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.