TV Series / Action / Drama (1952) 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 the 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. Fuller’s Folly: Barnett is called to a house everyone thought was abandoned for over 30 years. After a number of strange moments they encounter Mr and Mrs Fuller, two people presumed dead for 30 years. Hot Fur: Barnett is called in when the owner of a fur company suspects his security has been compromised. Barnett realizes a major robbery is imminent and sets about trying to stop those involved before they can complete their crime. Killer Cat: Barnett accepts a case from the Pacific North West where he discovers a wealthy textile merchant fears for his life. The situation becomes grimmer after a man is found dead from apparent attack by a cougar, but Barnett has his doubts. Main Bout Is Murder: A boxing trainer calls Barnett in because he has concerns about his boxers performance, and suspects the fight be fixed. As Barnett investigates he discovers things are worse than anyone thought, and Barnett’s own life could be in danger.
Directors: Edward J. Montagne, Frank McDonald & William Berke
Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Dorothy Hart, Dolores Sutton & Scott Mckay