A young boy "pays" Gunn to protect his father from unknown men who beat him up. After Gunn starts to investigate,the boy denies needing help and when the father is found he denies having a ... See full summary »

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... Peter Gunn
... Edie Hart
... Lieutenant Jacoby
... George Nye
... Lisa Nye
... Sepi Toreno (as Eugene Martin)
Paul Fierro ... Jose Toreno
... Ed Keeler
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A young boy "pays" Gunn to protect his father from unknown men who beat him up. After Gunn starts to investigate,the boy denies needing help and when the father is found he denies having a son. The key to the case lies with the boy's "Aunt and Uncle". Written by dubchi

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19 December 1960 (USA)  »

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Peter Gunn: Does the name Lisa Nye mean anything to you?
Lieutenant Jacoby: It depends on your education. She's a very rich lady and also a very fine sculptress - classical or contemporary. She's no Rodin, but who is?
Peter Gunn: Lieutenant, I'm continually amazed at your knowledge of the fine arts.
Lieutenant Jacoby: The public library is free. Comic books cost money.
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Written by Mack David, Joan Whitney and Alex Kramer
Performed by Lola Albright
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Pete Meets Boston Blackie
22 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

Pretty good Gunn episode with an inventive plot. A sympathetic Pete hires out to little boy Sepi for what looks like about 50-cents. The kid wants our gumshoe to find who beat up his dad, but soon denies either he or his father need help. Plus, he lives not with his dad but with wealthy folks he calls Aunt and Uncle. So what's going on.

For old-time TV fans, the biggest draw may be seeing Boston Blackie's Kent Taylor (1951-53) as the uncle. He's his usual debonair, polished self, along with the familiar pencil-thin mustache. In fact, he appears an older version of Craig Stevens and might have gotten the Gunn role 10-years before. Also, catch usual bad girl June Vincent as the aunt, a good slick pairing with Taylor. Anyway the banter with Jacoby is again a snappy diversion, along with the usual noir shadings. Too bad the wrap-up takes all of about 10-seconds. It's like they were running out of film. All in all, a pretty good episode with a touch of nostalgia.


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