Richard Diamond Private Detective - Old Time Radio Collection (OTR) (4 x mp3 CD)
Complete 103 Episodes.
This is a complete definitive Richard Diamond collection, all known episodes available today, as certified by the 'OTRR Group'.
Dick Powell starred in the Richard Diamond, Private Detective radio series as a light-hearted detective who often ended the episodes singing to his girlfriend, Helen Asher (Virginia Gregg). Other regular cast members included Rick's friend and former partner on the police force, Lt. Walter Levinson, played variously by Ed Begley, Arthur Q. Bryan, Ted DeCorsia and Alan Reed, and Wilms Herbert as Walt's bumbling sergeant, Otis. (Herbert also "doubled" on the show as Helen's butler Francis.) It began airing on NBC Radio on April 24, 1949, picked up Rexall as a sponsor on April 5, 1950, and continued until December 6, 1950. 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.