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Ellery Queen: The Adventure of Veronica's Veils

Producer Sam Packer is found dead of an apparent heart attack but leaves behind a video saying that he was about to be murdered and asking Simon Brimmer to look into things. Packer's widow, knowing that Simon doesn't know his buttocks from third base, then asks Ellery for his help in the case.

Episode Info
Episode number: 1x9
Production Number: 43615
Airdate: Thursday November 13th, 1975

Director: Seymour Robbie
Writer: Robert Pirosh

Guest Stars
John HillermanJohn Hillerman
As Simon Brimmer
John LawlorJohn Lawlor
As Director
Peter HobbsPeter Hobbs
As Dr. Steiner
Julie AdamsJulie Adams
As Jennifer Packer
George BurnsGeorge Burns
As Sam Packer
Jack CarterJack Carter
As Risky Ross/Joey Flanders
William DemarestWilliam Demarest
As Alexander Denny
Don PorterDon Porter
As Gregory Layton
Barbara RhoadesBarbara Rhoades
As Veronica Vale
Hayden RorkeHayden Rorke
As Marcus Brady
John DennisJohn Dennis
As Tolson
Joshua ShelleyJoshua Shelley
As Dick Bowie
Romo VincentRomo Vincent
As Gus Banana

Derrel MauryDerrel Maury
As Page Boy
Main Cast
Jim HuttonJim Hutton
As Ellery Queen
David WayneDavid Wayne
As Inspector Richard Queen
Tom ReeseTom Reese
As Sergeant Thomas Velie
Episode Notes
Julie Adams would later have a recurring role on Murder, She Wrote, another mystery drama created by Ellery Queen executive producers Richard Levinson and William Link.

Hayden Rorke played Dr. Alfred Bellows in the NBC comedy I Dream of Jeannie.

William Demarest played Uncle Charlie O'Casey on the classic ABC/CBS sitcom My Three Sons.

Episode Quotes
Brimmer: The name is Simon Brimmer. Surely you've heard of me, Officer 937.

Packer: I hope I get good reviews where I'm going. I'm just glad it isn't New Haven.

Brady: It says in the script there's a pregnant pause.
Brimmer: This is only a half hour show, Mr. Brady. We can't wait for the full term of the pregnancy.

Risky: (about Packer) If you're lookin' for his ghost, you're too late. He took the film rights with him.

Ellery: (about Veronica) I can see why she's a star. She's good.
Risky: Bein' good had nothin' to do with it.

Brimmer: Do you have anything to say, Mr. Ross?
Risky: Yeah, I'm gettin' pneumonia.

Inspector Queen: Why didn't you call the police when it happened?
Brimmer: Simplicity itself, Inspector. I was afraid you'd bungle it. And you did.

Inspector Queen: Take It Off is hardly O'Neill.
Layton: I'm painfully aware of that, Inspector.

Veronica: (to Ellery) You better hurry up and find my parrot. I feel naked without it.

Ellery: What did you do between 1937 and now?
Veronica: Starve.

Denny: That water hasn't run since Coolidge ran.

Ellery: Thanks, pop.
Denny: For what? I don't think either one of us did much.

Veronica: What are you waitin' for?
Brimmer: A lady, Miss Veil.

Inspector Queen: Congratulations, Brimmer, you've done it again.
Brimmer: Done what?
Inspector Queen: Accused the wrong man.

Brimmer: You do seem to have good fortune on your side, Queen.

Episode References
In this episode we learn that Inspector Queen once walked a patrol beat in the Hell's Kitchen section of Manhattan during his early years on the NYPD.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerRichard Levinson  |  William Link
Costume DesignerCharles Waldo
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