Mike Barnett is the title character, a bright and tough private detective in New York. This very violent show was broadcast live until 1952.
Did You Know?
The R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. was the sponsor and even held an interest and a copyright on the series. The Mike Barnett character was often shown smoking, and at the end of the live versions Ralph Bellamy
would drop the character, don reading glasses and address the camera with a list of veterans' hospitals to which the sponsor was donating cigarettes that particular week. See more