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"Peter Gunn" (1958) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1958-1961

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Peter Gunn: Season 3: Episode 38 -- Cesar Carlyle, a very rich man, hires Gunn to find certain documents which, if made public, could ruin him. Seems the papers were stolen and the thief wants a good deal of money for their return.
Peter Gunn: Season 3: Episode 37 -- 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.
Peter Gunn: Season 3: Episode 36 -- Abel Gunther a small-time Haitian sugar-cane grower, blames the death of his wife on the spirit world. He has a more practical explanation for another of his worries - his cane fields have been leveled by fire.
Peter Gunn: Season 3: Episode 35 -- 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.
Peter Gunn: Season 3: Episode 34 -- 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.


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Release Date:
22 September 1958 (USA) See more »
The cases of a stylishly cool private detective. Full summary »
Nominated for 8 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Hot on the case... cool under fire. Should've been an hour! See more (18 total) »


 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 160)
Craig Stevens ... Peter Gunn (114 episodes, 1958-1961)
Herschel Bernardi ... Lieutenant Jacoby (102 episodes, 1958-1961)
Lola Albright ... Edie Hart (84 episodes, 1958-1961)

Series Directed by
Boris Sagal (22 episodes, 1959-1960)
Robert Gist (20 episodes, 1960-1961)
Alan Crosland Jr. (19 episodes, 1960-1961)
Lamont Johnson (14 episodes, 1958-1960)
Blake Edwards (10 episodes, 1958-1959)
David Orrick McDearmon (8 episodes, 1958-1959)
Jack Arnold (6 episodes, 1959-1960)
Walter Grauman (2 episodes, 1959)
Paul Stanley (2 episodes, 1960-1961)
Gene Reynolds (2 episodes, 1960)
David Lowell Rich (2 episodes, 1961)
Series Writing credits
Blake Edwards (113 episodes, 1958-1961)
Tony Barrett (63 episodes, 1958-1961)
Lewis Reed (56 episodes, 1958-1961)
Steffi Barrett (9 episodes, 1959-1961)
Lester Pine (7 episodes, 1959-1960)
P.K. Palmer (4 episodes, 1959)
George Fass (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
Gertrude Fass (2 episodes, 1958-1959)
Vick Knight (2 episodes, 1958)
Jack McEdward (2 episodes, 1960-1961)

Series Produced by
Blake Edwards .... producer (114 episodes, 1958-1961)
Gordon Oliver .... executive producer (114 episodes, 1958-1961)
Byron Kane .... associate producer (96 episodes, 1959-1961)
Jack McEdward .... associate producer (38 episodes, 1960-1961)
Series Original Music by
Henry Mancini (114 episodes, 1958-1961)
Series Cinematography by
Philip H. Lathrop (61 episodes, 1958-1960)
William W. Spencer (38 episodes, 1960-1961)
Arthur E. Arling (8 episodes, 1958)
Maury Gertsman (3 episodes, 1958)
Ellis W. Carter (3 episodes, 1959)
Series Film Editing by
Patrick McCormack (94 episodes, 1958-1961)
Russell F. Schoengarth (19 episodes, 1958-1959)
Series Art Direction by
Philip Barber (112 episodes, 1958-1961)
George W. Davis (76 episodes, 1959-1961)
Alexander Golitzen (37 episodes, 1958-1959)
Series Set Decoration by
H. Web Arrowsmith (113 episodes, 1958-1961)
Henry Grace (76 episodes, 1959-1961)
Russell A. Gausman (37 episodes, 1958-1959)
Series Makeup Department
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist (37 episodes, 1958-1959)
Series Production Management
Terence Nelson .... production manager (68 episodes, 1959-1961)
Jack McEdward .... production manager (45 episodes, 1958-1960)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wilson Shyer .... assistant director (40 episodes, 1959-1960)
Terence Nelson .... assistant director (38 episodes, 1958-1960)
L.V. McCardle Jr. .... assistant director (21 episodes, 1960-1961)
William Holland .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1958)
Kurt Neumann .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1961)
Erich von Stroheim Jr. .... assistant director (2 episodes, 1960)
Series Sound Department
Corson Jowett .... sound (94 episodes, 1958-1961)
Franklin Milton .... sound / recording supervisor (76 episodes, 1959-1961)
Leslie I. Carey .... sound (37 episodes, 1958-1959)
Don Rush .... sound (4 episodes, 1958)

Jim Bullock .... supervising sound editor (unknown episodes)
Series Stunts
Dick Crockett .... stunt supervisor (76 episodes, 1959-1961)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sydney LaVine .... wardrobe coordinator (113 episodes, 1958-1961)
Don Richards .... wardrobe: Mr. Stevens (113 episodes, 1958-1961)
Norma Funk .... wardrobe coordinator (49 episodes, 1959-1961)
Mr. Mort .... wardrobe: Miss Albright (49 episodes, 1959-1961)
Jax .... wardrobe: Miss Albright (34 episodes, 1958-1959)
William Baer .... furrier (3 episodes, 1959)
Series Music Department
Milt Bernhart .... musician: trombone (38 episodes, 1958-1959)
Larry Bunker .... musician: vibes (38 episodes, 1958-1959)
Conrad Gozzo .... musician: trumpet (38 episodes, 1958-1959)
Shelly Manne .... musician: drums (38 episodes, 1959-1960)
Al Schmitt .... music recording engineer (38 episodes, 1959-1960)
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (37 episodes, 1958-1959)
Rolly Bundock .... musician: bass (37 episodes, 1958-1959)
Gene Cipriano .... musician: flute (37 episodes, 1958-1959)
Bones Howe .... music recording engineer (37 episodes, 1958-1959)
Ronnie Lang .... musician: saxophone (37 episodes, 1958-1959)
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone (37 episodes, 1958-1959)
Ted Nash .... musician: alto saxaphone (37 episodes, 1958-1959)
Jack Sperling .... musician: drums (37 episodes, 1958-1959)
Carl Fortina .... musician: accordion soloist (7 episodes, 1958-1961)
Series Other crew
Fritz Miller .... title designer (93 episodes, 1959-1961)
Frank Murphy .... title designer (93 episodes, 1959-1961)
Betty A. Griffin .... dialogue supervisor / dialogue director (59 episodes, 1959-1961)
Byron Kane .... assistant to producer (18 episodes, 1958-1959)
Betty Fancher .... script supervisor (17 episodes, 1960-1961)

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Additional Details

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30 min (114 episodes)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

This was one of the first television shows to have its own original score and it was the first to feature modern jazz for a soundtrack. Previously, producers used generic music scores that were used in many television productions. RCA released an album of music from "Peter Gunn" featuring the title song and other pieces. It reached #1 on Billboard's chart, stayed there ten weeks, and stayed on the list for the next two years. It was so successful that RCA put together a sequel. Henry Mancini received an Emmy nomination for the theme and won two Grammys for the album.See more »
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Referenced in The Lion King 1 1/2 (2004) (V)See more »
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12 out of 20 people found the following review useful.
Hot on the case... cool under fire. Should've been an hour!, 2 February 2006
Author: jbacks3-1 from Denver

I just finished watching 3 compilation series DVD's and was hoping to have a flashback on what I had thought was the coolest show (actually even then in syndication) from my early 1960's childhood. Yup, there was Craig Stevens racing around in his Plymouth Fury convertible (wearing "$30 shoes, a $200 suit and carrying a solid gold cigarette lighter") and guitar strumming Lt. Jacoby, complete with Charlie the Tuna's voice (even he drove a Christine-like Plymouth) and Lola Albright's "Edie" was as sexy as I remembered. Mancini's music is still way cool. But Jeez-Louise, the scripts stink! The problem is the :30 minute format allowed for maybe :22 of story and it appears that the producers just opted for atmosphere over cohesive plot. The series begged for an hour format. Several episodes I watched are completely illogical and/or just plain silly--- some make the revamped Amos Burke, Secret Agent or the 77 Sunset Strip clone, Surfside Six look Masterpiece Theater. Frankly most of the scripts are pointlessly stupid, and follow a format that invariably contain an immediate homicide (victims are quickly dispatched by bullets or the obligatory knife in the back), introduce a superfluous oddball character (Jack Webb used to do this with Dragnet, but usually less outrageously and certainly more sparingly)--- often a stereotypical beatnik, that simply wastes precious plot time. Next comes the fists and cut to a scene at Mother's Jazz Club where Edie makes googly eyes at Pete. Murders are solved somewhere around :19 and you can bet a Franklin half dollar that it was someone Pete met before the first cigarette commercial. It was kind of weird seeing several cast members of future Andy Griffith Show in one episode. In retrospect, it's odd that the perennial 1950's-60's also-ran ABC network (remember it's first #1-rated series wasn't until "Marcus Welby" a decade later) never realized they had all the elements here for a much better hour-long show. Peter Gunn is one of those television memories better left rattling around in a nostalgic corner of your head... I'll look for the two RCA albums of the show's music instead. Blaaech! 3/10 for Mancini, the threads and cool 50's Mopar wheels + the occasional glimpse of a talented-yet-under-employed character actor working for $250 1958 scale rent money. If Herschel Bernardi were still alive I'd love to ask him what it was like to work for 3 minutes screen time every week. Those Starkist commercials would be like Shakespeare.

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