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Starring David Janssen
Season 1 (CBS)(Summer 1957)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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 ###### Richard Diamond, Private Detective #####
########### season 1 Summer 1957 ############
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CBS Mondays 9:30 pm (1Jul57-30Sep57)
Summer replacement for "
December Bride"
13 NEW Episodes
Four Star Prod. nos. 9600-9628 inc. (EVEN Nos. Only)
(prod. nos. 9606 & 9610 - missing)

1.01 [--] Richard Diamond: THE MICKEY FARMER CASE
Four Star prod no. 9608
01Jul57 CBS
written by Richard Carr
directed by Roy Del Ruth
director of photography Charles Burke
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Christopher Dark .... Mickey Farmer
Lewis Charles ....... Weasel McHenry
Vic Perrin .......... Smith
Virginia Stefan ..... Sally Caine
with
Louise Arthur, Janius Mathews, Claire Kelly
Synopsis:
Diamond promises a dying gangster that he will take care of the
gangster's girlfriend, unaware that the promise will endanger
his life.

1.02 [--] Richard Diamond: CUSTODY
Four Star prod no. 9616
08Jul57 CBS

Richard Diamond, Private Detective 1/5 (1957)

Richard Diamond, Private Detective 2/5 (1957)

Richard Diamond, Private Detective 3/5 (1957)

Richard Diamond, Private Detective 4/5 (1957)

Richard Diamond, Private Detective 5/5 (1957)

Written by Ellis Marcus
Directed by Tom Gries
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
With: Regis Toomey as  Lt. McGough (recurring)
Guest Cast:
Cheryl Callaway ..... Marjorie Bullock
Maura Murphy ........ Jean Bullock
Gail Kobe ........... Phoebe
Robert Quarry ....... Arnie Bullock
Eve Miller .......... Kay Wilson
David McMahon ....... Inspector
Benny Rubin ......... Max Birnbaum (uncredited)
Mark Scott .......... Guard (uncredited)
Synopsis:
A woman in the hospital hires Diamond to trail her ex-husband,
since she believes that he has obtained custody of their daughter
in order to use her as cover for his shady business practices.

1.03 [--] Richard Diamond: ESCAPE FROM OAK LANE
Four Star prod no. 9614
15Jul57 CBS

Richard Diamond - Escape from Oak Lane 1/5 (1957)

Richard Diamond - Escape from Oak Lane 2/5 (1957)

Richard Diamond - Escape from Oak Lane 3/5 (1957)

Richard Diamond - Escape from Oak Lane 4/5 (1957)

Richard Diamond - Escape from Oak Lane 5/5 (1957)
written by Edmund Morris
directed by Tom Gries
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Christine White ..... Elaine Carpenter
Jeanette Nolan ...... Dr. Tesla
Burt Masters ........ Glenn Carpenter
Hugh Brooke ......... Dr. Forrest
S. John Launer ...... Dr. Norton
Art Lewis ........... Aide
Synopsis:
A man hires Diamond to watch his frightened wife while he leaves
town. Soon after taking the case Diamond is approached by a pair
of men from a mental ward who claim she is an escaped patient.

1.04 [--] Richard Diamond: THE HOMICIDE HABIT
Four Star prod no. 9618
22Jul57 CBS
w: ? d: ?
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Peter Hansen ........ Tim Wilson
Osa Massen .......... Janet Morrisey
Patricia Donahue .... Mindy Parker
Bob Brubaker ........ Larry Parker
Synopsis:
Diamond sets out to con a recently widowed woman and her lover
into believing that he witnessed them kill her late husband so
that they could collect the insurance money.

1.05 [--] Richard Diamond: PICTURE OF FEAR
Four Star prod no. 9620
29Jul57 CBS
Directed by Oscar Rudolph
Written by David T. Chantler
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Judith Braun ........ Nancy Miller / Harriet Talbot
George N. Neise ..... Adams
James Nolan ......... Harry Carlin
Robert J. Nelson .... the Trooper
Synopsis:
While on holiday in the mountains Diamond befriends a young woman
who is being pursued by thugs who believe that she is in possession of some
incriminating photos.

1.06 [--] Richard Diamond: HIT AND RUN
Four Star prod no. 9622
05Aug57 CBS
Directed by Oscar Rudolph
Written by Ellis Arnold Kadison
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Grant Richards ...... Joe Wells
Tommy Cook .......... Baron
Nick Dennis ......... Chico Burns
Dawn Richards ....... Laurie Gates
Bud Slater .......... Bob Winters
Dennis Moore ........ Motorcycle Cop
Norman Bartold ...... Policeman (uncredited)
Herschel Bernardi ... Policeman (uncredited)
Regis Toomey ........ Lt. McGough (recurring)
Bill Erwin .......... Sgt. Riker (recurring)
Synopsis:
Diamond finds himself facing off against the mob when is hired by
a woman to prove that her fiancee is innocent of killing a man in
a hit and run auto accident.

1.07 [--] Richard Diamond: THE BIG SCORE
Four Star prod no. 9624
12Aug57 CBS
written by David T. Chantler
directed by Oscar Rudolph
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
John Eldredge ....... Graham
Don Keefer .......... Reagan
Robert Carson ....... Mr. Farrell
Doris Singleton ..... Mrs. Farrell
Herb Vigran ......... Johnson
Thomas Browne Henry ... Edgar
Synopsis:
Diamond poses as a rich Canadian and infiltrates a gambling racket
in order to learn the truth about a business man's claims that he
witnessed a murder.

1.08 [--] Richard Diamond: THE CHESS PLAYER
Four Star prod no. 9626
19Aug57 CBS
written by Philip MacDonald
directed by Mark Sandrich Jr.
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Catherine McLeod .... Mildred Tyler
Vaughn Taylor ....... Julian Tyler
Ross Elliott ........ Norman Devitt
Jonathan Hole ....... Colin Tyler
Lawrence Dobkin ..... Warburton Flagge
Madeline Holmes ..... Araminta Tyler
George Baxter ....... Thaddeus Tyler
Synopsis:
Diamond is hired by a woman to become a bodyguard to her husband,
without him knowing it. He is a businessman who has received
several threats against his life which he refuses to take seriously.

1.09 [--] Richard Diamond: THE TORCH CARRIERS
Four Star prod no. 9602
26Aug57 CBS
Directed by Bernard Kowalski
Written by Gene Levitt
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Phyllis Avery ....... Nancy Cooper
Gloria Saunders ..... Virginia Malcolm
John Beradino ....... Marty Stopka
John Doucette ....... Corky
Richard Reeves ...... Reed
with
Harry Wisner, Barbara Wilson
Giselle D’Arc, Ned Glass
Regis Toomey ........ Lt. McGough (recurring)
Bill Erwin .......... Sgt. Riker (recurring)
Synopsis:
Diamond unravels a story of unrequited love and revenge while
tracking down a fugitive gangster who is in the possession of a
valuable stolen necklace.

1.10 [--] Richard Diamond: THE PETE ROCCO CASE (a.k.a "Prison Break")(1957)
Four Star prod no. 9600
09Sep57 CBS
Directed by Bernard Kowalski
Written & produced by Richard Carr
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Richard Devon ....... Pete Rocco
Charles Bronson ..... Dan Rocco
Marga Ann Deighton .. Ma Rocco
Marvin Press ........ Elmer Nacy
Anne Neyland ........ the Waitress
Recurring Cast:
Regis Toomey ........ Lt McGough (recurring)
Bill Erwin .......... Sgt. Riker
Synopsis 1:
Diamond plays a game of cat and mouse with an escaped convict who
bears a grudge against Diamond for bringing him to justice.
SYNOPSIS 2:
RICHARD DIAMOND IS ELUSIVE WITH AN ESCAPED CONVICT WHO IS
OUT TO GET HIM FOR PUTTING HIM IN JAIL. [SC]

1.11 [--] Richard Diamond: VENUS OF PARK AVENUE
Four Star prod no. 9628
16Sep57 CBS
written by George Worthing Yates & David T. Chantler
directed by Mark Sandrich Jr.
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Julie Van Zandt ..... Alex Bowers
Edgar Barrier ....... Durant
Addison Richards .... Carl Evanson
Harry Harvey Sr. .... Chambers
Ivan Bonar .......... Vance
Betty Harford ....... Vera
Synopsis:
Diamond is hired to verify the authenticity of an ancient Greek
statue, which is suspected of being fake when it is offered for
sale at a figure far below its true value.

1.12 [--] Richard Diamond: THE MERRY-GO-ROUND CASE
Four Star prod no. 9604
23Sep57 CBS
written & produced by Richard Carr
directed by Roy Del Ruth
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
James Best .......... Jack Milhoan
Nancy Marshall ...... Marilyn Milhoan
William Leicester ... Rupert Miller
Lugene Sanders ...... Eve Miller
Gloria Winters ...... Jane Thomas
Lennie Bremen ....... Breezy Jones
Recurring cast:
Regis Toomey ........ Lt. McGough (recurring)
Bill Erwin .......... Sgt. Riker
Synopsis:
Diamond attempts to convince an old war buddy who has turned to a
life of crime to give himself up to the authorities. But the former
GI is now a ruthless killer and Diamond finds his life in danger.
(rerun 03Oct64 WKBN-27 Youngstown, OH. Sat 6:30 EDT) [JBeer]

1.13 [--] Richard Diamond: SECRET CARGO
Four Star prod no. 9612
30Sept57
(lost episode)

*Note: according to an airdate schedule from Four Star dated 8/13/57,
this episode was scheduled to air 9/30/57. However, according to TV
Guide and the Los Angeles Times a rerun of “Hit and Run” aired on that
date. The syndicator, Viacom, indicates this episode is not available
for syndication making it unclear if it ever aired, or was ever
produced for that matter.

##### Richard Diamond, Private Detective #####
############## end of season 1 ###############
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