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Ellery Queen

The Adventure of the Disappearing Dagger (Season 1, Episode 22)
TV Episode | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Family

An elderly amateur criminologist finally figures out how a five-year-old "locked-room" murder was committed, and is murdered by the killer before he can alert Inspector Queen. Ellery takes up the challenge himself. The criminologist had ...See moreAn elderly amateur criminologist finally figures out how a five-year-old "locked-room" murder was committed, and is murdered by the killer before he can alert Inspector Queen. Ellery takes up the challenge himself. The criminologist had first implicated an airline pilot, because he was flying the plane where the murder was committed and had the opportunity to toss the murder weapon out the window. Nobody else seems to have been able to get rid of the weapon, but Ellery finds that the murder victim had stolen someone else's invention, and that the murderer may have invented the weapon as well. Written by Peter Harris See less
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Director
Writers
Frederic Dannay (characters created by) (as Ellery Queen) | Manfred Lee (characters created by) (as Ellery Queen) | Richard Levinson (developer) | William Link (developer) & 2 more
Cinematographer
John M. Nickolaus Jr. (as John M. Nickolaus)
Status
Edit Released
Updated Apr 4, 1976

Release date
Apr 4, 1976 (United States)

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16 cast members
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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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Gary Burghoff
Gerald Hacker Gerald Hacker   See fewer
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Ronny Cox
Buck Nolan Buck Nolan   See fewer
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Mel Ferrer
Brandon Childs Brandon Childs   See fewer
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Walter Pidgeon
Hamilton Drew Hamilton Drew   See fewer
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Dana Wynter
Mrs. Alyssa Hendricks Childs Mrs. Alyssa Hendricks Childs   See fewer
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Tom Reese
Sgt. Thomas Velie Sgt. Thomas Velie   See fewer
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Michele Marsh
Norma Lee Burke Norma Lee Burke   See fewer
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R.G. Armstrong
Stan Buffo Stan Buffo   See fewer
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Tom Lacy
Ray Vogel Ray Vogel   See fewer
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Tom Brown
The Broadcaster, Marvin The Broadcaster, Marvin   See fewer
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Kristin Larkin
The Assistant The Assistant   See fewer
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Murray Pollack
Pallbearer (uncredited) Pallbearer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Nina Roman
Grace (uncredited) Grace (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clark Ross
Pallbearer (uncredited) Pallbearer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ratings Breakdown

8.2 / 10 | 54 votes