The cases of a stylishly cool private detective.

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Blake Edwards
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gunn for Hire See more »

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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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Trivia

The pianist who played the well known piano portion of the "Peter Gunn Theme" was future film composer John Williams. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Monty Python's Flying Circus: The Buzz Aldrin Show (1970) See more »

Soundtracks

Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Music by Bob Russell and Duke Ellington
Performed by Lola Albright, vocal; John Williams, piano; Larry Bunker, vibes.
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mr. cool
13 January 1999 | by smoothie-4See all my reviews

although i didn't get to see pete do his thing when the show originally aired from 1958-61 i have thoroughly enjoyed watching the released episodes on homevideo.peter gunn has the smoothest demeanor about the cases he works,but when he gets riled,look out.he can spar with the best of them.i'm sure it helps his image to be dating the pretty night club singer at the local scene called mothers.this way,it doesn't seem like he's just a hood bustin machine,but also a loverboy on the side.henry mancini does wonders for this show with its slick "crime jazz" that sets the tone at the beginning of each episode.i recommend anyone who is into police or detective stories to get into pete if they haven't already.


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