Peter Gunn: Season 2, Episode 9

The Rifle (23 Nov. 1959)

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A Hungarian gunsmith who is designing a rifle, ostensibly to help underground freedom fighters in his own country, flees to the States to continue work on his project. He hires Gunn to ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Craig Stevens ...
Lola Albright ...
Herschel Bernardi ...
Minerva Urecal ...
Mother (credit only)
Wolfe Barzell ...
Janos Kolanski
Edit Angold ...
Anna Erlich
Paul Comi ...
William Erlich
Howard Ledig ...
Irwin Berke ...
Cab Driver
Bill Chadney ...
Funeral Director
First Henchman (as Joe Ruskin)
Sol Gorss ...
Second Henchman (as Saul Gorss)


A Hungarian gunsmith who is designing a rifle, ostensibly to help underground freedom fighters in his own country, flees to the States to continue work on his project. He hires Gunn to protect him because "they [meaning Communists] have people everywhere." It turns out that the Commie agents are much closer to the man than he realizes. Written by mister-mike

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23 November 1959 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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Based on a "Richard Diamond" radio program with the same title. See more »


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Written by Henry Mancini, Jay Livingston and Ray Evans
Performed by Lola Albright
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Gunn and the Reds
20 October 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

PETER GUNN – The Rifle - 1959

This is episode 47 from the 1958 to 61 P.I. series, PETER GUNN. Craig Stevens headlines as the hard as nails detective who always dresses with style. Regulars in the series are Minerva Urecal as the owner of MOTHER'S jazz club, and Lola Albright. Albright plays Stevens' squeeze, Edie Hart, who is the club singer at, MOTHER'S.

Peter Gunn (Craig Stevens) is hired by an Iron Curtain escapee to work as a bodyguard,. The man, Wolf Brazell, is a gunsmith who is working on a new automatic rifle. The Reds want back Brazell and his plans. Red types, Joseph Ruskin and Sol Gorss put the grab on Stevens when they can't reach Brazell. They give the P.I. a working over in the hope that Stevens will help. Of course Stevens does not take kindly to the fist in the face routine and turns the tables on the two commies.

Plenty of red herrings in this tale as Stevens is drawn deeper into the affair. More gun play is needed to finally settle the matter in Stevens and Brazell's favour.

A decent Gunn episode with the mandatory amount of snappy remarks mixed in with the violence.

George Stevens Jr is the director here. His father, George Stevens is well known to film fans as the man who directed, GUNGA DIN, A PLACE IN THE SUN, THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, GIANT and SHANE. (b/w)

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