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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 MacLeod
As George Fallon
John Truax
As Henry Ives
Bill Chadney
As Emmett Ward
Joe Bassett
As Gunman
Jack Weston
As Dave Green
Sam Scar
As Al Fusary

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


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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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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