In "The Crisis of Dirk Diamond," a comic strip writer is terrorized by his own creation.
Mike Snyder writes a comic strip about a hero named Dirk Diamond, and lately, things haven't been going well. His readers are losing interest and newspapers are dropping his strip. Why? His boss, Mr. Wellby, tells Mike that it is because the public isn't scared by the villains he is creating. He needs to come up with one that is new and more frightening than any of the others. Mr. Wellby then asks Mike what terrifies him, and Mike tells him about a character that once popped into his head when he was a child...
"The Crisis of Dirk Diamond" was written/adapted for radio by Sam Locke and produced/directed by Paul Roberts. This story was originally presented on the television show The Web in 1951. Bernie Grant, a talented actor who later became a soap opera star on Guiding Light and One Life to Live, played Mike. Luis Van Rooten played Mr.Wellby and Eric Dressler played Freddie. Also appearing were Ian Martin, Larry Haines, and Maurice Tarplin. This episode aired on October 18, 1959.
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