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Double Jeopardy 

When diamonds from a five-year-old robbery start appearing on the black market, the insurance company hires Richard Diamond to recover the gems. His primary suspect is the man who convicted... See full summary »

Director:

Tom Gries

Writers:

Edmund Morris, Coles Trapnell (story editor)
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Episode cast overview:
David Janssen ... Richard Diamond
Fredd Wayne ... Tom Tanner
Barbara Eiler Barbara Eiler ... Jane Tanner
Robert Burton ... Fred Hart
Tom Greenway Tom Greenway ... Lieutenant Peters
Hugh Sanders ... Lew Granger
Lewis Martin Lewis Martin ... Vice President
Albie Gaye Albie Gaye ... Switchboard Girl
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When diamonds from a five-year-old robbery start appearing on the black market, the insurance company hires Richard Diamond to recover the gems. His primary suspect is the man who convicted of the crime and just released from prison, but the private detective begins believe that perhaps the man is innocent of the original crime as he maintains. Written by David Bassler

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 January 1958 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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[Diamond is offered a percentage of the diamonds' value he recovers in lieu of his usual fee]
Richard Diamond: [narrating] Now it didn't take a genius or a UNIVAC to figure the percentage - ten grand for recovering a few baubles. Well, I'm not mercenary, but I figured the government could use the tax money.
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Not bad, but below average
20 February 2018 | by XhcnoirXSee all my reviews

David 'Richard Diamond' Janssen is hired to recover diamonds that are starting to resurface after being stolen several years earlier. He first looks at the person convicted for the robbery, Fredd Wayne, who just so happens to be released from prison right before the diamonds started to appear again. But the man insists he's innocent, then and now, and when other people try to keep Diamond away from digging deeper, he realizes something's not quite right...

Despite the interesting plot, this episode is below average for this otherwise solid series. There is a big red herring scene that works quite well, but due to its 30m runtime, there are no real surprises otherwise. However, it's still Richard Diamond, so it's still well-made with plenty of hard-boiled wit and Janssen's charm. And this episode also happens to be shot by 6-time Oscar nominated DoP Russell Harlan. Altho truth be told, there is nothing special about his work here. Anyways... Below average episode for this series, but still worth watching.


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