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Season 5 (1/2)

  The Adventures of Ellery Queen
  NBC Bromo-Seltzer Thursdays 9:30 - 10:00 pm 1943(198-210)
   East Coast version Saturdays 7:30 - 8:00 pm
   Producer/Director: Bob Steel
   Omroeper: Ernest Chappell
   Scripts: Frederic Dannay, Manfred B. Lee
   Muziek: Charles Paul, organist
   Sterren: Sydney Smith,(Ellery), Santos Ortega (Inspecteur
                 Queen), Ted de Corsia (Velie), Marion Shockley (Nikki Porter)

198* "The Cafe Society Case"
10-05-44 or 10-07-44: 30:00*
Guest Armchair Detective
West: W. Peterson
East: Joe Laurie Jr., "Senator" Ed Ford, Harry Hershfield (3 of the 4  joke experts on radio's Can you top this?

A death-by-drowning mystery at a society set summer home. Any one of the three pedigreed gentlemen could have been the murderer, but Ellery needs just one guess.
199* "Cleopatra's Snake"
10-12-44 or 10-14-44: 30:00*
Nevins suspects Tom Everitt may have scripted this story
Guest Armchair Detective
West: Ken Sobol (author)
East: Armand Denis (explorer/documentary filmmaker of  Dangerous Journey a film which depicts the weird Hindu ritual of snake worship)

Finds Ellery as backstage observer at a live production of "Antony and Cleopatra" for experimental TV when the genuine poisonous snake being used in the death scene bites to death the actress playing Cleopatra.

Apparently there was a snake in the studio
200* "The Airport Disasters"
10-19-44 or 10-21-44: 30:00*
Guest Armchair Detective
West: unknown - pre-empted?
East: Vaughn Monroe (orchestra leader, singer)
Part of a series of EQ episodes to be restaged with Australian actors and local commercials. Airdate 04-01-55 (Episode 38)

Ellery tries to brake up a sabotage ring assigned to wreck airplanes carrying important passengers. Just as Inspector Queen takes off in a plane targeted for destruction.

Leonard Levinson doing the guest detective bit on the "Ellery Queen'' rebroadcast tomorrow (Thursday) night, says he's doing it just so the wife and kids in Hollywood can hear his voice. (Variety, Wednesday, October 18, 1944)
201* "The Unfortunate Fisherman"
10-26-44 or 10-28-44: 30:00*
Guest Armchair Detective
West: Leonard Levinson (radio writer) 
East: Sophie Kerr (author)

Ellery, Inspector Queen and Nikki go fishing in the North Woods.
202* "The Election Day Murder"
11-02-44 or 11-05-44 :30:00* 
Repeat of "The Wandering Corpse" 08-13-39
Guest Armchair Detective
West: Aline MacMahon (actress)
East: Norman Siegel (syndicated radio columnist, radio editor of the Cleveland Press)

Late on Election Night at the headquarters of a successful candidate the Queens are joining in the celebration. But tragedy strikes in an adjacent Turkish bath with Inspector Queen in somewhat of a jam, and Nikki Porter a not too helpful assistant.
203* "The Booby Trap" Sneakpreview AFRS Mystery Playhouse available on the internet... (AFRS pre-broadcast sneak preview)
11-09-44 or 11-11-44: 30:00*
AFRS Mystery Playhouse program "The Booby Trap" Sneak  preview at the end of a program Mr. & Mrs. North "Pam Solves it"   08-09-44
Re-written as "Enter Ellery Queen" (Argosy, June 1960, reprinted as "The Mystery in the Library of Congress" in Q.E.D. (1968)
Guest Armchair Detective
West: Peter Donald (radio comedian)
East: Nora Stirling (radio writer)
Announced armchair detectives: Ken Roberts (quizmaster of Quick as a Flash
) and Phil Baker (quizmaster of Take It Or Leave It.)
204* "The Right End"
11-16-44 or 11-18-44: 30:00*
Guest Armchair Detective
West: Tom Slater (radio host)
East: Red Barber (sportscaster)

Football story dealt with airlines and Japanese battleships.
205* "The Taste Test"
aka "The Thespis Club"
11-23-44 or 11-25-44: 30:00*
Guest Armchair Detective
West: unknown
East: Fannie Hurst (novelist)

An advertising agency launching a new health drink, invites Ellery to participate in a taste test. The agency lads think they have a natural in the beverage called "Etsat" (Taste spelled backwards). The tasting experiment becomes a natural setting for crime.
206* "The Glass Sword"
11-30-44 or 12-02-44: 30:00*
Guest Armchair Detective
West: Jeanne Cagney (actress)
East: Rouben Mamoulian (movie director)

Ellery and Nikki Porter visit the circus, where the ace sleuth matches wits with the tiniest detective extant.
207* "The Stickpin and the Ring"
12-07-44 or 12-09-44: 30:00*
Guest Armchair Detective
West: Victor Jory (actor)
East: Ilka Chase (authoress, actress)

A millionaire has been convinced by his personal astrologers that he lives under an unlucky star, and is to die before midnight.
208* "Death on Skates"
12-14-44 or 12-16-44: 30:00*
Guest Armchair Detective
West: Barry Sullivan (actor)
East: Frank Graham (radio announcer, magazine sports editor)
209* "The Toy Cannon"
12-21-44 or 12-23-44: 30:00*
Guest Armchair Detective
West: Neil Hamilton (actor)
East: Harriet Van Horne (radio critic/newspaper columnist)


"The Inner Circle"
12-28-44 or 12-30-44: 30:00*
Repeat of  04-23-42 or 04-25-42 "The Millionaires' Club"(Episode 83)
Printed as a story in the Calendar of Crime (1952)
Guest Armchair Detective
West: R. Daigh
East: Luise Rainer (actress)
Part of a series of EQ episodes to be restaged with Australian actors and local commercials. Airdate 06-03-55 (Episode 47)

Super-sleuth Ellery Queen, who never fails to get his man, plunges into high finance. Ellery intervenes when four members of a subgroup within a larger club if twelve rich men are seemingly threatened by a series of  fatal accidents.
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