Richard Diamond, Private Detective - 1957-1959

Topper with Leo G. Carroll

Richard Diamond, Private Detective, was a popular radio show from 1949 thru 1953, starring Dick Powell, and can be heard here: Free-Classic-Radio-Shows.com. In the radio shows, Dick Powell often ended the episode with a song. When the series went to television, tough guy David Janssen was chosen to play the Richard Diamond part. Although he didn't sing, his tough, no-nonsense approach to the role was a hit, and also provided the launching board for one of television's most famous female actors - Mary Tyler Moore. Whenever you see the legs of Richard Diamond's switchboard operator, they are the legs and voice of Mary Tyler Moore, who went on to fame first as the wife of Dick Van Dyke on the Dick Van Dyke show, and later on her own show.

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July 1, 1957 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Mickey Farmer Case
Starring David Janssen, Regis Toomey, Christopher Dark, Lewis Charles

July 8, 1957 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, Custody
Starring David Janssen, Regis Toomey, Cheryl Callaway, Maura Murphy, Gail Kobe

July 15, 1957 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, Escape from Oak Lane
Starring David Janssen, Christine White, Jeannette Nolan, Hugh Brooke,Bert Masters

July 29, 1957 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, Picture of Fear
Starring David Janssen, Judith Braun, James Nolan, George Neise, Robert Nelson

August 5, 1957 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, Hit and Run
Starring David Janssen, Regis Toomey, Grant Richards, Tommy Cook, Bill Erwin

August 12, 1957 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Big Score
Starring David Janssen, Robert Carson, John Eldredge, Don Keefer, Doris Singleton

August 12, 1957 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Chess Player
Starring David Janssen, Vaughn Taylor, Catherine McLeod, Lawrence Dobkin

August 26, 1957 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Torch Carriers
Starring David Janssen, Phyllis Avery, John Beradino, John Doucette

August 26, 1957 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Pete Rocco Case
Starring David Janssen, Charles Bronson, Marga Ann Deighton, Regis Toomey

August 26, 1957 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Venus of Park Avenue
Starring David Janssen, Julie Van Zandt, Edgar Barrier, Addison Richards

September 23, 1957 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Merry-Go-Round Case
Starring David Janssen, Regis Toomey, James Best, Nancy Marshall,Lugene Sanders

January 2, 1958 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Space Society
Starring David Janssen, Ellen Corby, Stephen Chase, Douglas Dick

January 9, 1958 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Dark Horses
Starring David Janssen, Frances Mercer, Russ Conway, Jack Elam

January 16, 1958 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Payoff
Starring David Janssen, Doris Dowling, Bartlett Robinson, Peter Hansen, Henry Corden

January 23, 1958 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, Double Jeopardy
Starring David Janssen, Fredd Wayne, Barbara Eiler, Robert Burton

February 6, 1958 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Ed Church Case
Starring David Janssen, Roscoe Karns, Dan Barton, James Flain

February 13, 1958 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Chinese Honeymoon
Starring David Janssen, Keye Luke, Lisa Lu, Ted de Corsia, James Hong

February 20, 1958 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Rodeo
Starring David Janssen, Barbara Baxley, Lee Van Cleef, Harry Lauter, Dan Blocker

February 27, 1958 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, A Cup of Black Coffee
Starring David Janssen, Gloria Talbott, Herb Vigran, Douglas Fowley

March 6, 1958 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The George Dale Case
Starring David Janssen, Kathleen Case, Virginia Gregg, John Hoyt, Jack Lambert

March 13, 1958 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Juvenile Jacket
Starring David Janssen, Nick Adams, Byron Foulger, Harry Jackson

March 27, 1958 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Pension Plan
Starring David Janssen, Edward Binns, Francis De Sales, Jonathan Hole

April 10, 1958 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Short Haul
Starring David Janssen, Don Beddoe, Lane Bradford, John Cliff, Nan Leslie

April 17, 1958 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, Another Man's Poison
Starring David Janssen, Claude Akins, Paul Bryar, Phyllis Coates

April 24, 1958 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Purple Penguin
Starring David Janssen, Chick Chandler, Patricia Donahue, John Eldredge, Kasey Rogers

May 1, 1958 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Lost Testament
Starring David Janssen, Jocelyn Brando, Bartlett Robinson, Frances De Sales

May 8, 1958 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Percentage Takers
Starring David Janssen, Jack Cassidy, Harry Harvey, Gloria Winters

May 22, 1958 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Widow's Walk
Starring David Janssen, Christopher Dark, Dorothy Green, Regis Toomey

May 29, 1958 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Bungalow Murder
Starring David Janssen, Gordon Jones, Marguerite Chapman, Arthur Batanides

June 12, 1958 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, One Foot in the Grave
Starring David Janssen, Regis Toomey, Peggy Maley, Grant Richards

June 26, 1958 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Snow Queen
Starring David Janssen, Regis Toomey, Phyllis Avery, Zachary Charles

February 15, 1959 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Sport
Starring David Janssen, Barbara Bain, Ross Martin, Mary Tyler Moore

February 22, 1959 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Pack Rat
Starring David Janssen, Barbara Bain, Mary Tyler Moore, Frank Albertson

March 1, 1959 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Body of the Crime
Starring David Janssen, Barbara Bain,Mary Tyler Moore, Lawrence Dobkin

March 8, 1959 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Soft Touch
Starring David Janssen, Barbara Bain,Mary Tyler Moore, Celia Lovsky

March 15, 1959 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Boomerang Bait
Starring David Janssen, Mary Tyler Moore, Jana Lund, James Westerfield

March 22, 1959 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Matador Murder
Starring David Janssen, Mary Tyler Moore, Barbara Bain, Elizabeth Fraser

March 29, 1959 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Matador Murder
Starring David Janssen, Mary Tyler Moore, John Hoyt, James Drury

April 5, 1959 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Marineland Mystery
Starring David Janssen, Mary Tyler Moore, Joyce Meadows, Michael Fox

April 12, 1959 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Charity Affair
Starring David Janssen, Mary Tyler Moore, Naura Hayden, Patricia Blair, Bartlett Robinson

April 19, 1959 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, Two for Paradise
Starring David Janssen, Mary Tyler Moore, Christine White, Willis Bouchey

May 3, 1959 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Crown of Silla
Starring David Janssen, Mary Tyler Moore, Lillian Adams, Barbara Stuart

May 10, 1959 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Jukebox
Starring David Janssen, Mary Tyler Moore, Paul Bryar, Joi Lansing, Ruta Lee

May 24, 1959 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Limping Man
Starring David Janssen, Mary Tyler Moore, Bethel Leslie, DeForest Kelley, Hillary Brooke

May 31, 1959 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Hideout
Starring David Janssen, Mary Tyler Moore, Barry Gordon, Stacy Harris, Mary Alan Hokanson

June 7, 1959 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Rough Cut
Starring David Janssen, Mary Tyler Moore, Steve Brodie, Marcia Henderson, Hayden Rorke

June 14, 1959 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Family Affair
Starring David Janssen, Mary Tyler Moore, Patricia Barry, Jeanette Nolan, Marian Collier

June 21, 1959 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, Design for Murder
Starring David Janssen, Laurie Mitchell, Ned Glass, Janet Stewart

October 5, 1959 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Hoodlum
Starring David Janssen, Joe Conley, Russ Conway, Alan Reed

October 12, 1959 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, Act of Grace
Starring David Janssen, Mary Tyler Moore, William Schallaert, Eleanor Audley

October 19, 1959 - Richard Diamond, Private Eye, The Bookie
Starring David Janssen, Mary Tyler Moore, Ross Martin, Merry Anders, Russ Conway