Peter Gunn

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A sophisticated hipster and dapper dresser, Peter Gunn (Craig Stevens) is a private eye in the film noir tradition, a cool investigator operating in a nameless waterfront city saturated by a jazz soundtrack that sets the tone for each scene. A frequent patron of Mother's, a wharf-side jazz club at which his nightclub singer girlfriend, Edie (Lola Albright), is employed, Gunn is the epitome of cool, calmly solving cases in style, getting his tips and cautions from coffee-drinking cop pal Lieutenant Jacoby (Herschel Bernardi).

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Episode Guide

Season 1
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  • Season 2
  • Season 3

Ep 1: The Kill

When Mother is approached by gangsters to pay protection money, she asks Peter Gunn to intervene. When she refuses to pay, a bomb is set off in her night club. Aired: 9/22/1958

Ep 2: Streetcar Jones

Gunn is hired by a jazz club owner to prove one of his musicians has been framed for murder, but the musician's lawyer doesn't want Gunn's assistance. Aired: 9/29/1958

Ep 3: The Vicious Dog

A newspaper reporter writing an exposé of a crime boss is attacked by a dog. Gunn is called in to investigate. Aired: 10/6/1958

Ep 4: The Blind Pianist

A "blind" pianist witnesses a murder and, to protect his secret, hires Pete to find the killer. Aired: 10/13/1958

Ep 5: The Frog

Pete is called by a gangster's leg man who is then murdered, becoming involved in a search for incriminating evidence. Aired: 10/20/1958

Ep 6: The Chinese Hangman

Pete is asked by a religious cult leader to find a missing girl and the money she had access to. Aired: 10/27/1958

Ep 7: Lynn's Blues

Singer Lynn Martel has lost all hope after her boyfriend has been killed. The killing was arranged by Nat Kreuger, Martel's obsessed boss. When Peter Gunn tries to help her, his life also becomes endangered. Aired: 11/3/1958

Ep 8: Rough Buck

When a famous boxer is murdered, Pete is hired by the dead fighter's brother to find the killer. His investigation leads to a shady fight manager and a nightclub stripper. Aired: 11/10/1958

Ep 9: Image of Sally

Nightclub singer Sally Hall is caught between two crime bosses. Each intends to have her at all costs. Aired: 11/17/1958

Ep 10: The Man with the Scar

Roy Davidson, the D.A.'s son, is being framed for a crime he didn't commit. Gunn investigates and is surprised by what he uncovers. Aired: 11/24/1958

Ep 11: Death House Testament

Ten minutes before his execution a convicted murderer hires Peter Gunn to find the $700,000 he stole, hand it over to the bond company, collect the 10% reward and give it to his daughter. Aired: 12/1/1958

Ep 12: The Torch

After a man is burnt to death, his widow hires Peter Gunn to find out who killed her husband. Aired: 12/8/1958

Ep 13: The Jockey

Billy Arnet's girlfriend falls to her death through a skylight. Peter Gunn is hired to prove it was not an accident. Aired: 12/15/1958

Ep 14: Sisters of the Friendless

A young man is accused of murder, and the only witnesses for the defense are two nuns who are unable to leave their convent. Aired: 12/22/1958

Ep 15: The Leaper

An elderly circus performer is shot by a man using a high-powered rifle while standing on the ledge of an apartment building. The man's wife asks Peter Gunn to investigate the death of her husband. Aired: 12/29/1958

Ep 16: The Fuse

A union boss's birthday starts off with a bang, and the crime boss who is the chief suspect wants Pete to clear his name before the situation gets even more explosive. Aired: 1/5/1959

Ep 17: Let's Kill Timothy

The stolen diamonds are hidden, but where? Timothy knows where they are, and someone is trying to kill him. Aired: 1/19/1959

Ep 18: The Missing Night Watchman

A body gets dumped off the pier, and Peter is hired by the proprietor of an antiquities shop to locate a stash of diamonds owned by an eccentric collector. Aired: 1/26/1959

Ep 19: Murder On The Midway

Peter Gunn is hired by a man known as the Baron to protect Rowena, the roommate of a murdered carnival dancer. Rowena is the Baron's girlfriend, and when she becomes infatuated with Gunn, trouble soon follows. Aired: 2/2/1959

Ep 20: Pecos Pete

There's trouble in Texas when a cowboy gets clobbered, and his brother, a cattle baron, hires Pete to find his killer. Aired: 2/9/1959

Ep 21: Scuba

A series of unsolved robberies have an insurance company looking to Gunn to find the culprits. The investigation begins where a partner in a diving company was found murdered. Aired: 2/16/1959

Ep 22: Edie Finds a Corpse

Edie is having her apartment renovated and uncovers a body. Aired: 2/23/1959

Ep 23: The Dirty Word

After her husband is murdered, Louise Sinclair hits the bottle and her husband's lawyer consoles her. Aired: 3/2/1959

Ep 24: The Ugly Frame

Lt. Jacoby tries to nail Quoit on a murder charge but is foiled by misinformation. Aired: 3/9/1959

Ep 25: The Lederer Story

Mr. Lederer falls overboard from his yacht at night, and soon after his wife is poisoned. Gunn investigates the suspicious deaths. Aired: 3/16/1959

Ep 26: Keep Smiling

Peter Gunn poses as a professional bowler to investigate a case of blackmail and murder. Aired: 3/23/1959

Ep 27: Breakout

An escaped gangster lives in a rundown apartment undetected. He hires Gunn to locate his brother and finds out that the man was involved in a payroll robbery. Aired: 3/30/1959

Ep 28: Pay Now, Kill Later

After serving 14 years for a crime he did not commit, Spain decides to commit the crime for which he was erroneously sentenced. Aired: 4/6/1959

Ep 29: Skin Deep

Wealthy Helena Mears hires Peter Gunn to investigate the disappearance of her young sister, Katie. Pete learns that Helena, lonely and jealous of Katie's popularity, has met an amorous but unscrupulous Latin who has been secretly seeing Katie. Aired: 4/13/1959

Ep 30: February Girl

Model June Holton witnesses the murder of a photographer; the only problem is she wasn't wearing her glasses and can't identify him. Aired: 4/20/1959

Ep 31: Love Me to Death

One of three lonely, rich sisters finds a boyfriend, but is he really interested in her or her money? Five dead wives tell a different story. Aired: 4/27/1959

Ep 32: The Family Affair

B.E. Raleigh's only relative, a nephew named Martin, was imprisoned for stealing from his company. Now Raleigh is dying, and there are many attempts on his life. Aired: 5/4/1959

Ep 33: Lady Wind Bell's Fan

Fan dancer Darling Lillian of The Green Dragon is given a special fan, one that holds the key to the past. Aired: 5/11/1959

Ep 34: Bullet for a Badge

An attempt on Lt. Jacoby's life is made after he receives a mysterious phone call. Aired: 5/18/1959

Ep 35: Kill from Nowhere

Wealthy invalid Louise Reardon has an attempt made on her life and Gunn is hired to find her Aide, Scully. Aired: 5/25/1959

Ep 36: Vendetta

Somebody shoots Edie in an attempt to get to Gunn. Jacoby still in the hospital gives Pete a clue as to who is seeking revenge. Aired: 6/1/1959

Ep 37: The Coffin

Somebody shoots Edie in an attempt to get to Gunn. Jacoby, still in the hospital, gives Pete a clue as to who is seeking revenge. Aired: 6/8/1959

Ep 38: The Portrait

An unfaithful wife is dismayed when after her lover's death a portrait of her goes missing, she hires Gunn to retrieve the painting. Aired: 6/15/1959

Ep 39: Protection

Two thugs selling protection; if you don't pay for protection, you're blown up and permanently out of business. Gunn is hired by Mother when she runs into problems with The Owl. Aired: 9/21/1959

Ep 40: Crisscross

Bank manager Poole places smoke bombs throughout his bank and then cleans out the place. Aired: 9/28/1959

Ep 41: Edge of the Knife

A distraught father is worried about his daughter, Ellen Majeski, who did time for being an accomplice in a robbery. Now after her release, she has disappeared and her father has hired Gunn to find her. The twist: her father died when she was four years old. Aired: 10/5/1959

Ep 42: The Comic

Convinced that his wife is trying to kill him, comedian Danny Holland comes to Peter Gunn for help. Aired: 10/12/1959

Ep 43: Death Is a Red Rose

John Alastair is a desperate man and has a problem: he has hired Burnett to kill him but changes his mind. Unfortunately, Burnett doesn't see it that way. Aired: 10/19/1959

Ep 44: The Young Assassins

Charlie Mays is on Death Row and his 17-year-old son is heading down the same old road as his dad. Charlie asks Pete for help in saving the boy from himself. Aired: 10/26/1959

Ep 45: The Feathered Doll

Plainclothes policeman Jay Madigan is found knifed on the docks near the carnival. Pete uncovers that the shooting gallery at the carnival is smuggling something, heroin. Aired: 11/2/1959

Ep 46: Kidnap

Lt. Jacoby is kidnapped, Pete goes looking for him and finds suspects at every turn. Aired: 11/16/1959

Ep 47: The Rifle

Inventor Janos Kolanski goes to Pete for help. Apparently, there is a faction after his plans for a new rifle. Aired: 11/23/1959

Ep 48: The Game

Some jewels have been stolen, and an insurance man named Nickerman wants to pay the thieves to return them. So he hires Gunn to contact the crooks. Aired: 11/30/1959

Ep 49: The Price Is Murder

Two escaped convicts go after Peter Gunn, and the best way to do that is get his girl first. Aired: 12/7/1959

Ep 50: The Briefcase

Matthew Dunaway is killed on a train and his briefcase is stolen. Gunn is hired by Lavinia to find a man she claims is her husband and to find what is in the briefcase. Aired: 12/14/1959

Ep 51: Terror on the Campus

Dean Norse hires Pete to find out who's responsible for creepy occurrences on campus: lights flickering off every night, a defunct bell tower ringing and a mysterious presence. Aired: 12/21/1959

Ep 52: The Wolfe Case

Nancy Fowler is murdered and Pete is hired to find out why. He finds that it's a setup perpetrated by a bitter wife. Aired: 12/28/1959

Ep 53: Hot Money

Willie Coronado is found dead in the dryer of a laundry mat. He was one of the men involved in a daring bank robbery. His partner in crime hires Pete to find out who killed Coronado so he can cut a deal with the DA's office. Aired: 1/4/1960

Ep 54: Spell of Murder

An attempt is made on Arnold Simpson's life when he hires Gunn to find out who is blackmailing him. He tells Pete about a dig he was on with Frank Victor and how he abandoned him after the cave collapsed. Aired: 1/11/1960

Ep 55: The Grudge

An escapee from a mental hospital gives the mayor an ultimatum: either commit suicide or a bomb will be detonated at the Civic Centre. Aired: 1/18/1960

Ep 56: Fill the Cup

Getty hires Gunn to help him stop drinking. His daughter, whom he hasn't seen in 15 years, is coming to visit and he wants to be sober. Aired: 1/25/1960

Ep 57: See No Evil

Blind newspaper vendor Cliffy is afraid of escaped convict Brenners. Cliffy hires Pete to protect him from the thug and his sidekick, Springer. Aired: 2/1/1960

Ep 58: Sentenced

Gunn is "sentenced" to death for the murder of a clerk. Aired: 2/8/1960

Ep 59: The Hunt

Pete hears that he's marked for murder, but refuses police protection. The killer finds Gunn alone in his apartment and forces him to take a nighttime ride into the desert. Aired: 2/15/1960

Ep 60: Hollywood Calling

Actor Frankie Burns is murdered on a movie set. Gunn finds out that the crime was committed to cover up another crime. Aired: 2/29/1960

Ep 61: Sing a Song of Murder

Arnie Kelton, musician and ex-convict, asks Gunn to investigate his wife's death. Aired: 3/7/1960

Ep 62: The Long, Long Ride

Someone is out to kill a former underworld boss, Joe Webber, who is back home after serving a lengthy prison term. Out of touch with the underworld, Webber hires Peter Gunn to find the identity of his would-be killer. Aired: 3/14/1960

Ep 63: The Deadly Proposition

Arthur Cole accuses his boss of killing his wife and hires Gunn to prove it. Before long, however, Cole becomes a suspect himself. Aired: 3/21/1960

Ep 64: The Murder Clause

Pete is hired by trumpet player Bud Bailey's wife. She is accusing her husband of wanting to kill her for the insurance money. Aired: 3/28/1960

Ep 65: The Dummy

Ventriloquist Marvelous Marvon is found murdered after his act. Gunn is hired by Marcel Benoit to the find killer. Rinaldo, his dummy, turns out to be no dummy. Aired: 4/4/1960

Ep 66: Slight Touch of Homicide

A little man with homemade bombs has been blowing up gangsters. Now the mob boss' have hired Gunn to find the culprit. Aired: 4/11/1960

Ep 67: Wings of an Angel

Charlie Barnes is arrested for bank robbery but cut a break to attend his daughter's wedding. Despite Gunn as his watchman, Barnes finds a way to disappear. Aired: 4/18/1960

Ep 68: Death Watch

School teacher Paul Conlon is grading papers when he hears a scream, leading him to the discovery of a dead girl. He hires Gunn to prove his innocence. Aired: 4/25/1960

Ep 69: Witness in the Window

Pete is hired by Anthony Scott to locate Marion Venner, who is blackmailing him after their affair ended. What he finds leads him to believe that the neighbor may have seen something and met with an unhappy demise. Aired: 5/2/1960

Ep 70: The Best Laid Plans

There is an assassination plot against the governor, and Pete tries to find out who is behind it. The plot is a ruse for something even bigger as Jacoby and Gunn find out. Aired: 5/9/1960

Ep 71: Send a Thief

A secretary has papers that incriminate her boss and becomes frightened when attempts are made on her life, at least that's the story she gives Pete. Aired: 5/16/1960

Ep 72: The Semi-Private Eye

Eric gets himself a trench coat and a pretty secretary. Now he's ready to start his career, as he bumbles his way around town and interferes with the police department. He is called in by Janos Thorwald to bring in his easy mark of a son. Aired: 5/23/1960

Ep 73: Letter of the Law

Nightclub Singer Julie Kent is murdered and the DA's son is the suspect. She also happens to be the ex-girlfriend of Syndicate boss DeSantis. Aired: 5/30/1960

Ep 74: The Crossbow

Gunn is hired by Mr. Copeland to find out who stole his antique crossbow and is using it to murder people. Aired: 6/6/1960

Ep 75: The Heiress

Walter C. Gerard is prisoner in his own house, his daughter has paroled criminal Frank Loomis who now lives in the mansion and runs the show. Aired: 6/13/1960

Ep 76: Baby Shoes

A baby is dumped outside of Pete's apartment with a note attached asking Pete to take care of the baby. When a woman is gunned down Pete believes that she is somehow connected. Aired: 6/27/1960

Ep 77: The Passenger

Murder witness Edward Hines fears that he may be the next victim. Aired: 10/3/1960

Ep 78: Mask of Murder

Gunn gets a frantic phone call from Norman Hartley and rushes to Hartley's home—only to find him dead. Aired: 10/10/1960

Ep 79: The Maitre D'

A restaurateur's luck takes a definite turn for the worse after he witnesses a gangland murder. Aired: 10/17/1960

Ep 80: The Candidate

The candidate for Governor, Adrian Grimmett, runs on a no-taxes platform. Who could possibly want to assassinate him? Aired: 10/24/1960

Ep 81: The Judgment

A judge is shot by the convicted man he's about to sentence. Aired: 10/31/1960

Ep 82: The Death Frame

Eddie Carson, a small time thug, is sure he's going to be bumped off. He tries to get Gunn to help him but the sleuth is unmoved until it's too late. Aired: 11/7/1960

Ep 83: Death Across the Board

Wealthy Sportsman Harley Bernard would like to know who murdered his stable manager. At first Gunn suspects Frank Rousseau, a gangster who once tried to get Wally to fix a race. The next suspect is a seven-foot giant who tries to strangle Gunn. Aired: 11/14/1960

Ep 84: Tramp Steamer

The Rico brothers' testimony was responsible for Matt Poliska's deportation, and when Dave Rico is shot, his dying word is Poliska. But Poliska's not supposted to be in the country. Aired: 11/21/1960

Ep 85: The Long Green Kill

En route to jail for robbery, Frank Garrett makes his escape. Aired: 11/28/1960

Ep 86: Take Five for Murder

Gunn is hired by the manager of teen idol Bobby Jeeter to payoff a blackmailer and find out who is doing the blackmailing. Aired: 12/5/1960

Ep 87: Dream Big, Dream Deadly

Detective Eddie Sellers comes close to solving a $2-million-dollar robbery and pays with his life. His brother, Cal, also a detective, is afraid he's next. Aired: 12/12/1960

Ep 88: Sepi

A young boy tells Gunn that he saw his father beaten up during the night. But when Gunn calls the police, Sepi disappears. Aired: 12/19/1960

Ep 89: A Tender Touch

A bank cashier makes off with a lot of cash—he then phones Gunn about it. Aired: 12/26/1960

Ep 90: The Royal Roust

A royal visitor, King Felix, is visiting and it's Jacoby's job to escort him through the city jail. Aired: 1/2/1961

Ep 91: Bullet in Escrow

Ed Stone is released from prison, met by a friend who gives him a gun and makes a call to Peter Gunn. Aired: 1/9/1961

Ep 92: Jacoby's Vacation

Jacoby tells Gunn that he's going on vacation to some nice quiet place. Gunn tells Jacoby he's got just the place. Aired: 1/16/1961

Ep 93: Blind Item

A blind item in a newspaper gossip column refers to clandestine activities of a wealthy novelist's wife. The novelist, Benton Ridgely, invites Gunn out to his lodge to discuss an investigation. Pete arrives only to find a corpse. Aired: 1/23/1961

Ep 94: Death Is a Sore Loser

A janitor and his wife see Police Sergeant Lee Davis enter their building and minutes later they hear two shots. They rush to the scene to find Sergeant Davis holding a gun over the body of a dead derelict. Aired: 1/30/1961

Ep 95: I Know It's Murder

Psychic Kevin Daniels asks Gunn to prevent the murder of his mother. Aired: 2/13/1961

Ep 96: A Kill and a Half

It's "trick or treat" night, and Arthur Merrill answers the door to a big surprise. Aired: 2/20/1961

Ep 97: Than a Serpent's Tooth

Tape recordings of a psychoanalyst's sessions have been stolen—and one of them contains the details of a murder. Aired: 2/27/1961

Ep 98: The Deep End

Susan Neilson swims out to the deep end of her pool and drowns. Her swimming instructor, Phil Matterson, left her alone, poured himself a drink and ignored her cries for help. Aired: 3/6/1961

Ep 99: Portrait in Leather

While ex-heavyweight champ Billy Cochrane is training for a comeback, an attempt is made on his life. Aired: 3/13/1961

Ep 100: Come Dance with Me and Die

A cab driver saves a woman from a beating and from being forced into a car by two thugs. Afterwards, she disappears while he goes for help. Aired: 3/20/1961

Ep 101: Cry Love, Cry Murder

The gun used to murder a gangster is found in the possession of a teenager. Aired: 3/27/1961

Ep 102: A Penny Saved

A ballet dancer hires Gunn to find her old dancing partner, who has recently broken out of a sanitarium. He holds a grudge against her and before being committed he had threatened her life. The girl's new beau, a gangster, vows he will kill the "sick boy" if he finds him before Gunn or the police do. Aired: 4/3/1961

Ep 103: Short Motive

Ellen Clary is worried about Paulie Walker, who left a piece of paper with four names on it in her restaurant. The first name, Les Coombs, had a line through it—and now Coombs is dead. Aired: 4/10/1961

Ep 104: The Murder Bond

Racketeer Joe Cully is out of the pokey on bail—half a million dollars. Not long afterwards Cully's car explodes, but the body found in the demolished auto can't be identified, and Joe Cully is nowhere to be found. Aired: 4/24/1961

Ep 105: The Most Deadly Angel

Hero-worshiping Caroline Haskins takes steps to wipe out the Yabocci family, Gunn's archenemies. Aired: 5/1/1961

Ep 106: Till Death Do Us Part

Edward Candell is scheduled to die for the murder of his wife, Leona. Tommy McDonald is surprised to hear the verdict—he just saw Leona! Aired: 5/8/1961

Ep 107: Last Resort

Clinton Hobart, former movie great, is trying to make a comeback. But hard-driving young producer Les Murdock isn't making matters any easier for the old fellow. Aired: 5/15/1961

Ep 108: A Matter of Policy

Gunman Frank Dineen never objected to killing people for money. This time, however, he's going to do a job for himself. Aired: 5/22/1961

Ep 109: A Bullet for the Boy

Gambling man Paul Mitchell, the son of an American diplomat in Acapulco, is shot and wounded while leaving his home. Aired: 5/29/1961

Ep 110: Death Is a Four Letter Word

Lisa Randolph's well-groomed appearance belies the turmoil of her emotions, as Gunn discovers when he is asked to prevent her from committing suicide. Aired: 6/5/1961

Ep 111: Deadly Intrusion

Golf instructor Gil Manson is accused by the police of being a hit-and-run driver. Manson insists he was giving a golf lesson at the time of the accident, but his pupil has mysteriously disappeared. Aired: 6/12/1961

Ep 112: Voodoo

Small-time Haitian sugar-cane grower Abel Gunther blames the death of his wife on the spirit world. However, he has a more practical explanation for another of his worries: His cane fields have been destroyed by fire. Aired: 6/19/1961

Ep 113: Down the Drain

A man named Paul Condon calls the police and tells them where a cache of stolen jewels can be found. But before any more information can be passed on, Condon is shot down. Aired: 6/26/1961

Ep 114: Murder on the Line

Cesar Carlyle, a very rich man, hires Gunn to find certain documents, which, if made public, could ruin him. It seems that the papers were stolen and the thief wants a good deal of money for their return. Aired: 9/18/1961