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A Desperate Chance for Ellery Queen

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A Desperate Chance for Ellery Queen
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJames P. Hogan
Screenplay byEric Taylor
Based onA Good Samaritan
by Ellery Queen
Produced byLarry Darmour
StarringWilliam Gargan
Margaret Lindsay
Charley Grapewin
John Litel
Lilian Bond
James Burke
CinematographyJames S. Brown Jr.
Edited byDwight Caldwell
Music byLee Zahler
Larry Darmour Productions
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • May 7, 1942 (1942-05-07)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States

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.[1][2][3]


While on a business trip to California, Ellery and Nikki get involved with a man who was presumed dead, but is now suspected in embezzlement, money laundering, and murder. They manage to keep one step ahead of both the crooks and the law.



  1. ^ "A Desperate Chance for Ellery Queen (1942) - Overview". Retrieved 2020-02-04.
  2. ^ Sandra Brennan. "A Desperate Chance for Ellery Queen (1942) - James Hogan". AllMovie. Retrieved 2020-02-04.
  3. ^ "A Desperate Chance for Ellery Queen". Retrieved 2020-02-04.

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