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Ellery Queen: The Adventure of the Judas Tree

Industrialist and war profiteer George Sherman is stabbed to death with a ceremonial Chinese dagger then dragged out of his house and hung from a tree with a crown of thorns on his head. What makes things even more mysterious is when it's discovered that Sherman was dying of a blood disease and had only six months at the most remaining.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x16
Production Number: 43611
Airdate: Sunday February 01st, 1976

Director: Walter Doniger
Writer: Martin Roth

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Guest Stars
Nina Roman
As Grace
Peter Hobbs
As Medical Examiner
Dana Andrews (2)
As Lewis Marshall
Bill Dana
As Salvatore Mercadonte
Clu Gulager
As Father Devlin
Jack Kruschen
As Gunther Starr
George Maharis
As Dr. Bender
Diana Muldaur
As Paulette Sherman
Michael Pataki
As Al Russo
James Shigeta
As Stephen Yang
Ted Gehring
As Buford
Main Cast
Jim Hutton
As Ellery Queen
David Wayne
As Inspector Richard Queen
Tom Reese
As Sergeant Thomas Velie
Episode Notes
George Maharis' best known TV role is that of Buzz Murdock on Route 66.

Clu Gulager had previously played Sheriff Emmett Ryker on the classic NBC western The Virginian.

Diana Muldaur took time off from her role as Chris Coughlin on McCloud to appear in this episode. She would later play attorney Rosiland Shays on L.A. Law.

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerRichard Levinson  |  William Link
Costume DesignerCharles Waldo
Warning: Ellery Queen season 1 episode 16 guide may contain spoilers
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