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"Peter Gunn" The Vicious Dog (1958)

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TV Series:
Original Air Date:
6 October 1958 (Season 1, Episode 3)
When newspaper editor George Walker is viciously attacked by a German shepherd, he calls on Peter Gunn to find out why... See more » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Craig Stevens ... Peter Gunn

Lola Albright ... Edie Hart
Hope Emerson ... Mother
Herschel Bernardi ... Lieutenant Jacoby
Virginia Christine ... Nancy Davis
Paul Dubov ... Carl Kane

J. Pat O'Malley ... Homer Tweed
Tyler McVey ... George Walker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Oscar Blank ... Hobo Listening to Poetry (uncredited)
Byron Kane ... Barney (uncredited)
Mathew McCue ... Hobo Listening to Poetry (uncredited)
Frank Mills ... Hobo Listening to Poetry (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
David Orrick McDearmon  (as David O. McDearmon)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Blake Edwards  creator
Blake Edwards  written by

Produced by
Blake Edwards .... producer
Gordon Oliver .... executive producer
Original Music by
Henry Mancini 
Cinematography by
Arthur E. Arling  (as Arthur Arling)
Film Editing by
Patrick McCormack 
Art Direction by
Philip Barber  (as Phil Barber)
Alexander Golitzen  (as Alex Golitzen)
Set Decoration by
H. Web Arrowsmith  (as Webb Arrowsmith)
Russell A. Gausman 
Makeup Department
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
Production Management
Jack McEdward .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Holland .... assistant director (as Bill Holland)
Sound Department
Leslie I. Carey .... sound
Corson Jowett .... sound
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Sydney LaVine .... wardrobe coordinator
Don Richards .... wardrobe: Mr. Stevens
Music Department
Milt Bernhart .... musician: trombone
Larry Bunker .... musician: vibes
Carl Fortina .... musician: accordion soloist
Conrad Gozzo .... musician: trumpet
Robert Bain .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Rolly Bundock .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Gene Cipriano .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Bones Howe .... music recording engineer (uncredited)
Ronnie Lang .... musician: saxophone (uncredited)
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Ted Nash .... musician: alto saxaphone (uncredited)
Jack Sperling .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Other crew
Byron Kane .... assistant to producer

Series Crew
These people are regular crew members. Were they in this episode?
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Blake Edwards  creator

Sound Department
Jim Bullock .... supervising sound editor
Production CompaniesDistributorsOther Companies
  • Emerson's  wardrobe: Miss Albright (as Emeson's)

Additional Details

Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Just shoot the thing!, 28 November 2013
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

I felt that "The Vicious Dog" was a rather weak episode of "Peter Gunn". This is because there is a huge plot problem--which I'll be explaining in a bit.

The show begins with a guy being attacked back a well-trained German Shepard. It tears him to pieces and runs away--not killing the guy but certainly making him have a bad day. The mauling victim is a friend of Peter Gunn's and asks Peter (Craig Stevens) to investigate who did this and why.

This seemed like a weak episode because at any time, any of the mobsters in the show could have easily just shot the dog. Sure, it's an attack dog, but Peter Gunn (with an emphasis on GUNn) and his friends surely would have a weapon and dispatch this beast very quickly. Because of this, using the creature is novel but doesn't exactly make sense. Now I am a dog owner and lover but still--just shoot the beastie!!

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