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Peter Gunn

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8.0196013+
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.
Starring
Craig StevensHerschel BernardiLola Albright
Genres
SuspenseActionDrama
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio Languages
English

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  1. 1. Protection
    21 September 1959
    26min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Thugs are terrorizing business people with their protection racket. When they drop in to Mother's, she tells them to take a hike. After the thugs return and trash her place, Peter Gunn tracks down the boss of the protection racket with the help of an old friend nicknamed "The Owl."
  2. 2. Criss Cross
    28 September 1959
    26min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English
    A bank manager robs his own bank after disabling everyone with knockout gas. When the manager's co-conspirator escapes to Italy with the money, Gunn is hired to track the man down.
  3. 3. Edge of the Knife
    5 October 1959
    26min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    A man asks Peter Gunn to find his daughter who recently got out of prison after serving a stretch for four years for involvement in a robbery. Complicating Gunn's investigation is the fact that other people are also interested in the daughter's whereabouts, including her accomplice who she never identified after being caught.
  4. 4. The Comic
    12 October 1959
    26min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Danny Holland, a paranoid stand-up comedian (played by Shelley Berman) is convinced that his wife of six years is trying to kill him. He hires Peter Gunn to investigate, but Gunn gets a completely opposite view of the marriage from the wife when he confronts her with her husband's fears.
  5. 5. Death is a Red Rose
    19 October 1959
    26min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    A man takes out a contract on himself, so his family can collect on his life insurance policy, but when his money troubles suddenly disappear, he hires Peter Gunn to find and stop the hitman before he makes the hit.
  6. 6. The Young Assassins
    26 October 1959
    26min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    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.
  7. 7. The Feathered Doll
    2 November 1959
    26min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    After a midway shooting gallery employee realizes that some of the prize dolls are being used for a sinister purpose, he asks Gunn for protection. His request is not as simple as it seems.
  8. 8. Kidnap
    16 November 1959
    26min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Peter Gunn has two questions: Where is Lieutenant Jacoby, and who kidnapped him? Pete goes looking for him and finds suspects at every turn.
  9. 9. The Rifle
    23 November 1959
    26min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    A Hungarian gunsmith who is designing a rifle, ostensibly to help underground freedom fighters in his own country, flees to the States to continue work on his project. He hires Gunn to protect him because "they [meaning Communists] have people everywhere." It turns out that the Commie agents are much closer to the man than he realizes.
  10. 10. The Game
    30 November 1959
    26min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Peter Gunn learns that The Game is an insurance company that practices paying thieves off to recover the stolen loot because it's cheaper than settling a claim at full value.
  11. 11. The Price is Murder
    7 December 1959
    26min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Two inmates break out of prison. First item on their agenda: Kill Peter Gunn. And the best way to do that is get his girl Edie first.
  12. 12. The Briefcase
    14 December 1959
    25min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Gunn is hired by a woman to follow her "husband," but it turns out that this man is actually her partner in crime. Gunn's investigation leads to the local tax commissioner who is worried about the "lies" contained in a missing suitcase which will implicate him in scandal.
  13. 13. Terror on Campus
    21 December 1959
    26min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    The dean of an all-girls school hires Gunn after a series of mysterious occurrences on campus, including a bell ringing after not being heard for 20 years and the electrical power suddenly going off and on. One of the co-eds has hot pants for Gunn, but also for one of the professors, who is a major suspect.
  14. 14. The Wolfe Case
    28 December 1959
    26min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Gunn is hired by the wife of a prominent lawyer who is convinced that her husband and his mistress are plotting to kill her. Complicating matters is the mistress's connection to a local mobster.
  15. 15. Hot Money
    4 January 1960
    26min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
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    English
    After a body is found in one of his dryers, laundromat owner Louis Anza hires Gunn to make a deal for him to return $1,000,000 he and a partner stole eight months ago. The body in the dryer was his partner and he's scared he'll be next.
  16. 16. Spell of Murder
    11 January 1960
    26min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    The wife of a successful businessman hires Gunn to investigate after someone takes a shot at her husband. The prime suspect is the husband's former business partner who he abandoned during a mine collapse years before.
  17. 17. The Grudge
    18 January 1960
    26min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Gunn is called in by Lt. Jacoby to deal with a psychotic bomber who has escaped from a mental institution and is threatening to cause major damage unless the mayor kills himself.
  18. 18. Fill the Cup
    25 January 1960
    26min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    An alcoholic hires Gunn to keep him off the sauce for 12 hours so he can sober up and put on a good appearance for his daughter, who is arriving on a plane the next day.
  19. 19. See No Evil
    1 February 1960
    26min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Cliffie Thomas hires Pete to protect him from recently convicted and even more recently escaped Al Brenners. Cliffie was blinded 10 years ago by Brenners and Vic Stringer. The police think Brenners left town, but Cliffie knows otherwise because he knows Stringer has visited his newsstand a couple times. Peter Gunn is Cliffie's key to remaining alive.
  20. 20. Sentenced
    8 February 1960
    26min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    Peter Gunn is convicted and given the Death Sentence for a bank robbery/murder he did not commit. After the sentencing and before being delivered to prison, Jacoby asks to see his old friend in his office. Gunn escapes and desperately looks for clues to what really happened.
  21. 21. The Hunt
    15 February 1960
    26min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    The local Syndicate heads pay a hitman to eliminate Peter Gunn. Despite being tipped off by Jacoby, Gunn is kidnapped and driven out to an abandoned mine to be killed.
  22. 22. Hollywood Calling
    29 February 1960
    26min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    A Hollywood movie company comes to town to film a movie. When a bit player is killed the police shut down the production. Gunn is hired by the Producer to find out what happened.
  23. 23. Sing a Song of Murder
    7 March 1960
    26min
    13+
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    English [CC]
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    English
    Gunn is hired by broken down musician and ex-convict Arnie Kelton to find his wife who is supposed to be dead. Gunn discovers the truth does involve death.
  24. 24. The Long Long Ride
    14 March 1960
    26min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    An old-style Mob Boss who has recently returned from prison, hires Gunn to find out who wants him dead. His reason for wanting to know is more than it would seem.
  25. 25. The Deadly Proposition
    21 March 1960
    25min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio Languages
    English
    A man is paid to take the blame for the murder of his boss' wife and as part of the plan he hires Gunn to look into the death. Gunn finds evidence linking the man to the crime but it seems too pat - especially to Jacoby.
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Directors
Boris SagalAlan Crosland Jr.Robert Gist
Supporting actors
Bill ChadneyHope EmersonJames LanphierBilly BartyMorris D. ErbyDick CrockettNed Glass
Season year
1960
Network
Multicom Entertainment Group (MEG)
Purchase rights
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Format
Prime Video (streaming online video)
Devices
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Reviews

3.8 out of 5 stars

13 global ratings

  1. 41% of reviews have 5 stars
  2. 30% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 0% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 29% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 0% of reviews have 1 stars
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Amazon CustomerReviewed in the United Kingdom on 23 July 2016
2.0 out of 5 stars
Hidden gems in the soundtrack.
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Show has a good nostalgia value, but main point of interest is the Henry Mancini sound track. Lots of early work in the background of Peter Gunn recognisable of early very stylised work made so famous in Breakfast at Tiffany's. Mancini also did soundtrack for Blake Edwards 1960's Pink Panther films and the cartoon series of same name.
Acting and script for Peter Gunn are low budget and not very credible today, but the series must have been edgy and hard hitting in 1958. It' worth watching a few episodes, but it does get repetitive.
2 people found this helpful
bernardmcvayReviewed in the United Kingdom on 16 February 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Mancini
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great series
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edcainesReviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 August 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Five Stars
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Love this series.
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M. jacksonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 November 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
An old ( very old ) gem
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4x3, black & white made in 1958. Tv was not important in a movie world. Stuck in cheap studio sets . So what do you get . Style , That's what. Those who appreciate Bogart , Cagney et.al will love this. . Almost film noir. Blake Edwards produces with some some serious directors ( such as Robert Altman ). It relies on pure acting. The openng episode has a great example of sex without sex. Oh Did I forget? One of the great themes ever written ( by Henry Mancini I. If you don't know it you should - I've even heard it on a video game. In fact the music is one reason this stands out . The modern eye used to to high tech tv may avoid this but give it a chance and you might just be drawn in.
7 people found this helpful
GeeJayReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 December 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Classic TV Noir
The perfect late night viewing - Dark , Grim . Film noirish . Youll be lucky if you get more than 4 sets per episode each lit by a single tabelamp. . The hero looks like a lawyer and talks like a radio announcer. He give as good as he gets as he glides the shadows with a steely glare and a pack of cigarettes .
It is tv of another age but it works . Each episode is short and compelling. Often violent with bleak endings

if youre an unfortunate character in this series, make sure there is a pot of coffeee on the boil and a gun under your pillow .

A suprisingly good series ( so far ) very watchable and of course a very famous theme song.
AngieReviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 April 2021
2.0 out of 5 stars
Nostalgic
Ok, grew around this period and watched this sort of programme, and loved them, so very nostalgic for me.
However, the story lines are a bit weak - to be fair what can you do in 20 minutes or so - but still they are a little wishy washy. Also the first series lost me around episode 5 which included bull fighting - sorry even in those days animal rights were a big issue for me - doesn't matter the era cruelty is cruelty and I don't think it should be shown as part of any entertainment then, or now. So have given this one the elbow and am moving on to Swallows and Amazons - Amazons forever!!!
DanielReviewed in the United Kingdom on 12 December 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
Bygone era, but some themes endure.
To get the most out of this you’d have to really appreciate period film noir with its pedestrian pace and cliches. Many modern detective shows echo Gunn’s encounters, but of course things have moved on in terms of pace, content, complexity and characters. It is what it is. Not terrible, but not easy to watch with muffled sound and fuzzy black and white picture all of which is of course expected from 1958. One for fans of the genre.
Out There ReviewsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 04 April 2021
5.0 out of 5 stars
Top Gunn
About as close as television ever got to film noir. Superb mixture of dramatic action, modern jazz, and a suave cool lead in a sleazy waterfront world. Darker drama in some episodes, lighter humour and parody in others. The first season, in particular, is sublime.
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