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This detective series follows the exploits of Peter Gunn, a smooth-talking, well-dressed private detective who is notable as much for his sense of style as his talents at investigation. The series first aired on NBC in 1958, and it moved to ABC for the 1960-61 season. It stars Craig Stevens in the title role and was produced by Blake Edwards.

Brainstorm Media
3 Seasons, 114 Episodes
September 21, 1958
Drama
8.1/10
Cast: Craig Stevens, Herschel Bernardi, Lola Albright
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  • Cesar Carlyle, a very rich man, hires Gunn to find certain documents which, if made public, could ruin him. Seems the papers were stolen and the thief wants a good deal of money for their return.

  • A man named Paul Condon calls the police and tells them where a cache of stolen jewels can be found. But before any more information can be passed on - Condon is shot down.

  • Golf instructor Gil Manson is accused by the police of being a hit and run driver. Manson insists he was giving a golf lesson at the time of the accident, but his pupil has mysteriously disappeared.

  • Lisa Randolph's well-groomed appearance belies the turmoil of her emotions - as Gunn discovers when he is asked to prevent her from committing suicide.

  • Gambling man Paul Mitchell and the son of an American diplomat in Acapulco, is show and wounded while leaving his home.

  • Gunman Frank Dineen never objected to killing people for money. This time, however he's going to do a job for himself.

  • Clinton Hobart, former movie great, is trying to make a comeback. But hard-driving young producer Les Murdock isn't making matters any easier for the old fellow.

  • Edward Candell is scheduled to die for the murder of his wife Leona. Tommy McDonald is surprised to hear the verdict - he just saw Leona.

  • Hero-worshiping Caroline Haskins takes steps to wipe out the Yabocci family, Gunn's archenemies.

  • Ellen Clary is worried about Paulie Walker, who left a piece of paper with four names on it in her restaurant. The first name, Les Coombs, had a line through it - and now Coombs is dead.

  • Ballet dancer Nico Belurin escapes from a home for the mentally ill after vowing to kill his old dance partner. The partner hires Gunn to track down Nico before Nico gets to her or her current boyfriend, a gangster, kills Nico.

  • The gun used in a murder of a drug dealer is found in the possession of a teenager, and family friend Peter volunteers to help clear his name.

  • Peter receives a call from cabbie Eddie Webb who sees a taxi-dancer being kidnapped by two gangsters.

  • While ex-heavyweight champ Billy Cochrane is training for a comeback, an attempt is made on his life.

  • Susan Neilson swims out to the deep end of her pool and drowns. Her swimming instructor, Phil Matterson, left her alone, poured himself a drink and ignored her cries for help.

  • Tape recordings of a psychoanalyst's sessions have been stolen and one of them contains the details of a murder.

  • It's "trick or treat" night, and Arthur Merrill answers the door to a big surprise.

  • Psychic Kevin Daniels asks Gunn to prevent the murder of his mother.

  • A janitor and his wife see Police Sergeant Lee Davis enter their building and minutes later they hear two shots. They rush to the scene to find Sergeant Davis holding a gun over the body of a dead derelict.

  • A blind item in a newspaper gossip column refers to clandestine activities of a wealthy novelist's wife. The novelist, Benton Ridgely, invites Gunn out to his lodge to discuss an investigation. Pete arrives only to find a corpse.

  • Gunn recommends a nice, quite place to Jacoby for his vacation but things don't exactly go off as planned.

  • Ed Stone is released from prison, met by a friend who gives him a gun and makes a call to Peter Gunn.

  • A royal visitor, King Felix, is visiting the city and it's Jacoby's job to escort him through the city jail.

  • A bank cashier makes off with a lot of cash then phones Gunn about it.

  • A young boy, Sepi Toreno, tells Gunn that he saw his father beaten up during the night. But when Gunn calls the police, Sepi disappears.

  • Detective Eddie Sellers comes close to solving a two-million dollar robbery and pays with his life. His brother Cal, also a detective, is afraid he's next.

  • The manager of teen idol Bobby Jeeter hires Gunn to deliver money to a blackmailer. Gunn then learns of a possible connection between the blackmailer and the murder of Doris Rainey.

  • En route to jail for robbery, Frank Garrett makes his escape.

  • Wealthy sportsman Harley Bernard wants to know who murdered his stable manager. Gunn suspects a gangster who once tried to get Wally to fix a race, but then a seven-foot giant tries to strangle Gunn.

  • Eddie Carson, a small time thug, is sure he's going to be bumped off. He tries to get Gunn to help him but the sleuth is unmoved until it's too late.

  • A judge is shot by a convicted man he's about to sentence.

  • The candidate for Governor, Adrian Grimmett, runs on a no-taxes platform. Who could possibly want to assassinate him?

  • A restaurateur's luck takes a definite turn for the worse after he witnesses a gangland murder.

  • Gunn gets a frantic phone call from Norman Hartley and rushes to Hartley's home - only to find him dead.

  • While coming home on the bus, Edward Hines fears that he may be the next victim after he witnesses a man in an apartment strangling a woman.

  • Walter C. Gerard is prisoner in his own house, his daughter has paroled criminal Frank Loomis who now lives in the mansion and runs the show.

  • Gunn is hired by Mr. Copeland to find out who stole his antique crossbow and is using it to murder people.

  • Nightclub Singer Julie Kent is murdered and the DA's son is the suspect, she also happens to be the ex-girlfriend of syndicate boss DeSantis.

  • Eric gets himself a trench coat and a pretty secretary. Now he's ready to start his career as he bumbles his way around town and interferes with the police departmen.t Eric is called in by Janos Thorwald to bring in his easy mark of a son.

  • A secretary has important papers that incriminate her boss and becomes frightened when attempts are made on her life. The real story is that Lyles, a bank robber, offs two of his cohorts after looking for the key to the safe deposit book where the loot is

  • There is an assassination plot against the Governor, and Pete tries to find out who is behind it to stop the scheduled assassination. The plot is a ruse for something even bigger as Jacoby and Gunn find out.

  • Pete is hired by Anthony Scott to locate Marion Venner who is blackmailing him after their affair ended. What he finds leads him to believe that the neighbor may have seen something and met with an unhappy demise.

  • Paul Conlon, a school teacher, is grading papers at school when he hears a scream. He goes to investigate and finds a dead girl, is arrested for her murder, and hires Gunn to prove his innocence.

  • Charlie Barnes is arrested for bank robbery and is cut a break to attend his daughter's wedding with Gunn as his watchman and then disappears.

  • A little man with homemade bombs has been blowing up four or five gangsters at a clip. Now the mob bosses have hired Gunn to find the culprit.

  • Ventriloquist Marvelous Marvon is found murdered after his act. Gunn is hired by Marcel Benoit to the find killer. Rinaldo his Dummy, turns out to be no dummy.

  • Pete is hired by trumpet player Bud Bailey's wife, she is accusing him of wanting to kill her for the insurance money.

  • Employee Arthur Cole accuses his boss of killing his wife and hires Gunn to prove it. There is a twist and it leads to the suspect being Cole instead.

  • Someone is out to kill a former underworld boss, Joe Webber, back home after serving a lengthy prison term. Out of touch with the underworld, Webber hires Peter Gunn to find the identity of his would-be killer.

  • Arnie Kelton, musician and ex-convict, asks Gunn to investigate his wife's death.

  • Actor Frankie Burns is murdered on the set of a new movie. Gunn finds out that the crime was committed to cover up an old crime.

  • Two-thirds of this episode consists of a chase sequence without any dialog. Pete hears that he's marked for murder, but he refuses police protection. The killer finds Gunn alone in his apartment and forces him to take a nighttime ride into the desert.

  • Gunn is "sentenced" to death for the murder of a clerk, but he escapes jail.

  • Cliffie, the blind newspaper vendor is afraid of Brenners, who was convicted and escaped after his sentence has been given. He hires Pete to protect him from Al Brenners and his sidekick Stringer.

  • Getty hires Gunn to help him to stop drinking, his daughter that he hasn't seen in fifteen years is coming to see him tomorrow and he wants to be sober for her. He begs Pete, tells him he's his last hope.

  • An escapee from a mental hospital gives the Mayor an ultimatum, either commit suicide or a bomb will be detonated at the Civic Centre.

  • An attempt is made on Arnold Simpsons' life when he hires Gunn to find out who is blackmailing him. He tells Pete about a dig he was on with Frank Victor and how he abandoned him when the cave collapsed.

  • Willie Coronado is found dead in the dryer of a laundromat. He was one of the men involved in a daring bank robbery involving one million dollars.

  • Nancy Fowler is murdered and Pete is hired to find out why. He finds that it's a setup for a bitter wife married to a wealthy older man to get his money.

  • Dean Norse hires Pete to find out what is happening on the campus, the girls are terrified with lights flickering off every night and the ringing of the bell tower which hasn't rung in over twenty years as well as a mysterious presence.

  • Matthew Dunaway is killed on a train and his briefcase is stolen. Gunn is hired by Lavinia to find a man she claims is her husband and to find what is in the briefcase.

  • Two escaped convicts go after Peter Gunn, and the best way to do that is get his girl first.

  • Some jewels have been stolen, and an insurance man named Nickerman wants to pay the thieves to return them. So he hires Gunn to contact the crooks.

  • Inventor Janos Kolanski goes to Pete for help. Apparently there is a faction after his plans for his newest invention: a deadly rifle.

  • Lt. Jacoby is kidnapped, Pete goes looking for him and finds suspects at every turn.

  • Plainsclothes policeman Jay Madigan is found knifed on the docks near the carnival. Pete undercovers that the shooting gallery at the carnival is smuggling something in the dolls, heroin.

  • Charlie Mays is on Death Row and his seventeen year old son is heading down the same old road as his dad. Charlie asks Pete for help in saving his son from himself.

  • John Alastair is a desperate man and has a problem, he has hired Burnett to kill him but changes his mind. Unfortunately Burnett doesn't see it that way.

  • Convinced that his wife is trying to kill him, comedian Danny Holland comes to Peter Gunn for help.

  • A distraught father is worried about his daughter, Ellen Majeski, who did time for four years as an accomplice in a robbery. Now after her release she has disappeared and her father hires Gunn to find her. The twist is that her father died when she was 4.

  • Bank Manager Poole places smoke bombs throughout the bank and then cleans out the bank.

  • Two thugs selling protection, if you don't pay for protection, you're blown up and permanently out of business. Gunn is hired by Mother when she runs into problems with The Owl.

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