Peter Gunn: Season 1, Episode 32

The Family Affair (4 May 1959)

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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 putting him into cardiac arrest. Gunn ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Craig Stevens ...
Lola Albright ...
Hope Emerson ...
Alan Hewitt ...
Mr. Collins
B.E. Raleigh
Reggie Nalder ...
Bek Nelson ...
Virginia Carter
Miss Kelvin
Bill Chadney ...


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 putting 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, he finally 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 ... Written by glen_chapman <>

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Action | Mystery | Crime | Drama





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4 May 1959 (USA)  »

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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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Good Ending To DVD Set
8 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

An elderly man, whose days are numbered due to heart problems, contacts Gunn. The old man was almost killed the night before by something that was made to look like an accident. He shows Gunn a threatening note from his nephew who was just released from jail and has a vendetta of sorts against his uncle (the elderly man).

While asking questions about the nephew (who is a guitar player) at Mother's, Pete gets a call from the man who tells him "I am going to shoot the old man whether you try to stop me or else...and I'm then going to shoot myself."

Gunn rushes over the old man's house, hears shots, runs in and sees the old man dead. Suspects include not only the nephew but the three people who lived in the house: the male secretary, the nurse and the butler.

The ending scene has perhaps the most intense fight between Gunn and an adversary than was seen all season. A dramatic and fitting ending to the first season, at least the 32 episodes available on DVD. The last six episodes of season one were not included, for some, reason on Vols 1 and 2.

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