Peter Gunn (1958–1961)
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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 ... See full summary »


David Orrick McDearmon (as David O. McDearmon)


Blake Edwards (creator), Blake Edwards


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Episode complete credited cast:
Craig Stevens ... Peter Gunn
Lola Albright ... Edie Hart
Hope Emerson ... Mother
Herschel Bernardi ... Lieutenant Jacoby
Whit Bissell ... Daniel Swink
Jean Inness Jean Inness ... Loretta Gymps
Arthur Kendall Arthur Kendall ... Vernon Lilly
Stubby Kruger Stubby Kruger ... The Frog (as Harold Kruger)
Dick Crockett Dick Crockett ... The Assassin
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Bain ... Himself
Rolly Bundock Rolly Bundock ... Himself
Larry Bunker ... Himself
Richard Nash ... Himself
Jack Sperling ... Himself


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. Written by David Stevens

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery





Release Date:

20 October 1958 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Spartan Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Peter Gunn: Did you talk to her?
Lieutenant Jacoby: The only thing Loretta ever told a cop is where to go and what to do.
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How High The Moon
Music by Nancy Hamilton and Morgan Lewis
Performed by Lola Albright, vocal with Shorty Rogers, flugelhorn; John Williams, piano; Larry Bunker, vibes; Shelly Manne, drums.
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Good Gunn Mix
22 August 2017 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Good mix of series elements. Pete gets two knockdown drag-outs, Edie gets to croon a tune, and Jacoby gets to be Johnny-on-the-spot. Then include usual grabber hook, colorful characters, and plenty of shadow, and we've got an early classic entry. However, I could have used more of Mother. The amazonian Emerson was an underrated part of the series success. Too bad she died early.

Anyhow, Pete gets involved in killing of small-time hood that leads him into the usual round of intrigue and danger. Good thing he's got an old lady around to protect him. So how about that poor old Gymps (Inness). Looks like she lives in a shoe box and shops at Rags R' Us. But don't underestimate her; she's a surer shot than Dead-Eye Dick. It's a bold concept for a series starting out its first season. But then producer Edwards was always a man with ideas. And catch renowned jazz trumpeter Shorty Rogers doing his thing at Mother's. Yes indeed, it's the outstanding Gunn combo showing why its cutting edge formula still applies.

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