The Man Behind the Badge

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The Man Behind the Badge is the title of a half-hour American television police drama series which aired on the CBS network from 1953–54, originally hosted by Norman Rose. In its second syndicated season, the host became character actor Charles Bickford. read more

The Man Behind the Badge is the title of a half-hour American television police drama series which aired on the CBS network from 1953–54, originally hosted by Norman Rose. In its second syndicated season, the host became character actor Charles Bickford. Years later, Bickford appeared as one of the owners of Shiloh Ranch in the NBC western series, The Virginian.

Original Release

10/11/1953 on CBS

US Release

10/11/1953

Cast

Anthony Perkins Pedro
Norman Rose Self - Host / Narrator
Charles Bickford Self - Host / Narrator
Joel Aldred Announcer
Dennis Patrick (as Dennis Harrison)
Joey Ray Jury Foreperson
Biff Elliot Curley
John Bryant Pierce Torrington
Donald Curtis Brant
Karen Steele Peggy
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 The Case of the Troubled Circus Saturday, 08 January 1955
2 The Case of the Crying Lady Saturday, 15 January 1955
3 The Case of the Wild Wind Saturday, 22 January 1955
4 The Case of the Fatal Warning Saturday, 29 January 1955
5 The Case of the Tattooed Man Saturday, 05 February 1955
6 The Case of the Dying Past Saturday, 12 February 1955
7 The Case of the Invisible Mark Saturday, 19 February 1955
8 The Case of the Priceless Passport Saturday, 26 February 1955
9 The Case of the Black Sheep Saturday, 05 March 1955
10 The Case of the Wholesale Burglaries Saturday, 12 March 1955
11 The Case of the Part-Time Cop Saturday, 19 March 1955
12 The Case of the One-Eyed Jack Saturday, 26 March 1955
13 The Case of the Uncrowned Champ Saturday, 02 April 1955
14 The Case of the Deadly Delicacy Saturday, 09 April 1955
15 The Case of the Unknown Man Saturday, 16 April 1955
16 The Case of the Long, Dark Night Saturday, 23 April 1955
17 The Case of the Capital Crime Saturday, 30 April 1955
18 The Case of the Elusive Firebug Saturday, 07 May 1955
19 The Case of the Wild West Saturday, 14 May 1955
20 The Case of the Desperate Moment Saturday, 21 May 1955
21 The Case of the Unwelcome Stranger Saturday, 28 May 1955
22 The Case of the One-Way Ticket Saturday, 04 June 1955
23 The Case of the Educated Prisoner Saturday, 11 June 1955
24 The Case of the Pot of Gold Saturday, 18 June 1955
25 The Case of the Hot Stock Saturday, 25 June 1955
26 The Case of the Red Letter Day Saturday, 02 July 1955
27 The Case of the Second Chance Saturday, 09 July 1955
28 The Case of the Deadly Homburg Saturday, 16 July 1955
29 The Case of the Most Dangerous Game Saturday, 23 July 1955
30 The Case of the Phoney Paper Saturday, 30 July 1955
31 The Case of the Quiet Guest Saturday, 06 August 1955
32 The Case of the Guardian Angel Saturday, 13 August 1955
33 The Case of the Hunted Hobo Saturday, 20 August 1955
34 The Case of the One-Armed Bandits Saturday, 27 August 1955
35 The Case of the Big Break Saturday, 03 September 1955
36 The Case of the Reluctant Thief Saturday, 10 September 1955
37 The Case of Operation Sabotage Saturday, 17 September 1955
38 The Case of the Silent War Saturday, 24 September 1955
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Directors

John Peyser, Paul Landres, Gilbert Kay, Harold Daniels, Anton Leader, Leigh Jason

Writers

Nelson Gidding, David P. Harmon, Alvin Boretz, Meade Roberts

Cast

Anthony Perkins Pedro
Norman Rose Self - Host / Narrator
Charles Bickford Self - Host / Narrator
Joel Aldred Announcer
Dennis Patrick (as Dennis Harrison)
Joey Ray Jury Foreperson
Biff Elliot Curley
John Bryant Pierce Torrington
Donald Curtis Brant
Karen Steele Peggy
Larry Hudson Bartender
Walter Reed Linden
Walter Reed Sgt. Nick Van Cina
Aaron Spelling Billy
Robert H. Harris Dr. Lewis Lubeck
Frank Jenks Officer O'Mara
Jack Gardner Jackson
Don Megowan Ludell
Marshall Bradford Police Chief
Claire Carleton Pearl Weber

Producers

Editors

Fred W. Berger, Everett Dodd

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