CTVA US Crime - "Richard Diamond, Private Detective" (Four Star)(1957-60) David Janssen

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David Janssen series:
Richard Diamond (1957-60) - The Fugitive (1963-67) - O'Hara U.S. Treasury (1971-72) - Harry O (1974-76)

Richard Diamond Private Detective (1957-58)
aka "Calling Mr. D" (syndication title)
Episode Guide  compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Rina Fox, Sal Crisanti, Tom Dischley, James Beer
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)

Richard Diamond Private Detective (season1) (CBS) (Summer 1957)
Richard Diamond Private Detective (season 2) (CBS) (1958)
Richard Diamond Private Detective (season 3) (CBS) (Early 1959)
Richard Diamond Private Detective (season 4) (NBC) (1959-1960)

Four Star Productions
 
for
CBS (Mondays 9:30pm EST)(1Jul57-30Sep57)(season 1)
CBS (Thursdays 8:00pm EST)(2Jan58-25Sep58)(season 2)
CBS (Sundays 10:00pm EST)(15Feb59-20Sep59)(season 3)
NBC (Mondays 7:30pm EST)(Sep59-Jan60)(season 4 first half)
NBC (Tuesdays 9:00pm EST)(Jan60-Sep60)(season 4 second half)

BASED ON THE CHARACTER CREATED BY BLAKE EDWARDS
PRODUCERS INCLUDED:
RICHARD WHORF, MARK SANDRICH,JR., RICHARD CARR, VINCENT M.FENNELLY
PRODUCTION EXECUTIVE: FRANK BAUR
PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR: JACK SONTAG
PRODUCTION MANAGER: NORMAN S. POWELL
US detective series 1957-60   76 episodes x 30 min bw
release date 1Jul57
starring
David Janssen
as Richard Diamond
 with:
Barbara Bain as Karen Wells (season 3)
Mary (Tyler) Moore as Sam #1 (season 3) /   Roxanne Brooks as Sam #2 (season 3-4)
Hillary Brooke as Laura Renault (season 3-4)
Regis Toomey as Lt. Dennis McGough (season 1-2)
Russ Conway as Lt. Pete Kile (season 4)
Richard Devon as Sgt. Alden (season 4)
STUNTS:
DALE VAN SICKLE, CHARLES HORVATH, GEORGE ROBOTHAM,
SAUL GORSS, GIL PERKINS, TROY MELTON,
CAREY LOFTIN, RONNIE RONDELL

Premise:
David Janssen in this classic from the suave-PI era. First in NY, then
in LA. Famous for the never totally seen character of Sam, played for
a while by Mary Tyler Moore. Also, Barbara Bain has a recurring
role for a short while as Diamond's love interest.
Background:
Beginning on radio with Dick Powell in the lead role, this series wound to
television starring David Janssen. (Fortunately, Janssen didn't give us a
song at the end of each episode, as was the style in the radio show.)

Other Credits:
DIRECTORS INCLUDED:
TOM GRIES, ROY DEL RUTH, HOLLINGSWORTH MORSE, TED POST, THOMAS CARR,
LEIGH JASON, JOHN RICH, BERNARD KOWALSKI
*
ASSISTANT DIRECTORS INCLUDED:
GEORGE MARSHALL,JR AND GRAYSON ROGERS
*
WRITERS INCLUDED:
DAVID T. CHANTLER, RICHARD CARR, ELLIS MARCUS, JOHN ROBINSON,
DONN MULLALLY, ELLIS ARNOLD KADISON, DAN ULLMAN, ED ADAMSON
*
EDITORIAL SUPERVISOR BERNARD BURTON
*
DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY INCLUDED:
JOE NOVAK, RUSSELL HARLAN, WILLIAM MARGULIES
*
STORY EDITORS:
NINA LAEMMLE AND COLES TRAPNELL
*
MUSIC THEME:
FRANK DEVOL(1ST AND 2ND SEASON),
PETE RUGOLO (3RD SEASON),
RICHARD SHORES (4TH SEASON)
MUSIC SUPERVISORS INCLUDED:
HARRY KING, FRANK DEVOL, HERSCHEL BURKE GILBERT
MUSIC EDITOR: AUBREY LIND

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