A Close Call for Ellery Queen (1942)

Two mysterious seamen come from Alan Rogers' past to blackmail him as he seeks to locate his missing daughters. Ellery Queen is called in by Stewart Cole, Rogers' secretary. Queen goes to the estate and finds one daughter already there and the second one expected. When she arrives, it is Ellery's secretary Nikki Porter posing as the daughter as Ellery had her intercept the real heiress after learning of a plot to swindle Rogers. The blackmailing seamen are killed at a waterfront café after getting the blackmail money, Rogers is suspected and Inspector Queen arrives to arrest him, but he is also found dead.

Directing:
  • James P. Hogan

Writing:
  • Eric Taylor
  • Frederic Dannay
  • Manfred Lee

Stars:
Release Date: 1942-01-27
themoviedb icon 5.5/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 67
Addison Richards
Addison Richa...
Lester Younger
Edward Norris
Edward Norris
Stewart Cole
Charles Lane
Charles Lane
Coroner
Margaret Lindsay
Margaret Lind...
Nikki Porter
Andrew Tombes
Andrew Tombes
Bates
Ben Welden
Ben Welden
Fisherman
Charles Judels
Charles Judel...
Corday
James Burke
James Burke
Sgt. Velie
Ralph Morgan
Ralph Morgan
Alan Rogers
Kay Linaker
Kay Linaker
Margo Rogers
Claire Du Brey
Claire Du Bre...
Housekeeper
William Gargan
William Garga...
Ellery Queen
Charley Grapewin
Charley Grape...
Insp. Queen
Milton Parsons
Milton Parson...
Butler
Micheline Cheirel
Micheline Che...
Marie Dubois
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