A Close Call for Ellery Queen

Fiction And Radio's Foremost Mystery Buster Tackles His Most Baffling Case

Genres: Adventure, Crime, Mystery
Two mysterious seamen come from Alan Rogers' past to blackmail him as he seeks to locate his missing daughters. Ellery Queen is called in by Stewart Cole, Rogers' secretary. Queen goes to the estate and finds one daughter already there and the second one expected. When she arrives, it is Ellery's secretary Nikki Porter posing as the daughter as Ellery had her intercept the real heiress after learning of a plot to swindle Rogers. The blackmailing seamen are killed at a waterfront café after getting the blackmail money, Rogers is suspected and Inspector Queen arrives to arrest him, but he is also found dead.
Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1942-01-29
Run time: 67 minute / 1:7
Director: James P. Hogan
Writer: Eric Taylor
Production Company : Columbia Pictures
Production Country: United States of America

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William Gargan
as Ellery Queen
Margaret Lindsay
as Nikki Porter
Charley Grapewin
as Insp. Queen
Ralph Morgan
as Alan Rogers
Kay Linaker
as Margo Rogers
Edward Norris
as Stewart Cole
James Burke
as Sgt. Velie
Addison Richards
as Lester Younger
Charles Judels
as Corday
Andrew Tombes
as Bates
Claire Du Brey
as Housekeeper
Micheline Cheirel
as Marie Dubois
Ben Welden
as Fisherman
Milton Parsons
as Butler
Charles Lane
as Coroner
Writing
Eric Taylor Screenplay

Directing
James P. Hogan Director

Writing
Frederic Dannay Story
Manfred Lee Story

Crew
Gertrude Purcell Additional Dialogue





















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