Guest stars included Anne Bancroft, Eva Gabor and John Carradine, Celia Lovsky. This version featured George Nader in twenty episodes as Ellery Queen, appears also on the DVD. Universal's 1970s version featured Jim Hutton as Richard as David Wayne and Ellery. Some liberties are taken with the story with the classic plot. Cook's flirtatious Ellery is unrelated to the blustery Sheriff and any EQ novel. Slapstick comedy switched bodies, other knee-slapping idiocies and broken legs 's no wonder Ralph Bellamy.