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Starring Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Season 5 (NBC/DuMont) (1953-54) (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 5 1953-54 ##############
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(syndicated title "Follow That Man")
Produced by Edward J. Montagne
Starring Ralph Bellamy
NBC Sundays 10:30 pm Eastern (also DuMont Network)
38 New filmed episodes

5.01 [F44] Man Against Crime: Death Wears Lead Shoes (part 1) (on film)
11Oct53 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

5.02 [F45] Man Against Crime: Death Wears Lead Shoes (part 2) (on film)
18Oct53 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

5.03 [F46] Man Against Crime: Three Cents Worth of Murder (on film)
25Oct53 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

5.04 [F47] Man Against Crime: The Time Keepers (on film)
01Nov53 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

5.05 [F48] Man Against Crime: MURDER IN THE ROUGH (on film)  (verified on DVD- RBH)
08Nov53 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
Source: Follow That Man, Volume 3 – Alpha Video, Catalog #ALP4837D [RBH]
1954 copyright
Written by Bill Demling
Produced and Directed by Edward J. Montagne
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Guest Cast:
Fred Hillebrand . . . . . . Victor Barstow
Marc Cramer . . . . . . . Ted Boardman
Walter Klavun . . . . . . Havemeyer
Sally Parrish . . . . . . . . Ellen
Victor Thorley . . . . . . Leonard
Synopsis (from DVD):
The links run red with blood at a swank golf club when the guardian of a rich
debutante is murdered. [RBH]

5.06 [F49] Man Against Crime: THE MAIN BOUT IS MURDER (on film) [verified on film -RF]
15Nov53 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
Produced by Edward J. Montagne
Written by Robert Benjamin & Robert Shaplin
Directed by William Berke
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Guest Cast:
Henry Lascoe ......... Sam Worth
Carole Matthews ...... Carol
Buddy Thorpe ......... Larry Robb
Ed Shelton ........... Joey Robb
James Bender ......... Danny Blake
*
Production Manager ... Frank Mayer
Director of photography ... Don Malkames
Operative Cameraman .. Saul Midwall
Sound ................ Richard Gramaglia
Art Director ......... Sam Corso
Film Editor .......... Marie Montagne
Musical Editor ....... Frank Lewin
Assistant Director ... Sal Scoppa
Production Assistant.. Robert Champlain
Editorial Supervisor.. Phil Reisman Jr.
Synopsis:
A chiseler and a boxer cause problems for Sam Worth at a boxing camp for an upcoming boxing bout. [RF]
Synopsis:
Barnett is hired to find out who is threatening a boxer by kidnapping his brother. [RF]

5.07 [F50] Man Against Crime: Thirty Dimes (on film)
22Nov53 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

5.08 [F51] Man Against Crime: CUBE ROOT OF EVIL (on film) [verified on film -RF]
29Nov53 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
Produced by Edward J. Montagne
Written by Douglas Stone
Directed by Edward J. Montagne
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Guest cast:
Stewart Bradley ...... Nick
Jack Albertson ....... Boots
Lew Charles .......... Dutch
Ann Summers .......... Donna
Elizabeth York ....... Joanne
*
Production Manager ... Frank Mayer
Director of photography ... Don Malkames
Operative Cameraman .. Saul Midwall
Sound ................ Richard Gramaglia
Art Director ......... Sam Corso
Film Editor .......... Marie Montagne
Musical Editor ....... Frank Lewin
Assistant Director ... Sal Scoppa
Production Assistant.. Robert Champlain
Editorial Supervisor.. Phil Reisman Jr.
Synopsis:
A crap game ring operating out of a hotel room during a convention beat a man into a coma when he catches
them switching the dice. [RF]

5.09 [F52] Man Against Crime: MURDER MOUNTAIN (on film) (verified -SC/ RBH)
06Dec53 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
Source: Follow That Man, Volume 3 – Alpha Video, Catalog #ALP4837D [RBH]
1954 copyright
Produced by Edward J. Montagne
Written by B. Loring
Directed by William Berke
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Guest Cast:
Anne Seymour . . . . . . Ma
Don Hanmer . . . . . . . . Leon
Logan Ramsey . . . . . . Curt
Lois Nettleton . . . . . . . Ethel
Synopsis 1 (from DVD):
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. [RBH]
Synopsis 2:
While on a hunting trip in the Adirondike Mountains, Mike Barnett seeks refuge
in a mountain cabin meeting a man who claims he lost his wife. [SC]

5.10 [F53] Man Against Crime: A VERY DEAD RINGER (on film)
13Dec53 NBC Sunday 10:30pm EST
Produced by the R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company
sponsored by Camel Cigarettes
Written by John Anson Finke.
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Guest Cast:
Cameron Andrews, Ken Buckridge, James Maloney, Harry Antrim,
Maurice Burke, Frank Marth, Dorothy Hart.

5.11 [F54] Man Against Crime: PETITE LARCENY (on film) (verified on DVD- RBH)
20Dec53 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Source: Follow That Man, Volume 1 – Alpha Video, Catalog #ALP4835D [RBH]
1954 copyright
Written by Bradford Ropes
Produced and Directed by Edward J. Montagne
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Guest Cast:
Athena Lorde . . . . . . . Cherie
Margaret Hamilton . . . Mrs. Parmalee
Chester Stratton . . . . . Crane
Jaques Aubuchon . . . . Santa
Don McHenry . . . . . . . Professor
Synopsis (from DVD):
Barnett uncovers a pair of criminals disguising themselves as father and
daughter, trying to steal the valuable “Star of Bethlehem” diamond necklace. [RBH]

5.12 [F55] Man Against Crime: Going, Going Gone (on film)
27Dec53 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

5.13 [F56] Man Against Crime: Don't Feed the Animals (on film)
03Jan54 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

5.14 [F57] Man Against Crime: DANGER FOR DUFFY (on film)
10Jan54 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Mike Barnett helps a blinded war veteran search for his 'dognapped'
seeing eye dog. [RF]

5.15 [F58] Man Against Crime: TERROR 12 STORY'S HIGH (on film) (verified -SC)
17Jan54 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
DIRECTED BY FRANCIS D. LYON
WRITTEN BY MANN RUBIN.
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
GUEST CAST:
GLORIA MCGHEE, EUGENE RUYMEN, SILVIO MINCHOTTI, JOSEPH BARR,
COSMO CARDELLO, SCOTT MOORE.
SYNOPSIS:
MIKE BARNETT COME TO THE AID OF AN ELDERLY MAN ATTEMPTING SUICIDE FROM
THE LEDGE OF AN APARTMENT BUILDING. [SC]

5.16 [F59] Man Against Crime: HOLLER UNCLE (on film)
24Jan54 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Synopsis:
A wealthy eccentric decides to give his fortune to deserving people
rather than his reprobate nephews. He calls Mike Barnett to his side. [RF]

5.17 [F60] Man Against Crime: Beauty and the Beasts (on film)
31Jan54 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

5.18 [F61] Man Against Crime: LITTLE BOY BLUES (on film)
07Feb54 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Synopsis:
Two men try to keep Mike from testifying for the prosecution in a
murder case. [RF]

5.19 [F62] Man Against Crime: TARGET WITH TWO T's (on film)
14Feb54 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Synopsis:
A desperate racketeer hires some thugs to prevent Mike from testifying
in court. [RF]

5.20 [F63] Man Against Crime: MIKE'S MISSING MARBLES (on film)
21Feb54 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Synopsis:
Crooks try to prevent Mike from testifying against them. [RF]

5.21 [F64] Man Against Crime: U.F.O. (on film)
28Feb54 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Synopsis:
Mike Barnett investigates when a high school teacher reports that he has
seen a U.F.O. drop into the woods [TA/RF]

5.22 [F65] Man Against Crime: Will o' the Wisp (on film)
07Mar54 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

5.23 [F66] Man Against Crime: Rigged for Murder (on film)
14Mar54 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

5.24 [F67] Man Against Crime: Hit and Run (on film)
21Mar54 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

5.25 [F68] Man Against Crime: Canary Yellow (on film)
28Mar54 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

5.26 [F69] Man Against Crime: The Plugged Shilling (on film)
04May54 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

5.27 [F70] Man Against Crime: The Chinese Dolls (on film)
11Apr54 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
guest star
Jack Lord

5.28 [F71] Man Against Crime: Barometer Falling (on film)
18Apr54 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

5.29 [F72] Man Against Crime: The Man From Dannemora (on film)
25Apr54 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

5.30 [F73] Man Against Crime: The Man In the Iron Car (on film)
02May54 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

5.31 [F74] Man Against Crime: Sunset Farm (on film)
09May54 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

5.32 [F75] Man Against Crime: Where's Mimi? (on film)
16May54 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

5.33 [F76] Man Against Crime: HOT AS THREE PISTOLS (on film)
23May54 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Synopsis:
Mike Barnett volunteers to act as a prison guard in an attempt to check a
threatened prison riot.

5.34 [F77] Man Against Crime: Concrete jungle (on film)
30May54 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
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5.xx Man Against Crime: RUMBLE IN THE STREETS [Part 2]
05Jun54 NBC Sat 7pm (NYC)
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
Synopsis:
Mike Barnett frequents the haunts of teenage gangs in an effort to
gain their confidence. [RF]
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5.35 [F78] Man Against Crime: The Young hoods (on film)
06Jun54 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

5.36 [F79] Man Against Crime: Next to closing (on film)
13Jun54 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

5.37 [F80] Man Against Crime: NO PLACE TO HIDE (on film) (verified -SC)
20Jun54 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
DIRECTED BY FRANCIS D. LYON
WRITTEN BY VINCENT BOGART
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)
GUEST CAST:
HENRY LASCOE, NITA TALBOT, HELEN CHAPMAN, REDDY HART, VICTORIA RENDENA,
BERT THORN, VIOLA FRAYNE, SID RAYMOND.
SYNOPSIS:
MIKE BARNETT TRY'S TO HELP A FASHION MODEL WHO'S BEING HARRASSED BY
HER FORMER BOYFRIEND. LATER THE MODEL IS FOUND DEAD. [SC]

5.38 [F81] Man Against Crime: Connecticut State Police (on film)
(last of the Ralph Bellamy episodes)
27Jun54 NBC Sun 10:30 pm
Starring: Ralph Bellamy (as Mike Barnett)

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