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Ellery Queen: The Adventure of the Chinese Dog

On vacation in the town of Wrightsville, Inspector Queen and Ellery are dragged into the murder investigation of a man who's head was bashed in by an ornamental dog figurine worth half a million dollars and meant as a wedding gift for his daughter.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x3
Production Number: 43602
Airdate: Thursday September 25th, 1975

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Guest Stars
Orson BeanOrson Bean
As Warren Wright
Geraldine BrooksGeraldine Brooks
As Tilda MacDonald
Katherine CrawfordKatherine Crawford
As Julia Wright
Murray HamiltonMurray Hamilton
As Henry Palmer
Eugene RocheEugene Roche
As Sheriff Oscar Eberhardt
Robert HoganRobert Hogan
As Gordon Wilde
Robert F. SimonRobert F. Simon
As Eben Wright
Jerry FogelJerry Fogel
As Deputy Brown
Hal SmithHal Smith
As Coroner Will Bailey
Bill Quinn (1)Bill Quinn (1)
As Reverend J. P. Dell

Nina RomanNina Roman
As Grace
Stuart NisbetStuart Nisbet
As Taxi Driver
Main Cast
Jim HuttonJim Hutton
As Ellery Queen
David WayneDavid Wayne
As Inspector Richard Queen
Episode Notes
The town of Wrightsville was a frequent setting in the novels on which the series was based but this marks the only episode of the series which is set there.

Hal Smith played town drunk Otis Campbell on The Andy Griffith Show.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerRichard Levinson  |  William Link
ProducerMichael Rhodes (2)  |  Peter S. Fischer
MusicElmer Bernstein
Music SupervisorHal Mooney
Costume DesignerCharles Waldo
Set DecoratorJohn M. Dwyer
Director of PhotographyJohn M. Nickolaus, Jr.
Story EditorRobert Van Scoyk
Art DirectorWilliam L. Campbell
Main Title DesignJack Cole (2)
Film EditorChuck McClelland
SoundMelvin M. Metcalfe, Sr.
Assistant DirectorPhil Bowles
Unit ManagerJack Terry
Based On Characters Created ByEllery Queen
Editorial SupervisorRichard Belding
Developed ByRichard Levinson  |  William Link
Theme MusicElmer Bernstein
Warning: Ellery Queen season 1 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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