The cases of a stylishly cool private detective.

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Nominated for 8 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »
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 Peter Gunn (114 episodes, 1958-1961)
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 Lieutenant Jacoby (102 episodes, 1958-1961)
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 Edie Hart (84 episodes, 1958-1961)
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Filmed in a film noir atmosphere and featuring Henry Mancini music that could tell you the action with your eyes closed, Peter Gunn worked in style. Known as Pete to his friends and simply as Gunn to his enemies, he did his job in a calm cool way. He got his tips and cautions from Lieutenant Jacoby, a coffee drinking pal from the police. Also providing tips was "Mother" of her self-titled nightclub. Working at the nightclub as a singer was Edie Hart, his girlfriend. Written by Mathias Banner <mathias@datawise.net>

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22 September 1958 (USA)  »

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(114 episodes)

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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The pianist who played the well known piano portion of the "Peter Gunn Theme" was future film composer John Williams. See more »

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Referenced in Post Mortem with Mick Garris: William Friedkin (2011) See more »

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Day In - Day Out
Music by Johnny Mercer and Rube Bloom
Performed by Lola Albright, vocal; John Williams, piano; Larry Bunker, vibes.
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Kinescope Kabuki Captured It All --
6 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A masterful interpretation of a wonderful TV show AND musical experience (thank you, Henry Mancini). And thank you, Kabuki!! This was one of the hottest TV shows of the 1950's, spawning a slew of imitators, a chart-topping record from Ray Anthony, a theme that has been covered by dozens of artists and which caused at least one existing TV series (M-Squad, starring Lee Marvin) to change its theme to a jazzier format (thank you, Count Basie). I grew up with this stuff, and to my mind, Peter Gunn exemplified television's 'golden age' in a way few others could. If only today's television fare could come close.


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