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 ...
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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
A great intro...which doesn't seem to have a lot to do with the rest of the show.
This show begins with an introduction very reminiscent of the famous St. Valentine's Day Massacre. A mobster and his entourage in a car are stopped by cops. However, these are not real policemen and they soon open fire--killing everyone in the vehicle.
Soon, a mobster (interestingly, played by Gavin MacLeod) is putting a lot of pressure on 'Mother'--a nightclub owner who is friends with Peter Gunn (Craig Stevens). And, since he likes Mother, Gunn agrees to take the case without pay. Now a weakness of the show is that there is no suspense--you KNOW the baddie is MacLeod and you know how he enforces his will. What isn't so apparent is that one of his henchman (Jack Weston) is a weak link in the organization. How will Gunn exploit this?
This is a pretty typical episode of "Peter Gunn"--it's stylish, with great music and a plethora of 1950s hipsters. Pretty exciting but a bit rushed because the show is only 30 minutes.
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