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Ellery Queen

The Adventure of Caesar's Last Sleep (Season 1, Episode 20)
TV Episode | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Family

Mobster Ralph Caesar survives a bombing attempt and plays dead, hiding out in a hotel room with two police guards. But he is found dead anyway, of poison. Furious crusading District Attorney Erwin Murphy accuses Inspector Queen and the two...See moreMobster Ralph Caesar survives a bombing attempt and plays dead, hiding out in a hotel room with two police guards. But he is found dead anyway, of poison. Furious crusading District Attorney Erwin Murphy accuses Inspector Queen and the two guards (including Velie) of serving poisoned chewing gum, the only thing the mobster had to dine on. Ellery thinks this unlikely because nobody opened the packet except Caeser, and starts looking for other ways the poison could have been administered. Written by Peter Harris See less
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Writers
Rudolph Borchert (teleplay) | Frederic Dannay (characters created by) (as Ellery Queen) | Manfred Lee (characters created by) (as Ellery Queen) | Richard Levinson (developer) & 2 more
Cinematographer
John M. Nickolaus Jr. (as John M. Nickolaus)
Status
Edit Released
Updated Mar 14, 1976

Release date
Mar 14, 1976 (United States)

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18 cast members
Name STARmeter Known for
Jim Hutton
Ellery Queen Ellery Queen   See fewer
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David Wayne
Inspector Richard Queen Inspector Richard Queen   See fewer
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Edward Albert
Lee Marx (as Edward Laurence Albert) Lee Marx (as Edward Laurence Albert)   See fewer
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Michael V. Gazzo
Benny Franks (as Michael Gazzo) Benny Franks (as Michael Gazzo)   See fewer
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Jan Murray
Ralph Caesar Ralph Caesar   See fewer
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Kevin Tighe
Detective Jim Millay Detective Jim Millay   See fewer
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Stuart Whitman
Erwin Murphy Erwin Murphy   See fewer
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Tom Reese
Sgt. Thomas Velie Sgt. Thomas Velie   See fewer
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Elizabeth Lane
Ruth Caesar Ruth Caesar   See fewer
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Timothy Carey
Jay Bonner (as Timothy Agoglia Carey) Jay Bonner (as Timothy Agoglia Carey)   See fewer
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Erica Hagen
Melody Todd Melody Todd   See fewer
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Arch Johnson
Deputy Commissioner Hayes Deputy Commissioner Hayes   See fewer
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Bibi Besch
Edie Allen Edie Allen   See fewer
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Ted Christy
Hood (uncredited) Hood (uncredited)   See fewer
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Daniel Elam
Elevator Operator (uncredited) Elevator Operator (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nina Roman
Grace (uncredited) Grace (uncredited)   See fewer
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Arthur Tovey
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

8.8 / 10 | 57 votes