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 ...
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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 when he goes to the Frog's apartment. Gunn kills his attacker, setting off a police investigation into the deaths.Written by
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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