1* "The Glass Village"
With Vaughn Taylor, Angela
Ellery pays a visit to a cousin who
judge in a New England village.
an elderly woman
bludgeoned to death, the townsfolk
to suspect a
was passing through the area.
Against the whishes of the judge and
Ellery, a posse is formed to go after
This debut episode was
Above right: George Nader and Vaughn Taylor in "The Glass Village" the
episode of The Further
Adventures of Ellery Queen (1958).
2* "The King is Dead"
scriptwriter Howard Rodman
Ilona Massey, Torin Thatcher, Les Tremayne (3)
Ellery and Inspector Queen are
approached by Abel Bendigo, a member of
the powerful Bendigo
Munitions Company family, when the life of his
brother King is
3* "Ten Day's Wonder"
With Otto Kruger (2) Virginia Gibson, John Lupton, John Dehner (3)
Howard Van Horn, a young
sculptor, asks Ellery to watch him during one
of his recurrent
attacks of amnesia. Van Horn is afraid that he is committing
crimes during his blackouts.
4* "The Door Between"
Teleplay by Michael Dyne (3)
With Robert Lowery, Adrienne
Karen Leith, born and raised in
Japan, comes to live on Washington
Square, where she lives
the life of a recluse, concentrating on writing her
The she meets an old friend, Dr.McClure, and soon they announce
their forthcoming marriage, which is opposed by the doctor's
When Karen is found killed, Mc Clure's daughter is
5* "The Eighth Mrs.Bluebeard"
a novel by Hillary Waugh,
scriptwriter Mel Goldberg
Jann Darlyn (EQ's girlfriend),
Jeanne Cooper, Gene Raymond (1,3)
An insurance company is forced to pay
out $50,000 on a policy when a man's
wife dies in
a canoe accident.
company believes that the man has
killed several wives for their
and sends salesman Jack Graham to bait
trap for the killer.
Above right: MIDNIGHT
PICNIC on a Manhattan terrace is just getting
Ellery Queen (George Nader) and his girlfriend (Jann Darlyn)
when he is called into
the case of "The Eight Mrs.Bluebeard" on NBC-TV
Further Adventures of
6* "Cat of Many Tails"
With John Abbott, Paul Langton
The mayor of New York City calls on
Ellery to help solve a series of
strangulations for which
the police can find no motive but which they
believe to be the work
of one killer.
7* "Death before Bedtime"
a novel by Edgar Box (Gore Vidal)
With Neil Hamilton, Heather Angel
Ellery accepts an invitation to visit
Senator Leander Rhodes, who plans to
run for president. But shortly
after Ellery's arrival, Rhodes is murdered
8* "Double, Double"
scriptwriter John Roeburt
With Luana Anders, Rhys Williams
Ellery receives in the mail a number of
clippings relating a series of
accidental deaths in a small
town where he once lived. Then he is
visited by a young girl from the same
town who tells him that her
disappeared and asks for his help.
right: BABY-FACED BEATNIK -- George Nader's sleuthing, as Ellery
Queen, leads him to quaint
young lady (Luana Anders) with yen for dolls and
Episode 11/21/58 pre-empted
9* "So Rich, so Lovely and so Dead"
a novel by Harold Q.Masur
With Eva Gabor, Thomas Gomez
(3), Whit Bissell (stockbroker)
Ellery investigates the murder of a wealthy
countess who was killed
shortly after appealing to him for help.
A conniving stockbroker stalked the
10* "The Diamond-Studded Typewriter"
a novel by Carlton
With James Gavin, Olive
Alice Anthony asks
handwriting expert Jeff Green to help her prove that
the late James
Gavin is her father, who deserted her and her mother years
A notorious diamond smuggler
forces Ellery to accept the gift of a typewriter
at gunpoint and is
murdered shortly after.
11* "Four and Twenty - to Live"
a novel by John Roeburt,
scriptwriter: Robert E. Thompson
Ellery is menaced by a girl
with a gun who wants him to phone the
governor and request a stay
of execution for her condemned father.
12* "Paint the Town Black"
from a novel by David
Alexander, scriptwriter S.S.Schweitzer
A friend gives a valuable small
statuette to Ellery for safekeeping. Soon
afterward, Ellery becomes
involved in international intrigue when he's
strangers who first offer to by the statuette and, when her
attempt to steal it.
13* "The Hollow Man"
a novel by John
scriptwriter Howard Rodman
Silvera (Sol), Whitney Blake
(Nina), Murvyn Vye (Marco),
Wesley Lau (Max), John Goddard
(Rocky), John Munroe (Aldo),
Russell Trent (Hobie), John Newton
Ellery becomes involved
in the search for
former welterweight champion who's
been missing for five years.
Above right: George Nader (Ellery Queen) and Whitney
Blake (Nina) in
"The Hollow Man".
14* "Bury me Deep"
from a novel by Harold Q.Masur,
scriptwriter William Mourne
With Richard Long, Pat McVey and Joanne Linville. (2)
Ellery returns unexpectedly to
his New York apartment and finds a beautiful
drunk and making herself at home. Shortly, however,
dies, poisoned, and Ellery attempts to learn her identity and find
15* "The Jinn City Story"
from a novel by John
Roeburt, scriptwriter Nicholas E. Baehr
Castle, Vanessa Brown,
Brian Keith, James Bell (1,3)
Ellery's plane is forced
by heavy fog and bad weather to make an
emergency landing at a
small-town airport. There Ellery is approached by a
old man who asks him to help someone falsely accused
"Heir to Revolution"
scriptwriter: Robert E.
With Scott Forbes (British
Jeanne Moody (wife of British consul),
Gusti Huber, Kurt Kasznar (3)
The U.S. government asks Ellery to
South-east Asian monarchy
which is on
the verge of being taken
over by communists.
Ellery is one of the few people who can
a young man who claims to be
heir to the throne.
Above right: George Nader as Ellery Queen in "Heir to
17* "The Murder of the Whistler's Brother"
the novel by David Alexander, scriptwriter Sheldon Stark
Shepperd Strudwick, Eduardo Ciannelli (3)
The director of an art museum asks Ellery to recover a
painting within 24 hours
so that it can be shown at an important exhibition.
18* "Death Likes it Hot"
a novel by Edgar Box (Gore
scriptwriter: Robert E. Thompson
Anna Lee, Kent Smith, Julie Bennett, Vivi Janis (1,3)
A friend of Ellery's drowns in
tropical waters, but Ellery knew his friend to
be an expert swimmer
and suspects the death was murder.
Episode 02/06/59 pre-empted
19* "Margin of Terror"
a novel by William P.McGivern,
scriptwriter: Warner Law
During a speaking engagement in
Naples, "Papa George" Dimitrovitch, a
official who defected to the United States, is kidnapped by
agents who intend to force him to return to Russia. Ellery
his Italian vacation and tries to find Papa George.
20* "The Room Upstairs"
with Frankie Darro,
Joan Hackett ? (3)
from a novel by Mildred
scriptwriter Don Ettlinger
Marion Seldes (Hilda),
Judith Braun (Doris), Dayton Lummis
(Mr.Corwith), Dabbs Greer (Jake)
Ellery receives a call
for help from a
friend, a small-town policeman
that an auto accident involving
the daughter of a
prominent citizen is
connected with the finding of the
of a young girl in
In the disguise of a chauffeur
Ellery wins the confidence of injured
right: George Nader and Marian Seldes in "The Room Upstairs".
the series switched to production in New York,
(left) took over the EQ role and the
Inspector was completely dropped. Philips played Ellery as a man of
awareness and compassion, substantially closer to the original concepts.
Using only original scripts the show was
produced on videotape rather than live and the title was shortened to Ellery