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Peter Gunn (1958-61)
 
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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Peter Gunn (season 1) (NBC) (1958-59)
Peter Gunn (season 2) (NBC) (1959-60)
Peter Gunn (season 3) (ABC) (1960-61)


Spartan Productions.
Official Films, Inc. (CLNA: International Creative Exchange)
Filmed at Universal-International Studios
for
NBC (Mondays 9:00pm EST)(seasons 1-2)(1958-60)
ABC (Mondays 10:30pm EST)(season 3)(1960-61)
Executive Producer Gordon Oliver
Created and Produced by Blake Edwards
Associate Producer, Byron Kane

US Detective series 1958-61 114 episodes x 30 min bw (22Sep58-25Sep61)
Starring:
Craig Stevens
as Peter Gunn
Lola Albright as Edie Hart
Herschel Bernardi as Lt. Jacoby 
Hope Emerson as Mother #1 (1958-1959) (season 1)
Minerva Urecal as Mother #2 (1959-1961) (seasons 2-3)
Recurring:  Bill Chadney as Emmett,  Billy Barty as Babby
James Lanphier as Leslie the Maitre D' (season 3)

Premise:
In the early 50s detectives were mostly kind of stodgy middle aged guys
like Martin Kane, Eddie Drake, Charlie Wild, etc. Later in the 50s the
suave, smooth, sophisticated PI came along. Peter Gunn was one of the best.
Super support cast in Hershel Bernardi, Lola Albright and Mother.

Background:
Spartan Productions also produced the series "Mr Lucky" (1959-60)
starring John Vivyan as Mr. Lucky, Ross Martin as Nick Andamo.
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Other Production credits.
Directors Include:
Blake Edwards, Alan Crosland,Jr., Lamont Johnson, David O.McDearmon
Assistant Directors Include: Vernon Keays and Terence Nelson
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Production Managers Include: Jack McEdward and W.Argyle Nelson
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Writers Include: Blake Edwards, Tony Barrett, Robert C. Dennis,
Ken Kolb, Lester Aaron Pine, Lewis Reed, Al C. Ward
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Film Editors Include:
Patrick McCormick and Russell F. Schoengarth
Cinematographers Include: Arthur E. Arling and Philip H. Lathrop
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Stunts:
Dick Crockett(Stunt Supervisor), Chuck Couch, John Day. Saul Gorss,
Charles Horvath, Cliff Lyons, Boyd 'Red' Morgan, Bob Morgan, Gil Perkins,
Jack Perkins, Ed Parker, George Robotham (Craig Stevens Double),
Carl Saxe, Dale Van Sickel
John Hudkins, Troy Melton, Alan Pinson, Alex Sharp, Tom Steele.
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Filming Locations:
Universal Studios and MGM Studios backlots

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"I have to tell you something very peculiar about episode #1.17. Henry Corden and the character he played looked exactly
like Peter Sellers from the Inspector Clouseau Pink Panther series he even acted like him! Itook a double take and I
couldn't believe it wasn't him. I wonder if this is where that character was born. Also Timothy is a seal, whom Casper
(bad guy) stuffs this fish with diamonds and feeds it to Timothy! Also Timothy seems to be in love with Lt. Jacoby which
really upsets the Lt. What a fun episode!!"
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From: James Rhem (jim.rhem@gmail.com) (Nov 2011)
"There is an episode in which Herschel Bernardi is trying to convince a wrongly convicted man to live and he first
stands on one foot and then the other saying "look at the marvel of the body, how it can balance first on one foot
and then the other. it's a marvel. Life" or something like that. That speech has been very important to me and I
would give a lot to know what episode it appears in."

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