Same bat time, same bat channel. It’s Neil Hamilton proving that he’s as good an actor as a leading man as he was being Commissioner Gordon on Batman. I almost expected Bruce Ward to say “Holy Chick with a Feather in her hat Batman!” But since that doesn’t happen, you’ll have to settle for a fair whodunnit about a boxer who gets poisoned in the ring.
This is the first episode of the Lone Ranger. The Lone Ranger was a big hit on radio under the direction of George W. Trendel, but knew he didn’t have what it took to direct a TV series so he hired Jack Chertov. The series went on for years and probably was influential in making Westerns the most popular genre of a generation of Americans.
A man hires Diamond to watch over his frightened wife while he is out of town, but then Diamond is approached by a pair of doctors from a mental institution who claim she is an escaped patient.
A rich tycoon is threatened and it’s up to Richard Diamond Private Detective to protect him. This episode is from the 1954 series Richard Diamond which was a continuation of the very popular radio show.