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Richard Diamond, Private Detective

Dick Powell starred in the Richard Diamond, Private Detective radio series as a wisecracking, former police officer turned private detective. Episodes typically open with a client visiting or calling cash-strapped Diamond's office and agreeing to his fee of $100 a day plus expenses, or Diamond taking on a case at the behest of his friend and former partner, Lt. Walter Levinson. Diamond often suffers a blow to the head in his sleuthing pursuits. Most episodes end with Diamond at the piano, singing a standard, popular song, or showtune from Powell's repertoire to his girlfriend, Helen Asher, in her penthouse at 975 Park Avenue.


Levinson was played variously by Ed Begley, Arthur Q. Bryan, Ted DeCorsia and Alan Reed. Helen was played by Virginia Gregg and others. Another regular cast member included Wilms Herbert as Walt's bumbling sergeant, Otis, who also "doubled" on the show as Helen's butler, Francis.


Many of the shows were either written or directed by Edwards. Its theme, "Leave It to Love", was whistled by Powell at the beginning of each episode.

Episodes

Richard Diamond 50-08-16 (060) The Carnival Case
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Richard Diamond 50-08-09 (059) Edna Wolfe Case
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Richard Diamond 50-08-02 (058) The Fixed Fight Case
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Richard Diamond 50-07-26 (057) The Martha Campbell Kidnap Case
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Richard Diamond 50-07-12 (056) Ice Pick Murder
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Richard Diamond 50-07-05 (055) Mike Burton Murder Case
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Richard Diamond 50-06-28 (054) Mary Bellman Killed
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Richard Diamond 50-06-21 (053) Mrs X Can't Find Her Husband
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Richard Diamond 50-06-14 (052) Eighty Thousand Dollars In Jewels
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Richard Diamond 50-04-26 (051) The Ralph Baxter Case
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Richard Diamond 50-04-19 (050) Messenger Service, Paddy Clark
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Richard Diamond 50-04-12 (049) The Man Who Hated Women
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Richard Diamond 50-04-05 (048) William Logan And The Ivory Statue
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Richard Diamond 50-03-26 (047) Photographer's Card
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Richard Diamond 50-03-19 (046) Private Eye Test
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Richard Diamond 50-03-12 (045) Joyce Wallace
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Richard Diamond 50-03-05 (044) Louis Spence Case
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Richard Diamond 50-02-26 (043) The Blind Man And The Cop Killer
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Richard Diamond 50-02-19 (042) The Jewel Thief
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Richard Diamond 50-02-12 (041) Elaine Tanner Case
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Richard Diamond 50-02-05 (040) To Guard A Seal
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Richard Diamond 50-01-22 (039) Martin White Sees Dead Men
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Richard Diamond 50-01-15 (038) Mr Victor's Daughter
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Richard Diamond 50-01-07 (037) Butchers and Protection Racket
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Richard Diamond 49-12-31 (036) Thomas Jason Case
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Richard Diamond 49-12-24 (035) A Christmas Carol
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Richard Diamond 49-12-17 (034) The John Blackwell Case
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Richard Diamond 49-12-10 (033) The House Of Mystery Case
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Richard Diamond 49-12-03 (032) The Ruby Idol Case
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Richard Diamond 49-11-26 (031) William Carter Loses Memory
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Richard Diamond 49-11-19 (030) The Jacoby Case
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Richard Diamond 49-11-05 (028) The Singing Critic
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Richard Diamond 49-11-12 (029) Fifty Thousand Dollar Diamond Heist
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Richard Diamond 49-11-05 (028) The Singing Critic (AFRS)
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Richard Diamond 49-10-29 (027) Bill Kirby Murder Case
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Richard Diamond 49-10-22 (026) Rene Bennet Protection Case
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Richard Diamond 49-10-15 (025) The Bogus Bills Case
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Richard Diamond 49-10-08 (024) Gibson Murder Case
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Richard Diamond 49-09-24 (023) The Two Hundred Thousand Dollar Bundle
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Richard Diamond 49-09-17 (022) The Jerome J Jerome Case
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Richard Diamond 49-09-10 (021) The Van Dyke Seance Case
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Richard Diamond 49-09-03 (020) The Harry Baker Case
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Richard Diamond 49-08-27 (019) The Eddie Garrett Case
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Richard Diamond 49-08-20 (018) The Jean Cooper Murder Case
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Richard Diamond 49-08-06 (016) The Lynn Knight Case
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Richard Diamond 49-07-23 (014) The Martin Hyer Case
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Richard Diamond 49-07-16 (013) The Man Who Hated Women
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Richard Diamond 49-07-09 (012) Charles Walsh and Bob Wells
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Richard Diamond 49-07-02 (011) The Bloody Hat Case
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Richard Diamond 49-06-26 (010) The Tom Waxman Bombing Case
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Richard Diamond 49-06-19 (009) Fred Sears Murder Case
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Richard Diamond 49-05-29 (006) The Betty Moran Case
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Richard Diamond 49-05-22 (005) The Stolen Purse
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Richard Diamond 49-05-15 (004) Ralph Chase Case
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Richard Diamond 49-05-01 (002) Diamond In the Rough (AFRS)
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