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22 September 1958 (USA) See more »
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Nominated for 8 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 nominations See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 3 of 162)

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)
Robb Navrides .... music editor / music editor: TV version (2 episodes, 1958-1960)
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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30 min (114 episodes)
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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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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26 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
Terrific film-noir-entertainment in short form, 21 April 2002
Author: Daryl Chin (lqualls-dchin) from Brooklyn, New York

"Peter Gunn" was one of the most enjoyable TV-detective series of all time! Every week, the black-and-white cinematography (by Hollywood veterans like Philip Lathrop), the jazzy music (by the incomparable Henry Mancini; the album won the first Grammy "Album of the Year" in 1958), and the sharp writing and directing (contributed and supervised by the creator, Blake Edwards) combined, along with the incredibly "cool" performances of Craig Stevens, Lola Albright, Herschel Bernardi, and Hope Emerson, to create a mini-movie, a little "film noir" that took the elements of the big studio thrillers and condensed them into 24 minutes! There was always time for a little musical interlude, with Lola Albright's Edie performing a standard. It was all done with style, wit and verve. Now, the entire first season is available on DVD, and it's as sophisticated and seductive as such movies as "Double Indemnity" or "The Killers" or "The Big Sleep", only in short bursts.

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