Peter Gunn was a private detective in the film noir tradition. All of the shows were black and white and featured the music of Henry Mancini. The action of the show was closely tied to the musical score and you could usually tell what was happening on the screen by the music accompanying it.
Season 1 Ep.02: Streetcar Jones
Gunn is hired by a jazz club owner to prove one of his musicians has been framed for murder, but the musician’s lawyer doesn’t want Gunn’s assistance.
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.
Cast and Crew:
Creator: Blake Edwards
Craig Stevens, Herschel Bernardi and Lola Albright
Production Company: Spartan Productions
Audio/Visual: mono, black & white
Date Release: 1958
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