. 

Ellery succeeds just in time for the home run that leads the Eagles to victory,
           showcasing OWI's slogan for the day: "You can always trust your Uncle Sam!"
("The Ellerys of the Airwaves" - Francis M.Nevins EQMM 2005)

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