TV Series / Action / Drama (1953) 120 minutes ~ Black & White
A man on the run. A burst of machine gun fire. The man falls dead at the door of detective Mike Barnett. Welcome to the Big City and another hard-boiled case from Barnett’s files! Ralph Bellamy stars as tough private-eye Mike Barnett in this lean and violent TV series “Follow That Man” (aka “Man Against Crime”) from the early 1950s. Created by Lawrence Klee for the Dumont Network in 1949, this program was originally broadcast live until 1952. The crime-filled episodes in this collection are from the 1953-54 seasons. Murder In The Rough: The links run red with blood at a swank golf club when the guardian of a rich debutante is murdered. Murder Mountain: While on a hunting trip in upstate New York, Barnett stops at a rural motel and is confronted by a man who claims that his wife has vanished from their room. Washington Story: Thugs employed by one of the biggest New York gambling rackets attempt to strong-arm Barnett in an effort to stop him from blowing the whistle and naming names before a Senate committee. Missing Cadet: A dying hood who tangled with Barnett in the past now seeks the investigator’s help when his son turns up missing from a prestigious military academy.
Directors: Edward J. Montagne & William Berke
Stars: Ralph Bellamy