Television’s coolest, most sophisticated detective was definitely Peter Gunn, created and produced by Blake Edwards.
Set in a nameless waterfront city, the series features film noir cinematography and a stylish musical score by Henry Mancini (whose “The Peter Gunn Theme” won an Emmy Award and two Grammys®). In fact, Peter Gunn was the first TV show to use modern jazz in its soundtrack. Edwards himself directed many episodes, as did an impressive roster of Hollywood’s best, including Robert Altman.
Craig Stevens plays Gunn, Pete to his friends — a handsome, suave detective. He’s tough enough to take on the hardest of hard cases, but a soft touch when it comes to the ladies. His girlfriend, the gorgeous singer Edie Hart (Lola Albright) is the featured singer at ‘Mother’s’ (and later ‘Edie’s’), a smoke-filled jazz club used by Gunn as his unofficial office. Other regulars at the club include a colorful cast of musicians, pool hustlers, and artists. His standard fee is $1,000, and his reputation keeps the customers lined up for his services. Sometimes folks are referred to him by Mother (Hope Emerson, Minerva Urecal) or his police buddy Lt. Jacoby (Herschel Bernardi). A man with expensive tastes, Peter Gunn drives a stylish two-tone Plymouth Fury Convertible, equipped with a mobile phone!
So settle into your favorite easy chair, dim the lights, and enjoy one of the best detective shows ever!
Includes all 114 episodes of the series: The Kill; Streetcar Jones; The Vicious Dog; The Blind Pianist; The Frog; The Chinese Hangman; Lynn’s Blues; Rough Buck; Image Of Sally ; The Man With The Scar; Death House Testament; The Torch; The Jockey; Sisters Of The Friendless; The Leaper; The Fuse; Let’s Kill Timothy; The Missing Night Watchman; Murder On The Midway; Pecos Pete; Scuba; Edie Finds A Corpse; The Dirty Word; The Ugly Frame; The Lederer Story; Keep Smiling; Breakout; Pay Now, Kill Later; Skin Deep; February Girl; Love Me To Death; The Family Affair; Lady Windbell’s Fan; Bullet For A Badge; Kill From Nowhere; Vendetta; The Coffin; The Portrait; Protection; Crisscross; Edge Of The Knife; The Comic; Death Is A Red Rose; The Young Assassins; The Feathered Doll; Kidnap; The Rifle; The Game; The Price Is Murder; The Briefcase; Terror On The Campus; The Wolfe Case; Hot Money; Spell Of Murder; The Grudge; Fill The Cup; See No Evil; Sentenced; The Hunt; Hollywood Calling; Sing A Song Of Murder; The Long, Long Ride; The Deadly Proposition; The Murder Clause; The Dummy; Slight Touch Of Homicide; Wings Of An Angel; Death Watch; Witness In The Window; The Best Laid Plans; Send A Thief; The Semi-Private Eye; Letter Of The Law; The Crossbow; The Heiress; Baby Shoe; The Passenger; Mask Of Murder; The Maître D’; The Candidate; The Judgment; The Death Frame; Death Across The Board; Tramp Steamer; The Long Green Kill; Take Five For Murder; Dream Big, Dream Deadly; Sepi; A Tender Touch; Royal Roust; Bullet In Escrow; Jacoby’s Vacation; Blind Item; Death Is A Sore Loser; I Know It’s Murder; A Kill And A Half; Than A Serpent’s Tooth; The Deep End; Portrait In Leather; Come Dance With Me And Die; Cry Love, Cry Murder; A Penny Saved; Short A Motive; The Murder Bond; The Most Deadly Angel; Till Death Do Us Part; Last Resort; A Matter Of Policy; A Bullet For The Boy; Death Is A Four Letter Word; Deadly Intrusion; Voodoo; Down The Drain; Murder On The Line