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Starring David Janssen
Season 3 (CBS)(Early 1959)
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 ##### Richard Diamond, Private Detective #####
############## season 3 1959 #################
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CBS Sundays 10:00pm Eastern (15Feb59-20Sep59)
18 NEW Episodes Aired
Four Star Prod. nos. 6801-6837 inc. (ODD Nos. Only)
(prod. no. 6825 - no details)
Richard Diamond moves to Los Angeles;
Mary Tyler Moore as Sam and Barbara Bain as Karen join series.

3.01 [35] Richard Diamond: THE SPORT ( aka “The Larry Forsythe Case”)
Four Star prod. no. 6801
15Feb59 CBS

richard diamond the sport clip 1

richard diamond the sport clip 2

richard diamond the sport ending with Barbara Bain

written by Richard Carr
directed by Alvin Ganzer
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Mort Sahl ........... Himself
Ross Martin ......... Tony Gino
Ed Kemmer ........... Frank Sonnett
Irene Hervey ........ Mary Forsythe
Ronnie Rondell ...... Larry Forsythe
Gloria Tennes ....... the Blonde
Jack Klugman ........ the Maitre d'
Suzanne Alexander ... Waitress
Barbara Bain ........ Karen Wells (recurring)
Mary Tyler Moore .... Sam (recurring)
Synopsis:
Diamond moves to Los Angles where he begins to date Karen (Barbara
Bain) after she hires him to find her boyfriend's murderer. A
woman hires him to find her playboy son who has gone missing.

3.02 [36] Richard Diamond: PACK RAT
Four Star prod. no. 6803
22Feb59 CBS

richard diamond Pack Rat clips with Barbara Bain
written by Gene Levitt
directed by John Peyser
David Janssen starring as Richard Diamond.
Featured are
Barbara Bain as his girlfriend, Karen Wells.
"Sam" as the unidentified telephone girl
Guest cast:
Frank Albertson .... Stuart Riker
John Gallaudet ..... Capt. Francis McCormack
Jon Lormer ......... Gerald Wilkerson
Charles Seel ....... Homer Wilkerson
Janine Perreau ..... Carol
Jean Carson ........ Gloria Bartlert
Gil Frye ........... the Photographer
Burt Mustin ........ the Old-timer
Jan Stine .......... Freddy
Harry Harvey, Sr. .. the Luggage man
Lester Dorr ........ the Caretaker
Synopsis:
Richard Diamond agrees to work for a percentage of an inheritance if he can prove his client
is the rightful heir to an $84,OOO hoard found in the junk-filled shack of an elderly beachcomber
who died in a fall, on "Richard Diamond Private Detective," Sunday (CBS 9-9:30 p.m.).
The case appears to be a routine matter until teen-aged Carol Walker tells Diamond she and her
boyfriend heard a shout and saw a man hurrying away from the beach shack at about the time old
Homer Wilkerson fell to his death. Detective McCormack discloses that Wilkerson's nephew, Stuart Hiker,
has claimed the fortune, and indicates the case is settled. However, Diamond refuses to be convinced
Wilkerson's death was accidental and heads back to the beach in search of a clue. [RF]

3.03 [37] Richard Diamond: SOFT TOUCH ( aka “The Revolution”)
Four Star prod. no. 6807
01Mar59 (copyright date)

richard diamond soft touch clips with Barbara Bain
Directed by Andrew McCullough
Written by Jack Kelsey and Albert Ruben
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Corinne Calvet ...... La Muneca
Celia Lovsky ........ Senora del Vays
Berry Kroeger ....... Raoul
Ruggero Romor ....... Luis
Joe Perry
Synopsis:
Diamond accepts an assignment which takes him to South America in
searchof a political refugee and places him in the middle of
international intrigue. [TA]

3.04 [38] Richard Diamond: BODY OF THE CRIME
Four Star prod. no. 6805
08Mar59 (copyright date)

richard diamond Body of Crime clips with Barbara Bain
Directed by Alvin Ganzer
Written by Donn Mullally and Lee Erwin
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Lawrence Dobkin ..... Joey Kane
Dolores Donlon ...... Evelyn Ames
Bern Hoffman ........ Marxie
Don Durant .......... Pat Sharkey
Sandy Kenyon ........ Lt. Baker
Synopsis:
A mobster wanted by the law who fears that he is going to be
assassinated comes to Diamond and asks him to negotiate his
surrender to the police.

3.05 [39] Richard Diamond: BOOMERANG BAIT
Four Star prod. no. 6809
15Mar59 CBS
Directed by Richard Whorf
Written by Peter Barry
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
James Westerfield ... McAllister
Jana Lund ........... Marilyn Ann
Eleanor Audley ...... Mrs. Deneken
Jack Albertson ...... Fernando Faillace
Peggy Maley ......... Claire
Sandy Kenyon ........ Lt. Baker
Ric Roman
Jeanne Tatum
Synopsis:
An attractive young woman pleads with Diamond to investigate the
murder of a fiananceer. Diamond later learns that her father is
the police detective assigned to solve the case.

3.06 [40] Richard Diamond: MATADOR MURDER ( aka “Mexican Art Swindle”)
Four Star prod. no. 6817
22Mar59 CBS

Barbara Bain on Richard Diamond Matador Murder
Director: Richard Whorf
Writer: Robert Blees
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Elisabeth Fraser .... Dorian Crane
Chana Eden .......... Victoria Sebastian
Gregory Gay ......... Van Zandt
Manning Ross ........ Lt. Pepe
Peter Mamakos ....... Arturo Montoya
Richard Carlyle ..... Barney Crane
Mary Tyler Moore .... Sam (recurring)
Synopsis:
Diamond heads to Mexico in search of a missing art dealer.

3.07 [41] Richard Diamond: MURDER AT THE MANSION
Four Star prod. no. 6813
29Mar59 CBS
Director: Stuart Rosenberg
Writers: Albert Ruben and Barry Trivers
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
James Drury ......... Arthur Harding, Jr.
John Hoyt ........... Arthur Harding, Sr.
Robert Ellenstein ... Kirsten
John Harmon ......... the Gardener
Frank Ferguson ...... Capt. Hoyt
Gail Bonney ......... Motel Manager
Bob Stephenson ...... Guest
Synopsis:
Diamond winds up in the middle of a deadly conspiracy when he
agrees to help a wealthy young man find his missing bride.

3.08 [42] Richard Diamond: MARINELAND MYSTERY
Four Star prod. no. 6815
05Apr59 CBS
Director: John Peyser
Writer: Dan Ullman
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Joyce Meadows ....... Linda
Lewis Charles ....... Burke
Art Lewis ........... Karns
Michael Fox ......... Paul Schofield
Dennis L. Cross ..... the Skipper
Paul Kent ........... the Lieutenant
Troy Melton ......... Louie Roya
Jean Olsen .......... the Waitress
Synopsis:
An antique dealer hires Diamond to find an Oriental cigarette
box and his employee who disappeared while delivering the box.

3.09 [43] Richard Diamond: CHARITY AFFAIR
production no. 6821
12Apr59 CBS
Director: Alvin Ganzer
Writer: P.K. Palmer
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Nora Hayden ......... Georgia
Bartlett Robinson ... Clifton
Phillip Pine ........ King Satchel
Lon Mora ............ the Waiter
Jan Harrison ........ Nancy Chaney
Patricia Blair ...... Julie
Ingrid Goude ........ Eve
Frank Gerstle ....... the Lieutenant
Robert W. Quarry .... Charlie Wendell
Synopsis:
A masked gunman steals the box office receipts of a charity jazz
festival which Diamond is attending.

3.10 [44] Richard Diamond: TWO FOR PARADISE
Four Star prod. no. 6819
19Apr59 CBS
Directed by John Peyser
Written by Don Mullally and Lee Erwin
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Christine White ..... Peggy Nolan
Charles Aidman ...... Joe Vale
Lee Farr ............ Tom Vale
Willis Bouchey ...... Lew Morse
Russ Bender ......... the Sheriff
Bill Halop .......... Charlie Cole
Gil Perkins ......... Dan Vale
Synopsis:
After inheriting half of a citrus packing plant a pair of brothers
hire Diamond to investigate a young woman, they suspect is a
goldigger, who has been romancing their late father's partner.

3.11 [45] Richard Diamond: CROWN OF SILLA
Four Star prod. no. 6811
03May59 CBS
Director: Lamont Johnson
Writer: Gene Levitt
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Abraham Sofaer ...... Mr. Constantine
Gail Kobe ........... Anne Mitchell
John Anderson ....... Paul Russell
Ben H. Wright ....... Maxwell
Barbara Stuart ...... Dee Dennis
Lillian Adams ....... Goldie
Synopsis:
An art dealer asks Diamond to make a clandestine investigation
into the disappearance of a valuable crown which vanished froma
safe on board a yacht.

3.12 [46] Richard Diamond: JUKEBOX
Four Star prod. no. 6823
10May59 CBS
Directed by Stuart Rosenberg
Written by David Chandler
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Ruta Lee ............ Louise Thompson
Walter Sande ........ Mr. Thompson
Joi Lansing ......... Diane
Paul Bryar .......... Lt. Ross
Alan Wells .......... Chick
Terry Frost (uncredited)
Synopsis:
A jukebox operator asks Diamond for help when he is threatened by
racketeers who want him to use their records exclusively.

3.13 [47] Richard Diamond: ECHO OF LAUGHTER
Four Star prod. no. 6827
17May59 CBS
w & d ?
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Jesse White ......... Walt Conlin
Karen Sharpe ........ Ruth
Michael Strong ...... George Maxton
Brook Byron ......... Edna
Gordon Polk ......... the Desk Clerk
Synopsis:
Diamond learns that a friend of his, who is a TV personality, is
undergoing marital problems at home and that his wife may be out
to kill him.

3.14 [48] Richard Diamond: THE LIMPING MAN
Four Star prod. no. 6829
24May59 CBS
Directed by R.G. Springsteen
Written by Elliot West
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Bethel Leslie ....... Faith Dryden
DeForest Kelley ..... the Sheriff
Hillary Brooke ...... Winifred O'Hara
Eric Feldary ........ Arthur-the Limping Man
Robert Nichols ...... Gas Station Attendant
and
Roxanne Brooks ...... Sam (recurring) (*entry)
Synopsis:
A terrified woman calls Diamond for help after her life is
threatened, however by the time Diamond arrives to meet with her
she has disappeared.
*Note:
Mary Tyler Moore was fired for breaking her anonymity and modeling
for a TV Guide article “Sam Models the Latest in Hosiery.”
She was replaced by Roxanne Brooks.

3.15 [49] Richard Diamond: THE HIDE-OUT
Four Star prod. no. 6831
31May59 CBS
Directed by Thomas Carr
Written by Ed Adamson
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Barry L. Gordon ..... Tommy Logan
Stacy S. Harris ..... Frank Marsala
Mary Ann Hokanson ... Sister Elizabeth
Nestor Paiva ........ Axel
Cynthia Jason ....... Roberta
Synopsis:
A nun asks Diamond to locate a missing young boy who is a member
of a Dixieland band she has organized.

3.16 [50] Richard Diamond: ROUGH CUT
Four Star prod. no. 6833
07Jun59 CBS
Directed by Thomas Carr
Written by Ed Adamson
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Steve Brodie ....... Ken Bronson
Marcia Henderson .... Janet
Arthur Batanides .... Wally
Hayden Rorke ........ Frank Judson
Jan Shepard ......... Betty Wilson
Carol Morris ........ Mrs. Jackson
William Schallert ... Mr. Prescott
Synopsis:
Diamond goes undercover as a casino worker in order to find a
stolen priceless jewel.

3.17 [51] Richard Diamond: FAMILY AFFAIR
Four Star prod. no. 6835
14Jun59 CBS
Directed by Donald McDougall
Written by Ed Adamson
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Patricia Barry ...... Claire Provost/Powers
Jeanette Nolan ...... Edna Shaw
Marian Collier ...... Audrey Santell
Richard Reeves ...... Steve
Harry Bartell ....... the Manager
Sydney Smith ........ Ralph Powers
Lennie Bremen ....... Harry Gorgis
Synopsis:
Diamond discovers some unpleasant facts about a young woman who
was murdered after he talks to her roommate, a dance hall hostess.

3.18 [52] Richard Diamond: DESIGN FOR MURDER
Four Star prod. no. 6837
21Jun59 CBS
Directed by Mark Sandrich, Jr.
Written by Ed Adamson
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Phyllis Avery ....... Vicki Franklin
Laurie Mitchell ..... Kitty
Edmund Hashim ....... Carl Otero
Lewis Charles ....... Charley Vincent
Ned Glass ........... Rice
Janet Stewart ....... the Maid
Roxanne Brooks ...... Sam
Synopsis:
Phyllis Avery, Laurie Mitchell, Edward Hashim, Lewis Charles
An old flame of Diamond's comes to him hoping to hire him to find
out who is attempting to blackmail her.

##### Richard Diamond, Private Detective #####
############## end of season 3 ###############
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