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Peter Gunn: The Kill

Gunn takes on protection racketeers who are threatening Mother, the owner of his favorite nightclub.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 12639
Airdate: Monday September 22nd, 1958

Director: Blake Edwards
Writer: Blake Edwards


  • Currently 6/10
6/10 (1 Vote cast)
Guest Stars
Gavin MacLeodGavin MacLeod
As George Fallon
Recurring
John TruaxJohn Truax
As Henry Ives
Recurring
Bill ChadneyBill Chadney
As Emmett Ward
Recurring
Joe BassettJoe Bassett
As Gunman
Recurring
Jack WestonJack Weston
As Dave Green
Sam ScarSam Scar
As Al Fusary

Uncredited
Byron KaneByron Kane
As Barney
Recurring
Main Cast
Craig Stevens (1)Craig Stevens (1)
As Peter Gunn
Lola AlbrightLola Albright
As Edie Hart
Herschel BernardiHerschel Bernardi
As Lieutenant Jacoby
Hope EmersonHope Emerson
As "Mother"

Recap

On a stretch of road, two police officers pull over a car containing former bootlegger, current vice lord, and mobster Al Fusary. When his bodyguards protest, the officers shoot Fusary and his men dead and drive away...

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Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Johnny MercerDay In, Day Outsung by Lola Albright


Episode Quotes
Peter: The good and the bad of Al Fusary are a matter of record. As far as I'm concerned, it was mostly bad. But anyway you look at it, he was unique.The last of a rare breed who crawled out of a bathtub of bootleg gin, grabbed a submachine gun, and made the 20s roar. By the truest measure of the underworld, he was a real big shot. And unlike his contemporaries who ended up in a sack or a garage floor on Valentine's Day, he beat the odds and lasted until he was a little bit over 60s. And he was a big shot over the way. For thirty years the undisputed vice lord of his own personal empire. He was unique... and he was dead.

Jacoby: What are you doing here?
Peter: I get around. Picnics, fish fries, funerals.

Peter: Nice guy, Emmett.
Edie: Um-hmm.
Peter: You could do worse.
Edie: I always do.

Peter: Tell Fallon Peter Gunn wants to see him.
Gunman: Peter? Go pick a peck of peppers.

Peter: Sometimes you get lucky. You take a chance on a bluff and it pays off. Most of the time when you get mixed up with men like Fallon, the wrong people get killed. This time was no exception.



Other Episode Crew

CreatorBlake Edwards
Executive ProducerGordon Oliver
Set DecoratorTed Offenbecker
Director of PhotographyPhilip H. Lathrop
Production SupervisorArgyle Nelson
Art DirectorCharles F. Pyke
Production ManagerJames Paisley
Sound MixerJack F. Lilly
Film EditorJason H. Bernie
Assistant DirectorVernon Keays  |  John Banse
ComposerHenry Mancini
Producers AssistantByron Kane
 
Warning: Peter Gunn season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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