The Adventures Of Ellery Queen

Copyright 2017, J. David Goldin

These are all the examples of this program in the radioGOLDINdex database. These listings are accurate as of October 29, 2017. The programs are listed chronologically, partial dates appear first, unknown dates appear last.


16176. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. January 7, 1943. NBC net. "The Adventure Of The Singing Rat". Sponsored by: Bromo Seltzer. Racketeer Musso has been set up by a stool pigeon. A hollow cigarette holds the secret of murder. This is the West Coast broadcast, the East cast broadcast took place on January 9, 1943. The system cue has been deleted. Carleton Young, Marian Shockley, Santos Ortega, Ted de Corsia, Ann Corio (guest armchair detective), Alfred McKelvey ("a prominent Eastern manufacturer" second guest armchair detective), Ernest Chappell (announcer), Frederic Dannay (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Bruce Kamman (producer, director), Charles Paul (organ). 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

48679. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. March 28, 1943. NBC net. "The Adventure Of The Circus Train". Sponsored by: Bromo Seltzer. The owner of a circus is killed, three $10,000 bills have been removed from the body! The "Guest Armchair Detective" sequence has been deleted, the mystery is complete. The West Coast broadcast has been researched as being on March 25, 1943, the East Coast broadcast on March 27, 1943. Carleton Young, Marian Shockley, Santos Ortega, Ted de Corsia, Bruce Kamman (producer, director), Charles Paul (organ), Ernest Chappell (announcer), Frederic Dannay (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer). 28:47. Audio condition: Very good. Incomplete.

50727. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. September 30, 1943. NBC net. "The Adventure Of The World Series Crime". Sponsored by: Bromo Seltzer. The star of the World Series goes into a slump after his favorite bat has been stolen. Ellery is given only three hours to recover it! The "Guest Armchair Detectives" are Art Flynn of the Sporting News, Ken Sears of the New York Yankees and baseball player Joe Gordon. This is the West Coast broadcast. The East Coast broadcast took place on October 2, 1943. The script was used previously on October 10, 1942. Sydney Smith, Marian Shockley, Santos Ortega, Ted de Corsia, Art Flynn, Ernest Chappell (announcer), Ken Sears, Joe Gordon, Frederic Dannay (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Bruce Kamman (producer, director), Charles Paul (organ). 29:32. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

39893. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. November 6, 1943. NBC net. "The Adventure Of The Vanishing Magician". Sponsored by: Bromo Seltzer. A has-been vaudevillian promises to disappear from a house to win a $25,000 bet. A good wartime mystery! This is the East Coast broadcast. The West Coast broadcast took place on November 4, 1943. The script was previously used on "Ellery Queen" on September 15, 1940. Sydney Smith, Helen Lewis, Santos Ortega, Ted de Corsia, Charles Paul (organ), Edward Pawley ("Guest Armchair Detective," star of "Big Town"), S. Bigman ("Guest Armchair Detective," editor of "Time" magazine), Ernest Chappell (announcer), Frederic Dannay (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Bruce Kamman (producer, director). 29:04. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

68144. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. November 18, 1943. O. W. I. syndication, version B. World lateral transcription. "The Adventure Of The Wounded Lieutenant". Loose talk by soldiers (while drinking soda pop!) causes the death of American soldiers. The public service announcements are added live. See cat. #24529 for version "A." The program was taken from the west coast version of, "The Adventure Of The Bullet-Proof Man" of the above date. Sydney Smith, Marian Shockley, Santos Ortega, Ted de Corsia, Ernest Chappell (announcer), Charles Paul (conductor), Bruce Kamman (director), Frederic Dannay (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer). 13:06. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete as above.

24529. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. November 18, 1943. The Office Of War Information syndication. "The Adventure Of The Wounded Lieutenant". Loose talk by soldiers (while drinking soda pop!) cause the death of American soldiers. Version A, World Lateral transcription. See cat. #68144 for Version B. This program was taken from the West Coast broadcast of, "The Adventure Of The Bullet-Proof Man" of the above date. Sydney Smith, Marian Shockley, Santos Ortega, Ted de Corsia, Ed Sullivan ("Guest Armchair Detective"), Ernest Chappell (announcer), Virginia Field ("Guest Armchair Detective"), Frederic Dannay (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Bruce Kamman (producer, director), Charles Paul (organ). 15 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

24527. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. January 15, 1944. NBC net. "The Adventure Of The Mischief Maker". Sponsored by: Bromo Seltzer. Anonymous letters are being sent to people living in an apartment house, causing all kinds of grief. Who's behind it? This is the East Coast broadcast. The West Coast program took place on January 13, 1944. Sydney Smith, Marian Shockley, Santos Ortega, Ted de Corsia, G. Beane (Guest Armchair Detective), P. Cusack (Guest Armchair Detective), Frederic Dannay (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Bob Steel (producer, director), Charles Paul (organist), Ernest Chappell (announcer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

24528. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. January 20, 1944. NBC net. "The Scarecrow and The Snowman". Sponsored by: Bromo Seltzer. A good mystery about a tough case that takes Ellery months to solve. A corpse is found frozen, on a farm filled with crazies. The script was previously used on "Ellery Queen" on January 7, 1940. Sydney Smith, Marian Shockley, Santos Ortega, Ted de Corsia, Charles Paul (organ), Ernest Chappell (announcer), Jeanne Cagney ("Guest Armchair Detective"), P. Cusack ("Guest Armchair Detective"), Frederic Dannay (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer). 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

1744. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. April 13, 1944. Program #1. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "The Adventure Of Dead Man's Cavern". A corpse is found in a cave with only one set of footprints going into the cave. AFRS program Name: "Mystery Playhouse." The script was used previously on October 22, 1939 (as "The Haunted Cave"). This is the west coast broadcast, the east coast broadcast took place on April 15, 1944. The AFRS transcription has April 14, 1944 etched on the disc matrix. Sydney Smith, Marian Shockley, Santos Ortega, Ted de Corsia, Frederic Dannay (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Bob Steel (producer, director), Ernest Chappell (announcer), Charles Paul (organist), Marjorie Lawrence ("Guest Armchair Detective," soprano), Beverley Kelley ("Guest Armchair Detective," Publicity Director of The Ringling Brothers Circus). 29:47. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

102491. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. July 13, 1944. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "The Adventure Of The Foul Tip". West coast broadcast. The guest "Armchair Detective" is organist Charles La Torre. A movie cowboy is resisting a divorce from his unfaithful wife. A trip to the ballpark results in a murdered cowboy. Sydney Smith, Santos Ortega, Ted de Corsia, Marian Shockley, Bob Steel (producer, director), Charles La Torre, Charles Paul (organist), Paul Lavalle and His Orchestra (music fill). 29:28. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

8629. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. August 1, 1945. Program #120. CBS net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "The Adventure Of Nick The Knife". An excellent whodunit. A psychopathic knife slasher is on the loose. AFRS program name: "Mystery Playhouse." The script was subsequently used on "Ellery Queen" on April 15, 1948 (as "The Slicer"), see cat. #68196. Sydney Smith, Barbara Terrell, Santos Ortega, Ted de Corsia, Anthony Boucher (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Bob Steel (producer, director), Don Hancock (announcer). 25 minutes. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

61697. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. November 7, 1945. CBS net. "The Adventure Of The Message In Red". Sponsored by: Anacin, Hill Cold Tablets. Three women have been shot to death in one night...by the same gun. What did the three women have in common...and who killed them? Don Hancock (anouncer), Victor Jory ("Guest Armchair Detective"), Sydney Smith, Santos Ortega, Ted de Corsia, Gertrude Warner, Raymond Edward Johnson, Anthony Boucher (writer), Manfred B. Lee (creator, writer), Frederic Dannay (creator), Bob Steel (producer, director), Chet Kinsbury (music), Frank Mellow (sound effects), James Rinaldi (sound engineer), Virginia Dwyer (commercial spokeswoman). 29:30. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

68185. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. January 1946. "The Adventure Of The Reign Of Terror". A sales presentation program for G. Washington Coffee, not a broadcast. Two impossible crimes have taken place: a man is murdered in a stalled elevator, another dies on a street in full view of a policeman. There is no discernable cause of death for either body. The next day, a couple with no clothes on are both found dead in a locked room. The story has an almost graphic sex scene! It's doubtful anything this racy was ever broadcast. "Flakesy, the mobster," dies right on schedule. The solution to the crime is the most far-fetched imaginable. An elaborate and very clever sales presentation. . 41:14. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68178. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. October 23, 1946. CBS net. "The Adventure Of The Woman Who Died Several Times". Sponsored by: Anacin, BiSoDol Mints, Hill's Cold Tablets. A blackmailer has been shot by a young millionaire...or has she? It takes a second murder to kill this lady! The "Guest Armchair Detective" is John Carradine, who comments that he needs an aspirin (not an Anacin)! Don Hancock (announcer), John Carradine, Anthony Boucher (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Bob Steel (producer, director), Charlotte Keane. 29:31. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68177. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. October 30, 1946. CBS net. "The Adventure Of Ellery Queen's Rival". Sponsored by: Anacin, BiSoDol Mints, Hill's Cold Tablets. Nikki goes out on a date with Larry Conair, another writer of detective stories, and comes upon a locked room murder...then a second locked room murder! The "Guest Armchair Detective" is Admiral H.B. Miller, who speaks from WTOP, Washington, D.C. and who guesses the identity of the killer. Don Hancock (announcer), H. B. Miller, Charlotte Keane, Anthony Boucher (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Bob Steel (producer, director). 29:24. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68176. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. November 6, 1946. CBS net, WCBS, New York aircheck. "The Adventure Of The Crime Of Inspector Queen". Sponsored by: Anacin, BiSoDol Mints, Hill's Cold Tablets. Inspector Queen flies to Los Angeles to bring back Joe Krupp, an accused killer willing to sing! Joe Krupp is murdered en route...by Inspector Queen! The "Guest Armchair Detective" is Paul Douglas, who guesses the identity of the killer. Don Hancock (announcer), Paul Douglas, Anthony Boucher (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Bob Steel (producer, director), Charlotte Keane. 29:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68162. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. November 13, 1946. CBS net. "The Adventure Of The Uneasy Voyage". Sponsored by: Anacin, BiSoDol Mints, Hill's Cold Tablets. Ellery boards an ocean liner to prevent the murder of a French patriot, without the Frenchman knowing of his mission. A professional killer is identified as being on board, just before the Frenchman is poisoned. Ellery announces that as of next week's program, the "Guest Armchair Detective" will be contacted by telephone from among the listeners. The "Guest Armchair Detective" is Carmina Freeman, editorial director of "Baffling Detective" magazine. She presents an award to the program. Don Hancock (announcer), Carmina Freeman, Tom Everitt (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Charlotte Keane. 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68175. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. November 20, 1946. CBS net. "The Adventure Of The Prizefighter's Birthday". Sponsored by: Anacin, BiSoDol Mints, Hill's Cold Tablets. Billy Shawn's been told to throw his twenty-sixth fight...or else! Billy wins the fight in the first round and is almost murdered by a package bomb. The "Guest Armchair Detective" is reached by telephone in Columbus, Ohio. Don Hancock (announcer), Richard Manoff (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Bob Steel (producer, director), Charlotte Keane. 29:26. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68170. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. November 27, 1946. CBS net. "The Adventure Of Ellery Queen, Blackmail Victim". Sponsored by: Anacin, BiSoDol Mints, Hill's Cold Tablets. A drunken journalist will kill people at random unless Ellery pays him off. When Ellery pays the required $25,000, the murderer hides the money in the morgue, but where in the morgue? The "Guest Armchair Detective" is reached by phone in Chicago. Don Hancock (announcer), Tom Everitt (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Charlotte Keane. 29:16. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68184. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. December 4, 1946. CBS net. "The Adventure Of Ellery Queen, Gigolo". Sponsored by: Anacin, BiSoDol Mints, Hill's Cold Tablets. A gigolo agency seems to be behind a series of robberies. Ellery goes undercover. Sheba Sully, the operator of the agency is murdered and dies on the street. A chess piece in the hand of the dying woman provides the clue to allow Ellery to solve the crime. The "Guest Armchair Detective" guesses the identity of the killer by telephone from Cambridge, Massachusetts. Don Hancock (announcer), Anthony Boucher (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Bob Steel (producer, director). 29:8. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68190. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. December 11, 1946. CBS net. "The Adventure Of The Old Man's Darling". Sponsored by: Anacin, BiSoDol Mints, Hill's Cold Tablets. Ellery Queen is offered $5000 for a children's fund if he can find certain missing personal objects. A murder follows, but with one shot or two? The "Guest Armchair Detective" guesses the identity of the killer by telephone from Indiana. Don Hancock (announcer), Anthony Boucher (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Bob Steel (producer, director), Charlotte Keane. 29:17. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68150. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. December 18, 1946. CBS net. "The Adventure Of A Hurricane That Committed A Murder". Sponsored by: Anacin, BiSoDol Mints, Hills Cold Tablets. A murdered dope peddler leads to a waterfront boarding house, which is promptly blown up! A barometer and an approaching hurricane are the trigger devices for the bomb. The "Guest Armchair Detective" is called on the telephone. No cast credits are announced. Don Hancock (announcer), Tom Everitt (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Bob Steel (producer, director), Charlotte Keane. 29:31. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

68160. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. December 25, 1946. CBS net. "The Adventure Of Ellery Queen, Santa Claus". Sponsored by: Anacin, BiSoDol Mints, Hill's Cold Tablets. Ellery Queen visits a man on death row to try to prove his innocence. A $1000 diamond ring on the finger of a movie theatre box office clerk is the clue Ellery needs to do his annual good deed for Christmas. The trail leads to a department store Santa Claus who is knifed to death! The "Guest Armchair Detective" is a housewife from Jersey City who guesses the identity of the killer by telephone. The script was subsequently used on the program on December 25, 1947 (see cat. #68173). Don Hancock (announcer), Tom Everitt (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Bob Steel (producer, director), Charlotte Keane. 29:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68161. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. January 1, 1947. CBS net. "The Adventure Of The Unhappy New Year". Sponsored by: Anacin, BiSoDol Mints, Hill's Cold Tablets. An unhappy advertising man, married to a radio writer, threatens suicide when his life seems to be going downhill. Just before he kills himself, somebody tries to shoot him to death! The "Guest Armchair Detective" guesses the identity of the attempted killer from Old Greenwich, Conecticut by telephone. Inspector Queen solves this case, not Ellery! You'll never guess the solution of this mystery! The script was used subsequently on "Ellery Queen" on January 1, 1948. Don Hancock (announcer), Anthony Boucher (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Charlotte Keane, Bob Steel (producer, director). 29:40. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68157. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. January 8, 1947. CBS net. "The Adventure Of The Man Who Could Vanish". Sponsored by: Anacin, Hill's Cold Tablets. Mr. Revenant enters the police station and confesses to Sergeant Velie that he has committed a murder, and that he can disappear at will. Mr. Revenant is an old pal of Ellery's, just back from ten years in England. He does exactly what he describes...he vanishes! Perhaps Revenant's girlfriend (named Juliet Montague!) has the answer. A well-written story! The "Guest Armchair Detective" guesses the solution from Arlington, Virginia by phone. See cat. #68189 for an Australian, syndicated version of this broadcast. Don Hancock (announcer), Anthony Boucher (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Bob Steel (producer, director), Charlotte Keane. 30:04. Audio condition: Fair to good. Complete.

68181. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. January 15, 1947. CBS net. "The Adventure Of The Lollipop Murders". Sponsored by: Anacin, BiSoDol Mints, Hill's Cold Tablets. Mitch Gayles is taking over the town's protection racket, along with his lollipop sucking moll and "Ack-Ack," a killer with a "typewriter." The "Guest Armchair Detective" tries to identify the killer of "Lolly" by telephone. Don Hancock (announcer), Tom Everitt (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Bob Steel (producer, director), Charlotte Keane. 29:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68180. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. January 22, 1947. CBS net. "The Adventure Of Queen Solomon". Sponsored by: Anacin, BiSoDol Mints, Hill's Cold Tablets. Mrs. Heather found a baby on her doorstep eight months previously. Now, two different women claim to be the baby's real mother. Ellery Queen discovers the identity of the baby's real mother, and the identity of the murderer who kills her! The "Guest Armchair Detective" tries to guess the identity of the killer by telephone from Baltimore. This is a rebroadcast of a script previously used under the title, "The Three Mothers" (broadcast on November 26, 1942 and November 28, 1942). Don Hancock (announcer), Frederic Dannay (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Bob Steel (producer, director), Charlotte Keane. 29:27. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68179. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. January 29, 1947. CBS net. "The Adventure Of The Stone Age Detective". Sponsored by: Anacin, BiSoDol Mints, Hill's Cold Tablets. Eighty-four-year-old Avery Clark hires a famous scientist to develop a way to extend his life. Even though he's protected by a primitive tribesman with strange powers, he's found murdered...with the help of a skunk! The "Guest Armchair Detective" guesses the identity of the killer by telephone from Detroit. Don Hancock (announcer), Tom Everitt (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Bob Steel (producer, director), Charlotte Keane. 29:37. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68168. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. February 5, 1947. CBS net. "The Adventure Of The Hunted House". Sponsored by: Anacin, BiSoDol Mints, Hill's Cold Tablets. Desperate to rent an apartment during the housing shortage, Sergeant Velie finds himself photographed in an incriminating pose and blackmailed. Murder soon follows. The "Guest Armchair Detective" is Victor Jory. Don Hancock (announcer), Victor Jory, Richard Coogan, Ed Latimer, Bill Smith, Charlotte Keane, Richard Manoff (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Bob Steel (producer, director). 29:36. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

106565. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. February 12, 1947. CBS net. "The Green Gorillas". Sponsored by: Anacin (commercials deleted). A program about juvenile delinquents. Who is behind the street gang called, "The Green Gorillas?" Ellery uses a teen-ager named Bob Brown to get the goods on the gang. The "Guest Armchair Detective" is Jose Ferrer. The script was subsequently used on the program on June 1, 1947 (see cat. #68165). Jose Ferrer, Don Hancock (announcer), Tom Everitt (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Bob Steel (producer, director), Lawrence Dobkin. 26:12. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

68187. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. February 19, 1947. CBS net. "The Big Brain". Sponsored by: Anacin. Ellery and Nikki are in Florida, where they become involved with a dumb baseball player, an Argentine businessman and a murder. The first 16:07 of the program only. The "Guest Armchair Detective" is Jean Parker (who is not heard on this recording). Bill Cullen (announcer), Tom Everitt (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Bob Steel (producer, director), Lawrence Dobkin, Bill Smith, Charlotte Keane, Ed Latimer. 16:07. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

68143. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. March 19, 1947. CBS net. "The Specialist In Cops". Sponsored by: Anacin. Nutsy Yap has started a new service for the underworld: he kills cops for $2000 each. However, he wants $10,000 to kill Ellery Queen! The "Guest Armchair Detective" is Joan Barton, but she is not heard on this recording. The first 14:47 of the program only. Don Hancock (announcer), Anthony Boucher (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Bob Steel (producer, director), Lawrence Dobkin, Bill Smith, Charlotte Keane, Ed Latimer. 14:47. Audio condition: Excellent. Incomplete.

68154. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. March 26, 1947. CBS net. "The Adventure Of The $10,000 Bill". Sponsored by: Anacin, BiSoDol Mints, Hill's Cold Tablets. A drunk with a very thick bankroll causes Ellery and Nikki to spend an interesting evening at a country inn. A disappearance leads to New York City. A honeymoon leads to an arrest for embezzlement, and to a murdered man with a $10,000 bill in his hand. Twelve tones heard during the program were on the transcription. The "Guest Armchair Detective" is Ted Malone. Don Hancock (announcer), Lawrence Dobkin, Charlotte Keane, Ed Latimer, Bill Smith, Ted Malone, Tom Everitt (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Bob Steel (producer, director). 29:32. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68163. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. April 2, 1947. CBS net. "The Adventure Of A Man Who Murdered A City". Sponsored by: Anacin, BiSoDol Mints, Kolynos Toothpaste. A gangster takes control of the city government, because the citizens can't be bothered to vote. Who is "The Buzzer," and how does Ellery Queen use a ploy in the post office to call in the FBI? When Ellery tells how he discovered the identity of "The Buzzer," remember that there was no "Z" on a telephone dial! The "Guest Armchair Detectives" are Andre Baruch and Bea Wain. Don Hancock (announcer), Andre Baruch, Bea Wain, Lawrence Dobkin, Ed Latimer, Bill Smith, Charlotte Keane, Ted Osborne, Anthony Boucher (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Bob Steel (producer, director). 29:32. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

68164. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. April 16, 1947. CBS net. "The Red Headed Blonde Brunette". Sponsored by: Anacin, BiSoDol Mints, Hill's Cold Tablets. A beautiful nightclub singer is married to Bill Flaggert, or at least she thinks she is. Ellery uncovers a vicious racket in which a woman marries several different military men to get their allotment checks and insurance. Who killed the beautiul singer? The "Guest Armchair Detective" is Arthur Godfrey (who sounds as if he's drunk or very sleepy). This is the last show of the series until June 1, 1947 and the last show of the series on CBS. Don Hancock (anouncer), Arthur Godfrey, Lawrence Dobkin, Bill Smith, Charlotte Keane, Kaye Brinker, Ed Latimer, Tom Everitt (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Bob Steel (producer, director). 29:57. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

68153. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. August 10, 1947. NBC net. "The Case Of The Foolish Girls". Sponsored by: Anacin, Freezone, Kolynos Toothpaste. Dolly Renkie, a seventeen-year-old blonde, has been hanging out in a certain bar. Shortly after her dead body is found, Dolly's equally young friends insist on visiting the same bar! The "Guest Armchair Detective" is Marion Bell. This is the east coast broadcast. The west coast broadcast (broadcast the same day) featured Eddie Dowling. Don Hancock (announcer), Lawrence Dobkin, Charlotte Keane, Bill Smith, Ed Latimer, Marion Bell, Tom Everitt (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Tom Victor (producer, director), Chet Kingsbury (organist). 29:21. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

40175. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. September 7, 1947. NBC net origination, AFRS rebroadcast. "Number Thirty-One". A murdered butler provides the clue Ellery needs to convict Mr. Arkaris of diamond smuggling. AFRS program name: "Mystery Theatre." See cat. #68193 for a network, sponsored version of this broadcast. Don Hancock (announcer), Lawrence Dobkin, Chet Kingsbury (organist), Charlotte Keane, Bill Smith, Ed Latimer, Tom Everitt (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Tom Victor (producer, director). 24:36. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

3678. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. April 29, 1948. ABC net. "The Three Frogs". Sustaining. Nikki befriends a young juvenile delinquent who's being framed for robbery. The program has also been dated May 2, 1948. The "Guest Armchair Detective" is Florabel Muir (columnist for "Daily Variety"). Florabel Muir, Anthony Boucher (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Dwight Hauser (producer, director), Paul Masterson (announcer), Rex Koury (organist), Kaye Brinker, Herb Butterfield, Alan Reed. 1/2 hour. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

64008. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. May 6, 1948. ABC net. "The Case Of One Diamond". Sustaining. Ellery is invited to spend the weekend protecting the famous Gallows diamond. But first, Ellery is shot! Mark Gallows, who had a morbid fear of dirt, is found to have committed suicide. Of course it was murder, but whodunit? Sydney Smith, Peggy Lee ("Guest Armchair Detective"), Paul Masterson (announcer), Dwight Hauser (director), Howard Culver, Herb Butterfield, Kaye Brinker, Joan Banks, Bill Bouchey, Wilms Herbert, Eric Snowden, Sidney Miller, Rex Koury (organist), Anthony Boucher (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer). 29:27. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

85301. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. Grace Gibson syndication. "The Adventure Of Nikki Porter, Suspect". Commercials added locally. A bank robber with a broken nose has been shot and murdered on board a train. The evidence points to Nikki as the killer. This is an Australian production. The script was produced in the United States on March 5, 1947. Gypsy Rose Lee (guest armchair detective, she was on tour in Australia), Ken Crossen (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), John Saul (director). 26:05. Audio condition: Excellent. Otherwise complete.

68189. The Adventures Of Ellery Queen. Program #1. Grace Gibson syndication. "The Adventure Of The Man Who Could Vanish". Commercials added locally. Mr. Revenant enters the police station and confesses to Sergeant Velie that he has committed a murder and that he can disappear at will. Mr. Revenant is an old pal of Ellery's, just back from ten years in England. He does exactly what he describes...he vanishes! Perhaps Revenant's girlfriend (Juliet Montague!) has the answer. The solution to the mystery is a masterful illusion. Well written! This is an Australian production with an Australian cast, of the same script heard in the U.S. on January 8, 1947 (see cat. #68157). Frank Clune (? Australian writer), John Saul (directior), Grace Gibson (producer). 27:27. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Otherwise complete.

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