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1970s Ellery Queen TV Series in Public Domain.

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  1. jiminks

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    I can't imagine how that show was allowed to go into the public domain. You'd think it'd be kept in copyright. Anyway, you can go here and watch the Jim Hutton series for free: https://archive.org/details/ElleryQueenSeries

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  2. ashdigger

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    Thanks!

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  3. jiminks

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    You bet, buddy.

    In the pilot episode, I had to laugh when Ellery said the murder suspect smoked a "mild pipe tobacco... heavy on the latakia".

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    Here's Timothy Hutton paying homage to his father: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ry2mLQ79TPw

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    The smoking jacket with initials and the fresh crumbs in the jacket pocket are great clues too.

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    I love mysteries but Ellery Queen just didn't make it with me.

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    I'm a fan of the book and the Adventures of Ellery Queen radio shows. I listen to them on Old Time Radio podcasts.

    I am glad we have a good admin and responsible moderators.

    Heave to you dark colored ship under sail! Prepare to be boarded!
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  8. jiminks

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    I was just listening to one: archive.org/details/ElleryQueen/Ellery_Queen_The_Bad_Boy_Ford_Theater_48_01_04.mp3

    It's too bad that Manfred B. Lee's son has a bunch of uncirculated EQ radio shows, but won't release them to the public. If he's thinking about money, he's sure thinking wrong.

    I've read every novel and short short in which the Ellery Queen character appears. In Japan, the character is very popular. Too bad he isn't in the USA much anymore.

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    I watched two of the episodes last night. Thoroughly enjoyed both.

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    Thanks Jim!

    I really loved this show when it was on prime-time; and yet, so few of my friends of my same age recall it. - Sherm Natman

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    I find that to be true, also. Ellery Queen was a very popular mystery detective book series for decades. The character had a long run on radio, several bad 1940s movies, and then TV for most of the 1950s. Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine has been in continuous print since the mid-1940s. But as time has moved on, the importance of Ellery Queen in detective fiction, once great, has waned and the character mostly forgotten, which is a shame. However, he is very popular in Japan.

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    Thanks, too, from me, Jim. I watched this show religiously, back in the day. Having the show so easy to access is great. I watched a few in the month since you posted the link, and shared it with members of my Sherlock Holmes groups, and Nero Wolfe group. Many of them were also fans of the show.

    Posted 1 month ago #
  13. jiminks

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    Glad to hear that, Dino. I think the show didn't get a fair chance to succeed when it was originally broadcast. Putting up against The Streets of San Francisco was a bad idea, and then moving it to compete with the reunion of Sonny and Cher was bad, too.

    Btw, does your Nero Wolfe group like the William Conrad TV version or did it stray too much from some of Wolfe's aspects for them?

    Posted 1 month ago #
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    No wonder intellectual property law is a whole separate branch of the legal profession.

    Posted 1 month ago #

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