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 ... See full summary »

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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. Written by David Bassler

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22 September 1958 (USA)  »

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In this episode (the first of season one), Mother's Place is trashed. The same thing happens in the first episode of season two. See more »

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Peter Gunn: Nice guy, Emmett. You could do worse.
Edie Hart: I always do.
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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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Weaker Entry in a Groundbreaking Series
28 February 2016 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

Hallmarks of the groundbreaking series are present in this initial entry—the bang-up hook, the cool jazz scene at Mother's, clever banter with Edie and Jacoby, plus noirish light and shadow, and last but not least, exotic characters like gender-bending Mother. The episode itself is spottier than usual with gaps in the narrative as though editing was looser than usual. For example, head gangster, Fallon (a top-billed Mac Leod), hardly appears at all. (Did he drop out of production for some reason. That might explain problems with continuity.) Nonetheless, that explosion had me under the chair. It's the entry's centerpiece and a real lulu. Anyway, an old- time racketeer is gunned down and his successor is squeezing Mother for money. Naturally, Pete takes a dim view of this and goes after the big guy through one of his nervous underlings (Weston). All in all, it's a sub-standard episode but with the clear promise of better things to come.


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