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DICK POWELL COLLECTION

 Dick Powell Collection

8 MP3 CDs - 202 episodes


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Dick Powell Special Appearances 1
Dick Powell Special Appearances 2
Richard Diamond (DISK 1 ONLY)
Richard Diamond (DISK 2 ONLY)
Richard Diamond (DISK 3 ONLY)
Richard Diamond (DISK 4 ONLY)
Richard Diamond (DISK 5 ONLY)
Rogue Gallery


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Dick Powell

Dick Powell, star of screen, radio, TV, was a solid professional who made several major transitions in the course of his great career.First was the popular singer who sang songs in flashy

Dick PowellDepression era Busby Berkeley directed films such as "Forty Second Street" and Mervin LeRoy's Gold Diggers of 1933, which co-starred Joan Blondell and Ruby Keeler. A smart, pretty-boy type just right for the glitz and military school-inspired Berkeley visual extravaganzas, Powell was later to say, "I was so insipid I wanted to throw up. It took me five years of fighting to get out of those roles."

In the early 1940s, Powell signed with Paramont and did some decent films, but couldn't get the dramatic actor roles he yearned for. "Model Wife" was a solid film, but finally in 1944, director Edward Dmytryk gave Powell the lead in Raymond Chandler's "Farewell My Lovely." To make the point more obvious to the film public, they changed the title to "Murder, My Sweet." The film is now considered a Film Noir classic, but at the time, Powell stunned his musical fans with his acting portrayal of Philip Marlowe, the scruffy, sardonic detective. With this film, Dick Powell was on to his second screen career at last. "To the Ends of the Earth" was released in 1948, and then "The Bad and the Beautiful" in 1952. Now he had several films where he really had acted, and the public knew it. He was happy, too. He had married June Allison, whose star also rose in the late 1940s and

Yet all the while, Powell had been working asa radio actor, and had been doing so since first appearing as a star on several of the top old time radio shows of the 1930s. He had been featured on Lux Radio Theater over a dozen times, including his hit films "Gold Diggers" in 1936, "Model Wife" in 1941, (both with his second-wife Joan Blondell) and then "Murder, My Sweet" in 1945 and "To the Ends of the Earth" in 1949.

The Marlowe tough guy of his hit movie "Murder, My Sweet" was just right for the mood of the post-World War II audiences, so it was a natural to take the tough, descriptive detective

First came Rogue's Gallery in 1945-46. Richard Rogue was a working stiff kind of a private eye, and had a quick tongue. A guy talking in an echo chamber sounding like Arnold Stang is "Eugor", some kind of an unconscious voice that gets mixed up in the episodes. Rogue's Gallery was just a warm up for Richard Diamond, a series that took the best of the Richard Rogue character and made it even more suave and swinging by placing Diamond in New York City and giving him a Park Avenue girlfriend that purrs like a Jaguar.

Dick Powell
Dick Powell 1937
Dick Powell

Richard Diamond began in 1949, and took off as one of the most popular private eye shows on network radio, right up there with Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar and Phillip Marlowe, Private Eye. Actually, Powell had made the pilot episode for the Marlowe show, but luckily for all concerned, he passed it up and did the Richard Diamond show instead. Marlowe was straight-ahead gumshoe crime and grime, with all the poetry in glints of Chandler-like description. The Richard Diamond, Private Detective, as aided and abetted by writer/editor Blake Edwards of later Pink Panther fame, was a sparkling combination of tongue-in-cheek with right to the jaw, all topped off with a song as chaser at the end of every episode. Dick Powell was the perfect man for that job!

Dick went on to television and film direction and production as a founder of Four Star Productions. He was as smart, tough and hard working off the set as on it. Powell said of his stardom, "What counts most in this profession is survival. There were lots of stars bigger than I, but I saw them come and go. Somehow, I've managed to survive, and that's what I'm proud of." Tough guy talk, or grown-up starry-eyed idealist? You be the judge.

There's more detective crime on old time radio that you can shake a swizzle stick at. Start with one, and follow the leads. Tough guys Phillip Marlowe and Sam Spade are a good place to begin. For personality, you might try Sherlock Holmes, or The Saint or a current revival favorite, Nero Wolfe.

This compilation includes:

  1. Dick Powell Special Appearances #1 episodes from:
  2. Dick Powell Special Appearances #2 episodes from:
  3. Richard Diamond, Private Detective Volume 1
  4. Richard Diamond, Private Detective Volume 2
  5. Richard Diamond, Private Detective Volume 3
  6. Richard Diamond, Private Detective Volume 4
  7. Richard Diamond, Private Detective Volume 5
  8. Rogue's Gallery

Dick Powell

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MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
Volume 1: Dick Powell Special Appearances 1:
28 shows - total playtime 17 hours 15 minutes

America Calling 410208 Salute To Greece Epart 1
America Calling 410208 Salute To Greece Epart 2
Bergen Mccarthy 491113 507 Dick Powell
Bergen Mccarthy 540228 657 W June Allyson & Dick Powell
Bill Stern 480827 461 W Dick Powell
Bing Crosby 501108 Dick Powell
Calv 440131 368 Sailor Takes A Wife
Calv 480913 577 Gettysburg
Calv 510612 704 Silent Service
Campana Serenade 430904 Dick Powell Only Show
Cp 420721 023 Pat Obrien Harold Peary Dick Powell
Cp 430515 067 Joan Blondell Dick Powell Martha Tilton
Cp 490621 376 Evelyn Knight Dick Powell
Dave Garroway Show 500109 Mel Torme & Dick Powell
Fitch Bandwagon 440924 Dick Powellbenny Goodman
Front And Center 470713 02 Guests Jack Carson Dick Powell
Hollywood Hotel 361218 One In A Million
Hollywood Parade 350000 Broadway Gondolier
Hollywood Star Time 460608 Murder My Sweet Dick Powell
Johnny Dollar 481207 Milford Brooks Aud
Lux Radio 361221 Gold Diggers End Missing
Lux Radio 410519 Model Wife
Lux Radio 430118 My Gal Sal
Lux Radio 440522 Springtime In Rockiesno Open Or Close
Lux Radio 441120 It Started With Eve
Lux Radio 450611 Murder My Sweet
Lux Radio 470512 Johnny Oclock
Lux Radio 490523 To Ends Of Earth

Volume 2: Dick Powell Special Appearances 2:
27 shows - total playtime 13 hours 53 minutes

Lux Radio 500424 Mrs Mike
Lux Radio 550111 905 Island In Sky
Mail Call 430715 046 Edw.g.robinson Dick Powell
Mail Call 450404 139 Jack Carson
Mgm 08 Dames 1934 Dick Powell
Mgm 10 Reckless 1934 Jean Harlow Dick Powell
Mgm 13 Golddiggers Of 1935 1935 Dick Powell
Midnighters Club 500000 Guest Dick Powell
Miss Pinkerton Inc First Show
Philco Radio Time 480331 063 Dick Powell
Radio Hall Of Fame 450128 59 Evalina
Recollections At 30 561219 26 Red Skelton Debut
Request Performance 451104 5 Basil Rathbone Dick Powell
Rko Radio Pictures 460227 Cornered
Sam Spade 501201 C 003 Dog Bed Caper
Screen Directors Playhouse 491017 039 Pitfall
Screen Guild 390604 022
Screen Guild 440403 190 Hello Frisco Hello
Screen Guild 440925 213 It Happened Tomorrow
Sealtest 481021 06 Happy Ending
Suspense 500223 373 Slow Burn
Suspense 510531 431 Over Drawn
This I Believe Dick Powell
Three Hundred Party 460427
Un 53 Korea Story
Warner Brothers Air Trailers 350000 Shipmates Forever

Volume 3: Richard Diamond Volume 1:
23 shows - total playtime 11 hours 14 minutes

Richard Diamond 490501 002 The Barton Case (Afrs)
Richard Diamond 490515 004 Ralph Chase Case
Richard Diamond 490522 005 The Stolen Purse
Richard Diamond 490529 006 The Betty Moran Case
Richard Diamond 490619 009 Fred Sears Case
Richard Diamond 490629 010 Tom Waxman Union Leader
Richard Diamond 490702 011the Bloody Hat Case
Richard Diamond 490709 012 Charles Walsh And Bob Wells
Richard Diamond 490716 013 The Man Who Hated Women
Richard Diamond 490723 014 The Martin Hyer Case
Richard Diamond 490806 016 The Lynn Knight Case
Richard Diamond 490820 018 The Jean Cooper Murder Case
Richard Diamond 490827 019 The Eddie Garrett Case
Richard Diamond 490903 020 The Harry Basker Case
Richard Diamond 490910 021 The Van Dyke Seance Case
Richard Diamond 490917 022 The Jerome J Jerome Case
Richard Diamond 490924 023 The 200000 Dollar Bundle
Richard Diamond 491008 025 The Gibson Murder Case
Richard Diamond 491015 026 The Bogus Bills Case
Richard Diamond 491022 027 Rene Bennet Protection Case
Richard Diamond 491029 028 The Bill Kirby Case
Richard Diamond 491105 029 The Singing Critic
Richard Diamond 491105 The Singing Critic (Afrs)

Volume 4: Richard Diamond Volume 2: 23 shows - total playtime 11 hours 18 minutes
Volume 2: 23 shows - total playtime 11 hours 18 minutes

Richard Diamond 491112 030 50000 Dollar Diamond Heist
Richard Diamond 491119 031 Leon Jacoby Case
Richard Diamond 491126 032 William Carter Memory Loss
Richard Diamond 491203 033 The Ruby Idol Case
Richard Diamond 491210 034 The House Of Mystery Case
Richard Diamond 491217 035 The John Blackwell Case
Richard Diamond 491224 036 A Christmas Carol
Richard Diamond 491231 037 Thomas Jason Case
Richard Diamond 500107 038 Butchers And Protection Racket
Richard Diamond 500115 039 Mr Victor's Daughter
Richard Diamond 500122 040 Martin White Sees Dead Man
Richard Diamond 500205 042 To Guard A Seal
Richard Diamond 500212 043 Elaine Tanner Case
Richard Diamond 500219 044 The Jewel Thief
Richard Diamond 500226 045 The Blind Man And The Cop Killer
Richard Diamond 500305 046 Louis Spence Case
Richard Diamond 500312 047 Joyce Wallace
Richard Diamond 500319 048 Private Eye Test
Richard Diamond 500326 049 Photographer's Card
Richard Diamond 500405 050 William Logan & Ivory Statue
Richard Diamond 500412 051 The Man Who Hated Women
Richard Diamond 500419 052 Messenger Service Patty Clark
Richard Diamond 500426 053 The Ralph Baxter Case

Richard Diamond 500607 054 $800000 In Jewels
Richard Diamond 500614 055 Mrs X Can't Find Her Husband
Richard Diamond 500628 057 Mary Billman Killed
Richard Diamond 500705 058 Mike Burton Murder Case
Richard Diamond 500712 059 Ice Pick Murder
Richard Diamond 500726 060 The Martha Campbell Kidnap Case
Richard Diamond 500802 061 The Fixed Fight Case
Richard Diamond 500809 062 The Edna Wolfe Case
Richard Diamond 500816 063 The Carnival Case
Richard Diamond 500823 064 The Evans Farmer Case
Richard Diamond 500830 065 The Big Foot Grafton Case
Richard Diamond 500906 066 The Misplaced Laundry Case
Richard Diamond 500913 067 The George Lexington Murder Case
Richard Diamond 500920 068 The Bald Head Case
Richard Diamond 500927 069 Oklahoma Cowboy Murder Case
Richard Diamond 501004 070 The Pete Rocco Case
Richard Diamond 501011 071 The Homing Pigeon Case
Richard Diamond 501018 072 Lt Levinson Kidnapped
Richard Diamond 501025 072 Rifle Case
Richard Diamond 501108 075 Dead Man's Letter
Richard Diamond 501108 Dead Man's Letter (Afrts)
Richard Diamond 501115 076 Mona Lisa Murder (Afrts)
Richard Diamond 501122 077 The 8 O'clock Killer (Afrts)
Richard Diamond 501206 078 Missing Night Watchman
Richard Diamond 510112 081 The Marilyn Connors Case

Volume 5: Richard Diamond Volume 3:
25 shows - total playtime 11 hours 58 minutes

Richard Diamond 500607 054 $800000 In Jewels
Richard Diamond 500614 055 Mrs X Can't Find Her Husband
Richard Diamond 500628 057 Mary Billman Killed
Richard Diamond 500705 058 Mike Burton Murder Case
Richard Diamond 500712 059 Ice Pick Murder
Richard Diamond 500726 060 The Martha Campbell Kidnap Case
Richard Diamond 500802 061 The Fixed Fight Case
Richard Diamond 500809 062 The Edna Wolfe Case
Richard Diamond 500816 063 The Carnival Case
Richard Diamond 500823 064 The Evans Farmer Case
Richard Diamond 500830 065 The Big Foot Grafton Case
Richard Diamond 500906 066 The Misplaced Laundry Case
Richard Diamond 500913 067 The George Lexington Murder Case
Richard Diamond 500920 068 The Bald Head Case
Richard Diamond 500927 069 Oklahoma Cowboy Murder Case
Richard Diamond 501004 070 The Pete Rocco Case
Richard Diamond 501011 071 The Homing Pigeon Case
Richard Diamond 501018 072 Lt Levinson Kidnapped
Richard Diamond 501025 072 Rifle Case
Richard Diamond 501108 075 Dead Man's Letter
Richard Diamond 501108 Dead Man's Letter (Afrts)
Richard Diamond 501115 076 Mona Lisa Murder (Afrts)
Richard Diamond 501122 077 The 8 O'clock Killer (Afrts)
Richard Diamond 501206 078 Missing Night Watchman
Richard Diamond 510112 081 The Marilyn Connors Case

Volume 6: Richard Diamond Volume 4:
23 shows - total playtime 23 hours 18 minutes

Richard Diamond 510119 082 The Man With A Scar
Richard Diamond 510126 083 The Rawlins Case
Richard Diamond 510202 084 The Caspery Case
Richard Diamond 510209 085 Blue Serge Suit
Richard Diamond 510216 086 The Gray Man
Richard Diamond 510223 087 Lady In Distress
Richard Diamond 510302 088 The Red Rose
Richard Diamond 510309 089 The Butcher Shop
Richard Diamond 510316 090 Monsieur Bouchon
Richard Diamond 510323 091 Little Cheeva
Richard Diamond 510330 092 The Carnival
Richard Diamond 511207 115 Brown Envelope Case
Richard Diamond 511221 117 A Christmas Carol
Richard Diamond 511228 118 The Plaid Overcoat
Richard Diamond 520104 119 Merry Go Round Murder Case
Richard Diamond 520111 120 White Cow Case
Richard Diamond 520118 121 The Simpson Case
Richard Diamond 520125 122 Al Brenner's Case
Richard Diamond 520201 123 The Garibaldi Case
Richard Diamond 520208 124 The Eddie Burke Case
Richard Diamond 520314 129 The Dixon Case
Richard Diamond 520321 130 The Hank Burton Case
Richard Diamond 520328 131 Mr Walker's Problem

Volume 7: Richard Diamond Volume 5:
22 shows - total playtime 10 hours 13 minutes

Richard Diamond 520404 132 The Enigma Of Big Ed
Richard Diamond 520530 139 Carpenter Case
Richard Diamond 530531 145 Two Tickets To Bolivia
Richard Diamond 530607 146 The 8 O'clock Killer
Richard Diamond 530621 147 The Missing Night Watchman
Richard Diamond 530628 148 The Rifle Case (East Coast)
Richard Diamond 530628 148 The Rifle Case (West Coast)
Richard Diamond 530719 151 Chapel Hill Case (Afrts)
Richard Diamond 530726 151 Mona Lisa Murder
Richard Diamond 530802 153 Lt. Levinson Kidnapped
Richard Diamond 530802 AFRTS Lt Levinson Kidnapped
Richard Diamond 530809 154 Ice Pick Murder
Richard Diamond 530816 152 The Oklahoma Cowboy Murder Case
Richard Diamond 530816 155 Oklahoma Cowboy Murder (Afrts)
Richard Diamond 530823 156 The California Murder Case
Richard Diamond 530823 The California Murder Case (Afrts)
Richard Diamond 530830 157 The Big Foot Grafton Case (Afrts)
Richard Diamond 530906 157 Steak Knife Case
Richard Diamond 530920 159 Edna Wolfe Wants To Get Nancy
Intros
Richard Diamond 510119 082 Themanwiththescar
Richard Diamond 510126 083 The Rawlins Case
Richard Diamond 510209 085 The Blue Serge Suit

This volume also contains 70+ Richard Diamond scripts,
pictures, logs, and three recordings with introductions by
Dick Powell (which suggested they were part of his personal collection).

Volume 8: Rogue's Galler
32 shows - total playtime 15 hours 25 minutes

Rogues Gallery 450623 McDonald Murder Case
Rogues Gallery 450714 Angela Mullins (rehearsal)
Rogues Gallery 451004 016 Blondes Prefer Gentlemen
Rogues Gallery 451011 017 Murder Drawing Room Myst Playhs
Rogues Gallery 451025 019 Murder With Muriel
Rogues Gallery 451108 018 Little Drops Of Rain
Rogues Gallery 451115 022 House Of Fear
Rogues Gallery 451129 024 Little Old Lady
Rogues Gallery 451213 026 Blood On Sand
Rogues Gallery 451220 027 Fortune In Furs
Rogues Gallery 460103 029 Murder At Minden
Rogues Gallery 460117 031 Anson Leeds Is Dead
Rogues Gallery 460117 Murder Under Big Top
Rogues Gallery 460131 033 Special Added Attraction
Rogues Gallery 460131 Fake Will
Rogues Gallery 460221 036 Triangle Murder Case
Rogues Gallery 460221 Alibi Master
Rogues Gallery 460404 041 Message
Rogues Gallery 460404 41 Favor For A Condemned Man
Rogues Gallery 460509 046 Snowbound
Rogues Gallery 460516 047 Impossible Murder
Rogues Gallery 460523 048 Latin Type
Rogues Gallery 460606 050 Blue Eyes
Rogues Gallery 460606 50 Weekend Guest
Rogues Gallery 460613 051 Corpse I Didnt Kill
Rogues Gallery 460613 51 Redhaired Stranger
Rogues Gallery 460623 053 Star Of Savoy
Rogues Gallery 460630 054 Lady With Gun
Rogues Gallery 460707 055 Cabin On Lake
Rogues Gallery 460707 Janice Cole (rehearsal)
Rogues Gallery 460714 056 Where Theres Will, Theres Murder
Rogues Gallery 470629 070 Phyllis Adrian Is Missing

 


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