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Starring Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Season 4 (CBS) (1952-53) (Filmed)  
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:
TV Guide /   Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com)
UCLA Film and Television Archive


############# Man Against Crime ##############
############## season 4 1952-53 ##############
################## (filmed) ##################
(syndicated title "Follow That Man")
Produced by Edward J. Montagne
Starring Ralph Bellamy
CBS Wednesdays 9:30 pm Eastern

 4.01 [F01] Man Against Crime: Phobia (on film)
10/1/52 CBS Wed 9:30pm
Written by Checkley Ellis
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

4.02 [F02] Man Against Crime: Murder In Rhyme (on film)
10/8/52 CBS Wed 9:30pm
Written by Vincent Bogert
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

4.03 [F03] Man Against Crime: Baker Grandee (on film)
10/15/52 CBS Wed 9:30pm
Written by Burton Benjamin
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

4.04 [F04] Man Against Crime: JOY RIDE (on film) [verifed on film -RF]
22Oct1952 CBS Wed 9:30pm
Produced & Directed by Edward J. Montagne
Written by Checkley Ellis
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Guest cast:
Joseph Downing ..... Crime Boss
Synopsis:
When Mike's own car is stolen, he determines to smash the activities of a teenage car-stealing combine. [RF]

4.05 [F05] Man Against Crime: CARPATHIA (on film)
29-Oct-1952 CBS Wed 9:30pm
Written by Marcus Keaeney
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Synopsis:
Mike invades Communist controlled Carpathian consulate to
save American secrets and solve a murder. [RF]

4.06 [F06] Man Against Crime: PARADISE LOST (on film) [verified on film -RF] [verified on DVD - RBH]
Source: Follow That Man, Volume 2 – Alpha Video, Catalog #ALP4836D [RBH]
05Nov1952 CBS Wed 9:30pm
Produced & Directed by Edward J. Montagne
Written by Checkley Ellis
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Guest cast:
Beverly Dennis ....... Julia
Alan Shayne .......... Abel Jackson
Branford Hunt ........ Griffith Jackson
Frank Tweddell ....... Captain Lundquist
*
Production Manager ... Frank Mayer
Director of photography ... Don Malkames
Sound ................ Dick Gramaglia
Art Director ......... Mike Corso
Film Editor .......... Marie Montagne
Musical Editor ....... Frank Lewin
Assistant Director ... Sal Scoppa
Production Assistant.. Robert Champlain
Editorial Supervisor.. Phil Reisman Jr.
Synopsis:
Marked copy of Milton's famous poem gives Mike Barnett the clue to a murder when a beautiful woman is in a
hit-and-run accident after finding out the truth about a murderer. [RF]
Synopsis (from DVD):
Barnett’s best friend and fellow private-eye Jackson is murdered, leaving behind a clue in a copy of Milton’s
“Paradise Lost” that points to the killer. [RBH]

4.07 [F07] Man Against Crime: The Great Train Robbery (on film)   
11/12/52 CBS Wed 9:30pm
Written by Vincent Bogert
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
[--] Man Against Crime: THE VICTIM IS VENUS (verified on DVD- RBH)
Source: “TV’s Greatest Detectives,” Falcon Picture Group DVD – Catalog # 2011
(DVD uses the syndicated series title “Follow That Man”) [RBH]

(c) 1952 Copyright
 (according to the DVD -this episode aired 12Nov52 - but TVGuide has
"The Great Train Ribbery" although the writer was Vincent Bogert
in both cases - maybe this is an AKA)

Produced and Directed by Edward J. Montagne
Written by Vincent Bogert
Starring:
Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Guest Cast:
Bert Thorn ......... Jay Spaulding
Pat Ferris ......... Sally
Gaye Jordan ........ Mary
Rita Colton ........ Cynthia
Don Kennedy ........ Jungle Boy
Jerry Milton ....... The Moose
Synopsis:
A publicity stunt goes wrong and an actress is killed. Mike Barnett investigates several suspects. [RBH]

4.08 [F08] Man Against Crime: GET OUT OF TOWN (on film) [verified on film -RF]
19Nov1952 CBS Wed 9:30pm
Produced & Directed by Edward J. Montagne
Written by Burton Benjamin
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Guest cast:
Jean Bradley ......... LeClerc
Henry Lascoe ......... Tanzi
Fred Lightner ........ Stanley
Abe Simon ............ Sammy
*
Production Manager ... Frank Mayer
Director of photography ... Don Malkames
Sound ................ Dick Gramaglia
Art Director ......... Mike Corso
Film Editor .......... Marie Montagne
Musical Editor ....... Frank Lewin
Assistant Director ... Sal Scoppa
Production Assistant.. Robert Champlain
Editorial Supervisor.. Phil Reisman Jr.
Synopsis:
A couple of hoods force Mike on an all expense paid trip to Mexico. The Boss wants Mike out of the way
for a couple of months. [RF]

4.09 [F09] Man Against Crime: FULLER'S FOLLY (on film) [verified on film -RF]
26Nov1952 CBS Wed 9:30pm
Produced & Directed by Edward J. Montagne
Written by Max Erlich
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Guest cast:
Diana Herbert ........ Ann
Jim Boles ............ Dobson
Fred Tozere .......... Horace
Muriel Kirkland ...... Hortense
*
Production Manager ... Frank Mayer
Director of photography ... Don Malkames
Sound ................ Dick Gramaglia
Art Director ......... Mike Corso
Film Editor .......... Marie Montagne
Musical Editor ....... Frank Lewin
Assistant Director ... Sal Scoppa
Production Assistant.. Robert Champlain
Editorial Supervisor.. Phil Reisman Jr.
Synopsis:
Barnett investigates an insurance agents claim that a creepy mansion is haunted. Barnett seems to think it's
hoodlums with something to hide. [RF]
Synopsis:
A house is part of an estate and a lawyer representative is looking for Charles Fuller the only living heir.[RF]

4.10 [F10] Man Against Crime: WOMEN'S REFORMATORY (on film)
12/3/52 CBS Wed 9:30pm
Written by Stanley Silverman
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

4.11 [F11] Man Against Crime: KILLER CAT (on film) [verified on film -RF] [verified on DVD -RBH]
Source: Follow That Man, Volume 1 – Critics Choice Video, Catalog #CCD1101 [RBH]

(c) 1952  copyright
10Dec52 CBS Wed 9:30pm
Produced & Directed by Edward J. Montagne
Written by William L. Stuart
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
cast:
Mary K. Wells ......... Kathy
Calvin Thomas ......... Roberts
Tony Rivers ........... Le Gros
Ed Kogan .............. Towne
Frank Marth ........... Larry
*
Production Manager ....... Frank Mayer
Director of photography .. Don Malkames
Sound .................... Dick Gramaglia
Art Director ............. Mike Corso
Film Editor .............. Marie Montagne
Musical Editor ........... Frank Lewin
Assistant Director ....... Sal Scoppa
Editorial Supervisor ..... Phil Reisman Jr.
Synopsis 1 (from DVD):
A wealthy businessman on vacation in the woods of Canada finds he becomes the prey of some greedy associates. [RBH]
Synopsis 2:
Mike Barnett answers an urgent call from the Canadian wilds and finds himself pitted against a killer and a pack
of man-eating cats. [TA]
(Syndicated repeat: 9Dec59 WITI-6, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Wed. 11:55pm)
Synopsis 3:
Hiding in the Canadian wilderness a businessman fears his rivals are trying to kill him. [RF]
Synopsis 4:
Mike heads to the Canadian North Woods for some fishing and relaxation at the invitation of Mark Roberts and winds
up on a case of a businessman's endangered life, he's the majority holder of Triangle Industries and someone wants
him out. [RF]

4.12 [F12] Man Against Crime: Bartholdi (on film)
12/17/52 CBS Wed 9:30pm
Written by Checkley Ellis
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

4.13 [F13] Man Against Crime: The Day They Kidnapped Santa Claus (on film)
12/24/52 CBS Wed 9:30pm
Written by Vincent Bogert
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

4.14 [F14] Man Against Crime: Dragon's Blood (on film)
12/31/52 CBS Wed 9:30pm
Written by Burton Benjamin
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

4.15 [F15] Man Against Crime: The Breaking Point (on film)
01/7/53 CBS Wed 9:30pm
Written by Hamilton Benz
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

4.16 [F16] Man Against Crime: FERRY BOAT (on film) [verified on film -RF]
14Jan1953 CBS Wed 9:30pm
Produced by Edward J. Montagne
Written by Vincent Bogert
Directed by Paul Alter
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Guest cast:
Jacques Aubuchon ..... Fat Man
Shirley Standlee ..... Girl
Jack Warden .......... Deck Hand
Joseph Fallon ........ Boy
*
Production Manager ... Frank Mayer
Director of photography ... Don Malkames
Sound ................ Richard Gramaglia
Art Director ......... Louis Siegel
Film Editor .......... Marie Montagne
Musical Editor ....... Frank Lewin
Assistant Director ... Sal Scoppa
Production Assistant.. Robert Champlain
Editorial Supervisor.. Phil Reisman Jr.
Synopsis:
Mike gets involved in a case about a communist spy ring at the Staten Island ferry.[RF]

4.17 [F17] Man Against Crime: Murder In the Studio (on film)
01/21/53 CBS Wed 9:30pm
Written by William Kendall Clark
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

4.18 [F18] Man Against Crime: THE SILKEN TOUCH (on film) [verified on film -RF]
28Jan1953 CBS Wed 9:30pm
Produced & Directed by Edward J. Montagne
Written by Stanley Niss
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Guest cast:
Lee Krieger .......... George
Philip Kenneally ..... Baker
Don DeLeo ............ Victor
Alexander Campbell ... James Wiley
Jack McNutt .......... Jones
*
Production Manager ... Frank Mayer
Director of photography ... Don Malkames
Sound ................ Richard Gramaglia
Art Director ......... Louis Siegel
Film Editor .......... Marie Montagne
Musical Editor ....... Frank Lewin
Assistant Director ... Sal Scoppa
Production Assistant.. Robert Champlain
Editorial Supervisor.. Phil Reisman Jr.
Synopsis:
Mike's hired by James Wiley owner of a trucking firm when his trucks are hijacked.[RF]

 4.19 [F19] Man Against Crime: THE THIRD RAIL (on film) [verified on film -RF] [verified on DVD -RBH]
Source: Follow That Man, Volume 1 – Alpha Video, Catalog #ALP4835D [RBH]

(c) 1953 copyright
04Feb1953 CBS Wed 9:30pm
 Written by Bill Demling
Produced & Directed by Edward J. Montagne
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Guest cast:
Lewis Charles ........ Collins
Irene Champlin ....... Joan
Joe Costa ............ Joe
Joseph Leberman ...... Dispatcher
Alfred Hopson ........ Stranger
Len Lesser ........... Hoodlum
*
Production Manager ... Frank Mayer
Director of photography ... Don Malkames
Sound ................ Richard Gramaglia
Art Director ......... Louis Siegel
Film Editor .......... Marie Montagne
Musical Editor ....... Frank Lewin
Assistant Director ... Sal Scoppa
Production Assistant.. Robert Champlain
Editorial Supervisor.. Phil Reisman Jr.
Synopsis:
A tramp winds up the prime suspect in a robbery.[RF]

4.20 [F20] Man Against Crime: Exclusive (on film)
2/11/53 CBS Wed 9:30pm
Written by Burton Benjamin & Robert Shaplen
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

4.21 [F21] Man Against Crime: The Midnight Express (on film)
2/18/53 CBS Wed 9:30pm
Written by William Stuart
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

4.22 [F22] Man Against Crime: A Bottle of Death (on film)
2/25/53 CBS Wed 9:30pm
Adapted by Phil Reisman Jr.,
from the story by Donald Sanford
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

4.23 [F23] Man Against Crime: THE ICEMAN (on film) [verified on film -RF]
04Mar1953 CBS Wed 9:30pm
 Produced by Edward J. Montagne
Written by Stanley Niss
Directed by Edward J. Montagne
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Guest cast:
Scott McKay .......... Andy
Patricia Ferris ...... Mona
Joseph Boland ........ Sampson
Charles Campbell ..... McGowan
Leonard Yorr ......... Harry
*
Production Manager ... Frank Mayer
Director of photography ... Don Malkames
Sound ................ Richard Gramaglia
Art Director ......... Louis Siegel
Film Editor .......... Marie Montagne
Musical Editor ....... Frank Lewin
Assistant Director ... Sal Scoppa
Production Assistant.. Robert Champlain
Editorial Supervisor.. Phil Reisman Jr.
Synopsis:
A pair of thieves who rob hotel guests comes under Mike's law.[RF]

4.24 [F24] Man Against Crime: DEATH TAKES A PARTNER (on film) (verified on DVD- RBH)
11Mar53 CBS Wed 9:30pm
Written by P. Harry Namsier (DVD has Don Sanford?)
Source: Digiview Productions DVD – Catalog # TV-732
(DVD uses the syndicated series title “Follow That Man.”) [RBH]

(c) 1953 Copyright
Produced and Directed by Edward J. Montagne
Written by Don Sanford
Starring:
Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Guest Cast:
Don Hanmer .......... Bluey
Boris Aplon ......... Barron
Albert Bergh ........ Dan Flynn
Gwilym Williams ..... Clark
Steve Gravers ....... Marcel Pinay
Synopsis:
A bicycle racer is murdered at an indoor 6-day bike race; Detective Mike Barnett is on the case. [RBH]

 4.25 [F25] Man Against Crime: SIC TRANSIT GLORIA (on film) [verified on film -RF] [verified on DVD -RBH]
Source: Follow That Man, Volume 2 – Alpha Video, Catalog #ALP4836D [RBH]

(c) 1953 copyright
18Mar1953 CBS Wed 9:30pm
 Produced & Directed by Edward J. Montagne
Written by Vincent Bogert
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Guest Cast:
Nita Talbot .......... Gloria
Jack Warden .......... Manny Orkin
Rita Colton .......... Marlene
Rock Rogers .......... Joe
Eddie Bruce .......... Comic
*
Production Manager ... Frank Mayer
Director of photography ... Don Malkames
Sound ................ Richard Gramaglia
Art Director ......... Louis Siegel
Film Editor .......... Marie Montagne
Musical Editor ....... Frank Lewin
Assistant Director ... Sal Scoppa
Production Assistant.. Robert Champlain
Editorial Supervisor.. Phil Reisman Jr.
Synopsis (from DVD):
A big time crime boss tries to scare Barnett and stop him from testifying to the D.A.’s office. Needing help,
Barnett enlists his femme fatale girlfriend, Gloria, and a baggy-pants burlesque comic. [RBH]
Synopsis:
An exotic dancer and her gangster boyfriend get caught scamming people at the club. [RF]

4.26 [F26] Man Against Crime: A FAMILY AFFAIR (on film) [verified on film -RF]
25Mar1953 CBS Wed 9:30pm
 Produced & Directed by Edward J. Montagne
Written by Checkley Ellis
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Guest cast:
Gloria McGhee ........ Ella
Alan Shayne .......... Bill
Margaret Hamilton .... Mrs. Barker
Carl Benson .......... Val
George Douglas ....... Fenway
Albert Ottenheimer ... Dr. Russo
*
Production Manager ... Frank Mayer
Director of photography ... Don Malkames
Sound ................ Richard Gramaglia
Art Director ......... Louis Siegel
Film Editor .......... Marie Montagne
Musical Editor ....... Frank Lewin
Assistant Director ... Sal Scoppa
Production Assistant.. Robert Champlain
Editorial Supervisor.. Phil Reisman Jr.
Synopsis:
A sister hides out her brother who was injured during a robbery that left a man dead.[RF]

4.27 [F27] Man Against Crime: THE HITCH HEISTERS (on film) [verified on film -RF]
01Apr1953 CBS Wed 9:30pm
Produced by Edward J. Montagne
Written by Stanley Niss
Directed by Frank McDonald
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Guest cast:
Dolores Sutton ....... Midge
Patricia Sales ....... Joannie
Lauren Gilbert ....... Victor Smith
Calvin Thomas ........ Maynard
Mason Curry .......... Hotel Clerk
*
Production Manager ... Frank Mayer
Director of photography ... Don Malkames
Sound ................ Richard Gramaglia
Art Director ......... Hank Aldrich
Film Editor .......... Marie Montagne
Musical Editor ....... Frank Lewin
Assistant Director ... Sal Scoppa
Production Assistant.. Robert Champlain
Editorial Supervisor.. Phil Reisman Jr.
Synopsis:
Two female hitchhikers rob their rides with a quick bump on the head. Things turn sour when one of
the drivers wakes up and the girls shoot him.[RF]

4.28 [F28] Man Against Crime: FREE RIDE (on film) [verified on film -RF]
08Apr1953 CBS Wed 9:30pm
Producer by Edward J. Montagne
Written by Art Stark & Irving Elman
Directed by Frank McDonald
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Guest cast:
Jack Manning ......... Thief
Constance Clausen .... Joan
Herbert Ratner ....... Ballin
Stewart Bradley ...... Painter #1
Bart Burns ........... Painter #2
*
Production Manager ... Frank Mayer
Director of photography ... Don Malkames
Sound ................ Richard Gramaglia
Art Director ......... Hank Aldrich
Film Editor .......... Marie Montagne
Musical Editor ....... Frank Lewin
Assistant Director ... Sal Scoppa
Production Assistant.. Robert Champlain
Editorial Supervisor.. Phil Reisman Jr.
Synopsis:
A woman is mugged in an amusement park in the "Tunnel of Love".[RF]

4.29 [F29] Man Against Crime: Death Below Decks (on film)
4/15/53 CBS Wed 9:30pm
Written by Bill Demling
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

4.30 [F30] Man Against Crime: High-Ambush (on film)
4/22/53 CBS Wed 9:30pm
Written by William L. Stuart
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

4.31 [F31] Man Against Crime: COCOANUT'S EYE (on film) [verified on film -RF]
06May1953 CBS Wed 9:30pm
Produced by Edward J. Montagne
Written by William L. Stuart
Directed by William Berke
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Guest cast:
Robert H. Harris ..... Professor Lopez
Jim Boles ............ Stevens
Raoul DeLeon ......... Roberto Martinez
Joseph Foley ......... Williams
Athena Lorde ......... Receptionist
*
Production Manager ... Frank Mayer
Director of photography ... Don Malkames
Operative Cameraman .. Saul Midwall
Sound ................ Richard Gramaglia
Art Director ......... Hank Aldrich
Film Editor .......... Marie Montagne
Musical Editor ....... Frank Lewin
Assistant Director ... Sal Scoppa
Production Assistant.. Robert Champlain
Editorial Supervisor.. Phil Reisman Jr.
Synopsis:
Two crooks looking for diamonds cracking open coconuts.[RF]

4.32 [F32] Man Against Crime: ROOM 505 (on film) [verified on film -RF] [verified on DVD -RBH]
Source: Follow That Man, Volume 2 – Alpha Video, Catalog #ALP4836D [RBH]
13May1953 CBS Wed 9:30pm
Produced by Edward J. Montagne
Written by Vincent Bogert
Directed by Frank McDonald
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Guest cast:
Nita Talbot .......... Gloria
Henry Lascoe ......... Actor
John Kane ............ Logan
Reese Taylor ......... Manager
Bruce Adams .......... Clerk
*
Production Manager ... Frank Mayer
Director of photography ... Don Malkames
Operative Cameraman .. Saul Midwall
Sound ................ Richard Gramaglia
Art Director ......... Hank Aldrich
Film Editor .......... Marie Montagne
Musical Editor ....... Frank Lewin
Assistant Director ... Sal Scoppa
Production Assistant.. Robert Champlain
Editorial Supervisor.. Phil Reisman Jr.
Synopsis:
A man witnesses the murder of a woman from the dentist's chair.[RF]
Synopsis (from DVD):
A patient witnesses a woman being murdered in her hotel room across the street through his dentist’s office window.
Once Barnett is on the case, he suspects that more than just the witness’ tooth is being pulled. [RBH]

4.33 [F33] Man Against Crime: THE DAY MAN (on film) (verified on DVD- RBH)
20May53 CBS Wed 9:30pm
Source: Digiview Productions DVD – Catalog # TV-732
(DVD uses the syndicated series title “Follow That Man.”) [RBH]

(c) 1954 Copyright
Produced by Edward J. Montagne
Written by Paul Alter
Directed by William Berke
Starring:
Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Guest Cast:
Kitt Russell ......... Ed Pink
Wallace Rooney ....... Chief Kaley
Ann Stewart .......... Mrs. Bandreau
Alex Campbell ........ Mr. Bandreau
Bernard Burke ........ Chief Logan
Synopsis:
A woman uses various ruses to gain access to people’s homes while they’re
away; Mike Barnett devises a plan to capture the thief. [RBH]

4.34 [F34] Man Against Crime: HOT FUR (on film) [verified on film -RF]
27May1953 CBS Wed 9:30pm
Produced by Edward J. Montagne
Written by Paul Alter
Directed by Frank McDonald
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Guest Cast:
Lewis Charles ........ Johnny Stack
John Devereux ........ Philip Soukon
Marion Brash ......... Miss Mangram
*
Production Manager ... Frank Mayer
Director of photography ... Don Malkames
Operative Cameraman .. Saul Midwall
Sound ................ Richard Gramaglia
Art Director ......... Louis Siegel
Film Editor .......... Marie Montagne
Musical Editor ....... Frank Lewin
Assistant Director ... Sal Scoppa
Production Assistant.. Robert Champlain
Editorial Supervisor.. Phil Reisman Jr.
Synopsis:
Barnett is hired to check the security at a furrier's warehouse after the merchandise is stolen in an
elaborate heist. [RF]
Synopsis:
The secretary of a furrier gets the vault security combinations and gives the information to her
criminal friend while the boss is away.[RF]

4.35 [F35] Man Against Crime: THE DOLL BANDIT (on film) (verified on DVD- RBH)
10Jun53 CBS Wed 9:30pm
Source: Digiview Productions DVD “Follow That Man.”– Catalog # TV-732 [RBH]
Source: Follow That Man, Volume 1 – Critics Choice Video, Catalog #CCD1101 [RBH]

(c) 1954 Copyright
Produced by Edward J. Montagne
Written by Vincent Bogert
Directed by William Berke
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Guest Cast:
Dorothy Hart ........ Jenny
Steven Gethers ...... Marc
Paul Genge .......... Harry
Rock Rogers ......... Little Sam
Robert Carson ....... Gas Station Attendant
Synopsis: (from Digiview DVD)
A gang of bank robbers uses a plastic baby doll to elude the police;
Mike Barnett investigates. [RBH]
Synopsis (from Critics Choice DVD):
Mike Barnett meets a mysterious beautiful blonde woman in a bar only to find she
is a skilled burglar and possibly worse. [RBH]

4.36 [F36] Man Against Crime: WASHINGTON STORY (on film) (verified on DVD- RBH)
17Jun53 CBS Wed 9:30pm
1954 copyright  Source: Follow That Man, Volume 3 – Alpha Video, Catalog #ALP4837D [RBH]
Written by Burton Benjamin and Robert Shaplen
Directed by William Berke
Produced by Edward J. Montagne
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Guest Cast:
Lisa Howard . . . . . . Mary
Boris Aplon . . . . . . . Augy Burns
Joe Costa . . . . . . . . . Harry
Tony Rivers . . . . . . . Doc
Allan Hale . . . . . . . . Sam Randell
Synopsis (from DVD):
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. [RBH]

4.37 [F37] Man Against Crime: BLACK LEG AND WHITE TIE (on film) [verified on film -RF]
24Jun1953 CBS Wed 9:30pm
Produced by Edward J. Montagne
Written by Stanley Niss
Directed by Frank McDonald
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Guest Cast:
Donald Buka .......... Ritchie
Philip Bourneuf ...... Thorton
Edith King ........... Mrs. Forbes
Lori March ........... Margaret
Eddie Bruce .......... Stickman
*
Gowns by Filcol Frocks
Production Manager ... Frank Mayer
Director of photography ... Don Malkames
Operative Cameraman .. Saul Midwall
Sound ................ Richard Gramaglia
Art Director ......... Louis Siegel
Film Editor .......... Marie Montagne
Musical Editor ....... Frank Lewin
Assistant Director ... Sal Scoppa
Production Assistant.. Robert Champlain
Editorial Supervisor.. Phil Reisman Jr.
Synopsis:
Mrs. Forbes has casino night for an orphans home and finds herself duped by Thornton who has ulterior motives.[RF]

4.38 [F38] Man Against Crime: Fraternity  of Five (on film)
7/1/53 CBS Wed 9:30pm
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

4.39 [F39] Man Against Crime: Death On the Diamond (on film)
7/17/53 CBS? off-network Sun
(now new day and time; Sundays off-network)
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

4.40 [F40] Man Against Crime: THE POLECAT SHAKEDOWN (on film)  (verified on DVD- RBH)
24Jul53 CBS? off-network Sun
Source: Follow That Man, Volume 2 – Alpha Video, Catalog #ALP4836D [RBH]
1954 copyright
Written by J.P. Miller
Produced and Directed by Edward J. Montagne
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Guest Cast:
Russell Hardie . . . . . . . . George
Barbara Glen . . . . . . . . . Betty
Arny Freeman . . . . . . . . Vic
Richard Castle . . . . . . . . Billy
Bart Burns . . . . . . . . . . . Deputy White
Synopsis 1 (from DVD):
Barnett catches more than a fish on his vacation when the owner of a
roadside diner becomes the victim of an extortion racket. [RBH]
Synopsis 2:
A extortionist tries to make the owner of a small town diner pay him
$2000 for protection against damages.[TA]
(Syndicated "Follow That Man" repeat: 13Sep59 on WBRC-6, Birmingham, Ala.)

4.41 [F41] Man Against Crime: HIDE AND SEEK (on film)  (verified on DVD- RBH)
07Aug53 CBS? off-network Sun
Source: Follow That Man, Volume 1 – Critics Choice Video, Catalog #CCD1101 [RBH]
1954 copyright
Written by Vincent Bogert
Directed by William Berke
Produced by Edward J. Montagne
Cast:
Ralph Bellamy as Mike Barnett
Nita Talbot . . . . . . . Gloria
Steven Gethers . . . . Danny
Richard Abbott . . . . Davidson
Alan Hale . . . . . . . . . Lt. Olmstead
Anita Bolster . . . . . . Landlady
Synopsis (from DVD):
A department store hires Barnett to find a woman who is not paying a large
debt owed to them but he soon finds there is more to this story than just
an unpaid bill. [RBH]

4.42 [F42] Man Against Crime: THE WIRE TAPPERS (on film)  (verified on DVD- RBH)
14Aug53 CBS? off-network Sun
Source: Follow That Man, Volume 1 – Alpha Video, Catalog #ALP4835D [RBH]
1954 copyright
Written by Checkley Ellis
Directed by William Berke
Produced by Edward J. Montagne
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Guest Cast:
Joseph Downing . . . . . . . Rex
Don DeLeo . . . . . . . . . . . Willie
Walter Brooke . . . . . . . . . John Dodge
Helen Warnow . . . . . . . . . Sheila Colby
Elaine Ellis . . . . . . . . . . . . Miss Steele
Synopsis (from DVD):
Two con men tap into telephones at a hotel and “fish” for pigeons to prey on
. . . until they prey upon a friend of Barnett. [RBH]

4.43 [F43] Man Against Crime: MISSING CADET (on film) (verified on DVD- RBH)
28Aug53 CBS? off-network Sun
Source: Follow That Man, Volume 3 – Alpha Video, Catalog #ALP4837D [RBH]
1954 copyright
Written by B. Loring
Produced and Directed by Edward J. Montagne
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Guest Cast:
Jac Aubuchon . . . . . . . Augie
Don Grusso . . . . . . . . . Willie Kane
Sandy Campbell . . . . . . Cadet Roberts
Bram Nossen . . . . . . . . Commandant
Allan Stevenson . . . . . . Tac Captain
Synopsis (from DVD):
A dying hood that tangled with Barnett in the past now seeks the investigator’s
help when his son turns up missing from a prestigious military academy. [RBH] 

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