Ellery Queen

The Adventure of the 12th Floor Express

Season 1, Ep 6, Aired 10/9/75
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  • Episode Description
  • News mogul Henry Manners is murdered in an express elevator to the 12th floor of his building with nobody inside the elevator except the victim. The suspects include Manners' sister who had previously run the paper while her brother was absent in WW II, the right-wing columnist who was always getting the paper into legal hot water, the Editor being forced into retirement, and the paper's lawyer.

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Wayne

    Inspector Richard Queen

  • Tom Reese

    Sergeant Velie

  • Jim Hutton

    Ellery Queen

  • Ruth McDevitt

    Zelda Van Dyke

  • George Furth

    Al Klinger

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (9)

    • Johns: Inspector, you measure a newspaperman by the number of enemies he's made.

    • Ellery: Don't you like elevators? Velie: Not this one.

    • Johns: McCully is an All-American, red-blooded idiot.

    • McCully: I can spot a Commie at 50 paces.

    • McCully: You show me a man who's trying to sell world peace and I'll show you a card carrying Commie every time.

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    Notes (5)

    • The resort town of Wrightsville, the setting for The Adventure of the Chinese Dog, is mentioned in this episode when Ellery states that he's going there for some rest and relaxation before getting dragged into the murder case.

    • The broadcaster of the baseball game being listened to on the radio by Zelda Van Dyke is Mel Allen, long-time voice of the New York Yankees.

    • In this episode we learn that Ellery was born on April 2, 1912 in New York City.

    • Guest star Dina Merrill is the daughter of noted financier E. F. Hutton and socialite Marjorie Meriweather Post of Post cereal fame.

    • The "howdunit" of this episode is very similar to a Perry Mason episode entitled The Case of the Wednesday Woman.

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