Hollywood's beloved song and dance man, Dick Powell, turned gumshoe in this 1945-era detective yarn. At once a tough-talking detective working with police to solve tough murder cases and yet an affable crooner who ended nearly every episode singing to his girlfriend in his rich baritone voice. Whether murder or music, Dick Powell beguiled radio audiences through 100+ episodes before the show moved to television and the role was eventually taken over by David Janssen, later the star of The Fugitive.
Gunshots, fist fights, and footsteps in the dark! Come hear crime and mystery, action and suspense with radio's greatest detectives! Ten hours of bracing crime-stopping broadcasts bring you Sherlock Holmes, Sam Spade, The Saint, The Shadow, Johnny Dollar, Bulldog Drummond - and 14 more favorites! Vincent Price, Bob Bailey, Basil Rathbone, Howard Duff, Dick Powell, and more star in 20 tales that are hard boiled and heroic, brilliant and bloody.
Richard Diamond, Private Detective is a detective drama which was on radio from 1949 to 1953 and on television from 1957 to 1960. Dick Powell starred in the Richard Diamond, Private Detective radio series as a rather light-hearted detective who often ended the episodes singing to his girlfriend, Helen (played by Virginia Gregg).
"Fantastic Old-Time Detective Radio Drama"
Combining Dick Powell's tough-guy image with his impressive way with a song, Richard Diamond, Private Detective featured a hard-boiled gumshoe who rarely took himself too seriously; he was simply an ex-cop who had decided to hang out his own shingle in the investigation business. He demonstrated a breezy insouciance to authority, generally concluded each case with a song sung to his sweetheart, and indulged himself with in-jokes, many referencing other radio detectives.
Hollywood's beloved song-and-dance man, Dick Powell, turned gumshoe in this 1945-era detective yarn. At once a tough-talking detective working with police to solve tough murder cases and yet an affable crooner who ended nearly every episode singing to his girlfriend in his rich baritone voice. A must-have for fans of detective stories and Dick Powell.
Cherished actress and singer Judy Garland stars in this collection of radio dramatizations that brought Garland's films to the nation's airwaves. Plus, the programs feature the films' original casts.
This radio dramatization of the classic movie, which also starred Judy Garland and Gene Kelly, originally aired on March 22, 1943.
Dick Powell established himself as a silver screen icon in the 1930s as the apple-cheeked crooning sensation in countless Depression-era musicals. But the 1940s found him playing every tough guy from Philip Marlowe to Richard Rogue...to Richard Diamond, private detective. Powell's portrayal of Diamond and his flawless chemistry with Virginia Gregg as the detective's socialite girlfriend, Helen Asher, brought the series' admiringly clever scripts to life.
Rogue's Gallery was an old-time radio program starring Dick Powell as Richard Rogue, a private detective who trailed luscious blondes, protected witnesses, and did whatever else detectives do to make a living. What set this show apart from others in the genre was that midway through every episode, Rogue would invariably end up getting knocked out and spending his dream time in acerbic conversation on Cloud 8 with his subconscious self named Eugor - Rogue spelled backward.
He walks the streets by night! He solves crimes! He loves the ladies! And, he sings, too! What more you could you want from a radio detective? Hear screen legend Dick Powell star in sixteen rollicking episodes as Richard Diamond, Private Detective. A cut above the usual shamus, Rick is a charmer, has a snappy way with a wisecrack, and isn't afraid to use his fists. Diamond is flirtatious with female clients, but always remains true to his lady love. Helen Asher, his own sweet socialite, is playfully portrayed by Virginia Gregg, whose chemistry with Powell is positively peerless.
Diamond Detective Agency. A pleasant smile, a cheerful rhyme, and we'll keep you from doing time. A quip, a carefree whistle, and a case closed - that's Dick Powell's Richard Diamond. Clients can be scarce, but he's not a bit worried. You see, he's "in partnership with a shill called human nature." And she's really quite reliable. Sooner or later someone will need his services for matters of protection or pay back, blackmail or bombs, modern art or murder.
Richard Diamond, Private Detective came to NBC Radio in 1949, starring film actor and crooner Dick Powell. Powell had recently played Philip Marlowe in the popular RKO film Murder, My Sweet and jumped at the chance to play a suave detective on the radio. Diamond was a lighthearted, New York - based private eye who enjoyed ribbing the cops and singing songs to his millionaire girlfriend, Helen Asher.
Richard Diamond, Private Detective was one of the great gems of the last decade of commercial network dramatic radio. Tailor made for star Dick Powell, the sleuth is an amalgam of elements of Philip Marlowe with Powell’s own boy singer past. Diamond is a tough detective and while he often faces long odds and takes his beatings, he always rebounds with humor and style.
Dick Powell is Richard Diamond, private detective, the quick-witted, lighthearted detective. Quite possibly radio's first singing detective, Diamond was always quick with a quip or a sarcastic response. He sang his way through over 150 fast-paced adventures, most of which were written by Blake Edwards before the start of his successful career as a film director.
Created by Blake Edwards of The Pink Panther fame, Richard Diamond, Private Detective came to NBC radio in 1949 starring film actor and singer Dick Powell. Powell had recently played Philip Marlowe in the popular RKO film Murder, My Sweet and jumped at the chance to play a suave detective on radio.
Hard-boiled, good-looking, and just a bit of a wise guy - that's Richard Rogue, the private investigator with the active imagination! Join movie favorite Dick Powell for 16 two-fisted adventures. Ted von Eltz costars as Lieutenant Urban, with Lurene Tuttle as Betty Callahan. Peter Leeds joins the cast as Eugor, Rogue's alter ego, who emerges only when our hero is rendered unconscious! Filling out the gallery are radio favorites Gerald Mohr, Gloria Blondell, Lou Merrill, Paul Frees, Harry Bartell, Jay Novello, and more.