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.





Episode complete credited cast:
Hope Emerson ...
Herschel Bernardi ...
Patricia Powell ...
Sally Norris
Leigh Whipper ...
Carlo Fiore ...
Streetcar Jones
Carlyle Mitchell ...
George Norris


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.

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murder | lawyer | jazz club | blackmail | See All (4) »


Action | Mystery | Crime | Drama




Release Date:

29 September 1958 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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[first lines]
Lodi: Thank you. And now for exponents of the new sound, The Big Guy presents for his final performance the man who has found some strange and exciting ways to wander from the tonic to the dominant chord in the company of minor sevenths - Martin Swift!
[the stage curtain is pulled back revealing a jazz musician who falls off his chair with a knife in his back]
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Peter Gunn
Music by Henry Mancini
Henry Mancini and His Orchestra; John Williams, piano; Robert Bain, guitar; Jack Sperling, drums; Rolly Bundock, bass; Larry Bunker, vibes; Richard Nash, Milt Bernhart, trombone; Pete Candoli, Conrad Gozzo', trumpet; Ted Nash, alto sax; Ronnie Lang, baritone sax; Gene Cipriano, flute.
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Like, Crazy, Man; You Dig?
20 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode is full of jive talk of the late '50s. The ironic thing is, many of the words are still being used today frequently, like "like" where it shouldn't be and "cool," which never seems to go out of style.


No, "crazy" means "cool," too, but is one of the expressions not used in years. Anyway, this story involves jazz musicians so you get a lot of the hip lingo. "Streetcar Jones" sounds a lot like "Maynard G. Krebs," if you're old enough to remember him, too.

"Streetcar" is the prime suspect of a murder of a fellow jazz artist. The victim was not well-liked by any of his peers, though, so the killer could be anyone. However, since he didn't up a struggle, the guess is that he's a fellow musician, someone he wouldn't turn his back on. I don't want to ruin it by saying how it exactly was, or even if it was a musician.

Leigh Whipper was fun to watch as the goateed jazzman "Lodi," This was his last acting role. The man was 82 years old when he played this part!! He came close to living 100 years.

Carlo Fiore, who played "Streetcar," had a limited career and had drug problems for decades. This role was perfect for him. For a guy with such a short acting career, he has a long and interesting biography here on IMDb.

Suffice to say this a fun episode to both hear and see. Ya "dig?"

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