Nostalgic Mystery Radio

Ep.483 Richard Diamond Private Detective: The Mike Burton Murder Case

December 07, 2023 Stevie K. Episode 483
Nostalgic Mystery Radio
Ep.483 Richard Diamond Private Detective: The Mike Burton Murder Case
Show Notes

Richard Diamond, Private Detective came to NBC in 1949. 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 Mike Burton Murder Case:  A truck driver named Mike Burton has been killed by a hit-and-run driver. His wrestler-friend thinks he was helped into the accident.
Originally aired July 5th,1950.

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