Peter Gunn

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Peter Gunn
Peter Gunn Title Card.jpg
Genre Action/crime drama
Created by Blake Edwards[1]
Written by Steffi Barrett
Tony Barrett
Gene L. Coon
Blake Edwards
George Fass
Gertrude Fass
Vick Knight
P.K. Palmer
Lester Pine
Lewis Reed
Starring Craig Stevens[1]
Lola Albright
Herschel Bernardi
Hope Emerson
Minerva Urecal
Composer(s) Henry Mancini[1]
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 3
No. of episodes 114 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Blake Edwards, Gordon Oliver
Running time 25 mins.
Broadcast
Original channel NBC[1] (1958–60), ABC (1960–61)
Picture format Black-and-white
Audio format Monaural
Original run September 22, 1958 (1958-09-22)[1] – September 18, 1961 (1961-09-18)

Peter Gunn is an American private eye television series which aired on the NBC and later ABC television networks from 1958 to 1961. The show's creator (and also writer and director on occasion) was Blake Edwards. It was also directed by Boris Sagal, Robert Gist, Jack Arnold, Lamont Johnson, one episode by Robert Altman, and several others. A total of 114 thirty-minute episodes were produced by Spartan Productions. Season one was filmed at Universal Studios, seasons two and three were filmed at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Philip H. Lathrop and William W. Spencer were cinematographers on many episodes. Craig Stevens' wardrobe was tailored by Don Richards and Lola Albright's fashions by Jax.

The series is probably best remembered today for its music, especially the popular "Peter Gunn Theme", which won an Emmy Award and two Grammys for Henry Mancini and subsequently has been performed and recorded by many jazz, rock, and blues musicians. The series was No. 17 in the Nielsen ratings for the 1958–1959 TV season. The series was nominated for 8 prime-time Emmys overall.

Peter Gunn[edit]

Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn (left) with Lewis Charles in the 1959 episode "The Ugly Frame"

The title character, played by Craig Stevens, is a well-dressed private investigator whose hair is always in place and who loves cool jazz. Where other gumshoes might be coarse, Peter Gunn is a sophisticate with expensive tastes. He operates in a nameless, fictional waterfront city and can usually be found at Mother's, a smoky wharfside jazz club that he uses as his "office", often meeting clients there. Pete's standard fee is $1,000. He has a reputation of being one of the best investigators and trustworthy. He sometimes works cases out of the state and on at least one occasion out of country, with one case occurring in Mexico and another involving a tour of Western Europe. Gunn drives a 1958 two-tone DeSoto two door hardtop in the first few episodes of the first season, then a 1959 Plymouth Fury convertible with a white top and a car phone. In the third season Pete drives a 1961 white Plymouth Fury convertible with a car phone.

Pete's girlfriend, Edie Hart (Lola Albright), is a sultry singer employed at Mother's; she later opens her own place. Pete's pet name for Edie is "Silly". Herschel Bernardi costarred as Lieutenant Jacoby, a police detective and friend of Gunn. Occasionally he refers people to Pete as clients. Bernardi received his only Emmy nomination for the role. Hope Emerson appeared as "Mother", who had been a singer and piano player in speakeasies during Prohibition. She received an Emmy nomination for the role. For the second season, "Mother" was played by Minerva Urecal. Associate producer Byron Kane portrayed Barney, the bartender; Kane was never credited for playing this role. Bill Chadney played Emmett, the piano player at Mother's. (Chadney and Albright married in 1961.)[1]

Both Billy Barty as pool hustler Babby and Herbert Ellis as Beat bistro owner, painter, and sculptor Wilbur appeared in several episodes as occasional "information resources", as "Mother" also often is. Capri Candela played Wilbur's girlfriend Capri. Frequent director Robert Gist appeared as an actor in different roles in three episodes.

Edie opened her own night club "Edie's" with James Lanphier as Leslie the Maitre D in Season 3.

Episodes[edit]

Series overview[edit]

Season Network № of
episodes
Premiered: Ended:
1 NBC 38 1958.09.22 1959.06.15
2 NBC 38 1959.09.21 1960.06.27
3 ABC 38 1960.10.03 1961.09.18
No = Overall episode number
Ep = Episode number within the season

Peter Gunn ran for three seasons starting in late 1958. A total of 114 episodes were produced during the three season run.

Season 1: 1958–59[edit]

Peter Gunn premiered on September 22, 1958 with the episode The Kill. The first season ran from September 1958 through June 1959 and contained 38 episodes.[2][3][4]

No Ep Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production code
01 01 "The Kill" Blake Edwards Blake Edwards September 22, 1958 (1958-09-22) 12639
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Hope Emerson as Mother, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Gavin MacLeod as George Fallon, Jack Weston as Dave Green, John Truax as Henry Ives, Sam Scar as Al Fusary, Bill Chadney as Emmett Ward, Joe Bassett as Gunman, Charles Maxwell as Gunman, Byron Kane as Barney 
02 02 "Streetcar Jones" Blake Edwards Al C. Ward September 29, 1958 (1958-09-29) 12642
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Hope Emerson as Mother, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Patricia Powell as Sally Norris, Leigh Whipper as Lodi, Carlo Fiore as Streetcar Jones, Carlyle Mitchell as George Norris, George Barrows as Second Hood, Bill Chadney as Emmett, Byron Kane as Barney, Tom Monroe as First Hood 
03 03 "The Vicious Dog" David O. McDearmon Blake Edwards October 6, 1958 (1958-10-06) 12640
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Hope Emerson as Mother, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Virginia Christine as Nancy Davis, Paul Dubov as Carl Kane, J. Pat O'Malley as Homer Tweed, Tyler McVey as George Walker, Byron Kane as Barney 
04 04 "The Blind Pianist" Blake Edwards Judy & George W. George October 13, 1958 (1958-10-13) 12638
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Richard Ney as Guy Beckett, Barbara Stuart as Shirley Blaze, Herbert Ellis as Wilbur, Barney Phillips as Stephen Ware, Ned Glass as Max Walston, E.J. André as Poet, Elisabeth Talbot-Martin as Laura Hope Stanfield, Capri Candela as Capri, Byron Kane as Barney 
05 05 "The Frog" David O. McDearmon Blake Edwards October 20, 1958 (1958-10-20) 12643
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Hope Emerson as Mother, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Whit Bissell as Daniel Swink, Jean Inness as Loretta Gymps, Arthur Kendall as Vernon Lilly, Stubby Kruger as The Frog, Dick Crockett as The Assassin, Bill Chadney as Emmett, Byron Kane as Barney, George Robotham as 2nd Henchman, Shorty Rogers as Shorty Rogers, Dale Van Sickel as 1st Henchman 
06 06 "The Chinese Hangman" Blake Edwards Lewis Reed and Vick Knight October 27, 1958 (1958-10-27) 12641
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Marion Marshall as Joanna Lund, Buddy Baer as Clarence, Theodore Marcuse as Ahben Unesku, Bob Jellison as Sergeant Keep, Patrick Clement as David Bryce 
07 07 "Lynn's Blues" Blake Edwards Lewis Reedy and Blake Edwards November 3, 1958 (1958-11-03) 12840
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Hope Emerson as Mother, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Linda Lawson as Lynn Martel, David Tomack as Babe Santano, Guy Prescott as Nat Krueger, William Masters as Roger Dwyer, Joe Quinn as Plain-clothes Man, Bill Chadney as Emmett, Byron Kane as Barney 
08 08 "Rough Buck" Blake Edwards Tony Barrett November 10, 1958 (1958-11-10) 12839
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Hope Emerson as Mother, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Antony Carbone as Gino Nicholetti, Larri Thomas as Sharon Moore, Ken Lynch as Cal Matson, Arthur Batanides as Gus Triano, Grazia Narciso as Mama Rosa, Tito Vuolo as Papa, Bill Chadney as Emmett, Chuck Couch as 1st Henchman, Byron Kane as Barney, Boyd 'Red' Morgan as 2nd Henchman 
09 09 "Image of Sally" David O. McDearmon Lewis Reed and Blake Edwards November 17, 1958 (1958-11-17) 12838
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Hope Emerson as Mother, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Monica Lewis as Sally Hall, Phillip Pine as Si Robbin, Herbert Ellis as Wilbur, Richard Devon as Joe Nord, Capri Candela as Capri, Robert Sherman as Alley, Bruno VeSota as Clerk, Robert Cavendish as Detective, Dick Crockett as Louie Dorson, Bill Chadney as Emmett, Byron Kane as Barney 
10 10 "The Man with the Scar" David O. McDearmon Ken Kolb and Lewis Reed November 24, 1958 (1958-11-24) 12837
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Hope Emerson as Mother, Joan Taylor as Liz Hatton, Dick Wessel as Yale Lubin, Billy Barty as Babby, Peter Leeds as Ulysses, Lewis Martin as Ralph Davidson, Charles Horvath as Julio Fezzano, Roy Thinnes as Roy Davidson, James Yagi as Waiter, Sol Gorss as Max, James B. Leong as Cook, Bill Chadney as Emmett, Byron Kane as Barney 
11 11 "Death House Testament" Blake Edwards George & Gertrude Fass and Blake Edwards December 1, 1958 (1958-12-01) 12843
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Lucy Marlow as Sandra Lee, George Mitchell as Whitey Collins, Sam Buffington as Professor Olford, Harry Bartell as Romney Kelly, Kathy Coombs as Margaret Collins Wallace, Bruce Wendell as Don Biddle, John Nolan as Father Crowther, Byron Morrow as Warden, Eddie Parker as Attendant, John Truax as Hoodlum, Gil Perkins as Hoodlum 
12 12 "The Torch" David O. McDearmon Lewis Reed and Vic Knight December 8, 1958 (1958-12-08) 12836
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Hope Emerson as Mother, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Paula Raymond as Martha Harrington, Bartlett Robinson as Stanley Glidden, Robert Carricart as The Torch, Walter Burke as Ditto, Edward Ecker as Giant, Gordon Mills as Gregory Harrington, Bill Chadney as Emmett, Byron Kane as Barney 
13 13 "The Jockey" Lamont Johnson Lewis Reed December 15, 1958 (1958-12-15) 12842
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Robert Gist as Jason Willows, Frankie Darro as Billy Arnet, Robin Morse as Ned Parks 
14 14 "Sisters of the Friendless" David O. McDearmon Henry F. Greenberg and Malvin Wald December 22, 1958 (1958-12-22) 12841
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Marcel Dalio as Antoine, Anna Lee as Sister Thomas Aquinas, Charity Grace as Mother Superior, Paul Carr as Sandy Martin, Colette Jackson as Laurie Hunter, Nino Tempo as Nino, Mario Siletti as Luigi Terelli, Charles Meredith as Judge Lee, Leah Waggner as Sister Benedict, Sam Flint as Man in Park 
15 15 "The Leaper" Paul Stewart Robert Blees December 29, 1958 (1958-12-29) 13980
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Hope Emerson as Mother, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Katherine Squire as Gussie Warnecke, Michael Ross as Sam, James Lanphier as Chop, Jean Carson as Pearl, Murray Julian as Lester Warnecke, Milt Hamerman as Bellboy, Bill Chadney as Emmett, Byron Kane as Barney 
16 16 "The Fuse" David O. McDearmon Tony Barrett January 5, 1959 (1959-01-05)
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Hope Emerson as Mother, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Ross Martin as Sal, Maxine Cooper as Maria Matzi, William Kendis as Vince Cano, Frank Gerstle as Jake Lynch, Gil Frye as Carlo Matzi, Vicente Padula as Papa, John Daheim as Assailant, Jay Lawrence as Benny Tarentino, Craig Duncan as Gunman, Jack Perkins as Assailant, Byron Kane as Barney – Bartender 
17 17 "Let's Kill Timothy" Blake Edwards Lewis Reed January 19, 1959 (1959-01-19)
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Hope Emerson as Mother, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Mel Leonard as Casper Wellington, Henry Corden as Vladimir, Arthur Hanson as George, Frank Richards as Tiny, Peter Brocco as Drunk, David McMahon as Desk Sergeant, John Perri as Veterinarian, Abigail Shelton as Secretary, Rupert Rizzonelli as Police Officer, Bill Chadney as Emmett, Byron Kane as Barney – Bartender 
18 18 "The Missing Night Watchman" Boris Sagal Blake Edwards January 26, 1959 (1959-01-26) 15084
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Murray Matheson as Phillip J. Lasdown, Howard McNear as Charles Quimby, Hope Summers as Landlady, Buddy Lewis as Driver, Alan DeWitt as Ballistics Expert, Harold Fong as Chinese Houseboy, Ernest Raboff as Coroner 
19 19 "Murder on the Midway" David O. McDearmon P.K. Palmer and Blake Edwards February 2, 1959 (1959-02-02) 13982
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Hope Emerson as Mother, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Nita Talbot as Rowena, Stanley Adams as The Baron, Jack Lomas as Dave Sweetzer, Claire Meade as Grandma, Ron Foster as Martin Franklin, Kelton Garwood as Magician, Lynn Cartwright as Paula, Patty De Sautels as Trixie, Bill Chadney as Emmett, Byron Kane as Barney 
20 20 "Pecos Pete" Robert Ellis Miller Lewis Reed February 9, 1959 (1959-02-09) 13983
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Hope Emerson as Mother, Jeff York as Clay Baxter, Peggy Stewart as Wilma Baxter, Ralph Moody as Phineas Merryweather, Tom Fadden as Luke Merryweather, Steve Gravers as Frank Kelly, Kenneth Patterson as Jim Billings, Jon Lormer as Coroner, Tom Steele as Ross Baxter, Bill Chadney as Emmett, Byron Kane as Barney 
21 21 "Scuba" Boris Sagal P.K. Palmer February 16, 1959 (1959-02-16) 13984
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Hope Emerson as Mother, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Charles Cooper as Jeff, Bern Hoffman as Garvin, Gertrude Flynn as Mrs. 'J', Jackie Blanchard as Jackie, Jonathan Hole as Leeds, Eva Lynd as Olga, Diane Webber as Midge, Georgine Darcy as Dottie, Robert DeCost as Moffat, Bill Chadney as Emmett, Byron Kane as Barney 
22 22 "Edie Finds a Corpse" Walter E. Grauman P.K. Palmer February 23, 1959 (1959-02-23) 15085
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Ruta Lee as Marie Gipson, Myron Healey as Harvey Austin, Barbara Darrow as Virginia Pelgram, Marjorie Bennett as Manager, Joseph Kearns as Bartel, Joseph Sargent as Desk Clerk, William Justine as Hackie, Bill Idelson as Painter 
23 23 "The Dirty Word" Boris Sagal Tony Barrett March 2, 1959 (1959-03-02) 13985
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Linda Watkins as Louise Sinclair, Tom Brown as Sammy Hayes, Simon Scott as Paul Denner, Joseph Holland as Arthur Sinclair, Lester Fletcher as Waldo, William Fawcett as Fuzzy Crane, David Hughes as Abel Kinnard 
24 24 "The Ugly Frame" Jack Arnold George & Gertrude Fass and Lewis Reed March 9, 1959 (1959-03-09) 15086
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Hope Emerson as Mother, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Billy Barty as Babby, Lewis Charles as Mickey Quoit, Jimmy Murphy as Jimmy Blane, Sandy Kenyon as Ed Mooney, Shepherd Sanders as Hotel Clerk, John Bleifer as Eli Gans, John Hudkins as Hank Barlow, Bill Chadney as Emmett, Byron Kane as Barney, Kenner G. Kemp as Diner Patron 
25 25 "The Lederer Story" Boris Sagal Lewis Reed and Charles Hoffman March 16, 1959 (1959-03-16) 13986
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Hope Emerson as Mother, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Otto Waldis as Hugo Hessler, Sam Edwards as Max, Roxane Brooks as Rose, Margaret Muse as Lucile Lederer, Tom McKee as Cafe Owner, Roy Jenson as Dutch, Jack Richardson as Blackie, Bill Chadney as Emmett, Byron Kane as Barney 
26 26 "Keep Smiling" Jack Arnold Lester Aaron Pine and Lewis Reed March 23, 1959 (1959-03-23) 15087
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Mara Corday as Emily – Blackmailer, Jackie Coogan as Eric Woolrich, Bob Hopkins as Petersen – Bowler, Mario Gallo as Frank – Blackmailer, David Cross as Phil – Blackmailer, Lillian Bronson as Landlady, Fred Coby as Sam Wallace, Martin Mason as Undercover Officer as Wino, Walter Kelley as Bartender, Shelly Manne as Himself / Drummer 
27 27 "Breakout" Boris Sagal Lewis Reed March 30, 1959 (1959-03-30) 13987
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Hope Emerson as Mother, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, H.M. Wynant as Frank Norbert, Frank DeKova as Joe Taber, Tenen Holtz as Jan Norbinski, John Anderson as Sergeant Rainey, Nesdon Booth as Barber, Cliff Lyons as Minister, Bob Morgan as Henchman, Mike Donovan as Shine Boy, Bill Chadney as Emmett, Byron Kane as Barney 
28 28 "Pay Now, Kill Later" Boris Sagal Lester Aaron Pine April 6, 1959 (1959-04-06) 13988
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, John Abbott as Blankenship, Torin Thatcher as Gregory Spain, Vito Scotti as Joe, Louis Quinn as Jack, Leslie Denison as British Detective, Helene Marshall as Sadie, William Schallert as First Vice President, Tony Michaels as Designer, Jean Engstrom as Lady Customer, John O'Malley as Old Tramp 
29 29 "Skin Deep" Boris Sagal Tony & Steffi Barrett April 13, 1959 (1959-04-13) 13989
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Hope Emerson as Mother, Katharine Bard as Helena Mears, Eduardo Noriega as Ramon Carrado, Muriel Landers as Clarissa Holt, Willard Sage as Detective Harmon, Marian Collier as Katie Mears, Hal Smith as Floyd Landau, Jose Gonzales-Gonzales as Miguel, Bea Limon as Sarita, Pat Comiskey as Charles, Laurindo Almeida as Himself, Byron Kane as Barney 
30 30 "February Girl" Boris Sagal Lewis Reed and Robert C. Dennis April 20, 1959 (1959-04-20) 13990
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Fintan Meyler as June Holton, Frank Maxwell as Rector, Leonid Kinskey as Stashek, Mark Allen as Tiny Truex, Tony Russel as Michael Delak, Tamar Cooper as Dancer, Bill Chadney as Emmett, Byron Kane as Barney 
31 31 "Love Me to Death" Jack Arnold Lester Aaron Pine April 27, 1959 (1959-04-27) 13991
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Hope Emerson as Mother, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Jeanette Nolan as Maggie Goffney Bowers, Robert H. Harris as Henry Bowers, Helen Wallace as Wilma Goffney, Ellen Corby as Irma Goffney, Lucien Littlefield as James Bond, Clegg Hoyt as Big Mug, Pitt Herbert as Sucker, Charles Calvert as Card Player, Sid Kane as Card Player, Louis Cavalier as Card Player, Brandy Bryan as Camera Girl, Juney Ellis as Woman in Basement, Bill Chadney as Emmett, Byron Kane as Barney 
32 32 "The Family Affair" Lamont Johnson Lewis Reed and P.K. Palmer May 4, 1959 (1959-05-04) 13992
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Hope Emerson as Mother, Alan Hewitt as Mr. Collins, John Hoyt as B.E. Raleigh, Reggie Nalder as Emil, Bek Nelson as Virginia Carter, Meg Wyllie as Miss Kelvin, Bill Chadney as Emmett, Byron Kane as Barney 
33 33 "Lady Wind Bell's Fan" Walter E. Grauman William Spier May 11, 1959 (1959-05-11) 13993
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Richard Hale as Chang-Li-Chang, Vic Perrin as Silent Sy, Frances Fong as Lillian Quon, James Hong as Johnny Chang, Weaver Levy as Lu-Feng, William Yip as Willie Wong, H.W. Gim as Waiter 
34 34 "Bullet for a Badge" Jack Arnold Tony & Steffi Barrett May 18, 1959 (1959-05-18) 13994
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Hope Emerson as Mother, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Robert F. Simon as Capt. Ben Loomis, Berry Kroeger as Vincent Donniger, Lillian Buyeff as Dora Loomis, Richard Peel as Alfie Hicks, Morris D. Erby as Sergeant Davis, Clarke Gordon as Doctor, Paul Baxley as First Hoodlum, Bill Chadney as Emmitt – Pianist, Byron Kane as Barney – Bartender 
35 35 "Kill from Nowhere" Lamont Johnson Tony & Steffi Barrett May 25, 1959 (1959-05-25) 13995
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Hope Emerson as Mother, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Wesley Lau as Joe Scully, Mary Alan Hokanson as Louise Reardon, Terence De Marney as Sean, Cece Whitney as Gloria Scully, Seymour Green as Lyman Price, Tom Holland as Keller, Len Lesser as Speaker, Bill Chadney as Emmett – Pianist, Byron Kane as Barney – Bartender 
36 36 "Vendetta" Jack Arnold Lewis Reed June 1, 1959 (1959-06-01) 13996
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Hope Emerson as Mother, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Marc Lawrence as Max Grayco, Morris D. Erby as Sergeant Davis, Fritz Feld as Wolfgang, Al Ruscio as Manager, Dick Crockett as 1st Gunman, Herb Armstrong as 2nd Gunman, James Nusser as Bartender, Bill Chadney as Emmett, Pete Candoli as Himself – Trumpet Player 
37 37 "The Coffin" Lamont Johnson Lewis Reed June 8, 1959 (1959-06-08) 15088
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Hope Emerson as Mother, Anthony Caruso as Ramon DeCara, Miriam Colon as Maria DeCara, Rodolfo Hoyos Jr as .Captain Noriega, Robert Tafur as Montero, Elvera Corona as Dancer, Clark Allen as Guitar Player, Felipe Turich as Inspector Guevera, Eddie Saenz as Henchman, Bill Chadney as Emmett – Pianist, Byron Kane as Barney – Bartender 
38 38 "The Portrait" Boris Sagal Irwin Winehouse and A. Sanford Wolf June 15, 1959 (1959-06-15) 15089
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Hope Emerson as Mother, Hanna Landy as Elsa Keys, Herbert Ellis as Wilbur, Billy Barty as Babby, Frank Behrens as Frankie Barber, Jackie Joseph as Sabrina, William D. Gordon as Maddox, Richard Benedict as Shaw, Capri Candela as Capri, Peter Opp as Luther Russ, Bill Chadney as Emmett, Byron Kane as Barney – Bartender 

Season 2: 1959–60[edit]

The second season of Peter Gunn premiered on September 21, 1959 with the episode Protection. This season ran from September 1959 through June 1960 and also contained 38 episodes.[2][3][4]

No Ep Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production code
39 01 "Protection" Boris Sagal Tony Barrett and Lewis Reed September 21, 1959 (1959-09-21) 15498
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Minerva Urecal as Mother, Cyril Delevanti as The Owl, Val Avery as Hoodlum, Sheldon Allman as Clegg, Mickey Morton as Giant, Dale Van Sickel as Gunman, Bill Chadney as Emmett, Byron Kane as Barney 
40 02 "Crisscross" Boris Sagal Lewis Reed September 28, 1959 (1959-09-28) 15499
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Ted Knight as Poole, Johnny Seven as Carlo, Sylvia Lewis as Barbara Fowler, Leonard Graves as George Morell, Nina Roman as Carlotta, Howard Dayton as Willie, H. Haile Chace as Mr. Lyles, Albert Cavens as Bank Guard, Bill Chadney as Emmett 
41 03 "Edge of the Knife" Boris Sagal Tony & Steffi Barrett October 5, 1959 (1959-10-05) 15500
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Minerva Urecal as Mother, Vladimir Sokoloff as Victor Majeski, Jeanne Bates as Ellen Majeski, Ben Wright as Dr. Snyder, Frank Leo as Marty, Hope Summers as Leather, Don Orlando as Guido, Jamie Forster as Cook, Ted Stanhope as Kling, Donald Kerr as Watchman, Phil Arnold as Bum, Bill Chadney as Emmett 
42 04 "The Comic" Blake Edwards Blake Edwards October 12, 1959 (1959-10-12) 15501
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Patricia Donahue as Ann Holland, Tony Barrett as Doctor, Pete Candoli as Trumpet Player, Sid Kane as Club Owner, Clem Fuller as Tramp, Shelley Berman as Danny Holland 
43 05 "Death Is a Red Rose" Boris Sagal Lewis Reed and Tony Barrett October 19, 1959 (1959-10-19) 15502
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Minerva Urecal as Mother, Don Keefer as John Alastair, Jesslyn Fax as Belle Decanto, Vito Scotti as Herman Klip, Henry Beckman as Jules Burnett, Adeline De Walt Reynolds as Flower Lady, Clegg Hoyt as Bartender, Shari Robinson as Jeanie, Alvin Hammer as Gimpy, Jack Shea as Drago 
44 06 "The Young Assassins" Boris Sagal Tony Barrett and Lewis Reed October 26, 1959 (1959-10-26) 15503
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Don Easton as Johnny Mays, Marc Cavell as Clip, Joey Fricano as Dills, Joseph Sullivan as Charlie Mays, Lili Valenty as Tallulah 
45 07 "The Feathered Doll" Boris Sagal Lewis Reed and Tony Barrett November 2, 1959 (1959-11-02) 15504
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Eddie Firestone as Ed Wilkens, John Marley as Jake Curlan, Tom Holland as Bart Kendall, Peggy Maley as Ann, Emile Meyer as Scratch 
46 08 "Kidnap" Boris Sagal Tony Barrett and Lewis Reed November 16, 1959 (1959-11-16) 15505
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Frank Albertson as Capt. A.C. Clark, Will J. White as Les, Richard Bakalyan as Chino Amalo, Pete Candoli as Dean, Don Diamond as Manuel – Lounge Piano Player, John Lawrence as Bert Fisher, Morris D. Erby as Sergeant Davis, Carmen Phillips as Mary Whitney, Perry Ivins as Doctor Gorse, Jeanne Tatum as Waitress, Dick Crockett as Lew Baxter, Angus Duncan as First Officer, Kenner G. Kemp as Detective in Police Station 
47 09 "The Rifle" George Stevens, Jr. Lewis Reed and Tony Barrett November 23, 1959 (1959-11-23) 15506
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Wolfe Barzell as Janos Kolanski, Edit Angold as Anna Erlich, Paul Comi as William Erlich, Howard Ledig as Albert, Irwin Berke as Clerk, Burt Mustin as Cab Driver, Bill Chadney as Emmett, George Selk as Funeral Director, Joseph Ruskin as First Henchman, Sol Gorss as Second Henchman 
48 10 "The Game" Boris Sagal Lester Aaron Pine November 30, 1959 (1959-11-30) 15507
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Minerva Urecal as Mother, Robert Emhardt as Mr. Nickerman, Eddie Ryder as Benny Sicotta, Sam Edwards as Jack Shap, Jack Petruzzi as Mack Borden, Pitt Herbert as Hal, John Damler as Detective, Walter Reed as Lawyer, Billy Barty as Babby, Herbert Ellis as Wilbur, Vito Scotti as Pete's Guest, Clegg Hoyt as Pete's Guest, Bill Chadney as Emmett, Capri Candela as Capri, Byron Kane as Barney 
49 11 "The Price Is Murder" Boris Sagal Tony Barrett and Lewis Reed December 7, 1959 (1959-12-07) 15508
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Robert Carricart as Charlie Walsh, Dennis Patrick as Bob Welles, J. Pat O'Malley as Pithias, Tenen Holtz as Mr. Wineberg, Harry Tyler as Landlord, Hal Smith as Venuto, John Cliff as Policeman, Norman Leavitt as Derelict, James Parnell as Fireman 
50 12 "The Briefcase" Blake Edwards Lester Aaron Pine December 14, 1959 (1959-12-14) 15509
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Minerva Urecal as Mother, Barbara Stuart as Lavinia Cooper, Joe Sawyer as Sam Granger, Howard Caine as Rafael Blanco, Tony Mafia as Helmer, Tom Monroe as Heavy-set Man, Ollie O'Toole as Baggage Man, Bill Chadney as Emmett – Pianist, Byron Kane as Barney – Bartender 
51 13 "Terror on the Campus" Boris Sagal Tony Barrett and Lewis Reed December 21, 1959 (1959-12-21) 15510
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Anne Seymour as Dean Norse, Anne Neyland as Jean Clayton, Peter Brocco as Prof. Cleeter, Tom McKee as Prof. Caldwell, Nancy Millard as Dora Miles, Charles Bateman as Tomkins, Maggie Pierce as Carol, Patricia Marlowe as Nurse 
52 14 "The Wolfe Case" Lamont Johnson Tony Barrett and Lewis Reed December 28, 1959 (1959-12-28) 15511
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Norma Crane as Edna Wolfe, Phillip Pine as Eddie Winkler, Wilton Graff as George Wolfe, Evan MacNeil as Nancy Fowler, Frank Richards as Gus, Bill Hickman as Max, Bill Chadney as Emmett – Pianist 
53 15 "Hot Money" Alan Crosland, Jr. Lester Aaron Pine January 4, 1960 (1960-01-04) 15512
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Dan Barton as Louis Anza, Ken Lynch as 'Shoes' Shoemaker, Francis De Sales as District Attorney, Nina Vaughn as Sally, Pamela Duncan as Angie, George Barrows as Hoodlum, Morris D. Erby as Police Sgt. Davis, Byron Kane as Barney – Bartender 
54 16 "Spell of Murder" Lamont Johnson Lewis Reed and Tony Barrett January 11, 1960 (1960-01-11) 15513
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Malcolm Atterbury as Arnold Simpson, Cynthia Leighton as Jane Simpson, Ben Hammer as Prof. John Wyler, Stephen Joyce as Ralph Logan, Mary Gregory as Alma Victor, Charles Calvert as Bartender, Larry J. Blake as Cafe Owner, Ruth Perrott as Landlady 
55 17 "The Grudge" Lamont Johnson Lewis Reed and Tony Barrett January 18, 1960 (1960-01-18) 15514
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Robert Gist as Miles Spence, Edgar Stehli as Harry Lee, Dee J. Thompson as Veronica, Connie Davis as Happy, Alexander Lockwood as Dr. Albert Crawford, Mary Alan Hokanson as Nurse Anders, Morris D. Erby as Sergeant, Joe Bassett as Dr. Carter 
56 18 "Fill the Cup" Boris Sagal Tony Barrett and Lewis Reed January 25, 1960 (1960-01-25) 16354
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Holly McIntire as Barbara Getty, David Hoffman as Proprietor, Bill Quinn as Harry, Henry Corden as Bartender, John Indrisano as 2nd Bartender, Vivian Marshall as Woman Drunk, Anthony Jochim as Drunk, John McIntire as Wilson Getty, John Mitchum as Cop guarding cell 
57 19 "See No Evil" Alan Crosland, Jr. Tony Barrett and Lewis Reed February 1, 1960 (1960-02-01) 16355
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Walter Burke as Cliffie Thomas, Lou Krugman as Al Brenners, Benny Rubin as Igor, John Sebastian as Vic Stringer, Jon Lormer as Judge, Tor Johnson as Bruno, Alma Lawton as Supervisor, Rand Brooks as Hanson, Dennis Moore as Mertons, Sue England as Telephone Operator 
58 20 "Sentenced" Lamont Johnson Lewis Reed February 8, 1960 (1960-02-08) 16356
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Minerva Urecal as Mother, Robert Ellenstein as John Pauley, George Keymas as Joe Krosky, Ned Glass as Sylvester, Peter Adams as Rinehart, Baynes Barron as Marty Rizzo, George Eldredge as Judge Raymond Doan, John Frank as Cab Dispatcher, Don Brodie as Court Clerk, Dick Geary as Hoodlum, Red West as Sheriff 
59 21 "The Hunt" Jack Arnold Lewis Reed February 15, 1960 (1960-02-15) 16357
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Gordon Oliver as Killer, Minerva Urecal as Mother, Tony De Mario as Boss, Charles Wagenheim as Tramp, Ralph Moody as Station Owner, Ella Ethridge as Wife, Byron Kane as Barney – Bartender 
60 22 "Hollywood Calling" Alan Crosland Jr. Ben Perry and Richard Sokolove February 29, 1960 (1960-02-29) 16358
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Harry Lauter as Nonamaker, Tracey Roberts as Louise, Sid Melton as Jerry – Newstand Operator, Terry Frost as Director, LaRue Farlow as Car Hop, Mark Houston as Frankie Burns 
61 23 "Sing a Song of Murder" Lamont Johnson Lewis Reed and Tony Barrett March 7, 1960 (1960-03-07) 16359
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, James Edwards as Arnie Kelton, Stanley Adams as Bernie, Jan Arvan as Manager, Paul Baxley as Earl Mener, Dick Crockett as Cleaver, Diahann Carroll as Dina Wright 
62 24 "The Long, Long Ride" Alan Crosland, Jr. Tony Barrett and Lewis Reed March 14, 1960 (1960-03-14) 16360
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Robert J. Wilke as Joe Webber, Claudia Barrett as Carole Webber, Elisha Cook Jr as .Snooker, Gregory Morton as Al Sandville, Darren Dublin as Clerk, Larry Darr as Bodyguard, Byron Kane as Barney 
63 25 "The Deadly Proposition" Lamont Johnson Tony Barrett and Lewis Reed March 21, 1960 (1960-03-21) 16361
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Frank Maxwell as Arthur Cole, Shelly Nicholson as Angela Cole, David White as Amoury Kinett, Anthony Eustrel as Mr. Reese, Owen McGiveney as Janitor, George Robotham as Frank Garvey 
64 26 "The Murder Clause" Boris Sagal Tony Barrett and Lewis Reed March 28, 1960 (1960-03-28) 16362
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Minerva Urecal as Mother, James Coburn as Bud Bailey, Cece Whitney as Helen Bailey, Bob Hopkins as Clay Summers, Charles Wagenheim as George Markle, Sam Edwards as Andy, Morris D. Erby as Police Sergeant, Ralph Neff as Ranger 
65 27 "The Dummy" Lamont Johnson Lewis Reed and Tony Barrett April 4, 1960 (1960-04-04) 16363
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Dick Beals as Rinaldo, Wally Brown as Artie, Maurice Marsac as Marcel, Fred Essler as Mr. Ulrich, Arlene Harris as Mrs. Henderson, John Holland as The Marvelous Marvon, Kenneth Patterson as Dr. Cameron, Dan Tana as Maitre d' 
66 28 "Slight Touch of Homicide" Lamont Johnson Tony Barrett and Lewis Reed April 11, 1960 (1960-04-11) 16364
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Howard McNear as Barnaby, Lillian Bronson as Mrs. Barnaby, Terence De Marney as Sean, Paul Genge as Syndicate Boss, Marcel Hillaire as Pierre Anatole, Meg Wyllie as Maid, Rusty Lane as Arthur Wilkie, Eddie Foster as Gangster, Martin Mason as Edgar, Bill Chadney as Emmett, Byron Kane as Barney 
67 29 "Wings of an Angel" Lamont Johnson Lewis Reed and Tony Barrett April 18, 1960 (1960-04-18) 16365
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Sandy Kenyon as Charlie Barnes, Lennie Weinrib as Vince Canell, Buddy Lewis as Rocky Zino, Carol Byron as Ellen, Robert Karnes as Warden Rogers, Charles Buck as Minister, James Waters as Plain-clothes Man, Bill Chadney as Emmett, Byron Kane as Barney – Bartender 
68 30 "Death Watch" Alan Crosland, Jr. Lewis Reed and Tony Barrett April 25, 1960 (1960-04-25) 16366
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Minerva Urecal as Mother, Christopher Dark as Paul Conlan, Jimsey Somers as Marjorie Miller, Herbert Rudley as District Attorney Vaughn, Frank Ferguson as Janitor, Henry Corden as Vladamir, Bill Chadney as Emmett – Pianist, Byron Kane as Barney 
69 31 "Witness in the Window" Boris Sagal Tony Barrett and Lewis Reed May 2, 1960 (1960-05-02) 16367
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Minerva Urecal as Mother, Charles Aidman as Anthony Scott, Eleanor Audley as Laura Scott, Bruno VeSota as Hotel Clerk, Ralph Gary as Cal Moreland, Milton Parsons as Bartender, Leatrice Leigh as Marion Venner, Bill Chadney as Emmett – Pianist, Byron Kane as Barney – Mother's Bartender 
70 32 "The Best Laid Plans" Alan Crosland, Jr. Tony Barrett and Lewis Reed May 9, 1960 (1960-05-09) 16865
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Peter Whitney as Josiah, James Lanphier as Sloane, Sterling Holloway as Felony, Herbert Ellis as Wilbur, Forrest Lewis as Grover, Sandra Giles as Girl 
71 33 "Send a Thief" Alan Crosland, Jr. Tony Barrett and Lewis Reed May 16, 1960 (1960-05-16) 16866
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Minerva Urecal as Mother, Phyllis Avery as Doris Reese Stewart, Billy Barty as Babby, Charles Horvath as Frank Lyles, Don Ross as Billy Reese, Ottola Nesmith as Old Lady, Sol Gorss as Karnes, Bill Chadney as Emmett 
72 34 "The Semi-Private Eye" Gene Reynolds Gene L. Coon May 23, 1960 (1960-05-23) 17153
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Minerva Urecal as Mother, Edward Platt as James Crawford, Wendell Holmes as Janos Thorwald, Judy Bamber as Sugar, Pitt Herbert as Robert Hansen, Richard Reeves as Jack, Boyd 'Red' Morgan as Pug, Mary Benoit as Secretary, Billy Gray as Eric Thorwald, Bill Chadney as Emmett – Pianist 
73 35 "Letter of the Law" Robert Gist Tony Barrett and Lewis Reed May 30, 1960 (1960-05-30) 16867
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Frank Overton as Henry Lockwood, Andrew Prine as Neil, Lewis Charles as Eddie DeSantis, Stanley Adams as Sidney, Baily Harper as Julie Kent, Robin Raymond as Manager, Robert Ball as Clerk, H. Haile Chace as Technician, Carey Loftin as Hoodlum, Harvey Parry as Hoodlum 
74 36 "The Crossbow" Alan Crosland, Jr. Tony Barrett and Lewis Reed June 6, 1960 (1960-06-06) 16868
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Henry Daniell as Arthur Copeland, Theodore Marcuse as The Baron, Burt Douglas as Ralph Martin, George Kennedy as Karl, Irwin Berke as Mr. Merrick, Donald Kerr as Barker 
75 37 "The Heiress" Robert Gist Lewis Reed and Tony Barrett June 13, 1960 (1960-06-13) 16869
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Gage Clarke as Walter C. Girard, Selette Cole as Lois Girard, Ned Glass as Sylvester, Barry Russo as Frank Loomis, Arthur Lovejoy as Butler, Byron Kane as Barney 
76 38 "Baby Shoes" Alan Crosland, Jr. Lewis Reed and Tony Barrett June 27, 1960 (1960-06-27) 16870
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Minerva Urecal as Mother, Billy Barty as Babby, Don 'Red' Barry as Ernie Graves, James Millhollin as Willie, Tony De Mario as Curt Beldon, Paul Baxley as Hoodlum, Carl Saxe as Hoodlum 

Season 3: 1960–61[edit]

The third season was the last for the series, which premiered on October 3, 1960 with the episode The Passenger. This last season ran from October 1960 through September 1961 and consisted of 38 episodes too.[2][3][4]

No Ep Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production code
77 01 "The Passenger" Alan Crosland, Jr. Lewis Reed and Tony Barrett October 3, 1960 (1960-10-03) 18742
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Rhys Williams as Elmo Barnes, Ted de Corsia as Curtis Brandt, Forrest Lewis as Edward Hines, Ollie O'Toole as Grocer, Al Hopson as Dispatcher, Charles Tannen as Bus Driver, Hal Smith as Hotel Clerk, Mario Cimino as Hobo 
78 02 "Mask of Murder" Alan Crosland, Jr. Tony Barrett and Lewis Reed October 10, 1960 (1960-10-10) 18743
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Dianne Foster as Katherine Hartley, Morgan Jones as Glenn Ellsworth, Margarita Cordova as Elena, Carlos Romero as Sol Escobar, Robert Brubaker as Norman Calvin Hartley, House Peters Jr as .Hotel Clerk, Natividad Vacío as Miguel, Clark Allen as Guitarist, Jorge Moreno as Waiter 
79 03 "The Maitre D'" Alan Crosland, Jr. Arthur Ross October 17, 1960 (1960-10-17) 18744
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Alan Reed as Garson, Luis Van Rooten as Riviera, Louis Mercier as Chef, James Lanphier as Leslie 
80 04 "The Candidate" Robert Gist Lewis Reed and Tony Barrett October 24, 1960 (1960-10-24) 18745
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Lloyd Corrigan as Adrian Grimmett, Ken Mayer as Jim Oakland, Raymond Greenleaf as Fenton R. Warwick, Alexander Lockwood as Harold Canfield, Vikki Dougan as Blonde, Yuki Shimoda as Yuki, Bernard Fein as Heavy Set Man, Robert Ball as Baggage Clerk 
81 05 "The Judgment" Alan Crosland, Jr. Tony Barrett and Lewis Reed October 31, 1960 (1960-10-31) 18746
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Mel Welles as Frank Garth, Richard Benedict as Cahane, Emerson Treacy as Martin Hodges, Cyril Delevanti as Charlamagne, Davis Roberts as Joey, Nesdon Booth as Clerk, George Eldredge as Judge Curlan, Joe E. Tata as Arthur Curtis, James Lanphier as Leslie 
82 06 "The Death Frame" Robert Gist Lewis Reed and Tony Barrett November 7, 1960 (1960-11-07) 18747
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Wesley Lau as Eddie Cason, Robert Bice as Cal Ward, Bobby Byles as Bones, Harry Clexx as Motel Clerk, Paul Baxley as Vic Crawley, James Lanphier as Leslie 
83 07 "Death Across the Board" Alan Crosland, Jr. Tony Barrett November 14, 1960 (1960-11-14) 18748
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Robert Warwick as Harley Bernard, Ned Glass as Scooter, Jimmy Lydon as Frank Rousseau, Mickey Morton as Great Gorza, Tyler McVey as Arthur Fullam, Jack LaLanne as Himself, Darren Dublin as Charley Deade, George Selk as Wally Keel, Jhean Burton as Secretary, Joe Scott as Gunman, James Lanphier as Leslie 
84 08 "Tramp Steamer" Gene Reynolds Jack McEdward November 21, 1960 (1960-11-21) 18749
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Bert Freed as Matt Poliska, Peggy Ann Taylor as Virginia Barrett, Henry Corden as Marco, Tony De Mario as Dave Rico, Herman Rudin as Julio, Bobby Jordan as Waiter, Louise Glenn as Adelaide Jones, Joe Quinn as Policeman, Kenneth Patterson as Captain, Clayton Post as Ship's Officer, Gene Coogan as Barney Rico 
85 09 "The Long Green Kill" Robert Gist Tony Barrett November 28, 1960 (1960-11-28) 18750
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Susan Cummings as Paula Garrett, Paul Lambert as Vic Bell, Roy Jenson as Frank Garrett, Tudor Owen as Chips, Paula Van Hoven as Travel Clerk, John Ferry as Donegan, Fred Coby as Detective, James Lanphier as Leslie 
86 10 "Take Five for Murder" Paul Stanley Tony Barrett December 5, 1960 (1960-12-05) 18751
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Gavin MacLeod as Mitch Borden, David Howe as Bobby Jeeter, Herb Vigran as Ben Keller, Roy Glenn as Murdo, Millicent Deming as Doris Rainey 
87 11 "Dream Big, Dream Deadly" Robert Gist Tony Barrett December 12, 1960 (1960-12-12) 18752
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Regis Toomey as Cal Sellers, Madame Spivy as Flo, Robert Ball as Joey, Byron Morrow as Frank Kinnard, James Fairfax as Needles, Chuck Hicks as Attacker, Harvey Parry as Eddie, James Lanphier as Leslie 
88 12 "Sepi" Alan Crosland Jr. Tony Barrett December 19, 1960 (1960-12-19) 18753
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Kent Taylor as George Nye, June Vincent as Lisa Nye, Eugene Mazzola as Sepi Toreno, Paul Fierro as Jose Toreno, John Craven as Ed Keeler, Bill Chadney as Emmett 
89 13 "A Tender Touch" Robert Gist Lewis Reed and Tony Barrett December 26, 1960 (1960-12-26) 18754
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Howard McNear as Horatio Smeddler, Howard Petrie as Mr. Lockland, Frank Behrens as Jonas Fuller, Lawrence Tierney as Carl Braden, Victor Rodman as Judge, Joey Faye as Booster, Fred Villani as Hoodlum, Tony Michaels as Traffic Clerk 
90 14 "The Royal Roust" Robert Gist Tony Barrett and Lewis Reed January 2, 1961 (1961-01-02) 18755
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Warren J. Kemmerling as Bennett, Leonard Strong as King Felix, Milton Parsons as Thoreau, Fred Sherman as Harry, Albert Cavens as Chef 
91 15 "Bullet in Escrow" Paul Stanley Lewis Reed and Tony Barrett January 9, 1961 (1961-01-09) 18756
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Leonard Stone as Ed Stone, Clegg Hoyt as Aesop, Robert F. Hoy as Ernie Daggett, William O'Connell as Cabbie, Richard Collier as Specs, James Lanphier as Leslie, Bill Chadney as Emmett 
92 16 "Jacoby's Vacation" Alan Crosland Jr. Tom Waldman January 16, 1961 (1961-01-16) 18757
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Mary Munday as Anna Frober, Tom Palmer as Louis Frober, George Ives as Arthur Holland, Troy Melton as Paul Yavacheck, Jorge Moreno as Native, Oscar Beregi Jr as .Beard 
93 17 "Blind Item" Robert Gist Jack McEdward January 23, 1961 (1961-01-23) 19898
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Richard Ney as Forest Graham, Irene Hervey as Madelon Ridgely, Billy Barty as Babby, Mark Allen as Edward Bellasco, Lloyd Lindroth as Keith Tucker, Buddy Garion as Houseboy 
94 18 "Death Is a Sore Loser" Robert Gist Tony Barrett January 30, 1961 (1961-01-30) 20858
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Morris D. Erby as Sgt. Lee Davis, Joe Di Reda as Eddie Wiley, Jack Bernardi as Mr. Kalugian, Barbara English as Donna Carol, Shirley Citron as Mrs. Kalugian, Rafael López as Boy 
95 19 "I Know It's Murder" Alan Crosland Jr. Bernard C. Schoenfeld February 13, 1961 (1961-02-13) 19899
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Hayden Rorke as Mark Eustis, Jean Engstrom as Helene Eustis, Tommy Rettig as Kevin Daniels, Mel Welles as Manassian – AKA the Young Turk, Ken Drake as Prof. Jody, Roy Gordon as John – Butler, Alex Sharp as Sanders 
96 20 "A Kill and a Half" Robert Gist Tony Barrett February 20, 1961 (1961-02-20) 19900
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Virginia Vincent as Dora Carmichael, Bruce Gordon as Vic Kimbro, Billy Barty as Babby, Joseph Forte as Arthur Merrill, Norman Fell as Danny Carmichael 
97 21 "Than a Serpent's Tooth" Byron Kane Tony Barrett February 27, 1961 (1961-02-27) 19901
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Pamela Britton as Vicki Landell, Anne Whitfield as Carol Landell, Joseph Julian as Arkie, Clarke Gordon as Johnny Gates, Jean Paul King as Dr. Lawrence Herzog, Ralph Gary as Lonnie Sears 
98 22 "The Deep End" Robert Gist Bill A. McCormack March 6, 1961 (1961-03-06) 19902
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, John Fiedler as Oliver Neilson, William Bryant as Phil Matterson, Josip Elic as Professor Thurston, William Bakewell as Psychiatrist, Yvonne White as Susan Neilson, James Lanphier as Leslie 
99 23 "Portrait in Leather" Alan Crosland Jr. Tony Barrett March 13, 1961 (1961-03-13) 20859
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Tom Brown as Charlie Toomey, Ann Robinson as Joanna Cochrane, Herb Armstrong as Les Durant, William Fawcett as Sobey Webb, Roy Glenn as Otis Calder, J. Stewart Taylor as Billy Cochrane 
100 24 "Come Dance with Me and Die" Robert Gist Tony Barrett March 20, 1961 (1961-03-20) 20860
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Barbara Stuart as Candy Lane, Jack Hogan as Billy Lundy, Harry Swoger as Eddie Webb, Larry J. Blake as Manager, Robert P. Lieb as Frank Benedict, Patti Saunders as Ruth Millard, Gil Perkins as Hoodlum, George Paul as Hoodlum, James Lanphier as Leslie 
101 25 "Cry Love, Cry Murder" Alan Crosland Jr. Tony Barrett March 27, 1961 (1961-03-27) 19903
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Margarita Cordova as Maria Galvin, Eugene Iglesias as Vicente Alvarez, Joe Sonessa as Pepe Alvarez, Raoul De Leon as Manolo Alvarez, Paul Fierro as Father Macias, Mickey Simpson as Max Willard, Dick Crockett as Basher, Joe Besser as Samuel 'Chubby' Stone, Dale Van Sickel as Frankie Cole 
102 26 "A Penny Saved" Robert Gist Tony Barrett April 3, 1961 (1961-04-03) 20861
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Abraham Sofaer as Boris Petrov, Joyce Vanderveen as Lisa North, Paul Dubov as Frank Wallace, Marcel Hillaire as Jacque, Bruce MacFarlane as Manager, Lillian Adams as Mrs. North, Bill Chadney as Emmett, Morris D. Erby as Sgt. Lee Davis, Maura McGiveney as Miss Larson, Joe Scott as Attendant, Oleg Tupine as Nico 
103 27 "Short Motive" Robert Gist Tony Barrett April 10, 1961 (1961-04-10) 19904
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Jimmy Murphy as Paulie Walker, Jo Helton as Ellen Clary, John Dierkes as Dr. Wrightman, Paul Brinegar as Chigger, Frank Gerstle as Frank Clanton, Jhean Burton as Maria Rinaldi, Andrea Darvi as Theresa Rinaldi, Owen McGiveney as Janitor, George Robotham as Les Coombs, Chuck Hicks as Leonard Willis, Fred Villani as Chalky, James Lanphier as Leslie 
104 28 "The Murder Bond" Robert Altman Tony Barrett and Lewis Reed April 24, 1961 (1961-04-24) 19905
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Russell Collins as Ned Grant, Jean Willes as Mrs. Cully, Howard Caine as Landers, Al Christy as Joe Cully, Owen Bush as Nibs, Roy Jenson as Regan, Fred Krone as Sales, Leonard Bremen as Bartender, Frank Richards as Barber, Dick Bravo as Tout, Jim Hayward as Derelict, Stubby Kruger as Derelict, William Justine as Plainclothesman 
105 29 "The Most Deadly Angel" David Lowell Rich Harry Steiner May 1, 1961 (1961-05-01) 19906
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Harold J. Stone as Joseph Yabocci, Mary Sinclair as Caroline Haskins, Tom Newman as Frank Yabocci, Bob Wienskjo as Al Yabocci, Treva Frazee as Mary Smith, Harvey Johnson as Oscar, George Sawaya as Hoodlum, James Lanphier as Leslie, Bill Chadney as Emmett 
106 30 "Till Death Do Us Part" Robert Gist Tony Barrett May 8, 1961 (1961-05-08) 19907
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Chana Eden as Maria Rosales, Peter Mamakos as Lieut. Vasquez, Ernest Sarracino as Carlos, William Phipps as Johnny Burnett, Bill Lundmark as Tommy McDonald, Robert Gibbons as Edward Candell, Shepherd Sanders as Toothpick, Anne Bellamy as Mrs. Leona Candell, James Waters as Arthur Mitchell, David O. McCall as Old Seaman 
107 31 "Last Resort" Robert Sparr Tony Barrett May 15, 1961 (1961-05-15) 19908
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Milton Selzer as Lou Warren, Randy Stuart as Doris Hobart, Sherwood Price as Les Murdock, Peter Mamakos as Lt. Vasquez, Ross Elliott as Nat Koenig, Allen Jaffe as Henchman, Sid Kane as Asst. Director, Francis X. Bushman as Clinton Hobart 
108 32 "A Matter of Policy" Robert Gist Steffi & Tony Barrett May 22, 1961 (1961-05-22) 19909
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Peter Mamakos as Lt. Vasquez, Bert Remsen as Frank Dineen, Anna Navarro as Linda Salazar, Edward Colmans as Clerk, Natividad Vacío as Maldonado 
109 33 "A Bullet for the Boy" David Lowell Rich Steffi & Tony Barrett May 29, 1961 (1961-05-29) 19910
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Buzz Martin as Paul Mitchell, Linda Watkins as Laura Mitchell, Peter Mamakos as Lt. Vasquez, Michael Pate as Juan Mendoza, John Eldredge as Victor Mitchell, Nacho Galindo as Delgado, Steve Peck as Louis Valdez 
110 34 "Death Is a Four Letter Word" Tony Barrett Steffi & Tony Barrett June 5, 1961 (1961-06-05) 19911
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Patric Knowles as Virgil Considine, J. Pat O'Malley as Luther, Ned Glass as Natie, Frank Richards as Bartender, Yvonne White as Waitress, Edwin Mills as Doctor, Virginia Grey as Lisa Randolph 
111 35 "Deadly Intrusion" Robert Gist Steffi & Tony Barrett June 12, 1961 (1961-06-12) 19912
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Erica Elliott as Laura Barclay, Britt Lomond as Gil Manson, William Berger as Mark Barclay, Francis De Sales as Johnny Wade, George Barrows as Weaver, Nesdon Booth as Corky, Joseph Mell as Janos Majeski, Norma Michaels as Waitress, James Lanphier as Leslie 
112 36 "Voodoo" Alan Crosland Jr. Frank Waldman June 19, 1961 (1961-06-19) 19913
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Al Ruscio as Inspector Georges, Ronald Long as Arthur Cotswold, Norbert Schiller as Abel Gunther, Jean Durand as Chiva, John Daheim as Judson, Greta Granstedt as Mrs. Gunther, Tony De Mario as Dr. Howard, James Lanphier as Leslie 
113 37 "Down the Drain" Robert Gist Blake Edwards June 26, 1961 (1961-06-26) 19914
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Herschel Bernardi as Lieutenant Jacoby, Eugene Borden as Henri, Burt Mustin as Old Man, Dale Van Sickel as William Lee, James Waters as Conrad, Clayton Post as Paul Condon, Jane Weintraub as Lois Lee 
114 38 "Murder on the Line" Robert Gist Blake Edwards September 18, 1961 (1961-09-18) 20862
Starring: Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn, Lola Albright as Edie Hart, Gordon Oliver as Arthur McCutchen, Robert Gist as Cesar Carlyle, Byron Kane as Dave, Norma Michaels as Patient, Beverly Stone as Girl 

Origin of series[edit]

Edwards developed Peter Gunn from an earlier fictional detective that he had created. Richard Diamond, Private Detective starred Dick Powell, and aired as a radio series from 1949 to 1953. David Janssen later starred in the television adaptation from 1957 to 1960. It was this character's success which prompted his creator to revisit the concept as Peter Gunn. Edwards had earlier written and directed a Mike Hammer television pilot for Brian Keith.

Music[edit]

21 seconds of "Peter Gunn" by The Art of Noise and Duane Eddy

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The show's use of modern jazz music was a distinctive touch that helped set the standard for many years to come with cool, modern jazz themes accompanying every move Gunn made. The music, composed by Henry Mancini, was performed by a small jazz ensemble which included a number of prominent Los Angeles based jazz and studio musicians. Trumpeter Pete Candoli, alto saxophonist Ted Nash, flutist Ronny Lang, trombonist Dick Nash, and pianist John Williams, provided most of the improvised jazz solos.[5]

Prominent jazz musicians occasionally made on-screen appearances. Trumpeter Shorty Rogers appeared in the episode titled "The Frog" playing flugelhorn as Lola sings "How High the Moon".[citation needed] Drummer Shelly Manne was credited with a Special Guest role in the 1959 episode "Keep Smiling" playing drums in the "Bamboo Club" combo. Brazilian guitarist Laurindo Almeida plays guitar as himself in the 1959 episode "Skin Deep".

The "Peter Gunn Theme"[6] became an instant hit, earning Mancini an Emmy Award and two Grammys. Its ostinato bass line was possibly influenced by "Down the Road a Piece," a boogie-woogie song by Don Raye, recorded in 1940 by the Will Bradley Trio with pianist Freddie Slack.

The RCA Victor soundtrack album by Henry Mancini reached No. 1 in Billboard's Pop LP Charts. The popularity of this album prompted RCA to issue a second Mancini album of Peter Gunn music. Bandleader Ray Anthony's recording of the theme music reached No. 8 on Billboard's Hot 100.

"The Peter Gunn Theme" has been recorded and performed by numerous musicians. Today, many people who have never seen the TV show can easily identify the theme.

Selected songs from the series[edit]

Song Title[7] Season of First Appearance Episode Number of First Appearance Episode Title of First Appearance Additional Episodes and Notes
Peter Gunn Theme 1 1 The Kill Accompanies the beginning and ending credits of each episode.
Brief and Breezy 1 1 The Kill Also appears in "Murder on the Midway" (Season 1, Episode 19), "The Coffin" (Season 1, Episode 37, sung with lyrics), "The Portrait" (Season 1, Episode 38), "The Rifle" (Season 2, Episode 9), "Death Watch" (Season 2, Episode 30), "Send a Thief" (Season 2, Episode 33), and "Come Dance With Me And Die" (Season 3, Episode 24).[8]
Slow and Easy 1 1 The Kill Also appears in "Image of Sally" (Season 1, Episode 9), "Murder on the Midway" (Season 1, Episode 19), "The Ugly Frame" (Season 1, Episode 24), "The Lederer Story" (Season 1, Episode 25, solo piano version), "Keep Smiling" (Season 1, Episode 26), "The Coffin" (Season 1, Episode 37), "Protection" (Season 2, Episode 1), "Edge of the Knife" (Season 2, Episode 3, solo piano version), "Death is a Red Rose" (Season 2, Episode 5), and "The Price is Murder" (Season 2, Episode 11, sung with lyrics), "The Hunt" (Season 2, Episode 21), "The Long, Long Ride" (Season 2, Episode 24), "The Deadly Proposition" (Season 2, Episode 25), "The Dummy" (Season 2, Episode 27), "Witness in the Window" (Season 2, Episode 31), "Send a Thief" (Season 2, Episode 33), "The Heiress" (Season 2, Episode 37), "Cry Love, Cry Murder" (Season 3, Episode 25),[8] "The Most Deadly Angel" (Season 3, Episode 29),[8] and "Deadly Intrusion" (Season 3, Episode 35).[8]
The Floater 1 3 The Vicious Dog Also appears in "Murder on the Midway" (Season 1, Episode 19), "Scuba" (Season 1, Episode 21), "The Ugly Frame" (Season 1, Episode 24), "Keep Smiling" (Season 1, Episode 26), "Hot Money" (Season 2, Episode 15), "Hollywood Calling" (Season 2, Episode 22), "Wings of an Angel" (Season 2, Episode 29), "Send a Thief" (Season 2, Episode 33), "The Maître D'" (Season 3, Episode 3),[8] "The Judgement" (Season 3, Episode 5),[8] "The Death Frame" (Season 3, Episode 6),[8] "Sepi" (Season 3, Episode 12),[8] and "Portrait in Leather" (Season 3, Episode 23).[8]
Soft Sounds 1 3 The Vicious Dog Also appears in "Image of Sally" (Season 1, Episode 9), "The Leaper" (Season 1, Episode 15), "Pecos Pete" (Season 1, Episode 20, solo piano version), "The Dirty Word" (Season 1, Episode 23), and "The Feathered Doll" (Season 2, Episode 7).
Fallout! 1 3 The Vicious Dog Although the bassline of this song is heard at the opening of every Peter Gunn episode since "The Kill" (Season 1, Episode 1), the melody is not featured until "The Vicious Dog" (Season 1, Episode 3).
A Profound Gass 1 4 The Blind Pianist Also appears in "Image of Sally" (Season 1, Episode 9), "The Ugly Frame" (Season 1, Episode 24), "The Game" (Season 2, Episode 10, solo piano version), "Letter to the Law" (Season 2, Episode 35), and "Murder on the Line" (Season 3, Episode 38).[8]
Joanna 1 6 The Chinese Hangman Also appears in "February Girl" (Season 1, Episode 30, solo piano version), "Lady Wind Bell's Fan" (Season 1, Episode 33, solo piano version), "The Comic" (Season 2, Episode 4), "Letter to the Law" (Season 2, Episode 35, solo piano version), "Take Five for Murder" (Season 3, Episode 10),[8] "Dream Big, Dream Deadly" (Season 3, Episode 11),[8] "The Deep End" (Season 3, Episode 22),[8] "Portrait in Leather" (Season 3, Episode 23),[8] "Short a Motive" (Season 3, Episode 27),[8] and "Down the Drain" (Season 3, Episode 37).[8]
Not from Dixie 1 8 Rough Buck Also appears in "The Ugly Frame" (Season 1, Episode 24), "Death is a Red Rose" (Season 2, Episode 5), "Hot Money" (Season 2, Episode 15), "The Semi-Private Eye" (Season 2, Episode 34), "A Penny Saved" (Season 3, Episode 26),[8] "The Most Deadly Angel" (Season 3, Episode 29),[8] and "Death is a Four Letter Word" (Season 3, Episode 34).[8]
The Little Man Theme 1 10 The Man with a Scar Also appears in "The Ugly Frame" (Season 1, Episode 24), "The Portrait" (Season 1, Episode 38), "Send a Thief" (Season 2, Episode 33), "Baby Shoes" (Season 2, Episode 38), "Blind Item" (Season 3, Episode 17),[8] and "A Kill and a Half" (Season 3, Episode 20).[8]
A Quiet Gass 1 10 The Man with a Scar Also appears in "February Girl" (Season 1, Episode 30), "Bullet for a Badge" (Season 1, Episode 35), "Vendetta" (Season 1, Episode 36), "The Portrait" (Season 1, Episode 38), "The Rifle" (Season 2, Episode 9), "Sentenced" (Season 2, Episode 20), "The Maître D'" (Season 3, Episode 3),[8] "Sepi" (Season 3, Episode 12),[8] "Portrait in Leather" (Season 3, Episode 23),[8] "Till Death Do Us Part" (Season 3, Episode 30),[8] and "Voodoo" (Season 3, Episode 36).[8]
The Brothers Go to Mother's 1 11 Death House Testament Also appears in "Scuba" (Season 1, Episode 21), "The Lederer Story" (Season 1, Episode 25), "The Family Affair" (Season 1, Episode 32), "Kidnap" (Season 2, Episode 8, solo piano version), "Down the Drain" (Season 3, Episode 37),[8] and "Murder on the Line" (Season 3, Episode 38).[8]
Spook! 1 11 Death House Testament Also appears in "The Dummy" (Season 2, Episode 27).
Blues for Mother's 1 12 The Torch Also appears in "Edie Finds a Corpse" (Season 1, Episode 22), "Breakout" (Season 1, Episode 27), "February Girl" (Season 1, Episode 30, solo piano version), "February Girl" (Season 1, Episode 30), "Crisscross" (Season 2, Episode 2, solo piano version), "The Grudge" (Season 2, Episode 17, solo piano version), "Sentenced" (Season 2, Episode 20), "The Murder Clause" (Season 2, Episode 26, solo piano version), "The Candidate" (Season 3, Episode 4),[8] "The Long Green Kill" (Season 3, Episode 9),[8] and "The Royal Roust" (Season 3, Episode 14).[8]
Blue Steel 1 13 The Jockey Also appears in "The Lederer Story" (Season 1, Episode 25) and "The Portrait" (Season 1, Episode 38).
Timothy 1 17 Let's Kill Timothy
Sorta Blue 1 21 Scuba Also appears in "The Ugly Frame" (Season 1, Episode 24), "The Feathered Doll" (Season 2, Episode 7, sung with lyrics), "The Game" (Season 2, Episode 10), "Letter to the Law" (Season 2, Episode 35), and "A Penny Saved" (Season 3, Episode 26).[8]
Odd Ball 1 22 Edie Finds a Corpse
My Manne Shelly 1 26 Keep Smiling The title of the song is a pun on the name of the drummer Shelly Manne.
Session at Pete's Pad 1 31 Love Me to Death In its first appearances in "Love Me to Death" (Season 1, Episode 31), "Bullet for a Badge" (Season 1, Episode 34), and "The Rifle" (Season 2, Episode 9), this composition is performed in the form of a song (with lyrics) called "Straight to Baby" (as it is titled in Lola Albright's 1959 album "Dreamsville").
Goofin' at the Coffee House 1 31 Love Me to Death Also appears in "The Family Affair", "The Portrait" (Season 1, Episode 38), and (Season 1, Episode 32), "Crisscross" (Season 2, Episode 2), "Kidnap" (Season 2, Episode 8), "The Wolfe Case" (Season 2, Episode 14), "Hollywood Calling" (Season 2, Episode 22), "Witness in the Window" (Season 2, Episode 31), "The Semi-Private Eye" (Season 2, Episode 34), "Dream Big, Dream Deadly" (Season 3, Episode 11),[8] "Bullet in Escrow" (Season 3, Episode 15),[8] "A Penny Saved" (Season 3, Episode 26),[8] and "The Murder Bond" (Season 3, Episode 28, sung with words).[8]
Lightly 1 31 Love Me to Death Also appears in "Bullet for a Badge" (Season 1, Episode 34), "The Feathered Doll" (Season 2, Episode 7), "Slight Touch of Homicide" (Season 2, Episode 28), "The Heiress" (Season 2, Episode 37), "The Judgement" (Season 3, Episode 5),[8] "Bullet in Escrow" (Season 3, Episode 15),[8] and "Voodoo" (Season 3, Episode 36).[8]
Dreamsville 1 34 Bullet for a Badge Although the opening piano introduction is heard in "Bullet for a Badge" (Season 1, Episode 34), the primary melody is not heard until "Kidnap" (Season 2, Episode 8). Also appears in "Spell of Murder" (Season 2, Episode 16), "The Deadly Proposition" (Season 2, Episode 25), "The Murder Clause" (Season 2, Episode 26), "The Semi-Private Eye" (Season 2, Episode 34), "Baby Shoes" (Season 2, Episode 38), "The Passenger" (Season 3, Episode 1),[8] "The Deep End" (Season 3, Episode 22),[8] and "Voodoo" (Season 3, Episode 36).[8]
Walkin' Bass 2 31 Witness in the Window
Mr. Lucky N/A N/A N/A Although featured in Peter Gunn soundtrack albums,[7] this composition originally appeared in the Mr. Lucky Blake Edwards television series.
Mr. Lucky Goes Latin N/A N/A N/A Although featured in Peter Gunn soundtrack albums,[7] this composition is an album-only variation on a theme that originally appeared in the Mr. Lucky Blake Edwards television series.
Experiment in Terror N/A N/A N/A Although featured in Peter Gunn soundtrack albums,[7] this composition originally appeared in the 1962 Blake Edwards film Experiment in Terror.

Adaptations[edit]

The series made the transition to other media. An original novel and a comic book adaptation were published by Dell Publishing in 1960. A feature film, Gunn, was released by Paramount in 1967 scripted by Edwards and William Peter Blatty and directed by Edwards with Stevens reprising the title role six years after the series finished. ABC broadcast a 90-minute pilot in April 1989 with Peter Strauss in the lead role that was written, produced, and directed by Edwards, but the network failed to order a series despite strong ratings and reviews. In 2001, Edwards and his son, Geoffrey joined with producers Jeffrey Tinnell and John Michaels and writer Norman Snider in developing an updated television series, but the project fell through when producers John Woo and David Permut began developing a big screen remake for Paramount with screenwriter W. Peter Iliff. Neither revival made it beyond the script stage.

TNT[edit]

TNT announced a new series was in development in May 2013 from producers Steven Spielberg, Julie Andrews, Lou Pitt, Justin Falvey, and Darryl Frank with writers Scott Rosenberg, Jeff Pinkner, Josh Appelbaum, and André Nemec.

DVD releases[edit]

In 2002, A&E Home Video released two volume sets of Peter Gunn on DVD in Region 1, which comprise 32 episodes from Season One. These releases have been discontinued and are now out of print.

On October 23, 2012, Timeless Media Group released Peter Gunn – The Complete Series on DVD in Region 1 for the first time. The 12-disc set features all 114 episodes of the series, as well as a bonus CD of Henry Mancini's award winning score.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Snauffer, Douglas (September 2006), Crime television, pp. 22–24, ISBN 978-0-275-98807-4 
  2. ^ a b c Mancini, Henry (January 1, 1996). Peter Gunn: Percussion Ensemble, Book & CD. Van Nuys, Los Angeles: Alfred Music Publishing. ISBN 9780769263687. Retrieved January 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c Hruska, Thomas; Evermann, Jovan (2004). Der neue Serien Guide: L-S. Berlin, Germany: Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf. ISBN 9783896025135. OCLC 615504917. Retrieved January 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c Pierce, David; Copyright Office, Library of Congress (1989). Motion picture copyrights & renewals, 1950–1959 (annotated ed.). Laurel, Maryland, USA: Milestone. ISBN 9780927347020. OCLC 21232046. Retrieved January 1, 2013. 
  5. ^ Mancini, Henry, Sounds and Scores, Northridge Music, Inc. 1971
  6. ^ Henry Mancini interviewed on the Pop Chronicles (1969).
  7. ^ a b c d http://www.soundtrackcollector.com/title/5796/Peter+Gunn
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap http://www.mjq.net/petergunn/gunn-season-three.htm
  9. ^ Lambert, David (August 8, 2012). "Peter Gunn – Press Release from Timeless/Shout! for 'The Complete Series' DVD Set". TVShowsOnDVD.com. Retrieved August 8, 2012. 

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