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Ellery Queen: The Adventure of the Tyrant of Tin Pan Alley

Popular songwriter Alvin Wyner is murdered during the musical interlude on a radio interview show when he goes to the station's library to find a record. A waiter who had previously accused Wyner of stealing one of his songs is the leading suspect but Ellery thinks differently and once again gets in a battle of wits with the nearly unarmed Simon Brimmer.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x19
Production Number: 43625
Airdate: Sunday March 07th, 1976

Guest Stars
John HillermanJohn Hillerman
As Simon Brimmer
Polly BergenPolly Bergen
As Dina Carroll-Wyner
Ken BerryKen Berry
As Buddy Parker
Michael CallanMichael Callan
As Gary Swift
Norman FellNorman Fell
As Errol Keyes
Albert SalmiAlbert Salmi
As Herbie Morrow
Rudy ValleeRudy Vallee
As Alvin Wyner
Billy VargaBilly Varga
As Security Guard
Brad DavidBrad David
As Dan Murphy
Dori BrennerDori Brenner
As Laura Schramm
Harold AyerHarold Ayer
As Studio Engineer
Renne JarrettRenne Jarrett
As Penny Carroll
Vince HowardVince Howard
As Charlie
Main Cast
Jim HuttonJim Hutton
As Ellery Queen
David WayneDavid Wayne
As Inspector Richard Queen
Tom ReeseTom Reese
As Sergeant Thomas Velie
Episode Notes
This episode marked the final appearance of John Hillerman as radio star Simon Brimmer who was 0 for the series doing battle against Ellery Queen.

Ken Berry had previously starred in F Troop and Mayberry RFD.

Norman Fell is best known to TV viewers for his role as tightwad landlord Stanley Roper on Three's Company.

Rudy Vallee and Ellery Queen co-star David Wayne both played villains on Batman. Romero played Lord Marmaduke Fogg and Wayne played the Mad Hatter.

Episode Quotes
Ellery: Danny, you watch your temper.

Brimmer: (to Wyner) A bit overplayed, wouldn't you say?

Ellery: What happened?
Brimmer: Murder, plain and simple. Tell your father to alert his minions.

Inspector Queen: A record library is the perfect place for a murder. Nobody around.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerRichard Levinson  |  William Link
Costume DesignerCharles Waldo
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