A Desperate Chance for Ellery Queen

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A Desperate Chance for Ellery Queen is a 1942 American mystery film directed by James P. Hogan and written by Eric Taylor. It is based on the 1940 play A Good Samaritan by Ellery Queen. The film stars William Gargan, Margaret Lindsay, Charley Grapewin,... read more

A Desperate Chance for Ellery Queen is a 1942 American mystery film directed by James P. Hogan and written by Eric Taylor. It is based on the 1940 play A Good Samaritan by Ellery Queen. The film stars William Gargan, Margaret Lindsay, Charley Grapewin, John Litel, Lilian Bond and James Burke. The film was released on May 7, 1942, by Columbia Pictures.

Original Release

05/07/1942

US Release

05/07/1942

Cast

William Gargan Ellery Queen
Margaret Lindsay Nikki Porter
John Litel Norman Hadley
Charley Grapewin Insp. Queen
James Burke Sgt. Velie
Frank M. Thomas Capt. H.T. Daley
Lilian Bond Adele Belden
Morgan Conway Ray Stafford
Jack La Rue Tommy Gould
Charlotte Wynters Mrs. Irene Evington Hadley / Irene Hadley
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

James P. Hogan

Writers

Frederic Dannay, Manfred Lee, Eric Taylor

Cast

William Gargan Ellery Queen
Margaret Lindsay Nikki Porter
John Litel Norman Hadley
Charley Grapewin Insp. Queen
James Burke Sgt. Velie
Frank M. Thomas Capt. H.T. Daley
Lilian Bond Adele Belden
Morgan Conway Ray Stafford
Jack La Rue Tommy Gould
Charlotte Wynters Mrs. Irene Evington Hadley / Irene Hadley
Noel Madison George Belden
Johnny Arthur Riley / Riley - Reporter
Byron Foulger Freddy Froelich
Marie Blake Desk Clerk at Florence Garden Apartments / Motel Landlady
Syd Saylor Fingers Muldoon
Willie Fung Waiter at Golden Dragon / Chinese Waiter
Arthur Q. Bryan Raymond Radcliffe / Waymond Wadcwiff
Jimmy Aubrey Door Sign Painter
Billy Bletcher Quarantine Sign Poster
Ralph Brooks Gambling Casino Patron

Producers

Editors

Dwight Caldwell

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