Ellery Queen

Season 1 Episode 17

The Adventure of the Judas Tree

Aired Thursday 9:00 PM Feb 01, 1976 on NBC

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  • The question is not "Who did the murder?", but "Was there one?"

    The casting of Dana Andrews as a suspect in this episode - although he has surprisingly little to do - gives an authentic whiff of the 1940s to the proceedings. The plotting is extremely clever, and the resolution of the mystery is fairly singular, quite untypical of the show as a whole. The possibility that the crime may have been committed by a man of the cloth is soon dispensed with, but the proliferation of suspects is nonetheless considerable. Bill Dana, a popular comedian in the 60s, is, however, on hand chiefly to provide comic relief. Diana Muldaur plays with a certain gravitas and hauteur; this is very suitable.