Ellery Queen

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Ellery Queen remains one of the most famous names in the world of mystery and detective fiction. The character was created by cousins Frederic Dannay and Manfred Lee. In 1929, Ellery Queen made his first appearance in The Roman Hat Mystery.

The character would appear in numerous books, movies, television series, comic strips, radio shows, and magazines. Outside of the novels, Ellery Queen is best know for the 1940s movies with Ralph Bellamy and William Gargan, the 1975-76 TV series with Jim Hutton, and the mystery magazine that bears his name.

Over radio, Ellery Queen had five separate radio runs with Ellery played by five different actors. However, the names of the actors playing Ellery were never featured in order to provide the illusion that Ellery was starring as himself in the radio show.

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Carleton Young

Sidney Smith

Larry Dobkin


Hugh Marlowe (Ford Theater): 


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  1 comment for “Ellery Queen”

  1. Scot
    April 5, 2021 at 10:15 am

    2 questions I’m a huge ellery queen. Jim Hutton Series was awesome Ralph Bellamy not so much. Just discovering radio shows that I never knew about I don’t like nickki but any way you only have a few shows I’m looking for the show mr.short and mr. long. Also I’m a huge Eddie Capra series of you anybody that’s selling vhs or dvd shows would be most grateful tv is so awful. If I had millions of dollars I would create some great mysteries. Nobody cares about it anymore thank you Scot from Boston

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