CTVA US Crime - "Man Against Crime" (Follow That Man) (CBS) (1949-54; summer 1956) starring Ralph Bellamy

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Man Against Crime (1949-56)
syndicated title "Follow That Man"
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
John King, New York City, Sal Crisanti, Rina Fox, Tom Alger, Robert B. Huggins [RBH]
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
Man Against Crime (season 1) (CBS) (1949-1950)  - Live (starring Ralph Bellamy)
Man Against Crime (season 2) (CBS) (1950-1951)
- Live (starring Ralph Bellamy)  
Man Against Crime (season 3) (CBS) (1951-1952)
- Live (starring Ralph Bellamy)  
Man Against Crime (season 4) (CBS) (1952-1953)
- Filmed (starring Ralph Bellamy)  
Man Against Crime (season 5) (NBC+DuMont) (1953-1954)
- Filmed (starring Ralph Bellamy)  
Man Against Crime (season 6) (NBC) (Summer 1956)
- Live (starring Frank Lovejoy)
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MAN AGAINST CRIME
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Pathescope Productions
sponsor: the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company / Camel Cigarettes
in association with
DuMont Television Network
Filmed at Bedford Park Studios, The Bronx, New York (formerly The Edison Studio)
for
CBS (1949-1953)
NBC (1953-1954, + Summer 1956)
Produced by Edward J. Montagne (aka Edward J. Montague) (1952-54)(filmed episodes) (verified)
Created by Lawrence Klee

US Detective series
1949-1952    ? live episodes x 30 min bw
1952-1954   81 filmed episodes x 30 min bw
Summer 1956 9 live episodes x 30 min
starring
Ralph Bellamy as Mike Barnett
7Oct49-2Oct53 (CBS)
18Oct53-4Jul54 (NBC) / 11Oct53-4Apr54 (DuMont)
Robert Preston as Pat Barnett, Mike's brother (summer 1951)
Frank Lovejoy as Mike Barnett (1July1956-26Aug1956)(NBC)

Premise:
"Earliest of all network video detective yarns, this product by Pathescope
and under the sponsor-ship of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco, with Ralph Bellamy
well-suited to the role of the pertinacious free-lancer Mike Barnett, whose
sojourns among the seedier urban dwellers made for some unadulterated
viewing in pre-censored pristine television.  Well-composed by some of the
more accomplished writers of live video drama (Vincent Bogert, Burton
Benjamin, William Kendall Clark and Max Erlich among the better known) whose
neatly constructed and literate teleplays have not in this genre been rivaled. 
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DIRECTORS INCLUDED: FRANCIS D. LYON, Frank McDonald, William Berke, EARLE C. KENTON
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR: SAL SCOPPA
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WRITERS INCLUDED:
MANN RUBIN, J.P.MILLER, Vincent Bogert, DON MARTIN, B.LORING
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PRODUCTION MANAGER: FRANK MAYER
EDITORIAL SUPERVISOR: PHIL REISMAN,JR.
PHOTOGRAPHY: DON MALKAMES
MUSIC EDITOR: FRANK LEWIN
LOCATION FILMING: NEW YORK CITY
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Background:
In 1957 Frank Lovejoy returned to television as the star of 'Meet McGraw'

Note:
Back in pre-Hollywood days of the early 1900's, movie producers were turning
out their films in studios in the East. One of the most famous of these
was established by Thomas A. Edison in The Bronx, New York. The building,
greatly enlarged and renamed Bedford Park Studios, became the place
where Ralph Bellamy's "Man Against Crime" series was filmed.

Source:
Follow That Man, DVD Volume 1 – Alpha Video, #ALP4835D   #5.11 #4.42 #4.19 #4.24
Follow That Man, DVD Volume 2 – Alpha Video, #ALP4836D   #4.06 #4.40 #4.32 #4.25
Follow That Man, DVD Volume 3 – Alpha Video, #ALP4837D  #5.05 #5.09 #4.36 #4.43
Follow That Man, DVD Volume 4 – Alpha Video, #ALP 5051D  #4.37 #4.35 #4.27 #4.23
Follow That Man, DVD Volume 5 – Alpha Video, #ALP 5052D  #4.09 #4.34 #4.11 #5.06

Source: “TV’s Greatest Detectives,” Falcon Picture Group DVD – Catalog # 2011
(features #4.07 ? "The Victim is Venus)

Source: Digiview Productions DVD – Catalog # TV-732
(features 3 episodes #4.24 #4.33 #4.35)

 Source: Follow That Man, Volume 1 – Critics Choice Video, Catalog #CCD1101
Critics Choice, Vol.1: http://www.ccvideo.com/item.cfm?itemid=CCD001101
(features 4 episodes #4.11 #4.33 #4.35 #4.41)

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I am looking for some assistance. I am interested in an episode of "Man
against crime", starring Ralph Bellamy that had one of its scenes shot
on the Staten Island Ferry. As a young man, my Dad was inadvertently
caught on film during the shooting of this scene. He was servicing the
cigarette machines on the ferry. At the time, the show was sponsored by
Camel cigarettes. I am trying to get a copy of that episode. Any ideas
as to where I can begin my search?

Mark Pokos <mp1015@bellatlantic.net> (Oct 2003)

The episode you want is  -  4.16 [F16] Man Against Crime: FERRY BOAT  (14-Jan-1953)
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From : Hank Olsen <hankolsen@comcast.net>
An episode of Man Against Crime that stands out from my childhood memory was
filmed at Palisades Amusement Park. It involved a foot chase on the Cyclone
Roller Coaster, with the bad guy falling off to his death. I would love to
know the title of this episode, and if it is, or may become available for public release.
Thank you for any information supplied.
Hank Olsen <hjo76@hotmail.com> (Dec 2005)

The episode you want is -  4.28 [F28] Man Against Crime: FREE RIDE (08-Apr-1953)

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