Ellery Queen

The Adventure of the Wary Witness

Season 1, Ep 16, Aired 1/25/76
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  • Episode Description
  • Ellery's old college chum, Linville Hagen, is accused of murdering mobster Nick Danello and Ellery must find a missing witness who can prove his innocence. This missing witness was a woman wearing a green dress: a description that could fit any woman in New York.

  • Cast & Crew
  • David Wayne

    Inspector Richard Queen

  • Tom Reese

    Sergeant Velie

  • Jim Hutton

    Ellery Queen

  • Michael Constantine

    Leo Campbell

  • Dwayne Hickman

    Linville Hagen

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Most episodes of this enjoyable series are set in the fantasy world of the classical detective story - this one is different.

    By orswel, Apr 19, 2009

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (15)

    • Flannigan: I heard you were down here, Junior. Hey, Hobbie, how about getting us a couple cups of coffee? Hobbie: Yeah. Want anything in it? Ellery: Uh, black is fine. Flannigan: Make mine Irish, in honor of the Saint Patrick's Day murder. Hobbie: This ain't no bar. Flannigan: Ya keep it in the broom closet, top shelf, behind the Dutch Cleanser!

    • Flannigan: Well, for whatever it's worth, Junior, I think Lin Hagen's a nice guy. His lawyer did a heck of a job, maybe they'll buy it, I don't know. I hope so. But you know, war changes a lot of guys, Junior. They give 'em a gun, teach 'em how to shoot people. After a while it gets easy.

    • Flannigan: You know, this frame's starting to fall apart, Junior. Like a cheap suit, it's beginning to fray at the cuffs.

    • Ellery: Come on, Dad, it wasn't your idea, it was my idea, why are you taking the rap for me? Inspector: Because I'm wearing the badge; anyway, I still think it was a good idea.

    • Flannigan: Well, well, well. My old friends, Queen pere and Queen fil. Turn around, Junior, so I can see your other face.

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    Notes (1)

    • Guest star Sal Mineo was murdered on February 12, 1976, just 18 days after this episode first aired.

    Trivia (1)

    • During the time that the police and Flannigan were cooperating to keep Dottie Lomax's death a secret, Ellery visited Lin Hagen's wife and his friend Terry. While speaking with them, Ellery directly mentioned the fact that Dottie had been killed, not simply wounded.

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