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.


68165. Ellery Queen. June 1, 1947. NBC net. "The Green Gorillas". Sponsored by: Anacin, Freezone, Kolynos Toothpaste. The first show of the series back again on NBC. 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 Dorothy Gordon, moderator of "The New York Times Forum Of The Air." The script was used previously on the program on February 12, 1947 (see cat. #106565). This is the east coast broadcast, the west coast program (broadcast the same day) featured Nina Foch as "Guest Armchair Detective." Don Hancock (announcer), Dorothy Gordon, Lawrence Dobkin, Charlotte Keane, Bill Smith, George Matthews, Tom Everitt (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Tom Victor (producer, director), Chet Kingsbury (organist). 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68166. Ellery Queen. June 8, 1947. NBC net. "The Sky Pirates". Sponsored by: Freezone, Anacn, Kolynos Toothpaste. Two "pirates" of the air hold up a transatlantic airliner, shoot one of the passengers, rob the rest of the passengers and bail out over the ocean. Ellery has an interesting plan to trap the "sky-jackers." It's a plan that involves everyone becoming unconscious after being deprived of oxygen for fifteen seconds. The last show of the series until August 3, 1947. The "Guest Armchair Detective" is Cy Steinhauser, Radio Editor of The Pittsburgh Press. This is the east coast broadcast. The west coast broadcast (broadcast the same day) featured Marion Bell as the "Guest Armchair Detective." Don Hancock (anouncer), Cy Steinhauser, Lawrence Dobkin, Charlotte Keane, Bill Smith, George Matthews, Tom Everitt (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Tom Victor (producer, director), Chet Kingsbury (organist). 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68158. Ellery Queen. August 3, 1947. NBC net. "The Atomic Murder". Sponsored by: Freezone, Anacin. An assassination attempt against Mikha Bela, a famous atomic scientist, may have been made by the friends of Martin Borman and the Nazis! Dr. Bela's wife is murdered...for an amazing reason! The "Guest Armchair Detective" is Eddie Dowling. This is the east coast broadcast. The west coast broadcast (broadcast the same day) featured Fay McKenzie. Don Hancock (announcer), Lawrence Dobkin, Charlotte Keane, Bill Smith, Ed Latimer, Eddie Dowling, Tom Everitt (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Tom Victor (producer, director), Chet Kingsbury (organist). 29:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68152. Ellery Queen. August 17, 1947. NBC net. "Murder For Americans". Sponsored by: Freezone, Anacin, Kolynos Toothpaste. Young Sylvia asks Ellery to help find her friend Madeleine, who has disapeared. Madeleine's father is a policeman who dislikes Jews, and Sylvia is a Jew. The city is being flooded with hate pamphlets, which are behind the racist actvities. The "Guest Armchair Detective" is Patrice Munsel, who guesses the killer's identity. This is the east coast broadcast. The west coast broadcast (broadcast the same day) features Jeffrey Lynn. Patrice Munsel, Lawrence Dobkin, Don Hancock (announcer), Charlotte Keane, Bill Smith, Ed Latimer, Chet Kingsbury (music), Anthony Boucher (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Tom Victor (producer, director), Chet Kingsbury (organist). 29:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68195. Ellery Queen. August 31, 1947. NBC net. "The King's Horse". Sponsored by: Freezone, Anacin, Kolynos Toothpaste. The king of Euridea has been killed by a bomb at the racetrack. Who planted the explosives? Watch the newsreel! The "Guest Armchair Detective" is Pam Camp ("Miss Arkansas"). This is the east coast broadcast. The west coast broadcast (heard the same day) featured John Emory. Don Hancock (announcer), Pam Camp, Lawrence Dobkin, Chet Kingsbury (organist), Charlotte Keane, Bill Smith, Ed Latimer, Tom Everitt (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Tom Victor (producer, director). 29:13. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68193. Ellery Queen. September 7, 1947. NBC net. "Number Thirty-One". Sponsored by: Freezone, Anacin, Kolynos Toothpaste. George Arkaris is suspected of smuggling diamonds into the country. A Negro butler is found dead in the river, shortly after playing "the numbers"...a certain number! The "Guest Armchair Detective" is Sonya Stein (Radio Editor of The Washington Post), who correctly guesses the identity of the killer. This is the east coast broadcast. The west coast broadcast (heard the same day) featured Kent Smith. This is a network, sponsored version of cat. #40175. Don Hancock (announcer), Sonya Stein, Lawrence Dobkin, Chet Kingsbury (organist), Charlotte Keane, Bill Smith, Ed Latimer, Tom Everitt (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Tom Victor (producer, director). 29:22. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68191. Ellery Queen. September 14, 1947. NBC net. "Tragedy In Blue". Sponsored by: Freezone, Anacin, Kloynos Toothpaste. Murder in a radio studio! Zona Blue collapses right after a singing commercial, but her evil husband's the one who gets his throat cut! The "Guest Armchair Detective" is Jean Sablon. This is the east coast broadcast. The west coast broadcast (heard the same day) featured Danton Walker. Don Hancock (announcer), Mason Adams, Jean Sablon, Chet Kingsbury (organist), Lawrence Dobkin, Charlotte Keane, Bill Smith, Ed Latimer, Tom Everitt (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Tom Victor (producer, director). 29:23. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68171. Ellery Queen. December 11, 1947. ABC net. "Nikki Porter, Bride". Sustaining. Nikki quits her job with Ellery in anger and plans to get maried to Hobart Grimmin, a known bigamist and a fraud. Grimmin is shot at the altar, but by whom? The "Guest Armchair Detective" is Zuma Palmer (columnist for the Hollywood Citizen-News). She guesses the identity of the killer. Paul Masterson (announcer), Zuma Palmer, Lawrence Dobkin, Rex Koury (music), Dick Woollen (director), Virginia Gregg, Alan Reed, Herb Butterfield, Joseph Kearns, Maxine Marx, Edward Marr, Eleanor Audley, Myra Marsh, Anthony Boucher (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer). 29:25. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

68172. Ellery Queen. December 18, 1947. ABC net. "The Case Of The Melancholy Dane". Sustaining. When Willis Dane's father dies suddenly, his mother immediately marries Willis' uncle Claude. While Shakespeare spins in his grave at the plagiarism, Uncle Claude is murdered and young Willis is accused of the crime. The "Guest Armchair Detective" is Dick Williams (west coast editor of "Pic" magazine). Paul Masterson (announcer), Dick Williams, Lawrence Dobkin, Virginia Gregg, Rex Koury (music), Dick Woollen (director), Alan Reed, Herb Butterfield, Stacy Harris, Eleanor Audley, Paul Frees, Georgia Ellis, Earl Lee, Bill Bouchey. 29:20. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68173. Ellery Queen. December 25, 1947. ABC net. "Ellery Queen, Santa Claus". Sustaining. 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 script was previously used on the program on December 25, 1946 (see cat. #68160). The "Guest Armchair Detective" is Fabius Friedman (west coast editor of "Radio Best" magazine). Fabius Friedman, Tom Everitt (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Dick Woollen (producer, director), Paul Masterson (announcer), Rex Koury (organist), Lawrence Dobkin, Virginia Gregg, Herb Butterfield, Alan Reed. 29:19. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68174. Ellery Queen. January 8, 1948. ABC net. "The Head Hunter". Sustaining. A "head-hunter" has committed two murders in the underworld and is after more gamblers. The masked "head-hunter" commits another murder and even shoots Sergeant Velie! Who is this guy? The "Guest Armchair Detective" is Alice Canfield. Paul Masterson (announcer), Alice Canfield, Rex Koury (music), Dick Woollen (director), Lawrence Dobkin, Herb Butterfield, Kaye Brinker, Alan Reed, William Conrad, Luis Van Rooten, Charles McGraw, Tony Barrett, Anthony Boucher (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer). 29:33. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

68182. Ellery Queen. January 15, 1948. ABC net. "The Terrified Man". Sustaining. Mr. Brown has received a "poisoned soap" letter, threatening his death. Brown is going to be killed by "someone he sees every day." Who is it? After Brown is killed, Ellery solves the case by analyzing the contents of Brown's medicine chest. The "Guest Armchair Detective" is radio producer Jerry Devine. A nifty bit of detection! The script was used previously on "Ellery Queen" on January 15, 1942 and January 17, 1942 as "The Invisible Clue." Paul Masterson (announcer), Jerry Devine, Rex Koury (music), Dick Woollen (director), Lawrence Dobkin, Herb Butterfield, Kaye Brinker, Alan Reed, John Brown. 29:23. Audio condition: Good. Complete.

68159. Ellery Queen. January 29, 1948. ABC net. "Death House". Sustaining. When the strange Mr. Lazarus dies and leaves his entire estate to Mrs. Madge Manus, there are two conditions...and several attempts on her life. "Guest Armchair Detective" Erskine Johnson (Hollywood columnist) correctly guesses the identity of the killer. Paul Masterson (announcer), Erskine Johnson, Lawrence Dobkin, Jeff Chandler (billed as "Ira Grossel"), Dick Woollen (director), Herb Butterfield, Kaye Brinker, Alan Reed, Lurene Tuttle, Earl Lee, Ralph Moody, Wilms Herbert, Rex Koury (music), Frederic Dannay (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer). 29:30. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

68167. Ellery Queen. February 5, 1948. ABC net. "Bubsy". Sustaining. Bubsy Chum is a 6' 6" stupid killer who's a one-man crime wave. Who is behind Bubsy? After kidnapping Ellery and Nikki, Bubsy's planning to kill them both unless Ellery can name his boss. The "Guest Armchair Detective" is Buddy Rogers, who guesses the identity of the killer. Paul Masterson (announcer), Buddy Rogers, Lawrence Dobkin, Paul Frees, Dick Woollen (director), Herb Butterfield, Kaye Brinker, Alan Reed, Edwin Max, Eleanor Audley, Jack Petruzzi, Peter Leeds, Harold Dryanforth, Rex Koury (music), Manfred B. Lee (writer). 29:20. Audio condition: Good to very good. Complete.

68186. Ellery Queen. February 12, 1948. ABC net. "A Question Of Color". Sustaining. Gamblers have set up a colored boxer into taking a fight beyond his abilities, so that they can win big. The boxer's trainer has been made drunk, severely limiting the chances the boxer can win. Who gave Doc the whiskey? The "Guest Armchair Detective" is Hollywood columnist Edith Gwynn, who guesses the identiy of the culprit. The final 14:55 of the program only. Paul Masterson (announcer), Edith Gwynn, Roy Candy, Herb Butterfield, Lawrence Dobkin, Rex Koury (music), Dick Woollen (director), Kaye Brinker, Alan Reed, James Edwards, Bill Bouchey, Roy Glenn, Frankie Lynn, Edith Wilson, Earl Smith, Anthony Boucher (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer). 14:55. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

68183. Ellery Queen. February 19, 1948. ABC net. "The Old Sinner". Sustaining. Uncle Bert has returned and is promptly shot after a bit of blackmail. The "Guest Armchair Detective" is Virginia McPherson, a writer for United Press. Paul Masterson (announcer), Virginia McPherson, Lawrence Dobkin, Tom Collins, Rex Koury (music), Dick Woollen (director), Herb Butterfield, Kaye Brinker, Alan Reed, Fay Baker, Wilms Herbert, Stacy Harris, Ralph Moody, Anthony Boucher (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer). 29:34. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68188. Ellery Queen. February 26, 1948. ABC net. "The Blue Egg". Sustaining. An impossible crime has been committed. Where is that missing fabulous blue sapphire? The "Guest Armchair Detective" is movie producer Seymour Nebenzal. The final 14:57 of the program only. Paul Masterson (announcer), Frank Lovejoy, Lawrence Dobkin, Rex Koury (music), Dick Woollen (director), Herb Butterfield, Kaye Brinker, Alan Reed, Gene Leonard, Seymour Nebenzal. 14:57. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Incomplete.

68151. Ellery Queen. March 4, 1948. ABC net. "The Case Of The Human Weapon". Sustaining. Mr. Sykes has been placed in an insane asylum by his wife. He must be released today so that he can kill his wife...and he asks Ellery for help! Abel Sykes escapes from the asylum and does in fact murder his wife...or does he? The "Guest Armchair Detective" is John Nelson (the m.c. of "Bride and Groom"). This is the west coast broadcast. The east coast broadcast (heard the same day) featured Joan Barton. The script was used previously on "Ellery Queen" on Arpil 1, 1943 and April 3, 1943. John Nelson, Paul Masterson (announcer), Lawrence Dobkin, Rex Koury (music), Dick Woollen (director), Luis Van Rooten, Herb Butterfield, Kaye Brinker, Alan Reed, Lurene Tuttle, Anne Stone, Rye Billsbury, Frederic Dannay (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer). 29:17. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

68169. Ellery Queen. March 11, 1948. ABC net. "The Lynching Of Mr. Cue". Sustaining. Ellery is arrested for murder in a small town. Everyone thinks he's "Scarface Mr. Cue," a notorious gangster, so a lynch mob forms. The "Guest Armchair Detective" is Kirk Douglas. Paul Masterson (announcer), Kirk Douglas, William Conrad, Lawrence Dobkin, Edwin Max, Rex Koury (music), Dick Woollen (director), Bill Bouchey, Herb Butterfield, Kaye Brinker, Alan Reed, Buddy Gray, Georgia Backus, Anthony Boucher (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer). 29:14. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

928. Ellery Queen. March 18, 1948. ABC net. "The Armchair Detective". Sustaining. The "Guest Armchair Detective" in the Ellery Queen show is found murdered! Ellery solves the crime while his radio show is on the air. The script was used previously on March 27, 1946. Rex Koury (music), Dick Woollen (director), Lawrence Dobkin, Herb Butterfield, Kaye Brinker, Alan Reed, Joan Banks, William Johnstone, Charles Seel, Anne Morrison, Joseph Kearns, Sheila Graham ("Guest Armchair Detective"), Paul Masterson (announcer), Anthony Boucher (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer). 28:58. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68192. Ellery Queen. March 25, 1948. ABC net. "The Farmer's Daughter". Sustaining. Ellery and Nikki are visiting a farm and there's more to the farmer's daughter than meets the eye. Cueball Mingo has escaped from the state pen! The "Guest Armchair Detective" is Agnes Moorehead, who guesses the identity of the killer. Paul Masterson (announcer), Agnes Moorehead, Lawrence Dobkin, Herb Butterfield, Kaye Brinker, Alan Reed, Anne Morrison, Jeff Chandler, Luis Van Rooten, Rex Koury (music), Dick Woollen (director), Earl Keen, Anthony Boucher (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer). 29:25. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68156. Ellery Queen. April 1, 1948. ABC net. "The Vanishing Crook". Sustaining. An English jewel thief is being held prisoner, beaten and tortured. By the time Inspector Queen and the cops break in, Herbert Frink has disappeared. The "Guest Armchair Detective" is Arlene Rogers (winner of the contest, "America's Champion Movie Fan"). Paul Masterson (announcer), Lawrence Dobkin, Jack Webb, Joan Banks, Kaye Brinker, Herb Butterfield, Alan Reed, Eric Snowden, Paul Frees, Dick Woollen (director), Rex Koury (music), Manfred B. Lee (writer). 29:32. Audio condition: Very good. Complete.

68149. Ellery Queen. April 8, 1948. ABC net. "The K. I. Case". Sustaining. Big Joe Manx is back in town with a Latin bodyguard. Nobody seems particularly afraid of him. A blank piece of stationery and the letters "K.I." are the clues to $50,000 and incriminating evidence when Manx is shot. The "Guest Armchair Detective" is Jimmy Starr (motion picture editor of the L.A. Herald-Express and an author of mysteries himself). Lawrence Dobkin, Jay Novello, Dick Woollen (director), Rex Koury (music), Kaye Brinker, Luis Van Rooten, Herb Butterfield, Alan Reed, Rye Billsbury, Betty Lou Gerson, Paul Masterson (announcer), Jimmy Starr, Frank Lovejoy, Anthony Boucher (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer). 28:59. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

68196. Ellery Queen. April 15, 1948. ABC net. "The Slicer". Sustaining. An unknown madman has murdered nineteen women by attacking them at night while they are alone. The identity of "The Slicer" is quite a surprise, you'll never guess whodunit. The "Guest Armchair Detective" is Gene Handsaker (Hollywood columnist). The script was used previously on "Ellery Queen" on August 1, 1945 (as "Knick The Knife"), see cat. #8629. Paul Masterson (announcer), Gene Handsaker, Anthony Boucher (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Rex Koury (organist), Dick Woollen (producer, director), Lawrence Dobkin, Kaye Brinker, Herb Butterfield, Alan Reed. 29:30. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68194. Ellery Queen. April 22, 1948. ABC net. "Murder By Installments". Sustaining. Dexter Prill is a very wealthy old man with two nephews and a niece, who want very much to get their hands on his thirty million dollars. Two of his greedy relatives have been cut out of the will, leaving all the money to one of them. Which relative is going to hit the jackpot? The old man is shot twice, but only in the arm and leg. The "Guest Armchair Detective" is Mel Blanc, who gueses whodunit. Paul Masterson (announcer), Mel Blanc, Lawrence Dobkin, Herb Butterfield, Kaye Brinker, Alan Reed, Paul Frees, Robert Griffin, Bob Lewis, Charles Seel, Frances Chaney, Frederic Dannay (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer), Rex Koury (organist). 29:18. Audio condition: Excellent. Complete.

68155. Ellery Queen. May 20, 1948. ABC net. "Misery Mike". Sustaining. Mike was a rat with a difference; he played the accordion, but only one tune from, "Il Trovatore." Mike has a scheme to blackmail opera singers, or he'll force them to catch cold! So, who killed "Misery Mike?" The clue is on the accordion! The "Guest Armchair Detective" is Cliff Arquette. The program has also been dated April 20, 1948. Paul Masterson (announcer), Howard Culver, Barney Phillips, Dwight Hauser (director), Kaye Brinker, Herb Butterfield, Sidney Miller, Anne Stone, Tony Barrett, Lou Merrill, Rex Koury (organist), Cliff Arquette, Ernie Felice (accordionist), Anthony Boucher (writer), Manfred B. Lee (writer). 29:18. Audio condition: Very good to excellent. Complete.

Report contains 26 programs.