A Close Call for Ellery Queen

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A Close Call for Ellery Queen

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A Close Call for Ellery Queen

Release Date: January 29, 1942

Year    :   1942
Slogan    :   «Fiction And Radio's Foremost Mystery Buster Tackles His Most Baffling Case»
Genres    :   Adventure, Crime, Mystery
Production Companies    :   Columbia Pictures
Director    :   James P. Hogan
Producers    :   
Writers    :   Eric Taylor, Frederic Dannay, Manfred Lee
RunTime    :   67 mins.

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.

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