Richard Diamond, Private Detective came to NBC in 1949. Diamond was a slick, sophisticated detective, with a sharp tongue for folks who needed it. Diamond enjoyed the detective life, but not as much as entertaining his girl, Helen Asher. After each show, he would croon a number to his Park Avenue sweetheart. Mr. Powell, a former song and dance man, was perfect for the role. He added an extra dimension to the 40's hokey private eye drama.
Diamond was a rough gumshoe that would often get knocked on the head with a revolver butt or other items. His counterpart on the police force was Lt. Levinson who often accepted Diamond's help reluctantly. Levinson would claim to get stomach trouble whenever Diamond would call him and would take bicarbonate to settle his aching stomach. Although they always seem at odds with each other, Diamond and Levinson were best friends.
The plot theme remained fairly constant throughout the entire run of the show, Diamond getting beat up and solving a tough murder case with the support of the police department. Remarkably, for all the gun fights, Diamond never got shot. And for all his bravado, he had a serious case of vertigo.
Helen Asher was portrayed by Virginia Gregg, who also played the part of Brooksie on Let George Do It and Betty Lewis on Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar. Blake Edwards wrote the early shows and also directed a few. Music was composed by David Baskerville and later by Frank Wirth.
In January of 1951, the series moved to ABC under the full sponsorship of Camel cigarettes. Then in May of 1953, the series moved to CBS but all shows were repeats from the 1950-51 Rexall sponsored season on NBC.
Richard Diamond was one of the radio shows which successfully moved to television with David Janssen, later of The Fugitive fame, in the title role of Richard Diamond. The opening scene of the television show often featured the long lovely legs of Mary Tyler Moore, who went on to fame in The Dick Van Dyke Show and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Mary was replaced on the Richard Diamond show when it became known that she owned the mystery legs.
Includes 118 Episodes!
Episodes On This CD:
00.00.00 Convict Louise Spence Escapes.mp3
49.05.22 The Stolen Purse.mp3
49.05.29 Betty Moran Case.mp3
49.06.19 Fred Sears Murder Case.mp3
49.07.02 Hat Without A Body.mp3
49.07.16 The Man Who Hated Women.mp3
49.08.06 Lynn Knight Wants Protection.mp3
49.08.20 Tom Cook Accused Of Murder.mp3
49.08.27 Eddie Garrett Case.mp3
49.09.03 Mrs William Baker Klepto.mp3
49.09.10 The Van Dyke Seance Case.mp3
49.09.17 Jerome J Jerome, Bodyguard.mp3
49.10.08 The Leland Gibson Murder.mp3
49.10.15 The Counterfit Racket.mp3
49.10.22 Rene Benet Case.mp3
49.11.05 The Singing Critic.mp3
49.11.19 Ep031 Leon Jacoby Case.mp3
49.11.26 Ep032 Carter Loses Memory.mp3
49.12.10 Julia Bates - Haunted House.mp3
49.12.17 Yo Yo - John Blackwell Case.mp3
49.12.24 A Contempory Christmas Carol.mp3
50.01.15 Mr Victor's Daughter.mp3
50.01.22 Ep040 Sees Dead Man.mp3
50.02.19 Ep044 Jewel Thief.mp3
50.02.26 Cop Killer.mp3
50.03.05 Louis Spence Mad Bomber.mp3
50.03.12 The Joyce Wallace Case.mp3
50.03.26 The Missing Negative.mp3
50.04.05 The Ivory Statue.mp3
50.04.26 Ep053 Ralph Baxter Case.mp3
50.06.28 Ep056 Mary Billman Killed.mp3
50.07.05 Ep057 Mike Burton Murder.mp3
50.07.26 Ep059 Martha Campbell Kidnapped.mp3
50.08.02 Ep060 Max Farmer Boxer.mp3
50.08.09 Edna Wolf Case.mp3
50.08.16 Ep062 The Circus Case.mp3
50.08.23 Ep063 Insurance Matter.mp3
50.08.30 Ep064 Big Foot Grafton.mp3
50.09.13 The George Lexington Murder.mp3
50.09.20 Death In The Hair Salon.mp3
50.10.04 Pete Rocco Breaks Jail.mp3
51.01.26 The Rollins Case.mp3
51.02.02 The Caspery Case.mp3
51.02.09 The Dark Blue Serge Suit.mp3
51.02.16 The Gray Man.mp3
51.02.23 The Lady In Distress.mp3
51.11.02 The Bowery Case.mp3
51.12.07 Ep114 Brown Envelope Case.mp3
51.12.21 Ep116 A Christmas Carol.mp3
52.01.11 White Cow Case.mp3
52.01.18 The Simpson Case.mp3
52.01.25 Al Brenner's Case.mp3
52.02.08 Eddie Burke.mp3
52.03.28 Mr Walkers Problem.mp3
52.04.04 Ep131 Enigma Of Big Ed.mp3
52.08.09 Ice Pick Murder.mp3
53.05.31 Ep144 William Holland Case.mp3
53.06.21 Ep146 Missing Night Watchman.mp3
53.07.26 The Mona Lisa Murder.mp3
53.08.16 Ep154 Oklahoma Cowboy.mp3
53.08.23 Ep155 California Murder.mp3
53.08.30 .ep156 Big Foot Grafton Case.mp3
53.11.22 8 O'clock Killer.mp3
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