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Starring David Janssen
Season 2 (CBS)(1958)
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  ##### Richard Diamond, Private Detective #####
############## season 2 1958 #################
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CBS Thursdays 8:00pm Eastern (2Jan58-25Sep58)
Filmed at RKO Pathe Studios, 9336 W. Washington, Culver City

21 NEW Episodes Aired
Four Star Prod. nos. 8600-8640 inc. (EVEN Nos. Only)

2.01 [14] Richard Diamond: THE SPACE SOCIETY
Four Star prod. no. 8600
02Jan58 CBS
written by David T. Chantler
directed by Leigh Jason
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Luis Van Rooten ..... Mr. Grant
Ellen Corby ......... Harriet Smith
Douglas Dick ........ Cronin
Stephen Chase ....... Capt. Savvo
Robert Dix .......... Jim
with
Joan Sudlow, Kenneth Niles,
Hans Mobeus, Louis Truax, John Ayres
Synopsis:
A man hires Diamond to investigate an outer space society which
he suspects is out to bilk his rich uncle since they have talked
him into leaving the society $100,000 in his will.

2.02 [15] Richard Diamond: THE DARK HORSE
(aka: The Allison Garvey Case)
Four Star prod. no. 8602
09Jan58 CBS
written by David T. Chantler
directed by Leigh Jason
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Frances Mercer ...... Allison Garvey
Russ Conway ......... Alec Bruce
Robert Shayne ....... Mike Coleman
Jack Elam ........... Danny-boy
Larry Thor .......... Michaud
David Alpert ........ Dean
Dave Albrecht
Baynes Barron
Synopsis:
Diamond is hired to protect a lady politician whose supporters
fear may be kidnapped by the opposition.
*Note: Russ Conway will later play the recurring role of Lt. Kile in seasons 3 and 4.

2.03 [16] Richard Diamond: THE PAYOFF
Four Star prod. no. 8604
16Jan58 CBS
Directed by Tom Gries
Written by Ellis Arnold Kadison
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Bartlett Robinson ... Otto Carl
Peter Hansen ........ Frank Bonne
Doris Dowling ....... Marion Carl
Henry Corden ........ Turk Stell
Al Avalon ........... Eddie Bell
Barbara Pepper ...... Mrs. Brady
Jay Adler ........... Herbie Wilkins
Robert Jordan ....... Connie Thorpe
Synopsis:
Diamond is hired to track down a gang of safe crackers and recover
the money that they stole.

2.04 [17] Richard Diamond: DOUBLE JEOPARDY
Four Star prod. no. 8606
23Jan58 CBS
written by Edmund Morris
directed by Tom Gries
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Stars
Fredd Wayne ......... Tom Tanner
Barbara Eiler ....... Jane Tanner
Tom Greenway ........ Lt. Peters
Robert Burton ....... Fred Hart
Hugh Sanders ........ Lew Granger
Lewis Martin ........ the Vice President
Albie Gaye .......... Switchboard Operator
with
Sidney Smith, Wally Rose, Jack Sterling
Synopsis:
Diamond sets out to recover a stolen fortune in jewels.

2.05 [18] Richard Diamond: ARSON
Four Star prod. no. 8608
30Jan58 CBS
written by Ellis Arnold Kadison
directed by Leigh Jason
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Jay Novello ......... Bernie Beanly
Lester Matthews ..... Frank Grace
Joseph Mell ......... Fred Wilkins
Robert Foulk ........ Sal Prince
Sarah Selby ......... Mrs. Brubaker
Gail Ganley ......... Celia Devon
William Swan ........ Jerry Fenton
Tom McKee ........... Fireman
Recurring cast:
Regis Toomey ........ Lt. McGough (recurring)
Synopsis:
Diamond is hired to investigate a fire in a fur shop which killed
an accountant who was working there.

2.06 [19] Richard Diamond: THE ED CHURCH CASE
Four Star prod. no. 8610
06Feb58
written by Russ Leadabrand & Ed Waters
directed by Leigh Jason
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Roscoe Karnes ....... Ed Church
Vic Morrow .......... Joe Rovi
Dan Barton .......... George King
James Flavin ........ Sam Cooper
Jill Jarmyn ......... Lois Baker
Milt Hamerman ....... Jake
Synopsis:
A veteran journalist and a recovering alcoholic join forces in
order to get a story on a protection racket.

2.07 [20] Richard Diamond: CHINESE HONEYMOON
Four Star prod. no. 8612
13Feb58 CBS
Directed by Mark Sandrich, Jr.
Written by David T. Chantler
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Keye Luke ........... Dr. Lin Chang
Lisa Lu ............. Cassia
Peter Chong ......... Fong
Ted de Corsia ....... Albert Stewart
Weaver Levy ......... Lee
Victor Sen Yung ..... Magan
Hugh Lawrence ....... Lt. Harris
Melinda Markey ...... the Nurse
James Hong .......... Young man
Synopsis:
Diamond uncovers a protection racket when he decides to learn why
a pair of his Chinese friends unexpectedly call off their upcoming
wedding.begins to investigate the reason.

2.08 [21] Richard Diamond: RODEO
Four Star prod. no. 8614
20Feb58 CBS
Produced by Mark Sandrich Jr.
Written by Ellis Marcus
Directed by James Sheldon
photographed by George E.Diskant
edited by Arthur D.Hilton
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Barbara Baxley ...... Marcy Murdock
Lee Van Cleef ....... Ed Murdock
Harry Lauter ........ Charles Decker
John Compton ........ Bud Lee
George Cisar ........ Pete Balsam
Dan Blocker ......... Cloudy Sims
Jim Murdock ......... Ray Sloan
Synopsis:
A cowboy performing in a Madison Square garden rodeo comes to Diamond for help after
he discovers his saddle strap cut and suspects that someone is trying to kill him.

2.09 [22] Richard Diamond: A CUP OF BLACK COFFEE
Four Star prod. no. 8616
27Feb58 CBS
Directed by John Rich
Written by David T. Chantler
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Gloria Talbott ...... Jenny
Douglas Fowley ...... Bailey
Peter Leeds ......... Green
Herb Vigran ......... George
Joe Haworth ......... Smith
Synopsis:
While taking a break from an all night drive at a roadside cafe,
Diamond meets a woman who gives him a look convincing him she is
afraid of something.

2.10 [23] Richard Diamond: THE GEORGE DALE CASE
Four Star prod. no. 8618
06Mar58 CBS
Directed By Richard Whorf
Teleplay By Richard Carr and Sidney Michaels
Story By Richard Carr
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Jean Willes ......... Madge
Jack Lambert ........ Gus
John Hoyt ........... Burnison
Cathy Case .......... Sally
Mario Siletti ....... Tony The Barber
Laurie Mitchell ..... Dolly
Art Lewis ........... Henry
Dale Van Sickel ..... The Burglar
Virginia Gregg ...... Voice of Vivian
with
Vito Scotti, Bert Stevens
Recurring cast:
Regis Toomey ........ Lt. McGough (recurring)
Synopsis 1:
Diamond is mistaken for a man who stole
a high-priced painting that was to be delivered to a shady businessman. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
Diamond is beaten and rendered unconscious by a man he suspects is an art thief..
When he recovers he discovers that a beautiful woman has subdued his attacker.

2.11 [24] Richard Diamond: JUVENILE JACKET
Four Star prod. no. 8620
13Mar58 CBS
Directed by Richard Whorf
Written by Gene Lesser and Sidney Michaels
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Nick Adams .......... Mickey Houseman
Harry Jackson ....... Mr. Cole
Steve Terrell ....... George Bond
Byron Foulger ....... Mr. Legett
Adrienne Marden ..... Mrs. Bond
Katherine Warren .... Mrs. Houseman
with
Jay Sayer, Skip Torgenson,
Paul Jasmin, Dick Sinatra
Recurring cast:
Regis Toomey ........ Lt. McGough (recurring)
Synopsis:
Diamond is hired by a woman to clear her son of charges of murder,
since he is a member of a gang which robbed a liquor store and
killed the sales clerk.

2.12 [25] Richard Diamond: PENSION PLAN (1958)
Four Star prod. no. 8622
27Mar58 CBS
Directed by Hollingsworth Morse
Written by Ellis Arnold Kadison
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Ed Binns ............ Lt. William Larrabee
Jonathan Hole ....... Virgil Twinkham
Alexander Lockwood .. Carl Waldron
Francis DeSales ..... Phillip Brinkley
Alan Wells .......... Tony Barrett
Troy Melton ......... Sludge Whipple
Ken Mayer ........... Jeffries
Billy Nelson ........ Happy O'Donlon
Synopsis 1:
A jewelry store owner comes to Diamond for help when one of his
employees refuses to return gems he had been assigned to clean
unless he is given a large cash stipend.
SYNOPSIS 2:
RICHARD DIAMOND IS HIRED BY A JEWELRY STORE OWNER TO FIND ONE
OF HIS EMPLOYEES WHO REFUSES TO RETURN A CATCH OF JEWELS KNOWN AS
THE 'EMPRESS JEWELS',UNTIL HE RECEIVES A LARGE SUM OF MONEY. [SC]

2.13 [26] Richard Diamond: SHORT HAUL
Four Star prod. no. 8624
10Apr58 CBS
Directed by Hollingsworth Morse
Written by Ellis Arnold Kadison
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Sean McClory ........ Ted O'Malley
Nan Leslie .......... Myrna O'Malley
Don Beddoe .......... Lt. Stone
Ross Elliott ........ Bill Reade
John Cliff .......... Larry Donovan
Oliver McGowan ...... George Neate
William Tannen ...... Bert Grady
Lane Bradford ....... Sal Noonan
John Mitchum
Joe Forte
Synopsis:
Diamond goes under cover as a truck driver in order to investigate
a truck hijacking in which the driver was killed.

2.14 [27] Richard Daimond: ANOTHER MAN'S POISON (1958)
Four Star prod. no. 8626
17Apr58 CBS
Directed by John Rich
Written by Donn Mullally
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Claude Akins ........ Kenny Lambert
Phyllis Coates ...... Monica Freeborn
Craig Duncan ........ Matson
Paul Bryar .......... Donald Hastings
Zina Provendie ...... Mrs. Hastings
Recurring Cast:
Regis Toomey ........ Lt. McGough (recurring)
Synopsis 1:
Diamond sets out to find the man who is trying to kill him and who
failed in his last attempt leaving an innocent bystander dead.
SYNOPSIS 2:
AN INNOCENT MAN IS SHOT AND KILLED. RICHARD DIAMOND BELIEVES HE WAS
THE INTENDED VICTIM. DIAMOND SETS OUT TO FIND THE KILLER. [SC]

2.15 [28] Richard Diamond: THE PURPLE PENGUIN
Four Star prod. no. 8628
24Apr58
Directed by John Rich
Written by Philip Saltzman
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Chick Chandler ...... Jimmy White
Kasey Rogers ........ Janet Marquis
Stacy Harris ........ Eddie Marquis
Patricia Donahue .... Bunny
John Eldredge ....... George "Red" Brunter
Manning Ross ........ Tony
George Barrows ...... Roy
Recurring Cast:
Regis Toomey ........ Lt. McGough (recurring)
Synopsis:
Diamond fails in his efforts to protect a shady night club owner
who believes that someone is out to kill him.

2.16 [29] Richard Diamond: LOST TESTAMENT
Four Star prod. no. 8630
01May58 CBS
written by Ellis Arnold Kadison
directed by Ted Post
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Bartlett Robinson ... Paul Manners
Jocelyn Brando ...... Celia Saxon
Francis De Sales .... Charles Courtney
Norma Moore ......... Louanne Manners
Garry Walbert ....... Chooch Johnson
Walter Barnes ....... Herbie Sanford
Charles Victor ...... Bart Saxon
Burt Nelson ......... Harry Hill
Charles Cirillo ..... the shoemaker
Recurring Cast:
Regis Toomey ........ Lt. McGough (recurring)
Synopsis:
While investigating the death of an investment consoler, Diamond
learns that a letter has recently been stolen from the deceased's
attorney.

2.17 [30] Richard Diamond: THE PERCENTAGE TAKERS
Four Star prod. no. 8632
08May58 CBS
Directed by Ted Post
Written by William L. Stuart
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Jack Cassidy ........ Danny Fortune
Harry Harvey, Sr. ... Grady Smith
Damian O'Flynn ...... Fats Waldren
Marc Platt .......... Norman King
Richard Reeves ...... Willie Gibson
Gloria Winters ...... Dixie Moore
Caroline Richter .... the Blonde
Joyce Compton ....... the Waitress
Gil Perkins
John Indrisano
Laurie Anders
Synopsis:
Diamond is hired by a singer who finds himself being threatened by extortionists.

2.18 [31] Richard Diamond: WIDOW'S WALK
Four Star prod. no. 8634
22May58 CBS
Produced & directed by Richard Whorf
Written by Donn Mullally
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast
Christopher Dark .... Rudi Trekhola
Dorothy Green ....... Linda Sands
Thomas Browne Henry . Oliver Sands
Charles Horvath ..... Miller
John Dennis ......... Anson
Jack Shea ........... the Officer
Recurring Cast:
Regis Toomey ........ Lt. McGough (recurring)
Synopsis:
Diamond is hired to safeguard some valuable paintings. While on a
another case Diamond and his client are kidnapped by gangsters who
threaten to kill both of them unless Diamond reveals the paintings'
location.

2.19 [32] Richard Diamond: THE BUNGALOW MURDER
Four Star prod. no. 8638
29May58 CBS
Director: Richard Whorf
Writers: Donn Mullally and Sidney Michaels
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Gordon Jones ........ Mike Gower
Marguerite Chapman .. Norma Randell
Arthur Batanides .... Chip Cooper
Eddie Quillan ....... Mal Jones
Bruce MacFarlane .... Samuel Horton
Mark Roberts ........ Rod Leighton
Chet Stratton ....... the Director
John Mitchum, Harry Raven
Synopsis:
Diamond is called upon to investigate the murder of a film producer
and upon arriving at the scene of the crime learns that the police
have not been notified of the man's death.

2.20 [33] Richard Diamond: ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE
Four Star prod. no. 8640
12Jun58 CBS
Directed by Mark Sandrich Jr.
Written by Samuel Michaels
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Grant Richards ...... Charley Blaine
Peggy Maley ......... Babs Fellin
Robert Gist ......... Joe Quincy
Kipp Hamilton ....... Yvette Greener
Chris Alcaide ....... First Thug
Sol Gorss ........... Second Thug
Clegg Hoyt .......... the Masseur
Charlie Lane ........ Kevin Anders
Dale Van Sickle ..... Stunt double Diamond/uncredited
Rusty Wescoatt ...... Stunt double Quincy/uncredited
Jess Kilpatrick
Recurring cast:
Regis Toomey ........ Lt. McGough (recurring)
Synopsis:
After a policeman friend of Diamond's is killed while of patrol,
Diamond decides to do an investigation of his own to insure that
the killer is brought to justice.

2.21 [34] Richard Diamond: THE SNOW QUEEN
Four Star prod. no. 8636
26Jun58
Directed by Mark Sandrich, Jr.
Written by Ed Adamson
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Phyllis Avery ....... Martha Shearing
Zachary Charles ..... Woody
Robert Quarry ....... Larry
George Meader ....... Otto Cramer
May Ediss ........... Alyce Gresham
John Goodard
Recurring cast:
Regis Toomey ........ Lt. McGough (recurring)
Synopsis 1:
Diamond uncovers a narcotics smuggling operation while investigating
the murder of an art restorer who was killed in his workshop. [SC]
Synopsis 2:
During his investigation of the murder of an art restorer in his
workshop, Diamond uncovers a smuggling ring which specializes in narcotis.

##### Richard Diamond, Private Detective #####
############## end of season 2 ###############
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