Richard Diamond Private Detective - The Louis Spence Case (03-05-50)
The Louis Spence Case (Aired March 5, 1950)
Diamond was a slick, sophisticated detective, with a sharp tongue for folks who needed it. Diamond enjoyed the detective life, but not as much as entertaining his girl, Helen Asher. After each show, he would croon a number to his Park Avenue sweetheart. Mr. Powell, a former song and dance man, was perfect for the role. He added an extra dimension to the 40's hokey private eye drama. Diamond was a rough gumshoe that would often get knocked on the head with a revolver butt or other items. His counterpart on the police force was Lt. Levinson who often accepted Diamond's help reluctantly. Levinson would claim to get stomach trouble whenever Diamond would call him and would take bicarbonate to settle his aching stomach. Although they always seem at odds with each other, Diamond and Levinson were best friends. The plot theme remained fairly constant throughout the entire run of the show, Diamond getting beat up and solving a tough murder case with the support of the police department. Remarkably, for all the gun fights, Diamond never got shot. Show Notes From The Old Time Radio Researcher's Group.
March 5, 1950. "The Louis Spence Case"
- NBC network. Sustaining. A good story about Louis Spence, a madman with a bomb who wants the Major to jump out of a window at City Hall. Dick sings, "There's No Tomorrow." Blake Edwards (writer), Cynthia Corley, Dick Powell, Ed Begley, Edward King (announcer), Frances Robinson, Frank Worth (music director), Paul Dubov, Russell Hughes (director), Stan Waxman, Wilms Herbert. 30:56. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.
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