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Richard Diamond, Private Detective 

Richard Diamond is a suave private investigator, who, at first, walks the mean streets of New York City, then later packs up and moves to Los Angeles, California, where he tools around in a... See full summary »
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David Janssen ...  Richard Diamond / ... 77 episodes, 1957-1960
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Richard Diamond is a suave private investigator, who, at first, walks the mean streets of New York City, then later packs up and moves to Los Angeles, California, where he tools around in a convertible with a car phone. His sexy receptionist Sam, whose face we never see, minds the office, while Diamond solves his cases. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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USA

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English

Release Date:

1 July 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Call Mr. 'D' See more »

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Runtime:

(77 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Address of Richard Diamond's office in Hollywood: 146 Vineland Square. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Sinister Urge (1994) See more »

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One of the best Private Eye shows from the 1950s.
18 February 2004 | by WEBUTLERSee all my reviews

"Richard Diamond" was one of the all-time great private eye television shows from the late 1950's. The series starred the raspy-voiced David Janssen as the title character driving around in his Ford convertibles trading innuendos with Sam, the female operator for the Hi-Fi Answering Service, via his car phone as he solves all manner of cases. Janssen is tough and sexy and one can only wonder if he and Sam ever connected in real time. Sam is only shown in profile from the shoulders down seated in front of a switch board, in tight fitting dresses, legs crossed and usually dangling a stiletto-heeled shoe from her toe as she delivers Richard's messages in a breathy low husky voice. The show is fast, well acted, entertaining and shot in "glorious" black and white with a great jazz score. An original soundtrack album was released by Mercury records during the shows run on network television. It's great fun and well worth a look.


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