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"Terror at Northfield"
Production with Revue Studios,Universal Studios 1963
When his teenage son Tommy is found murdered in the town of Northfield, John
Cooley sets out to avenge the boys death. John is a religious fanatic who
believes he is on a mission from God. When he finds a piece of car headlight
at the murder scene, he seeks out and kills the car's original owner Frency
La Font and an elderly librarian who had some connection to the car. With
all the murders, the residents of Northfield are unstandably shaken. They
demand that Sheriff Will Pearce solve
the case. Unfortunately, Pearce's girlfriend Susan Marsh falls under
Cooley's suspicions since she bought the car from La Font. His attempt to
kill her, however, is foiled at the last second by the timely arrival of
NBC, 11/19/1971 or 11/11/1971
Queen remained off the home screen for thirteen years. Universal Pictures prepared a 2 hour pilot for a new series. Originally announced as 'Catch me if you can' this easily forgettable murder mystery has famed detective taking over police-baffling Hydra case. Relationship between Lawford and Morgan starts out well but disappears as film progresses. The plot structure of "Cat of Many Tails" is present here, but all of the story's subtleties and insights are tossed away. The script was written by Richard Levinson and William Link (billed as "Ted Leighton" because they disapproved of changes made). The casting of Ellery is preposterous: Lawford plays him as an overaged, mod "Swinging London" hipster. Harry Morgan, well-suited as the long-suffering Dad, has been rewritten as a long-suffering uncle. Thus resolving the difference in accents between the two actors.
of Y (Y-no-higeki) (Japan)
Director: Shigemichi Sugita
Producers: Tani Kou Qian / Ken
Scenario: Kunio Shimizu
Music: Masaru Sato
Nango (Drury Lane): Koji Ishizaka
Inspector Sahara: Nobuo Kaneko
Kiyoko Sahara: Masako Natsume
and also with Kaoru Yachigusa, Sachiko Hidari, Ehara Makoto, Muramatsu Eiko, Takeshi Hara
This is a first. A television play about Drury Lane. Masako Natsume plays a daughter of an assistant police inspector. The Drury Lane part is called Nango. The 6 episode series is available as a 3 dvd box.
Director: Jana Semschová
Source novel: "The
Fourth Side of the Triangle"
Supposedly fairly decent tv-drama, with detective Petr Stephanec playing Ellery Queen. (Click here to see the movie)