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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.

  1. James P. Hogan

    Director

  2. Eric Taylor

    Screenplay

  3. Manfred Lee

    Story

  4. Frederic Dannay

    Story

Top Billed Cast

  1. William Gargan

    William Gargan

    Ellery Queen

  2. Margaret Lindsay

    Margaret Lindsay

    Nikki Porter

  3. Charley Grapewin

    Charley Grapewin

    Insp. Queen

  4. Ralph Morgan

    Ralph Morgan

    Alan Rogers

  5. Kay Linaker

    Kay Linaker

    Margo Rogers

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A Close Call for Ellery Queen
A Close Call for Ellery Queen

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Status Released

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  • January 27, 1942
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 7m

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