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Ellery Queen: The Adventure of the Two-Faced Woman

The murder of a socialite who just purchased $350,000 worth of paintings has its underpinnings in events that happened years before in 1922 France. It's a hard road to the truth and Ellery takes the correct one while Simon Brimmer once again crashes and burns.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x18
Production Number: 43621
Airdate: Sunday February 29th, 1976



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Guest Stars
John Hillerman
As Simon Brimmer
Recurring
Theodore Bikel
As Sergio Vargo
Joyce Brothers
As Lillian McGraw
Victor Buono
As Dr. Friedland
Vera Miles
As Celeste Wakefield
Forrest Tucker
As Clint McGraw
Edward Mulhare
As Myles Prescott
Alfred Ryder
As Claude Gravette
Ben Wright
As Anton Lucek
James Andronica
As Eddie Hummell
Michael Arthofer
As Sound Effects Man
Woodrow Parfrey
As Dr. Saltzman
Main Cast
Jim Hutton
As Ellery Queen
David Wayne
As Inspector Richard Queen
Tom Reese
As Sergeant Thomas Velie
Episode Notes
Like Ellery Queen co-star David Wayne, Victor Buono once played a villain on Batman--corpulent pharoah King Tut.

Forrest Tucker is best known to TV viewers for his role as conniving Sgt. Morgan O'Rourke on F Troop.

Vera Miles' best known role is that of Lila Crane in the classic Alfred Hitchcock shocker Psycho.

Edward Mulhare should be familiar as Captain Gregg on the 1968-70 ABC/NBC comedy The Ghost and Mrs. Muir.



Episode Quotes
Clint: (to Lillian) You don't want that Vargo. That guy's still alive.

Inspector Queen: Brimmer! What are you doing here?
Brimmer: A concerned citizen coming forth with interesting information.

Inspector Queen (to Brimmer) The city stopped issuing magnifying glasses with gas lighting.

Inspector Queen: You're not leveling with us, Vargo.

Clint: (to the Queens) Down where I come from we know what to do with killers--find 'em. We don't let 'em just walk around.

Brimmer: Well, Inspector, I'd say you have a brand new case on your hands.

Celeste: Obviously, you've checked my alibi, Inspector.
Inspector Queen: It's part of my job, Miss Wakefield.

Ellery: Dr. Friedland, I don't think you understand. I'm trying to solve a murder.

Inspector Queen: Paperwork! Pretty soon you'll need a judge's permission to question a suspect.

Brimmer: I think I can help you, Inspector.
Inspector Queen: You brought me an aspirin?

Inspector Queen: If you're concealing evidence, Brimmer.....
Brimmer: I'm concealing nothing, Inspector. I'm merely employing methods more effective than the police.

Vargo: True genius can never be defeated. I shall create another masterpiece.



Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerRichard Levinson  |  William Link
Costume DesignerCharles Waldo
 
Warning: Ellery Queen season 1 episode 18 guide may contain spoilers
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