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Peter Gunn/The Kill

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The Kill
Season 1, Episode 1
Airdate September 22, 1958
Written by Blake Edwards
Directed by Blake Edwards
Produced by Blake Edwards
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The Kill is the first episode of the first season of Peter Gunn.

Starring: Craig Stevens (Peter Gunn)

Co-Starring: Lola Albright (Edie Hart), Hope Emerson (Mother)

and Herschel Bernardi (Lieutenant Jacoby)

Gavin MacLeod (George Fallon), Jack Weston (Dave Green), John Truax (Henry Ives), Sam Scar (Al Fusary), Bill Chadney (Emmett Ward), Joe Bassett (Gunman), Charles Maxwell (Gunman)


Plot Overview

A pair of phony cops take out the leader of the city's leading vice ring. Not long after, the new leader of the ring makes an extortion threat to a jazz club, Mother's, and then blows the place up, leading Peter Gunn, a private detective who uses the club as a de facto office, to get involved.


Arc Advancement





The Show

From the start, the series' trademarks are present, including Pete and Edie's relationship, in which his private eye business always seems to interrupt their romantic time, and also the give-and-take between wise-cracking Pete and world-weary Lt. Jacoby.

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments