TV Series / Action / Drama (1952) 105 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. Black Leg, White Tie: A gambling operation is ripping off Park Avenue types who think the money they’re losing is going to charity. Doll Bandit: Barnett picks up an icy blonde in a bar who turns out to be a murderous bank robber on the lam! Hitch Heister: A pair of seemingly innocent young women are actually deadly hitch-hiking grifters! The Iceman: Barnett unlocks the mystery of a pair of thieves whose speciality is looting the rooms of hotel guests.
Directors: Edward J. Montagne, Frank McDonald & William Berke
Stars: Ralph Bellamy, Dorothy Hart, Dolores Sutton & Scott Mckay