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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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Cast

Series cast summary:
David Janssen ...  Richard Diamond / ... 77 episodes, 1957-1960
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 July 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Call Mr. 'D' See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(77 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Sam (Mary Tyler Moore) the switchboard operator's legs and hands were all that were ever seen of her on-camera during this series. Moore's voice was heard on the soundtrack, but her face was never revealed. See more »

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Referenced in Kojak: Case Without a File (1977) See more »

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Better Than Outstanding!
18 August 2019 | by mozart-73268See all my reviews

I vividly recall loving this show as a little kid in the late 1950s, so much, that I wished my name was "Richard". Then recently I noticed the full episodes were on YouTube and delved in. I am astounded how great this show is, and can understand why my entire family loved this show 60 years ago!

The script, the dialog, the acting, the directing, the action, the music, the camera work, and the lighting....all are superb and infinitely better than any junk on TV in the last 25 years! The excellent writing is able to pack an incredible story and resolution into 24 minutes...just amazing!

David Janssen's portrayal of Richard Diamond is outstanding; smart, tough, clever, with a boyish grin that gets him information that others may not get. He displays a believable sensitivity to the unfortunate, but like most of us, is a sucker for a pretty face!

I have made it through the entire two seasons, and it was the most enjoyable shows I've watched in decades. I plan on watching all four seasons in order, and highly recommend this series.


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