Season 1, Episode 1: The Kill22 September 1958
A gang attempts to extort money from Mother. When she refuses to pay, the gang dynamites her club and critically injures its owner. When the police investigation into the bombing moves too slowly for Gunn, the detective goes hunting for the man he holds responsible.
29 September 1958
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.
6 October 1958
When newspaper editor George Walker is viciously attacked by a German shepherd, he calls on Peter Gunn to find out why, and his suspicions center on Carl Kane, a powerful and shady businessman. Gunn's path to the truth leads through late-night strong-arm meetings, a poetry-quoting bum and Walker's overly helpful assistant.
13 October 1958
A suavely-dressed man calmly enters a nightclub late at night, carefully takes off his scarf and with it, strangles an older woman who is sitting at a table. The only other person in the nightclub is a blind pianist, who hires his friend Peter Gunn to help find the murderer.
Season 1, Episode 5: The Frog20 October 1958
A low-level mobster, the Frog (Stubby Kruger), is stabbed on a dock and falls into a river, his jaunty green hat floating above him. The Frog was waiting to meet Peter Gunn, who is jumped when he goes to the Frog's apartment. Gunn kills his attacker, setting off a police investigation into the deaths.
27 October 1958
A young man enters his apartment and is immediately put into a sleeper hold by a huge assailant waiting inside, in the dark. The assailant hoists the victim into a hanging noose, and kicks a stool out from under him. The death is ruled a suicide. The giant is an assistant to Ahben Vanesku, a cult leader who hires Peter Gunn to find a female cult member who supposedly embezzled $ 200,000 from the cult. Gunn tracks the beautiful woman to Spain.
3 November 1958
A young man rides an apartment building's elevator up, but another man has opened an upper floor elevator door with a knife, stopping the elevator, then jumps on the roof of the elevator, opens the escape door, and shoots the young man. After the murder Edie's friend Lynn Martel, also a nightclub singer, begins to drink uncontrollably. Edie asks Peter Gunn to help Lynn out, and Gunn discovers that Lynn's club is controlled by mobsters.
Season 1, Episode 8: Rough Buck10 November 1958
A popular young boxer on his way up, Tony Triano, is shotgunned to death on a dark city street by professional hit men. His family is devastated - who would want the generous Tony dead ? Especially hard-hit is Tony's mediocre stablemate Gino, who Tony helped get fights. Tony's family hires Peter Gunn to find who killed Tony. When the drunken Gino comes to Mother's nightclub to meet with Gunn, he's waylaid and beaten by the hit men.
17 November 1958
A man just released from prison hurries down a dark street, sees a patrolman, then breaks into a run. He runs to a warehouse, where he's attacked by a gunman. In the struggle, the assailant is killed. The ex-con hires Peter Gunn to find his girlfriend, to help the ex-con beat the murder charge. Police Lt. Jacoby confides to Gunn that the dead man is a hired killer, and the ex-con took the rap for a payroll robbery, from which the take was never found. Gunn tracks down the girlfriend, who has no interest in helping, because she has a new lover. He's the ex-con's partner - who didn't go to prison.
24 November 1958
A giant with a scarred face crashes into an apartment, then confronts a couple on the couch. He tosses the man aside, then strangles the woman, who frantically gestures that there's a gun in her desk. The young man shoots the huge attacker, who collapses, blood dripping from his mouth. The woman urges the young man to get out - she'll dispose of the body. After he leaves, the giant sits up and breaks into a huge grin. Peter Gunn is summoned by the District Attorney to find the beautiful woman, because the DA's been threatened: drop the case of a mobster he's prosecuting, or else they'll implicate the young man, who is the DA's son.
1 December 1958
The sole survivor of an armored car hold-up sends for Peter Gunn from his Death Row cell. The convict tells Pete how to find the $700,000 booty after Pete agrees to turn over the reward to his estranged daughter without telling her where it came from.
Season 1, Episode 12: The Torch8 December 1958
An old man in a suit and a younger man dressed in black set a fire on the roof of a building. As the flames shoot up, a huge young man emerges and throws the man in the suit into the fire. The murdered man co-owned the business which was torched, and his young widow is suspected of contracting his murder, so she hires Peter Gunn to investigate.
Season 1, Episode 13: The Jockey15 December 1958
A nightclub singer makes an unscheduled appearance on stage when she falls through a skylight. When the police rule her death accidental, her wealthy jockey boyfriend hires Peter Gunn to find the truth.
22 December 1958
A car attempts to run down a young man as he walks a lonely stretch of highway. He flees into the woods and over a convent wall striking his head. Hours later he wonders home. When he is charged with a murder and has no memory of where he had been, Peter Gunn is hired to uncover the alibi.
Season 1, Episode 15: The Leaper29 December 1958
An older man stands on a high ledge of a downtown building: he asks someone trying to coax him not to jump "What time is it ?" On a rooftop across the street, a sniper in a TV repairman's uniform, opens his repair case, extracts a rifle with a silencer, and shoots the leaper off the ledge. The leaper was performer Lester the Human Fly, so his widow hires Peter Gunn to find out who killed her husband - and why.
Season 1, Episode 16: The Fuse5 January 1959
A heavyset man trudges down a quiet neighborhood street, into a dark house, flips on the light-switch, spurring a large group of family and co-workers to yell "Surprise !" It's his birthday, and he generously volunteers to pick up the pizza for the celebration. He's the reform leader of a stevedores' union - when he switches on his car's ignition, the car explodes. The obvious suspect is a mobster who muscles into unions, so the gangster hires Peter Gunn to find the real killer, before the docks explode too.
19 January 1959
2 safe-crackers realize too late that the lookout on their jewel store burglary is no longer looking out, he's absconded with the most valuable jewels. The double-crosser bursts into Mother's nightclub, interrupting Mother's Louis Armstrong-style rendition of "Bill Bailey Won't You Please Come Home," to beg Peter Gunn to protect a mysterious 4th conspirator, Timothy, so he and Timothy can catch a train out of town the next morning. Before Gunn can meet Timothy, the double-crosser flees. The 4th conspirator, waiting in the alley, is a trained seal, on a leash. Lt. Jacobi seals off the train station because the whole situation smells fishy.
26 January 1959
Peter Gunn is hired by Quimby, a meek antiques store owner to track down a consignment of rare jewelry, before the arrogant collector finds out they've been stolen. The store's missing night-watchman is the obvious suspect, until he's fished out of the river with a round bullet in him - from a 1836 Colt.
2 February 1959
At a carnival, a magician promises the audience he'll make his gorgeous assistant disappear - instead she plummets out of the mummy's coffin onto the stage, shot dead. The show's strongman hires Peter Gunn to protect her seductive roommate (Nita Talbot, the Russian spy on Hogan's Heroes), who dances in veils. Soon, Gunn needs protection from a jealous Edie.
Season 1, Episode 20: Pecos Pete9 February 1959
An assailant leaps Tarzan-style from a tree, murdering a wealthy rancher riding a horse. The victim's brother flies cross-country to hire Peter Gunn to disprove the Texas coroner's verdict of accidental death. The big city PI sticks out like a gun in a haystack compared to the suspiciously lackadaisical local sheriff, but Gunn rounds up a Texas-size line-up of prime suspects, who might turn and stampede him.
Season 1, Episode 21: Scuba16 February 1959
Working alone late at night, a marine salvage company owner grabs a revolver to follow gigantic footprints out of his office to a dock, where a frogman croaks him with a spear-gun. His co-owner, a huge, hulking frogman, claims he's too upset to talk to anybody - except his lawyer. A meek insurance adjuster hires Peter Gunn to solve a series of mysterious riverside robberies, so Gunn enlists a competing salvage diver, whose lily pad is a swinging tiki lair, complete with seductive hula dancers.
23 February 1959
After Edie discovers a male corpse in her shower, her finicky landlord (Joseph Kearns, Mr. Wilson from Dennis the Menace) threatens to break her lease. Leaving Lt. Jacobi to crack wise and console Edie, Peter Gunn pursues the killers, so she won't have an excuse to move in with him.
2 March 1959
At his posh soirée, a publisher sneaks off into the garden to conspire with a sleazy PI. Hiding in the bushes, a man in gloves plugs the publisher, tosses the revolver, then splits. The PI picks it up, just in time for the party-goers to spot him holding the gat, which turns out to be his. The PI hires Peter Gunn to clear him, but is too afraid to level with Gunn.
9 March 1959
Late at night in an empty greasy spoon, a mug coolly kills the owner, but when the register yields only $14, he just shrugs and unscrews his silencer. The diner was Lt. Jacoby's teenage hangout, so he rabidly pursues the murderer, while struggling to prevent a mob leader from muscling in on Jacoby's side of the river. To help Jacoby, Peter Gunn pays diminutive pool shark Babby (Billy Barty) for a lead.
16 March 1959
As she's dying, a glamorous yacht owner staggers into Mother's, seeking out Peter Gunn. Gunn and Lt. Jacoby suspect she was poisoned and her husband pushed overboard - by her captain, maid, or butler (Sam Edwards, Little House on the Prairie's Bill Anderson) - who are all related, and overacting suspiciously. Gunn cases the yacht club for clues.
23 March 1959
A Murphy game blackmailing trio target lonely male bowlers from out-of-town, murdering an uncooperative one with a bowling ball. After his own tryst in the blackmailers' Poke Street love nest, bowling conclave organizer Woolrich (Jackie Coogan, Uncle Fester of "The Addams Family") hires Peter Gunn to nab the perps on the down-low. Gunn goes way undercover at Shelly's Manne-Hole, grooving to cool sounds by Shelly Manne & His Men. Drummer Manne's LP riffing on Henry Mancini's music from "Peter Gunn" hit the racks simultaneously with this episode. As a bow-tied hayseed from Springfield, Illinois, Gunn's ripe for picking by the female blackmailer (Mara Corday, a 1958 Playmate of the Month).
Season 1, Episode 27: Breakout30 March 1959
A phony priest totes a Bible into a prison cell and presents it to a convicted murderer (Frank DeKova, "The Untouchables" ). The hollow book contains a gun, which the killer uses to escape. Soon, Peter Gunn is hired by an accident victim cloaked in head bandages, to find his brother. At Mother's nightclub, while Edie chirps "Eisenhower's looks give me a thrill". Mother helps Gunn piece together that the missing "brother" is actually the escapee's robbery partner who kept the take, ducked the rap, and went to ground. The police join the hunt for the deceitful partner (H.M. Wynant, "Run of the Arrow").
6 April 1959
England 1945: Working late, an arrogant textile scientist assures the failing factory's owner, Gregory Spain, he'll soon perfect his long-promised miracle fabric. After the owner heads home, the scientist urges a homeless man he just hired on to sweep out his lab, to try on one of the scientist's own suits, then knocks the janitor out and blows up the factory with a bomb. After serving 14 years for insurance fraud and for murdering the scientist, the factory owner traces the scientist, who framed him, to the U.S., where Spain hires Peter Gunn to flush his quarry out into his gun-sights.
Season 1, Episode 29: Skin Deep13 April 1959
A knockout heiress is clubbed to death with a poker while flirting on the phone. Her uptight sister ('Katherine Bard') employs Gunn to locate her. The late extroverted heiress worked for a florist, apparently luring wealthy men, and had frequent-buyer status at a lonely hearts bureau. In a nightspot where guitarist Laurindo Almeida
is playing, Gunn digs up a tip on a gigolo working the missing sister.
20 April 1959
June Holton meets Michael Delak in his apartment. She refuses his sexual advances then a shot rings out killing Delak. The woman contacts Peter for assistance after someone tried to run her over. Gunn guesses there is more to the story and she finally admits witnessing the murder of Delak. She then admits she intended to kill Delak after his rejection of her sister led to her suicide. Gunn speaks to a number of people including Rector the newspaper man, all confirm Delak was extremely disliked and a known player of women's emotions. On Rector's suggestion Gunn goes to the apartment and is surprised by the gunman, a brief shootout occurs but the man escapes. Gunn confronts Rector who then admits to the murder triggered by his wife's affair with Delak
27 April 1959
Mr. Bowers booby-traps his basement, electrocuting his wife when she turns on an overhead bulb. Next, the widower ties the knot with a mousy heiress, Maggie, whom he has seduced. While Edie warbles "when the lights start lighting the town", Maggie's quibbling older sisters, one controlling and their other daffy, along with their pince-nezed attorney James Bond, drive to Mother's in her Model T to employ Gunn to investigate Bowers, whom they accurately suspect is only interested in Maggie's money. Gunn detects he's an ex-con blackmailer, but the new bride doesn't fret, although Bond warns her she'll be the next victim.
4 May 1959
B E Raleigh places something into a hidden wall safe before preparing for bed. As he rides a stair elevator an ax swings across in front of him almost sending him into cardiac arrest. Gunn arrives at the house at the request of Raleigh who explains he only has months to live, then shows Gunn a threatening letter from his nephew, Martin Raleigh, who had previously stolen money from Raleigh and gone to jail. Raleigh wants Martin found and stopped from completing his threat. Raleigh also explains his nephew was an accomplished guitarist. Talking to Raleigh's nurse, Gunn discovers Martin is concerned all his money will be left to Raleigh's assistant. While investigating the musician lead, Gunn gets a phone call in which Martin claims he's going to kill his uncle then himself. Treating the threat seriously Gunn races back to the house only to find Raleigh dead. Gunn continues his search, first locating Martin's rather odd girlfriend who gives Gunn Martin's address. Arriving he finds Martin dead, an apparent suicide. Gunn returns to Raleigh's house and surprises Mr. Collins, Raleigh's assistant. Gunn confronts him and accuses him of killing both men. Collins attacks Gunn. During the fight Collins falls in a letter opener and dies.
11 May 1959
A hearing-impaired man (Vic Perrin, Control Voice, "The Outer Limits") stabs a Chinese shop owner to death with a dagger, while Triad muscle go after a gorgeous dancer's fan, given to her for good luck. The dancer's fiancé (James Hong, the arrogant host of "The Chinese Restaurant," Seinfeld) hires Peter Gunn ("the king of finders-out") to change her luck. Is there a connection between the fan and the murderer, who adores The Green Dragon's star dancer ?
18 May 1959
Lt. Jacoby scurries out for a night rendezvous with a tipster, but it's a set-up, and he's wounded by gangsters, so Peter Gunn leaps into the case. 2 real informants talk to Gunn, but one is killed, the other scared off. The incorruptible Lt. Jacoby was up for promotion - could police be involved in the shootings ?
25 May 1959
Louise Reardon (Mary Alan Hokanson) is a wheelchair-bound woman with no enemies --but somebody lures her to a window as a sniper's target. The only obvious suspect is Joe Scully (Wesley Lau), an ex-convict who is her nurse and has been named in her will. But Louise, barely alive, hires Gunn to clear him.
Season 1, Episode 36: Vendetta1 June 1959
Two men arrive at a closed restaurant. They ask one of the people inside if they are Edie Hart (Peter's girlfriend) she confirms her identity and is shot with a warning "Tell Peter the 3 years are up" Gunn visits Edie in hospital and promises to allow the police to take of the case. Gunn then visits Lieutenant Jacoby, also in hospital recovering from a broken leg. Jacoby tells Gunn of a message from a recently released prisoner, Max Greko "Three years" apparently referring to his jail term that Gunn helped bring about. Gunn decides to go after Greko, Jacoby warns him he thinks it is a trap. Through his sources he finds Greko waiting for him at the River warehouse. He is attacked by one of Greko's henchmen, who he shoots and wounds moments before being arrested. Jacoby warns Gunn to get out of the way of the investigation and allow the police to do their job. Gunn heads for home but is attacked by yet another of Greko's henchmen who takes him to meet Greko. In short order a fist fight breaks out and Gunn eventually knocks Greko out
Season 1, Episode 37: The Coffin8 June 1959
Gunn is hired to deliver the body of a man's dead son to him in Mexico.
15 June 1959
Luther Russ, a famous painter wakes to find two men breaking into his house to steal artwork. He confronts them only to be shot dead. A woman visits Gunn insisting he recover one of the stolen paintings. She has a theory the theft was the beginning of a blackmail attempt. She is a married woman having an affair with Russ. Gunn contacts Walter, a local dealer who was very familiar with Russ's work. Following up on a lead he finds his way to a waterside warehouse. He meets the men who have the paintings; Gunn discovers the mysterious woman is Elsa Keys, wife of State Senator. Peter then is made aware known gangster Frankie Barber is behind the blackmail attempt. The criminals decide to let Barber and Gunn bid on the painting. The deal goes wrong and a gun battle breaks out. The two criminals are killed but Barber and Gunn escape only to drive into a police roadblock. Barber is arrested and Gunn retrieves the painting
Season 2, Episode 1: Protection21 September 1959
Thugs are terrorizing business people with their protection racket. When they drop in to Mother's, Mother tells them to take a hike. After the thugs return and trash her place, Peter Gunn tracks down the boss of the protection racket with the help of an old friend nicknamed "The Owl."
Season 2, Episode 2: Crisscross28 September 1959
A bank manager robs his own bank after disabling everyone with knockout gas. When the manager's co-conspirator escapes to Italy with the money, Gunn is hired to track the man down.
5 October 1959
A man asks Peter Gunn to find his daughter who recently got out of prison after serving a stretch for four years for involvement in a robbery. Complicating Gunn's investigation is the fact that other people are also interested in the daughter's whereabouts, including her accomplice who she never identified after being caught.
Season 2, Episode 4: The Comic12 October 1959
Danny Holland, a paranoid stand-up comedian (played by Shelley Berman) is convinced that his wife of six years is trying to kill him. He hires Peter Gunn to investigate, but Gunn gets a completely opposite view of the marriage from the wife when he confronts her with her husband's fears.
19 October 1959
A man takes out a contract on himself, so his family can collect on his life insurance policy, but when his money troubles suddenly disappear, he hires Peter Gunn to find and stop the hitman before he makes the hit.
26 October 1959
Gunn takes on a murderous gang of juvenile delinquents.
2 November 1959
After a midway shooting gallery employee realizes that some of the prize dolls are being used for a sinister purpose, he asks Gunn for protection. His request is not as simple as it seems.
Season 2, Episode 8: Kidnap16 November 1959
Peter Gunn has two questions: Where is Lieutenant Jacoby, and who kidnapped him?
Season 2, Episode 9: The Rifle23 November 1959
A Hungarian gunsmith who is designing a rifle, ostensibly to help underground freedom fighters in his own country, flees to the States to continue work on his project. He hires Gunn to protect him because "they [meaning Communists] have people everywhere." It turns out that the Commie agents are much closer to the man than he realizes.
Season 2, Episode 10: The Game30 November 1959
Peter Gunn learns that The Game is an insurance company that practices paying thieves off to recover the stolen loot because it's cheaper than settling a claim at full value.
7 December 1959
Two inmates break out of prison. First item on their agenda: Kill Peter Gunn.
14 December 1959
Gunn is hired by a woman to follow her "husband," but it turns out that this man is actually her partner in crime. Gunn's investigation leads to the local tax commissioner who is worried about the "lies" contained in a missing suitcase which will implicate him in scandal. This episode is a wacky mixture of suspense and comedy, including a scene where the woman ends up in Gunn's apartment dressed in his pajamas, just as Edie comes knocking at the door!
21 December 1959
The dean of an all-girls school hires Gunn after a series of mysterious occurrences on campus, including a bell ringing after not being heard for 20 years and the electrical power suddenly going off and on. One of the co-eds has hot pants for Gunn, but also for one of the professors, who is a major suspect.
28 December 1959
Gunn is hired by the wife of a prominent lawyer who is convinced that her husband and his mistress are plotting to kill her. Complicating matters is the mistress's connection to a local mobster.
Season 2, Episode 15: Hot Money4 January 1960
After a body is found in one of his dryers, laundromat owner Louis Anza hires Gunn to make a deal for him to return $1,000,000 he and a partner stole eight months ago. The body in the dryer was his partner and he's scared he'll be next.
11 January 1960
The wife of a successful businessman hires Gunn to investigate after someone takes a shot at her husband. The prime suspect is the husband's former business partner who he abandoned during a mine collapse years before.
Season 2, Episode 17: The Grudge18 January 1960
Gunn is called in by Lt. Jacoby to deal with a psychotic bomber who has escaped from a mental institution and is threatening to cause major damage unless the mayor kills himself.
25 January 1960
An alcoholic hires Gunn to keep him off the sauce for 12 hours so he can sober up and put on a good appearance for his daughter, who is arriving on a plane the next day.
1 February 1960
Cliffie Thomas hires Pete to protect him from recently convicted and even more recently escaped Al Brenners. Cliffie was blinded 10 years ago by Brenners and Vic Stringer. The police think Brenners left town, but Cliffie knows otherwise because he knows Stringer has visited his newsstand a couple times. Cliffie figures Brenners and Stringer will kill him because wherever Stringer is, Brenners can't be far away. Peter Gunn is Cliffie's key to remaining alive.
Season 2, Episode 20: Sentenced8 February 1960
Peter Gunn is convicted and sentenced to death for a bank robbery/murder he did not commit. After sentencing and before Gunn is delivered to prison, Lt. Jacoby asks to see him in his office. Gunn escapes and desperately looks for clues to what really happened.
Season 2, Episode 21: The Hunt15 February 1960
The local Syndicate heads pay a hitman to eliminate Peter Gunn.Despite being tipped off by Jacoby,Gunn is kidnapped and driven out to an abandoned mine to be killed.
29 February 1960
A Hollywood movie company comes to town to shoot a film.When a bit player is killed the police shut down the production.Gunn is hired by the Producer to find out what happened.
7 March 1960
Gunn is hired by a broken down musician to find his wife.She is supposed to be dead.Gunn discovers the truth does involve death.
14 March 1960
An old-style Mob Boss,who has recently returned from prison,hires Gunn to find out who wants him dead.His reason for wanting to know is more than it would seem.
21 March 1960
A man is paid to take the blame for the murder of his boss' wife and as part of the plan he hires Gunn to look into the death.Gunn finds evidence linking the man to the crime but it seems too pat-especially to Jacoby.
28 March 1960
Gunn is hired by a woman who is afraid her husband may kill her. When the husband, a famous musician, is found dead, the wife is the chief suspect - but the circumstances seem "out of key" to Gunn.
Season 2, Episode 27: The Dummy4 April 1960
Gunn looks into the killing of a famous ventriloquist who's dummy is missing. One of the clues is especially baffling-the man would only work & live where there were two ways in and out.
11 April 1960
Peter Gunn is hired by the local Syndicate Boss (who once put out a contract on Gunn) to find out who is killing Mob members.Gunn only takes the job to avoid a gang war,which could end up with innocent citizens being caught in the crossfire.
18 April 1960
A Prison Warden asks Gunn to help in the rehabilitation of a veteran bank heist planner by escorting the man to his daughter's wedding.When the man disappears on the trip back to prison,Gunn and Jacoby know what is going to happen-a bank heist!
25 April 1960
A teacher working after regular school hours finds a female student dead in the gym locker room. He is presumed to be a murderer by the irate citizenry and, worried about his life and reputation,he contacts Peter Gunn for help.
2 May 1960
Gunn is hired by a lawyer to help get evidence against a female blackmailer. The woman is found dead, an apparent suicide; the death is tied to the murder of her neighbor, an elderly woman happened to be at her own window at the wrong time.
9 May 1960
Gunn is tipped;the soon-to-be visiting Governor will be assassinated.When the rumor is shared with Lt. Jacoby,there is a doubt as to the validity of this information since it comes from Gunn's "coterie of misguided souls".Further investigation is even more puzzling-a gun is found but no sniper.
16 May 1960
Gunn is hired by a mystery woman to deliver a briefcase. A bigger mystery is what is in the briefcase and who will kill to get it? Lt. Jacoby and Gunn find the answers involve a "dead" man.
23 May 1960
Gunn is hired by a wealthy businessman to deter the man's son (an amateur detective) from trying to solve the case of a Investment Counselor who disappeared with a suitcase of money-and who murdered a cop and a Securities Investigator.The self-assured,yet bumbling,budding detective is unaware of the danger.
30 May 1960
Gunn is hired by the District Attorney,whose son is the chief suspect in the murder of a pretty gold-digger.Gunn is to find out the truth,one way or the other.The fact that she was once the girlfriend of a local mobster may/may not be a clue.
6 June 1960
A man is killed by a sniper with a crossbow. Gunn has a client with a criminal record, an upper-crust clientele sensitive to scandal, and a collection of weapons that used to include a crossbow. It was stolen and the client, Copeland (Henry Daniell), wants Gunn to find the killer before the police find Copeland. There are three more killings, including one at the house of a judge whose groundskeeper Karl (George Kennedy) controls a large unfriendly dog. Question: how did the killer get past the dog?
13 June 1960
Gunn's job is to remove a gangster from a wealthy man's mansion. The millionaire's wacky daughter had an ex-mob boss paroled to her and now he is using the estate as a base of operations to rub out his enemies and regain power.
Season 2, Episode 38: Baby Shoes27 June 1960
A perplexed Gunn has a baby dumped on his doorstep. He finds the father is scheduled to testify against a crime czar who is hiding out until all witnesses are killed. Gunn sets himself up as a target to draw the mobster out into the open.
3 October 1960
A sleepy passenger on a late night bus witnesses a man in a second story apartment strangling a woman. When a police investigation finds nothing,the man hires Gunn to find the killer-before the killer finds him.
10 October 1960
Gunn is called late at night by a man who tells him:"hurry, come to my house. There is going to be a murder-mine". As Gunn arrives there is a gunshot and he and the man's wife find her husband dead, an apparent suicide. However the wife is suspicious and hires Gunn to follow a suspect-all the way to Rio de Janiero.
17 October 1960
A gourmand gangster blows up his rival and a gourmet restaurant at the same time. The restaurant's cordon bleu owner helps Edie open her own supper club ("Edie's") and in return Gunn teams up with him to bring the mobster to justice.
24 October 1960
A dying millionaire hires Gunn to deliver a large donation to an oddball candidate for governor. The candidate can't hold onto the donations he already has-Gunn and Jacoby help him when his campaign manager is assassinated.
31 October 1960
A prisoner brought to court for sentencing somehow has gotten a gun and kills the judge before being killed himself.Lt. Jacoby is assigned to investigate the case and his interested friend Peter Gunn helps by using his network of informants.
7 November 1960
Fearing he will be next,a theft-gang boss tries to hire Gunn to find out who is killing off his men.Peter Gunn turns him down but is framed for the man's eventual murder.Lt. Jacoby and Gunn have one essential clue to the real killer-he has a punch like a sledgehammer.
14 November 1960
A race horse owner hires Gunn to find out who murdered his longtime trainer. The main suspect, a horse-race fixer,wants to hire Peter Gunn too-to prove he didn't do it. Meanwhile, one of Gunn's "sleazy acquaintances" furnishes leads to other suspects including an ex-circus strongman and a crippled jockey.
21 November 1960
When an ex-racketeer is murdered,his brother asks Gunn to protect him before he's next.Peter Gunn arrives too late but before dieing the man identifies a deported mobster as being the killer.Tipped as to where the mobster's old girlfriend is working,Gunn starts the manhunt.
28 November 1960
A convicted man being escorted to prison via the train is freed by a confederate.The man's wife contacts Gunn-to hire him to recapture her husband.Due to him believing she tipped the police and caused his arrest,she fears her husband will kill her.
5 December 1960
A young singing sensation is in town performing at a local nightclub.The manager of the singer hires Gunn,a WWII buddy of his,to deal with a blackmailer who knows about the "youthful indiscretions" of his client.The coinciding attack on the club's Hatcheck Girl leads to the solution.
12 December 1960
Gunn is asked by an old-time, fellow private eye to find out who killed his partner-before he is next. The murdered detective had been investigating a three-year-old,unsolved $500,000 bank truck heist. Lt. Jacoby suspects a polished hood but has no proof.
Season 3, Episode 12: Sepi19 December 1960
A young boy "pays" Gunn to protect his father from unknown men who beat him up. After Gunn starts to investigate,the boy denies needing help and when the father is found he denies having a son. The key to the case lies with the boy's "Aunt and Uncle".
26 December 1960
An eccentric employee hatches a plan to force the bank he works at to institute a pension plan-he steals all the cash in the vault and won't return it until they agree. Meanwhile, a local mobster reads about the story and decides to kidnap the man and take the money for himself.
2 January 1961
After one of three bank robbers in a $200,000 heist is captured, Lt. Jacoby and the station police are distracted by a visiting dignitary and the prisoner escapes. Gunn is asked to use his "friends" to find a lead to the missing man. When found, the plan is to follow him to his two associates-and the money.
9 January 1961
A hard-case who Peter Gunn helped send to prison for five years is paroled.He immediately calls Gunn and lets him know he's "on his way and you have very little time to live".Ignoring Lt. Jacoby's suggestion to leave town,Gunn has a scheme to fight it out on his own turf-but ends up in the cemetery.
16 January 1961
A man hires Gunn to find his brother,who mentioned in his most recent letter being in an obscure South American country.Lt. Jacoby is treated to a "vacation" by Gunn and goes along to look for the man.They find the natives are not hospitable nor the vacation very restful.
Season 3, Episode 17: Blind Item23 January 1961
A newspaper gossip column item leads to a noted author hiring Gunn to look into the possibility that his wife is having an affair. Before he can get started on the case, the author is murdered and Gunn decides to find the killer. He begins by investigating the wife - who has more than one man in her life.
30 January 1961
Sgt. Davis is accused of fatally shooting an unarmed derelict. Lt. Jacoby asks Gunn to help investigate the case and clear Davis. Davis claims he has been framed, possibly by an important hood he recently helped convict of mugging and murder.
13 February 1961
A now wealthy ex-showgirl girlfriend of Edie has a son who asks Gunn to look into the background of his mother's new husband.The boy has uncanny ESP and "knows" his mother will be murdered.Nonetheless,Gunn is skeptical-until the new "father" has the boy put in an asylum.
20 February 1961
The wife of an old friend asks Gunn to find her husband who has disappeared and whom the police are looking for.He is the chief suspect in the murder of a witness against a top mobster.Her husband used to work for the hood and Lt. Jacoby suspects there is still a connection.
27 February 1961
A singer, who fifteen years before was found Not Guilty in the questionable shooting death of her gangster husband, hires Gunn to help with a blackmailer. Her psychiatrist has been robbed of tapes made during analysis which detail the incident and which will reveal the true story.
6 March 1961
A swimming Instructor stands idly by while a female pupil drowns. He hires Gunn to find out why. The man cannot understand exactly what happened and what his actions were but he's about to be charged with Manslaughter by the D.A.. Gunn is somewhat cynical but agrees to investigate the seemingly open-and-shut case.
13 March 1961
A boxer on the comeback trail has an assassination attempt made on his life. Gunn becomes involved when a pickpocket friend of his "finds" a clue to the plot. As Gunn noses around he finds that the boxers' ex-wife, Manager and owner among others may have been involved in the incident.
20 March 1961
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. The cabby tells his friend Gunn about what happened and this leads into the search for a girl who is "trying to get lost". She is a witness against a top hood and is on his hit list.
27 March 1961
A Mexican immigrant's son is accused of killing a drug dealer. Lt. Jacoby feels the young man had a motive and the opportunity to have committed the crime. Gunn, an old friend of the father,looks into the case. The family business plays a part in the truth of what happened.
3 April 1961
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.
10 April 1961
A racketeer is beaten to death and a woman hires Gunn to find out if her old flame, a Korean War hero,was responsible. Lt. Jacob knows the man,who has been an out-patient for being manic-depressive for years. Meanwhile, a fellow mobster is worried he may be blamed for the kill and wants to force Gunn to clear his name.
24 April 1961
The biggest Racket Man in town is out on bail and "blows up". Or did he? In order to get back the $100,000 he put up as security, the hoods' Bail Bondsman hires Gunn to find out one way or the other. A derelict who disappeared with a $90,000 winning Irish Sweepstakes ticket may figure in the case.
1 May 1961
A Mystery Woman is an admirer of Peter Gunn-and she kills to prove it.The first kill is when a hood who swore revenge against Gunn is released from prison.Then the hood's brother turns up dead.Gunn must prove he's not the killer and try to find out who is-before the gangster father of the brood comes after him.
8 May 1961
Gunn "gives a little back" and goes to Acapulco, Mexico to look for a woman spotted down there recently by his friend. The woman is supposed to be dead and her husband is currently in the news-he has used up his last appeal and is very shortly to be executed for her murder.
15 May 1961
Still in Acapulco, Gunn is hired by a agent to keep an eye on his client-an old-time star making a comeback movie. The actor may end up going back on the bottle if his nerves get the best of him due to the director constantly badgering him. When the actor disappears the question is did he run away or was he kidnapped?
22 May 1961
About to leave Acapulco, Gunn surprises an intruder in his hotel room and despite the man escaping shoots him. Local police determine the man is a Mob hitman from Gunn's hometown. Later, Jacoby upon hearing the man's name rushes to Acapulco. The hitman is known to be on the trail of a key witness against a top U.S. Mobster.
29 May 1961
Still in Acapulco, due largely in part to Lt. Jacoby's bad sunburn, Gunn is asked by the local police (Lt. Vasquez) to help with the investigation into the near assassination of a U.S. diplomat's son. The emotional problems of the boy, the victims of a car wreck and a debt to a gambler are leads to a possible suspect.
5 June 1961
Back from Mexico,one of Gunn's "associates" tips him to a "suicidal type" woman. Gunn ends up saving her life and then pursues the case out of curiosity. Finding and saving her a second time, Gunn is shot. Afterward, a punk hood tied to the woman turns up missing and Jacoby investigates the lady.
12 June 1961
A golf pro, due to marry a socialite, is blamed for a hit-and-run death. He is not guilty but has no verifiable alibi. Gunn is hired and finds the golf pro's auto mechanic is part of a chain connected to a gambler who holds IOU's involving the socialite's brother-who does not approve of his sister's upcoming marriage.
Season 3, Episode 36: Voodoo19 June 1961
A dying white man from Haiti comes to the city and hires Gunn to find out why he, his wife and his farm are having trouble. Gunn travels to Haiti to find out if Negro voodoo is the cause or something more tangible-like the local Sugar King. Due to reluctant local police cooperation, Gunn may be stymied.
26 June 1961
An insurance company hires Peter Gunn to determine the ownership of $500,000 worth of jewels, which may have been stolen. They were discovered by the police in the apartment of a murdered man who's wife now has laid claim to them. Oddly, a bookie who cannot be found could figure in the solution of the case.
18 September 1961
Gunn is hired by a reclusive billionaire to recover documents stolen by the man's recent girlfriend. After finding the lady has been strangled and then awakening from a conk on the head to find the billionaire's Assistant dead, Gunn sneaks back into his client's mansion knowing full well who is behind everything.
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