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A Close Call for Ellery Queen

Directed by James P. Hogan
1942    67m    Not Rated
Mystery, Adventure, Crime,
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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Cast of A Close Call for Ellery Queen
  • William GarganEllery Queen
  • Margaret LindsayNikki Porter
  • Charley GrapewinInsp. Queen
  • Ralph MorganAlan Rogers
  • Kay LinakerMargo Rogers
  • Edward NorrisStewart Cole
  • James BurkeSgt. Velie
  • Addison RichardsLester Younger
  • Charles JudelsCorday
  • Andrew TombesBates
  • Claire Du BreyHousekeeper
  • Micheline CheirelMarie Dubois
  • Ben WeldenFisherman
  • Milton ParsonsButler
  • Charles LaneCoroner

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