The cases of a stylishly cool private detective.

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Blake Edwards
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3   2   1  
1961   1960   1959   1958  
Nominated for 8 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Series cast summary:
Craig Stevens ...  Peter Gunn 114 episodes, 1958-1961
Herschel Bernardi ...  Lieutenant Jacoby / ... 102 episodes, 1958-1961
Lola Albright ...  Edie Hart 84 episodes, 1958-1961
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Storyline

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. Also providing tips was "Mother" of her self-titled nightclub. Working at the nightclub as a singer was Edie Hart, his girlfriend. Written by Mathias Banner <mathias@datawise.net>

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Trivia

This was one of the first television shows to have its own original score, and it was the first to feature modern jazz for a soundtrack. Previously, producers used generic music scores that were used in many television productions. RCA released an album of music from this show featuring the title song and other pieces. It reached number one on the Billboard chart, stayed there ten weeks, and stayed on the list for the next two years. It was so successful, that RCA put together a sequel. Henry Mancini received an Emmy nomination for the theme, and won two Grammys for the album. See more »

Connections

Referenced in L'âge d'or de la musique de film 1965-1975 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

'Deed I Do
Music by Walter Hirsch and Fred Rose
Performed by Lola Albright
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Great series! Best music written for TV (Mancini)!
17 January 1999 | by Ludwig-2See all my reviews

This was one of the most provocative series ever made for TV, inaugurating a whole new genre. In addition to having the best music (by Henry Mancini) ever written for TV, it was perhaps the first and only film noire series.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gunn for Hire See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Spartan Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(114 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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