The Edna Wolf Case (Aired August 9, 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.
August 9, 1950. NBC network. "The Edna Wolf Case"
. Sponsored by: Rexall. Edna Wolf hires Diamond to get the goods on her husband for a divorce. Diamond comes up with a frame for murder. Dick Powell sings, "You Made Me Love You" after solving the case. This program was rebroadcast on September 20, 1953. The scene where Diamond is "taken for a ride" is similar to a scene in the program of February 2, 1951. Dick Powell, Virginia Gregg, Ted de Corsia, Wilms Herbert, Blake Edwards (writer), Hy Averback, Stacy Harris, Vic Perrin, Frank Worth (composer, conductor), Bill Forman (announcer), Jaime del Valle (producer, director). 32:14. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.