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Peter Gunn is an American private eye television series which aired on the NBC and later ABC television networks from 1958 to 1961. The show's creator (and also writer and director on occasion) was Blake Edwards. It was also directed by Boris Sagal, Robert Gist, Jack Arnold, Lamont Johnson, one episode by Robert Altman, and several others. A total of 114 thirty-minute episodes were produced by Spartan Productions. Season one was filmed at Universal Studios, seasons two and three were filmed at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. Philip H. Lathrop and William W. Spencer were cinematographers on many episodes. Craig Stevens' wardrobe was tailored by Don Richards and Lola Albright's fashions by Jax.

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Series overviewEdit

Peter Gunn ran for three seasons starting in late 1958. A total of 114 episodes were produced during the three-season run.

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast airedNetwork
138September 22, 1958 (1958-09-22)June 15, 1959 (1959-06-15)NBC
238September 21, 1959 (1959-09-21)June 27, 1960 (1960-06-27)
338October 3, 1960 (1960-10-03)September 18, 1961 (1961-09-18)ABC

EpisodesEdit

Season 1 (1958–59)Edit

Peter Gunn premiered on September 22, 1958 with the episode The Kill. The first season ran from September 1958 through June 1959 and contained 38 episodes.[1][2][3]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
11"The Kill"Blake EdwardsBlake EdwardsSeptember 22, 1958 (1958-09-22)12639
22"Streetcar Jones"Blake EdwardsAl C. WardSeptember 29, 1958 (1958-09-29)12642
33"The Vicious Dog"David O. McDearmonBlake EdwardsOctober 6, 1958 (1958-10-06)12640
44"The Blind Pianist"Blake EdwardsJudy George,
George W. George
October 13, 1958 (1958-10-13)12638
55"The Frog"David O. McDearmonBlake EdwardsOctober 20, 1958 (1958-10-20)12643
66"The Chinese Hangman"Blake EdwardsLewis Reed,
Vick Knight
October 27, 1958 (1958-10-27)12641
77"Lynn's Blues"Blake EdwardsLewis Reed,
Blake Edwards
November 3, 1958 (1958-11-03)12840
88"Rough Buck"Blake EdwardsTony BarrettNovember 10, 1958 (1958-11-10)12839
99"Image of Sally"David O. McDearmonLewis Reed,
Blake Edwards
November 17, 1958 (1958-11-17)12838
1010"The Man with the Scar"David O. McDearmonKen Kolb,
Lewis Reed
November 24, 1958 (1958-11-24)12837
1111"Death House Testament"Blake EdwardsGeorge Fass,
Gertrude Fass,
Blake Edwards
December 1, 1958 (1958-12-01)12843
1212"The Torch"David O. McDearmonLewis Reed,
Vic Knight
December 8, 1958 (1958-12-08)12836
1313"The Jockey"Lamont JohnsonLewis ReedDecember 15, 1958 (1958-12-15)12842
1414"Sisters of the Friendless"David O. McDearmonHenry F. Greenberg,
Malvin Wald
December 22, 1958 (1958-12-22)12841
1515"The Leaper"Paul StewartRobert BleesDecember 29, 1958 (1958-12-29)13980
1616"The Fuse"David O. McDearmonTony BarrettJanuary 5, 1959 (1959-01-05)TBA
1717"Let's Kill Timothy"Blake EdwardsLewis ReedJanuary 19, 1959 (1959-01-19)TBA
1818"The Missing Night Watchman"Boris SagalBlake EdwardsJanuary 26, 1959 (1959-01-26)15084
1919"Murder on the Midway"David O. McDearmonP.K. Palmer,
Blake Edwards
February 2, 1959 (1959-02-02)13982
2020"Pecos Pete"Robert Ellis MillerLewis ReedFebruary 9, 1959 (1959-02-09)13983
2121"Scuba"Boris SagalP.K. PalmerFebruary 16, 1959 (1959-02-16)13984
2222"Edie Finds a Corpse"Walter E. GraumanP.K. PalmerFebruary 23, 1959 (1959-02-23)15085
2323"The Dirty Word"Boris SagalTony BarrettMarch 2, 1959 (1959-03-02)13985
2424"The Ugly Frame"Jack ArnoldGeorge Fass,
Gertrude Fass,
Lewis Reed
March 9, 1959 (1959-03-09)15086
2525"The Lederer Story"Boris SagalLewis Reed,
Charles Hoffman
March 16, 1959 (1959-03-16)13986
2626"Keep Smiling"Jack ArnoldLester Aaron Pine,
Lewis Reed
March 23, 1959 (1959-03-23)15087
2727"Breakout"Boris SagalLewis ReedMarch 30, 1959 (1959-03-30)13987
2828"Pay Now, Kill Later"Boris SagalLester Aaron PineApril 6, 1959 (1959-04-06)13988
2929"Skin Deep"Boris SagalTony Berret,
Steffi Barret
April 13, 1959 (1959-04-13)13989
3030"February Girl"Boris SagalLewis Reed,
Robert C. Dennis
April 20, 1959 (1959-04-20)13990
3131"Love Me to Death"Jack ArnoldLester Aaron PineApril 27, 1959 (1959-04-27)13991
3232"The Family Affair"Lamont JohnsonLewis Reed,
P.K. Palmer
May 4, 1959 (1959-05-04)13992
3333"Lady Wind Bell's Fan"Walter E. GraumanWilliam SpierMay 11, 1959 (1959-05-11)13993
3434"Bullet for a Badge"Jack ArnoldTony Berret,
Steffi Barret
May 18, 1959 (1959-05-18)13994
3535"Kill from Nowhere"Lamont JohnsonTony Berret,
Steffi Barret
May 25, 1959 (1959-05-25)13995
3636"Vendetta"Jack ArnoldLewis ReedJune 1, 1959 (1959-06-01)13996
3737"The Coffin"Lamont JohnsonLewis ReedJune 8, 1959 (1959-06-08)15088
3838"The Portrait"Boris SagalIrwin Winehouse,
A. Sanford Wolf
June 15, 1959 (1959-06-15)15089

Season 2 (1959–60)Edit

The second season of Peter Gunn premiered on September 21, 1959 with the episode Protection. This season ran from September 1959 through June 1960 and also contained 38 episodes.[1][2][3]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
391"Protection"Boris SagalTony Barrett,
Lewis Reed
September 21, 1959 (1959-09-21)15498
402"Crisscross"Boris SagalLewis ReedSeptember 28, 1959 (1959-09-28)15499
413"Edge of the Knife"Boris SagalTony Berret,
Steffi Barret
October 5, 1959 (1959-10-05)15500
424"The Comic"Blake EdwardsBlake EdwardsOctober 12, 1959 (1959-10-12)15501
435"Death Is a Red Rose"Boris SagalLewis Reed,
Tony Barrett
October 19, 1959 (1959-10-19)15502
446"The Young Assassins"Boris SagalTony Barret,
Lewis Reed
October 26, 1959 (1959-10-26)15503
457"The Feathered Doll"Boris SagalLewis Reed,
Tony Barrett
November 2, 1959 (1959-11-02)15504
468"Kidnap"Boris SagalTony Barrett,
Lewis Reed
November 16, 1959 (1959-11-16)15505
479"The Rifle"George Stevens, Jr.Lewis Reed,
Tony Barrett
November 23, 1959 (1959-11-23)15506
4810"The Game"Boris SagalLester Aaron PineNovember 30, 1959 (1959-11-30)15507
4911"The Price Is Murder"Boris SagalTony Barrett,
Lewis Reed
December 7, 1959 (1959-12-07)15508
5012"The Briefcase"Blake EdwardsLester Aaron PineDecember 14, 1959 (1959-12-14)15509
5113"Terror on the Campus"Boris SagalTony Barrett,
Lewis Reed
December 21, 1959 (1959-12-21)15510
5214"The Wolfe Case"Lamont JohnsonTony Barrett,
Lewis Reed
December 28, 1959 (1959-12-28)15511
5315"Hot Money"Alan Crosland, Jr.Lester Aaron PineJanuary 4, 1960 (1960-01-04)15512
5416"Spell of Murder"Lamont JohnsonLewis Reed,
Tony Barrett
January 11, 1960 (1960-01-11)15513
5517"The Grudge"Lamont JohnsonLewis Reed,
Tony Barrett
January 18, 1960 (1960-01-18)15514
5618"Fill the Cup"Boris SagalTony Barrett,
Lewis Reed
January 25, 1960 (1960-01-25)16354
5719"See No Evil"Alan Crosland, Jr.Tony Barrett,
Lewis Reed
February 1, 1960 (1960-02-01)16355
5820"Sentenced"Lamont JohnsonLewis ReedFebruary 8, 1960 (1960-02-08)16356
5921"The Hunt"Jack ArnoldLewis ReedFebruary 15, 1960 (1960-02-15)16357
6022"Hollywood Calling"Alan Crosland Jr.Ben Perry,
Richard Sokolove
February 29, 1960 (1960-02-29)16358
6123"Sing a Song of Murder"Lamont JohnsonLewis Reed,
Tony Barrett
March 7, 1960 (1960-03-07)16359
6224"The Long, Long Ride"Alan Crosland, Jr.Tony Barrett,
Lewis Reed
March 14, 1960 (1960-03-14)16360
6325"The Deadly Proposition"Lamont JohnsonTony Barrett,
Lewis Reed
March 21, 1960 (1960-03-21)16361
6426"The Murder Clause"Boris SagalTony Barrett,
Lewis Reed
March 28, 1960 (1960-03-28)16362
6527"The Dummy"Lamont JohnsonLewis Reed,
Tony Barrett
April 4, 1960 (1960-04-04)16363
6628"Slight Touch of Homicide"Lamont JohnsonTony Barrett,
Lewis Reed
April 11, 1960 (1960-04-11)16364
6729"Wings of an Angel"Lamont JohnsonLewis Reed,
Tony Barrett
April 18, 1960 (1960-04-18)16365
6830"Death Watch"Alan Crosland, Jr.Lewis Reed,
Tony Barrett
April 25, 1960 (1960-04-25)16366
6931"Witness in the Window"Boris SagalTony Barrett,
Lewis Reed
May 2, 1960 (1960-05-02)16367
7032"The Best Laid Plans"Alan Crosland, Jr.Tony Barrett,
Lewis Reed
May 9, 1960 (1960-05-09)16865
7133"Send a Thief"Alan Crosland, Jr.Tony Barrett,
Lewis Reed
May 16, 1960 (1960-05-16)16866
7234"The Semi-Private Eye"Gene ReynoldsGene L. CoonMay 23, 1960 (1960-05-23)17153
7335"Letter of the Law"Robert GistTony Barrett,
Lewis Reed
May 30, 1960 (1960-05-30)16867
7436"The Crossbow"Alan Crosland, Jr.Tony Barrett,
Lewis Reed
June 6, 1960 (1960-06-06)16868
7537"The Heiress"Robert GistLewis Reed,
Tony Barrett
June 13, 1960 (1960-06-13)16869
7638"Baby Shoes"Alan Crosland, Jr.Lewis Reed,
Tony Barrett
June 27, 1960 (1960-06-27)16870

Season 3 (1960–61)Edit

The third season was the last for the series, which premiered on October 3, 1960 with the episode The Passenger. This last season ran from October 1960 through September 1961 and consisted of 38 episodes too.[1][2][3]

No.
overall
No. in
season
TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
code
771"The Passenger"Alan Crosland, Jr.Lewis Reed,
Tony Barrett
October 3, 1960 (1960-10-03)18742
782"Mask of Murder"Alan Crosland, Jr.Tony Barrett,
Lewis Reed
October 10, 1960 (1960-10-10)18743
793"The Maitre D'"Alan Crosland, Jr.Arthur RossOctober 17, 1960 (1960-10-17)18744
804"The Candidate"Robert GistLewis Reed,
Tony Barrett
October 24, 1960 (1960-10-24)18745
815"The Judgment"Alan Crosland, Jr.Tony Barrett,
Lewis Reed
October 31, 1960 (1960-10-31)18746
826"The Death Frame"Robert GistLewis Reed,
Tony Barrett
November 7, 1960 (1960-11-07)18747
837"Death Across the Board"Alan Crosland, Jr.Tony BarrettNovember 14, 1960 (1960-11-14)18748
848"Tramp Steamer"Gene ReynoldsJack McEdwardNovember 21, 1960 (1960-11-21)18749
859"The Long Green Kill"Robert GistTony BarrettNovember 28, 1960 (1960-11-28)18750
8610"Take Five for Murder"Paul StanleyTony BarrettDecember 5, 1960 (1960-12-05)18751
8711"Dream Big, Dream Deadly"Robert GistTony BarrettDecember 12, 1960 (1960-12-12)18752
8812"Sepi"Alan Crosland Jr.Tony BarrettDecember 19, 1960 (1960-12-19)18753
8913"A Tender Touch"Robert GistLewis Reed,
Tony Barrett
December 26, 1960 (1960-12-26)18754
9014"The Royal Roust"Robert GistTony Barrett,
Lewis Reed
January 2, 1961 (1961-01-02)18755
9115"Bullet in Escrow"Paul StanleyLewis Reed,
Tony Barrett
January 9, 1961 (1961-01-09)18756
9216"Jacoby's Vacation"Alan Crosland Jr.Tom WaldmanJanuary 16, 1961 (1961-01-16)18757
9317"Blind Item"Robert GistJack McEdwardJanuary 23, 1961 (1961-01-23)19898
9418"Death Is a Sore Loser"Robert GistTony BarrettJanuary 30, 1961 (1961-01-30)20858
9519"I Know It's Murder"Alan Crosland Jr.Bernard C. SchoenfeldFebruary 13, 1961 (1961-02-13)19899
9620"A Kill and a Half"Robert GistTony BarrettFebruary 20, 1961 (1961-02-20)19900
9721"Than a Serpent's Tooth"Byron KaneTony BarrettFebruary 27, 1961 (1961-02-27)19901
9822"The Deep End"Robert GistBill A. McCormackMarch 6, 1961 (1961-03-06)19902
9923"Portrait in Leather"Alan Crosland Jr.Tony BarrettMarch 13, 1961 (1961-03-13)20859
10024"Come Dance with Me and Die"Robert GistTony BarrettMarch 20, 1961 (1961-03-20)20860
10125"Cry Love, Cry Murder"Alan Crosland Jr.Tony BarrettMarch 27, 1961 (1961-03-27)19903
10226"A Penny Saved"Robert GistTony BarrettApril 3, 1961 (1961-04-03)20861
10327"Short Motive"Robert GistTony BarrettApril 10, 1961 (1961-04-10)19904
10428"The Murder Bond"Robert AltmanTony Barrett,
Lewis Reed
April 24, 1961 (1961-04-24)19905
10529"The Most Deadly Angel"David Lowell RichHarry SteinerMay 1, 1961 (1961-05-01)19906
10630"Till Death Do Us Part"Robert GistTony BarrettMay 8, 1961 (1961-05-08)19907
10731"Last Resort"Robert SparrTony BarrettMay 15, 1961 (1961-05-15)19908
10832"A Matter of Policy"Robert GistSteffi Barrett,
Tony Barrett
May 22, 1961 (1961-05-22)19909
10933"A Bullet for the Boy"David Lowell RichSteffi Barrett,
Tony Barrett
May 29, 1961 (1961-05-29)19910
11034"Death Is a Four Letter Word"Tony BarrettSteffi Barrett,
Tony Barrett
June 5, 1961 (1961-06-05)19911
11135"Deadly Intrusion"Robert GistSteffi Barrett,
Tony Barrett
June 12, 1961 (1961-06-12)19912
11236"Voodoo"Alan Crosland Jr.Frank WaldmanJune 19, 1961 (1961-06-19)19913
11337"Down the Drain"Robert GistBlake EdwardsJune 26, 1961 (1961-06-26)19914
11438"Murder on the Line"Robert GistBlake EdwardsSeptember 18, 1961 (1961-09-18)20862

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c Mancini, Henry (January 1, 1996). Peter Gunn: Percussion Ensemble, Book & CD. Van Nuys, Los Angeles: Alfred Music Publishing. ISBN 9780769263687. Retrieved January 1, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c Hruska, Thomas; Evermann, Jovan (2004). Der neue Serien Guide: L-S. Berlin, Germany: Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf. ISBN 9783896025135. OCLC 615504917. Retrieved January 1, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Pierce, David; Copyright Office, Library of Congress (1989). Motion picture copyrights & renewals, 1950–1959 (annotated ed.). Laurel, Maryland, USA: Milestone. ISBN 9780927347020. OCLC 21232046. Retrieved January 1, 2013.

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