Peter Gunn (1958–1961)
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Send a Thief 

Gunn is hired by a mystery woman to deliver a briefcase. A bigger mystery is what is in the briefcase and who will kill to get it? Lt. Jacoby and Gunn find the answers involve a "dead" man.

Director:

Lamont Johnson
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Craig Stevens ... Peter Gunn
Lola Albright ... Edie Hart
Herschel Bernardi ... Lieutenant Jacoby
Minerva Urecal ... Mother
Phyllis Avery ... Doris Reese Stewart
Billy Barty ... Babby
Charles Horvath ... Frank Lyles
Don Ross Don Ross ... Billy Reese
Ottola Nesmith ... Old Lady
Sol Gorss Sol Gorss ... Karnes (as Saul Gorss)
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Storyline

Gunn is hired by a mystery woman to deliver a briefcase. A bigger mystery is what is in the briefcase and who will kill to get it? Lt. Jacoby and Gunn find the answers involve a "dead" man.

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Genres:

Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery

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Language:

English

Release Date:

16 May 1960 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Spartan Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

During the police shoot out, the initial view of the crook's getaway car is a mid 50's Chrysler product ('55 Plymouth, DeSoto?) The next head-on full front view of the car going towards the police is a '54 Cadillac. The next view of the car almost hitting the police and jumping the curb is the Chrysler product again. See more »

Quotes

Peter Gunn: Babby. Frank Lyles - he's got a scar right across here.
Babby: He shoots a bad stick.
Peter Gunn: Where can I find him?
Babby: Probably in trouble.
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Fine and Dandy
(uncredited)
Written by Kay Swift and Paul James
Performed by Lola Albright
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So What's with the Briefcase
22 April 2015 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Another good hook for a series that specialized in them. A mechanic with a wrench slides under a car only to be confronted by a ferocious looking thug (Horvath) staring down at him. We know this won't end well. Anyway, Pete's hired by a shapely blonde (Avery) to deliver a briefcase to a warehouse entrance. We know it must have something to do with the murderous thug, but what. Then when the briefcase turns out to be empty, we wonder what's up. Pete better figure it out before the thug gets him too. Good dramatic color, as usual. There's gender-bending Mother (Urecal) along with a diminutive Billy Barty who can apparently sink an 8-ball blindfolded. If straightlaced Sgt. Friday of 1950's Dragnet defined the Eisenhower era, the sleekly handsome Gunn (Stevens) defines the more glamorous Kennedy era. Credit producer Blake Edwards for sensing the changing times, with entries like this.

A "7" on the Series Scale


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