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Starring David Janssen
Season 4 (NBC)(1959-60)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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  ##### Richard Diamond, Private Detective #####
############# season 4 1959-60 ###############
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(final season) ################
Changes Network from CBS to NBC
NBC Mondays 7:30pm EST (05Oct59-Jan60)
NBC Tuesdays 9:00pm EST (Jan60-Sep60))
26 New Episodes
Four Star Prod. nos. 3202-3252 inc. (EVEN Nos. Only)

4.01 [53] Richard Diamond: THE HOODLUM
Four Star prod. no. 3202
05Oct59 NBC Mon
Written by John Robinson
Directed by Thomas Carr
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Alan Reed ........... Paul Trumbo
Peter Leeds ......... Frank
Adrienne Marden ..... Mrs. McPherson
John Alvin .......... Doc
Cecil Weston
Renny McEvoy
Gil Perkins
Chuck Stanaker
Joe Conley
Russ Conway ......... Lt. Pete Kile (recurring)
Roxanne Brooks ...... Sam (recurring)
Synopsis:
A racketeer's book keeper gets Diamond involved in a blackmail
scheme against his boss, when he asks him to find a book and
gives him only one hour to do so.
NOTE: The first 10 minutes of this episode were not broadcast, since it
was joined in progress after game 4 of the World Series.

4.02 [54] Richard Diamond: ACT OF GRACE
Four Star prod. no. 3204
12Oct59 NBC Mon
Directed by Donald McDougall
Written by Ed Adamson
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Patricia Donahue .... Harriet Barnes
William Schallert ... Charlie Kane
Mario Siletti ....... Waldo
Eleanor Audley ...... Agnes Wilton
Norm Alden .......... Ben Regan
Mark Tapscott ....... Lt. Hendricks

4.03 [55] Richard Diamond: THE BOOKIE
Four Star prod. no. 3206
19Oct59 NBC Mon
Directed by Thomas Carr
Written by John Robinson
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Ross Martin ......... Nate Muro
Merry Anders ........ Claudia Reed
Buddy Lewis ......... Sookey
Peggy Maley ......... Sally
John Goddard ........ Jeff Stark
Joseph Ruskin ....... Chick
and Russ Conway ..... Lt. Pete Kile (recurring)
Roxanne Brooks ...... Sam (recurring)
Synopsis:
A bookie decides to get rid of Lt. Kile whose efforts to put a
stop to the bookie's operation have begun to annoy him.

4.04 [56] Richard Diamond: THE CLIENT
Four Star prod. no. 3208
26Oct59 NBC Mon
Directed by Donald McDougall
Written by John Robinson
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Bartlett Robinson ... Albert Gunther
Nestor Palvia ....... Emelio Tomas
Rudolfo Hoyos ....... Pedro
Carlos Romero ....... Jose
Sarita Vara ......... Dolores Flynn
Peter Brocco ........ Harry Tyler
Synopsis:
A fiancier hires Diamond to search for his partner who has gone
missing in Mexico.

4.05 [57] Richard Diamond: THE RUNAWAY
Four Star prod. no. 3214
02Nov59 NBC Mon
Directed by Donald McDougall
Written by Ed Adamson
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Ross Elliott ........ Walter Cummings
Maxine Cooper ....... Edith Beldon
Charles Aidman ...... George Beldon
Mark Allen .......... Det. Harry Tyler
Jonathan Kidd ....... Carl
Synopsis:
While briefly stopping in San Francisco, Diamond finds himself
the target of a gunman.

4.06 [58] Richard Diamond: NO LAUGHING MATTER
Four Star prod. no. 3210
09Nov59 NBC Mon
Directed by Thomas Carr
Written by Ed Adamson
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Joey Bishop ......... Joey Kirk
Carole Matthews ..... Rita Kirk
Don Haggerty ........ Harry Moxton
Sol Gorss ........... Fred Candido
Howard O. Ledig ..... Carl
Russ Conway ......... Lt. Pete Kile (recurring)
Synopsis:
Diamond finds himself in a deserted amusement park on the trail
of a desperate fugitive murderer.

4.07 [59] Richard Diamond: THE MESSENGER
Four Star prod. no. 3212
16Nov59 NBC Mon
Directed by Don McDougall
Written by John Robinson
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Joan Camden ......... Ruth Cozen
Frank Albertson ..... Gerald Clayton
Harvey Perry ........ Kenneth Luber
Russ Conway ......... Lt. Pete Kile (recurring)
Richard Devon ....... Sgt. Alden (recurring)
Roxanne Brooks ...... Sam (recurring)
Synopsis:
Diamond is hired to deliver a note to a bank teller and is
somewhat surprised when the teller screams after she reads the note.

4.08 [60] Richard Diamond: THE COUNSELOR
Four Star prod. no. 3218
23Nov59 NBC Mon
Directed by Thomas Carr
Written by John Robinson
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
King Donovan ........ Hamilton Chase
Barbara Pepper ...... Clara Chase
Gordon W. Jones ..... Joel Finlay
Arthur Peterson ..... Dr. Platt
John Craven
Bob Bass
Russ Conway ..... Lt. Pete Kile (recurring)
Synopsis:
A marriage consoler whose life has been threatened hires
Diamond to protect him.

4.09 [61] Richard Diamond: THE IMAGE
Four Star prod. no. 3216
30Nov59 NBC Mon
Directed by Thomas Carr
Written by Ed Adamson
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Whitney Blake ....... Laura Westly
Olan Soule .......... Mr. Danzig
Dallas Mitchell .....
Russ Conway ......... Lt. Pete Kile (recurring)
Richard Devon ....... Sgt. Alden (recurring)
Synopsis:
An old nemesis of Diamond's on the police force has Diamond
arrested on murder charges after the girlfriend of an escaped
convict is found murdered.

4.10 [62] Richard Diamond: THE ADJUSTOR
Four Star prod. no. 3220
07Dec59 NBC Mon
Directed by Thomas Carr
Written by John Robinson
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Dick Foran .......... David Steele
Nancy Valentine ..... Nancy Porter
Dabbs Greer ......... Scooter Jaffee
DeForest Kelley ..... Ken Porter
Syd Saylor .......... the Handyman
Synopsis:
Diamond receives a tip that a man who has been presumed dead for
over a year is still alive.

4.11 [63] Richard Diamond: MARKED FOR MURDER
Four Star prod. no. 3222
14Dec59 NBC Mon
Directed by Don McDougall
Written by Ed Adamson
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Stacy Graham ........ Betty Pierce
Peter Leeds ......... Sidney Gordon/Harold Jason
Patricia Huston ..... Myra Cantrell
Dave Willock ........ Henry Wilson/Wilkins
Ellen Corby ......... Mrs. Carter
Russ Conway ......... Lt. Pete Kile (recurring)
Synopsis:
Diamond finds himself in a lonely hearts club when he is hired
to investigate the confusing circumstances surrounding a robbery
and murder.

4.12 [64] Richard Diamond: THE CALLER
Four Star prod. no. 3224
21Dec59 NBC Mon
Directed by Thomas Carr
Written by John Robinson
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Roberta Haynes ...... Audry Billings
Harry Bellaver ...... Al Turbo-the caller
Lewis Charles ....... Joey Able
Francis Morris ...... Mrs. Lester
Richard Devon ....... Sgt. Alden (recurring)
Synopsis:
Diamond receives a mysterious telephone call which informs him
that he will die at a specific time later that evening.

4.13 [65] Richard Diamond: ONE DEAD CAT
Four Star prod. no. 3226
28Dec59 NBC Mon
Written by Don Brinkley
Directed by Don McDougall
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast
Jack Elam ........... Perk Butler
Jacqueline Scott .... Jan Smith
Joan Tabor .......... Ginny Abbott
Than Wyenn .......... Bertie
Richard Devon ....... Sgt. Alden (recurring)
Roxanne Brooks ...... Sam (recurring)
Synopsis:
A night club singer hires Diamond to protect her and her band
leader from a disgruntled pianist who once played in their band.

4.14 [66] Richard Diamond: DEAD TO THE WORLD
Four Star Prod. no. 3228
11Jan60 NBC Mon
Directed by Thomas Carr
Written by Tom Gries
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Geraldine Brooks .... Helen Lear
Robert Lowery ....... Mark Sutro
Allison Hayes ....... Angel Case
William Edmonson .... Big Otto
Sam Flint
Richard Devon ....... Sgt. Alden (recurring)
Synopsis:
Helen Lear hires Richard Diamond to prove her uncle's death
wasn't an accident.

4.15 [67] Richard Diamond: SEVEN SWORDS
Four Star Prod. no. 3232
18Jan60 NBC Mon
Directed by Don McDougall
Written by William Link and Richard Levinson
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Carol Ohmart ........ Sally Chandler
Jerome Cowan ........ Marvello
Jeffrey Stone ....... Larry Manners
Russ Conway ......... Lt. Pete Kile (recurring)
Mason Curry ......... (uncredited)
Rodney Bell ......... (uncredited)
Synopsis:
Summoned to a theatre by a phone call, Diamond watches a magician
thrust seven swords into a box containing his assistant.

4.16 [68] Richard Diamond: FINE ART OF MURDER
Four Star Prod no. 3234
25Jan60 NBC Mon
Directed by Thomas Carr
Written by Don Brinkley
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Hillary Brooke ...... Laura Renault (recurring)
Howard McNear ....... Dr. Braun
Joan Banks .......... the Woman
Jonathan Hole ....... Bank Manager
Russ Conway ......... Lt. Pete Kile (recurring)
Roxanne Brooks ...... Sam (recurring)
Synopsis:
An actress hires Diamond after she learns that a valuable
painting which she purchased is a fake.

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Moves from NBC Mondays to NBC Tuesdays 9:00pm EST (02Feb60-06Sep60)
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[--] 02Feb60 - 21Jun60 - possibly reruns


4.17 [69] Richard Diamond: THE POPSKULL
Four Star Prod. no. 3230
28Jun60 NBC Tue
Directed by Donald McDougall
Written by John Robinson
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Mary LaRoche ........ Agnes Anthony
Michael Fox ......... Ted Anthony
Chris Alcaide ....... Robert Knight
Robert M. Karnes .... Jack
Stafford Repp ....... Charley London
Russ Conway ......... Lt. Pete Kile (recurring)
Synopsis:
Diamond follows a dog which is pursuing a bedraggled cat.

4.18 [70] Richard Diamond: WHOSE LITTLE BABY ARE YOU?
Four Star Prod. no. 3244
05Jul60 NBC Tue
Directed by Donald McDougall
Written by : Tom Gries
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Linda Lawson ........ Nola Carter
Pat Michon .......... Raven McLeod
Richard Crane ....... Arnie Baselice
Wally Brown ......... the Milkman
Dirk London ......... Grant Patterson II
Barbara Banning ..... Helen Patterson
Synopsis:
After returning to his apartment with a date, Diamond finds an
infant abandoned on his couch.

[--] 12Jul60 NBC Tue

4.19 [71] Richard Diamond: FALLEN STAR
Four Star Prod. no. 3250
19Jul60 NBC Tue
Directed by Thomas Carr
Written by Ed Adamson
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
John Lupton ......... Mark Larsen
Virginia Vincent .... Rita Corbit
Tommy Farrell ....... Frank Connelly
John Hubbard ........ Ken Walsh
Dusty Anders ........ Dorothy Tabor
Mickey Simpson ...... Harry Brice
Synopsis:
A journalist hires Diamond to look into the death of a singer
who fell to her death, which the police have ruled suicide, but
which he suspects was a murder.

[--] 26Jul60 NBC Tue - no details

4.20 [72] Richard Diamond: COAT OF ARMS
Four Star Prod. no. 3248
02Aug60 NBC Tue
Directed by Donald McDougall
Written by Don Brinkley
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Rita Moreno ......... Maria Ferrari
Michael Fox ......... Brother Joshua
James Coburn ........ Victor Tavo
Rita Duncan ......... Fay
Robert Bice ......... Sgt. Alden
(recurring - normally played by Richard Devon)
Svea Grunfeld
Russ Conway ......... Lt. Pete Kile (recurring)
Synopsis:
A landlady finds one of her tenants dead in his room and shortly
after she is greeted by a gun-wielding stranger looking for the man.

4.21 [73] Richard Diamond: DOUBLE TROUBLE
Four Star Prod. no. 3236
09Aug60 NBC Tue
Directed by Arthur D. Hilton
Written by Fred Freiberger
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Brad Dexter ......... Wilton Mills
June Vincent ........ Grace Williams
Casey Adams ......... Bill Henry
Chris Warfield ...... Arnold Bascomb
Jan Harrison ........ Anita Wilson
Hal Baylor .......... Sailor Jackson
Synopsis:
A diplomat who does not want the police to be involved, asks
Diamond to find his missing fiancee.

4.22 [74] Richard Diamond: THE LOVELY FRAUD
Four Star Prod. no. 3238
16Aug60 NBC Tue
Directed by Thomas Carr
Written by : Herbert Abbott Spiro
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Joanna Barnes ....... Joyce Long
Alden Stephan Chase . Carl Boardman
Lyle Talbot ......... Victor Long
Jack Kruschen ....... Max Schilling
Maureen Arthur ...... Bobby
Patty Ann Gerrity ... Little Girl
Russ Conway ......... Lt. Pete Kile (recurring)
Synopsis:
Shortly after a dancer takes out a large insurance policy on her
legs, she gets injured by a hit and run driver and is forced to
collect on the policy.

4.23 [75] Richard Diamond: ACCENT ON MURDER
Four Star Prod. no. 3252
23Aug60 NBC Tue
Directed by Donald McDougall
Written by Ed Adamson
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Lili Kardell ........ Rita Shearer
Peter Leeds ......... Waldo Lattimer
Nancy Valentine ..... Lila Bradley
Rico Alaniz ......... Carlos Rivera
Bill Brisick ........ Harry Brecker
Russ Conway ......... Lt. Pete Kile (recurring)
Synopsis:
A woman hires Diamond to protect 'a young lady from France',
which Diamond learns is really a poodle after the woman who
hires him is killed.

4.24 [76] Richard Diamond: EAST OF DANGER
Four Star Prod. no. 3242
30Aug60 NBC Tue
Directed by Thomas Carr
Written by John Tomerlin and Charles Beaumont
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Judy Dan ............ Sally Fong
James Hong .......... Chung Lin
Philip Ann .......... Ho-Lung
Allen Jung .......... Lee Fong
Guy Lee ............. Danny Fong
Robert Kino ......... Tommy
Mike Masters ........ Mike Finch
Bill Erwin .......... Doctor
Roxanne Brooks ...... Sam (recurring)
Synopsis 1:
A woman hires Diamond when her father is attacked after he finds
herion hidden in his antique store warehouse.
Synopsis 2:
Sally Fong needs Richard Diamond's help. Her father was attacked after
discovering heroin hidden in his antique store warehouse. [RF]

4.25 [77] Richard Diamond: RUNNING SCARED
Four Star Prod no. 3240
06Sep60 NBC Tue
Directed by Thomas Carr
Written by Ed Adamson
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Bethel Leslie ....... Harriet Morrow
Marc Lawrence ....... Vito Doria
King Calder ......... Kenneth Morrow
Joe Conley .......... Bartender
Roxanne Brooks .. Sam (recurring)
Synopsis:
A man is concerned about his daughter who he feels has been
spending too much time brooding over her husband's death.

4.26 [78] Richard Diamond: THE MOUSE
Four Star Prod no. 3246
aired in syndication only
Directed by Thomas Carr
Written by John Robinson
Starring: David Janssen (as Richard Diamond)
Guest Cast:
Narda Onyx .......... Amelia Fable
Lilyan Chauvin ...... Clara
Than Wyenn .......... Clyde
Stephen Bekassy ..... Paul Monteau
Joe Conley .......... Joe
Russ Conway ......... Lt. Pete Kile (recurring)
Roxanne Brooks ...... Sam (recurring)
Note:
This episode did not have an original broadcast airdate
and was not seen until syndication. [RF]

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