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"Peter Gunn" The Feathered Doll (1959)

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Original Air Date:
2 November 1959 (Season 2, Episode 7)
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Plot:
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. | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Craig Stevens ... Peter Gunn

Lola Albright ... Edie Hart

Herschel Bernardi ... Lieutenant Jacoby

Minerva Urecal ... Mother (credit only)

Eddie Firestone ... Ed Wilkens

John Marley ... Jake Curlan
Tom Holland ... Bart Kendall

Peggy Maley ... Ann

Emile Meyer ... Scratch
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Gordon Mitchell ... Sideshow Strongman (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Boris Sagal 
 
Writing credits
Lewis Reed (teleplay) and
Tony Barrett (teleplay)

Blake Edwards (story)

Blake Edwards (creator)

Produced by
Blake Edwards .... producer
Byron Kane .... associate producer
Gordon Oliver .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Henry Mancini 
 
Cinematography by
Philip H. Lathrop  (as Philip Lathrop)
 
Film Editing by
Patrick McCormack 
 
Art Direction by
Philip Barber  (as Phil Barber)
George W. Davis 
 
Set Decoration by
H. Web Arrowsmith 
Henry Grace 
 
Production Management
Terence Nelson .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wilson Shyer .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor (as Frank Milton)
 
Stunts
Dick Crockett .... stunt supervisor
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Norma Funk .... wardrobe coordinator
Sydney LaVine .... wardrobe coordinator
Don Richards .... wardrobe: Mr. Stevens
 
Music Department
Shelly Manne .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Al Schmitt .... music recording engineer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Betty A. Griffin .... dialogue director (as Betty Abbott)
Fritz Miller .... title designer
Frank Murphy .... title designer
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
30 min
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Sharp looking episode!, 12 October 2013
Author: gordonl56 from Canada

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

PETER GUNN –The Feathered Doll – 1959

This is episode 45 of the 1958 to 1961 P.I. series, PETER GUNN. Craig Stevens headlines as the hard as nails detective who is always dressed with style. Regulars in the series are Minerva Urecal as the owner of, MOTHER'S jazz club, and Lola Albright as Stevens' squeeze, Edie Hart. Albright is also the club singer at, MOTHER'S.

In this one, P.I. Peter Gunn (Craig Stevens) is called in to look into a possible smuggling crew working out of shooting gallery. The gallery is located on a waterfront amusement pier. Matters grow complicated when a Police undercover Detective is stabbed to death. Now both Stevens and his friend, Police Lt Herschel Bernardi, are on the case.

The crew, led by John Marley move heroin into the country in special cupie dolls brought in from Mexico. The "special" dolls are given out as prizes in the shooting gallery. The ones with the dope of course go to the mob contact in town.

One of the shooting gallery employees, Eddie Firestone had lifted one of the special dolls for himself. Inside was $100,000 is heroin. This is what started the whole series of events that unfold. The undercover is killed, one of the mob guys gets the same treatment and Firestone is likewise ventilated. Gang leader Marley gets a nice vacation up river on the State's dime.

Also in the mix in this episode are, Peggy Maley as Firestone's girl and Emile Meyers. Meyers does a great guest bit as one of Stevens' underworld informants. Myers delivers one of the best lines in the episode. He is an ex-forger who got jail time for trying to pass fake $17,000 bills. "Math was never my strong suit" Meyer tells Stevens.

This is a well done bit of entertainment, with plenty of violence, snappy dialogue, great music and outstanding black and white cinematography.

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