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Peter Gunn 

The cases of a stylishly cool private detective.

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Blake Edwards
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Nominated for 8 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Craig Stevens ...  Peter Gunn 114 episodes, 1958-1961
Herschel Bernardi ...  Lieutenant Jacoby 102 episodes, 1958-1961
Lola Albright ...  Edie Hart 84 episodes, 1958-1961
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Storyline

Filmed in a film noir atmosphere and featuring Henry Mancini music that could tell you the action with your eyes closed, Peter Gunn worked in style. Known as Pete to his friends and simply as Gunn to his enemies, he did his job in a calm cool way. He got his tips and cautions from Lieutenant Jacoby, a coffee drinking pal from the police. Also providing tips was "Mother" of her self-titled nightclub. Working at the nightclub as a singer was Edie Hart, his girlfriend. Written by Mathias Banner <mathias@datawise.net>

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gunn for Hire See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Spartan Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(114 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Sponsored by Bristol-Myers. See more »

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Referenced in How I Met Your Mother: The Rough Patch (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

The Floater
Music by Henry Mancini
Featuring Robert Bain, guitar soloist ; Larry Bunker, vibes
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Wonderful not out-dated and never predictable
25 April 2014 | by roguegeniusSee all my reviews

I have been watching this show. I barely remember it from my childhood days due to it being a bit racy for its time. Mostly, I just remember the great Henry Mancini theme song. However, the plots are very entertaining even in today's time. In fact, unlike many of today's crime shows, which usually last an hour (including commercial time), most drag out showing parts of this and that which really do not move the plot along well, in Peter Gunn, the short 30 minute slot is generally packed with interesting scenes and is generally unpredictable until the very end. The acting is superb by nearly every cast member in every episode. Except for the cars on the street and the wonderful jazz scores and scenes, there is so little to make this show out-dated. Most of the actions that occur could still occur today (if you discount some technology like everyone having a cell phone and being to get information on the internet). The show is in B&W but the show is so gritty the lack of color actually gives it a good film noir feel. It is really a shame that Craig Stevens (Peter Gunn) has not even been given a Star on the Walk of Fame. If you are a fan of gritty crime shows and a lover of good jazz, this is a series you do not want to pass up.


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