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Richard Diamond's friend Dr. Chang suddenly breaks his engagement to his fiancée. Diamond had introduced the couple and he goes to find out what's wrong.

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    • Author: Acebiolane
    David 'Richard Diamond' Janssen is friends with Keye Luke who is soon to be married to Lisa Lu. When Luke calls off the wedding without giving a reason, Lu asks Janssen if he knows why. He doesn't but when he visits Luke to ask about it, Luke is very evasive and acts out of character. Janssen decides to keep a close tab on Luke, suspecting something's wrong. He soon finds out Luke is somehow caught up in something fishy involving businessman Ted De Corsia. But he's unaware that he's also being tailed himself...

    Fast-paced, well written and well acted with Janssen delivering some nice snappy hard-boiled lines, you can't really go wrong with this series. This one has some additional familiar faces such as noir bad guy Ted De Corsia ('The Naked City'), a young Keye Luke (Master Po from the '70s 'Kung Fu' TV series) and an even younger, but instantly recognizable, James Hong ('Blade Runner') in a bit part. The story delivers and even includes some surprises, making it a highly entertaining 30min ride. This episode's DoP was former noir cinematographer George Diskant ('On Dangerous Ground', 'The Narrow Margin', 'They Live By Night'), who doesn't get much opportunity to showcase his talents here, but still manages to provide some additional atmosphere during a confrontation scene between De Corsia and Luke. Another solid episode of a solid TV series.
  • Episode complete credited cast:
    David Janssen David Janssen - Richard Diamond
    Keye Luke Keye Luke - Dr. Lin Chang
    Lisa Lu Lisa Lu - Cassia
    Ted de Corsia Ted de Corsia - Albert Stewart
    Weaver Levy Weaver Levy - Lee
    Victor Sen Yung Victor Sen Yung - Magan
    Peter Chong Peter Chong - Fong
    Hugh Lawrence Hugh Lawrence - Lieutenant Harris
    Melinda Markey Melinda Markey - Nurse
    James Hong James Hong - Young Man
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