Ellery Queen

The Adventure Of Auld Lang Syne

Season 1, Ep 2, Aired 9/11/75
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  • Episode Description
  • The time: 10:00 pm, New Year's Eve, 1946. The place: The ballroom of the Hotel Astor. The victim: Mr. Marcus Halliday. And the suspects: the son (and his gold-digging girlfriend), the untrusted nephew, the long-time secretary (and her brand new fiance), and the new business partner stealing from the company behind the victim's back. The soon-to-be victim has just announced that he plans to disinherit all of the above before the night is out - only to be found minutes later, slumped over in a nearby phone booth.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Wayne

    Inspector Richard Queen

  • Tom Reese

    Sergeant Velie

  • Jim Hutton

    Ellery Queen

  • Ray Walston

    Howard Pratt

  • Joan Collins

    Lady Daisy Frawley

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • When a millionaire is murdered at a New Year's Eve soiree, Ellery is absent - but he manages to solve the crime almost as soon as he arrives.

    By orswel, Apr 30, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (11)

    • Velie: Don't worry about Ellery, Inspector. I'm sure he's on his way. Inspector Queen: Yeah, like I was sure he'd made those reservations. I had to tip the headwaiter ten bucks for this table.

    • Mrs. Velie: I haven't danced like this in years. Inspector Queen: Neither have I, dear lady.

    • Lady Frawley: Well, I never! Halliday: Oh, but you have, my dear.

    • Becker: I'm going to the bar to get a stiff drink. I may need quite a few this evening.

    • Velie: Madge is really light on her feet. Inspector Queen: On hers--yes.

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    Notes (2)

    • In "The Adventure of the Lover's Leap" it was noted that two of the characters' last names match those of two notable mystery writers: Raymond Chandler and Ngaio Marsh. Here, one of the characters is named Joseph Kemmelman (or Kemelman; it's never actually spelled out). Harry Kemelman was the author of a series of mysteries with Rabbi David Small, starting with his Edgar-award winning Friday the Rabbi Slept Late, written in 1964.

    • Arch Johnson would return as Deputy Commissioner Hayes in The Adventure of Caesar's Last Sleep and The Adventure of the Comic Book Crusader.

    Trivia (2)

    • Trivia: Since the pilot took place in 1947 (the title card read "New York City 1947") and this episode took place on New Year's Eve 1946, the events of this episode takes place before the events in the pilot.

    • Ellery refers to his galpal as "Jenny" instead of "Kitty" when he first knocks on her apartment door.

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