Mystery · Crime · Drama
A well-dressed, iconic Los Angeles private investigator loves jazz, has won the hearts of countless women, and is always on the case.
StarringCraig StevensHerschel BernardiLola AlbrightBill ChadneyHope EmersonBilly BartyNed GlassHal SmithHoward McNearBarbara StuartJ. Pat O'MalleyStanley Adams
S01:E01 - The Kill
A gang attempts to extort money from Mother. When she refuses to pay, the gang dynamites her club and critically injures its owner. When the police investigation into the bombing moves too slowly for Gunn, the detective goes hunting for the man he holds responsible.
S01:E03 - The Vicious Dog
When newspaper editor George Walker is viciously attacked by a German shepherd, he calls on Peter Gunn to find out why, and his suspicions center on Carl Kane, a powerful and shady businessman. Gunn's path to the truth leads through late-night strong-arm meetings, a poetry-quoting bum and Walker's overly helpful assistant
S01:E04 - The Blind Pianist
A suavely-dressed man calmly enters a nightclub late at night, carefully takes off his scarf and with it, strangles an older woman who is sitting at a table. The only other person in the nightclub is a blind pianist, who hires his friend Peter Gunn to help find the murderer.
S01:E05 - The Frog
A low-level mobster, the Frog (Stubby Kruger), is stabbed on a dock and falls into a river, his jaunty green hat floating above him. The Frog was waiting to meet Peter Gunn, who is jumped when he goes to the Frog's apartment. Gunn kills his attacker, setting off a police investigation into the deaths.
S01:E06 - The Chinese Hangman
A young man enters his apartment and is immediately put into a sleeper hold by a huge assailant waiting inside, in the dark. The assailant hoists the victim into a hanging noose, and kicks a stool out from under him. The death is ruled a suicide. The giant is an assistant to Ahben Vanesku, a cult leader who hires Peter Gunn to find a female cult member who supposedly embezzled $200,000 from the cult. Gunn tracks the beautiful woman to Spain.
S01:E07 - Lynn's Blues
Nightclub singer Lynn Martel has lost all hope after her boyfriend has been killed. The killing was arranged by Nat Kreuger, Martel's obsessed boss. When Peter Gunn tries to help her, his life also becomes endangered.
S01:E08 - Rough Buck
A popular young boxer on his way up, Tony Triano, is gunned to death by professional hit men. His family is devastated - who would want the generous Tony dead? Tony's family hires Peter Gunn to solve the crime.
S01:E10 - The Man With the Scar
Roy Davidson the D.A.'s son is being framed for a crime he did not commit, Gunn investigates and is surprised by what he uncovers in the way of a beautiful woman and a giant with a scarred face.
S01:E11 - Death House Testament
Ten minutes before his execution, a convicted murderer hires Peter Gunn to find the $700,000 he stole, hand it over to the bond company, collect the 10% reward, and give it to his daughter.
S01:E12 - The Torch
A man is burned to death on the rooftop of a building. The murdered man co-owned the business which was torched, and his young widow is suspected of contracting his murder. She hires Peter Gunn to investigate to prove her innocence.
S01:E13 - The Jockey
A nightclub singer makes an unscheduled appearance on stage when she falls through a skylight. When the police rule her death accidental, her wealthy jockey boyfriend hires Peter Gunn to find the truth.
S01:E14 - Sisters of the Friendless
A car attempts to run down a young man as he walks a lonely stretch of highway. He flees into the woods and over a convent wall striking his head. Hours later he wonders home. When he is charged with a murder and has no memory of where he had been, Peter Gunn is hired to uncover the alibi.
S01:E15 - The Leaper
An elderly circus performer known as Lester the Human Fly is shot while standing on the ledge of an apartment building. The man's wife asks Peter Gunn to investigate the death of her husband.
S01:E16 - The Fuse
A union boss's birthday starts off with a bang when he switches on his car's ignition and it explodes. The crime boss who is the chief suspect wants Pete to clear his name before the situation gets even more explosive.
S01:E17 - Let's Kill Timothy
A couple of safe-crackers realize too late that the lookout on their jewel store burglary is no longer looking out, he's absconded with the most valuable jewels. The double-crosser bursts into Mother's nightclub to beg Peter Gunn to protect a mysterious 4th conspirator, Timothy, who turns out to be a trained seal. Why would anyone want to kill Timothy?
S01:E18 - The Missing Night Watchman
Peter Gunn is hired by Quimby, a meek antiques store owner to track down a consignment of rare jewelry, before the arrogant collector finds out they've been stolen. The store's missing night-watchman is the obvious suspect, until he's fished out of the river with a round bullet in him - from a 1836 Colt.
S01:E19 - Murder on the Midway
At a carnival, a magician promises the audience he'll make his gorgeous assistant disappear - instead she plummets out of the mummy's coffin onto the stage, shot dead. The show's strongman hires Peter Gunn to protect her seductive roommate (Nita Talbot, the Russian spy on Hogan's Heroes), who dances in veils. Soon, Gunn needs protection from a jealous Edi.
S01:E20 - Pecos Pete
An assailant leaps Tarzan-style from a tree, murdering a wealthy rancher riding a horse. The victim's brother flies cross-country to hire Peter Gunn to disprove the Texas coroner's verdict of accidental death. The Henry Mancini score playfully emphasizes the big city PI sticks out like a gun in a haystack compared to the suspiciously lackadaisical local sheriff, but Gunn rounds up a Texas-size line-up of prime suspects, who might turn and stampede him.
S01:E21 - Scuba
Working alone late at night, a marine salvage company owner grabs a revolver to follow gigantic footprints out of his office to a dock, where a frogman croaks him with a spear-gun. His co-owner, a huge, hulking frogman, claims he's too upset to talk to anybody - except his lawyer. A meek insurance adjuster hires Peter Gunn to solve a series of mysterious riverside robberies, so Gunn enlists a competing salvage diver, whose lily pad is a swinging tiki lair, complete with seductive hula dancers.
S01:E22 - Edie Finds a Corpse
After Edie discovers a male corpse in her shower, her finicky landlord (Joseph Kearns, Mr. Wilson from Dennis the Menace) threatens to break her lease. Leaving Lt. Jacobi to crack wise and console Edie, Peter Gunn pursues the killers, so she won't have an excuse to move in with him.
S01:E23 - The Dirty Word
At his posh soiré, a publisher sneaks off into the garden to conspire with a sleazy PI. Hiding in the bushes, a man in gloves plugs the publisher, tosses the revolver, then splits. The PI picks it up, just in time for the party-goers to spot him holding the gat, which turns out to be his. The PI hires Peter Gunn to clear him, but is too afraid to level with Gunn.
S01:E24 - The Ugly Frame
Late at night in an empty greasy spoon, a mug coolly kills the owner, but when the register yields only $14, he just shrugs and unscrews his silencer. The diner was Lt. Jacoby's teenage hangout, so he rabidly pursues the murderer, while struggling to prevent a mob leader from muscling in on Jacoby's side of the river. To help Jacoby, Peter Gunn pays diminutive pool shark Babby (Billy Barty) for a lead.
S01:E25 - The Lederer Story
As she's dying, a glamorous yacht owner staggers into Mother's, seeking out Peter Gunn. Gunn and Lt. Jacoby suspect she was poisoned and her husband pushed overboard - by her captain, maid, or butler (Sam Edwards, Little House on the Prairie's Bill Anderson) - who are all related, and overacting suspiciously. Gunn cases the yacht club for clues.
S01:E26 - Keep Smiling
A Murphy game blackmailing trio target lonely male bowlers from out-of-town, murdering an uncooperative one with a bowling ball. After his own tryst in the blackmailers' Poke Street love nest, bowling conclave organizer Woolrich (Jackie Coogan, Uncle Fester of "The Addams Family") hires Peter Gunn to nab the perps on the down-low. Gunn goes way undercover at Shelly's Manne-Hole, grooving to cool sounds by Shelly Manne & His Men. As a bow-tied hayseed from Springfield, Illinois, Gunn's ripe for picking by the female blackmailer (Mara Corday, a 1958 Playmate of the Month).
S01:E27 - Breakout
A priest totes a Bible into a prison cell and presents it to a convicted murderer (Frank DeKova, "The Untouchables'). The hollow book contains a gun, which the killer uses to escape. Soon, Peter Gunn is hired by an accident victim cloaked in head bandages, to find his brother. At Mother's nightclub, while Edie chirps "Eisenhower's looks give me a thrill" Mother helps Gunn piece together that the missing "brother" is actually the escapee's robbery partner who kept the take, ducked the rap, and went to ground.
S01:E28 - Pay Now, Kill Later
After serving 14 years for a crime he did not commit, textile factory owner Gregory Spain decides to commit the crime he was sentenced and already served time for. His intent is to flush out the guilty party who framed him and hires Peter Gunn to work the case.
S01:E29 - Skin Deep
An heiress is clubbed with a poker while flirting on the phone. Her uptight sister employs Peter Gunn to locate her missing sibling. Surprisingly, the extroverted heiress worked for a florist (Hal Smith, Otis on "The Andy Griffith Show"), luring wealthy men, and had frequent-buyer status at a lonely-hearts bureau. In a nightspot where guitarist Laurindo Almeida is playing, Gunn digs up a tip on a gigolo working the missing sister.
S01:E30 - February Girl
June Holton meets Michael Delak in his apartment. She refuses his sexual advances then a shot rings out killing Delak. The woman contacts Peter for assistance after someone tried to run her over. Gunn guesses there is more to the story.
S01:E31 - Love Me to Death
Mr. Bowers booby-traps his basement, electrocuting his wife when she turns on an overhead bulb. The widower then ties the knot with mousy heiress Maggie (Jeanette Nolan). While Edie warbles "when the lights start lighting the town," Maggie's controlling older sister employs Peter Gunn to investigate Bowers. Gunn detects he's an ex-con blackmailer, but the new bride doesn't fret, though her pince-nezed attorney James Bond warns her she'll be the next victim.
S01:E32 - The Family Affair
B E Raleigh places something into a hidden wall safe before preparing for bed. As he rides a stair elevator an ax swings across in front of him almost putting him into cardiac arrest. Gunn arrives at the house at the request of Raleigh who explains he only has months to live, then shows Gunn a threatening letter from his nephew, Martin Raleigh who had previously stolen money from Raleigh and gone to jail. Raleigh wants Martin found and stopped from completing his threat.
S01:E33 - Lady Windbell's Fan
A hearing-impaired man (Vic Perrin, Control Voice, "The Outer Limits") stabs a Chinese shop owner to death with a dagger, while Triad muscle go after a gorgeous dancer's fan, given to her for good luck. The dancer's fiancé (James Hong, the arrogant host of "The Chinese Restaurant," Seinfeld) hires Peter Gunn ("the king of finders-out") to change her luck. Is there a connection between the fan and the murderer, who adores The Green Dragon's star dancer?
S01:E34 - Bullet for a Badge
Lt. Jacoby scurries out for a night rendezvous with a tipster, but it's a set-up, and he's wounded by gangsters, so Peter Gunn leaps into the case. Two real informants talk to Gunn, but one is killed. The incorruptible Lt. Jacoby was up for promotion - could police be involved in the shootings?
S01:E35 - Kill From Nowhere
Louise Reardon (Mary Alan Hokanson) is a wheelchair-bound woman with no enemies --but somebody lures her to a window as a sniper's target. The only obvious suspect is Joe Scully (Wesley Lau), an ex-convict who is her nurse and has been named in her will. But Louise, barely alive, hires Gunn to clear him.
S01:E36 - Vendetta
Two men arrive at a closed restaurant and ask one of the people inside if they are Edie Hart (Peter's girlfriend). She confirms her identity and is shot with a warning "Tell Peter the 3 years are up." Gunn visits Edie inthe hospital and promises to allow the police to take over the case. Gunn then visits Lieutenant Jacoby who tells Gunn of a message from a recently released prisoner, Max Greko "Three years" apparently referring to his jail term that Gunn helped bring about. Gunn decides to go after Greko but Jacoby warns him he thinks it is a trap.
S01:E38 - The Portrait
Luther Russ, a famous painter wakes to find two men breaking into his house to steal artwork. He confronts them only to be shot dead. A woman visits Gunn insisting he recover one of the stolen paintings. She has a theory the theft was the beginning of a blackmail attempt.