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Episode Guide

  • Season 3
    • Murder on the Line
      Episode 38
      9/18/61
      8.3
      Cesar Carlyle, a very rich man, hires Gunn to find certain documents which, if made public, could ruin him. Seems the papers were stolen and the thief wants a good deal of money for their return.
    • Down the Drain
      Episode 37
      6/26/61
      7.5
      A man named Paul Condon calls the police and tells them where a cache of stolen jewels can be found. But before any more information can be passed on - Condon is shot down.
    • Voodoo
      Episode 36
      6/19/61
      6.5

      Abel Gunther a small-time Haitian sugar-cane grower, blames the death of his wife on the spirit world. He has a more practical explanation for another of his worries - his cane fields have been leveled by fire.

    • Deadly Intrusion
      Episode 35
      6/12/61
      8.5
      Golf instructor Gil Manson is accused by the police of being a hit and run driver. Manson insists he was giving a golf lesson at the time of the accident, but his pupil has mysteriously disappeared.
    • 6/5/61
      7.5
      Lisa Randolph's well-groomed appearance belies the turmoil of her emotions - as Gunn discovers when he is asked to prevent her from committing suicide.
    • 5/29/61
      7.2

      Gambling man Paul Mitchell and the son of an American diplomat in Acapulco, is shot and wounded while leaving his home.

    • A Matter of Policy
      Episode 32
      5/22/61
      8.4
      Gunman Frank Dineen never objected to killing people for money. This time, however he's going to do a job for himself.
    • Last Resort
      Episode 31
      5/15/61
      7.5
      Clinton Hobart, former movie great, is trying to make a comeback. But hard-driving young producer Les Murdock isn't making matters any easier for the old fellow.
    • 5/8/61
      7.2
      Edward Candell is scheduled to die for the murder of his wife Leona. Tommy McDonald is surprised to hear the verdict - he just saw Leona.
    • 5/1/61
      8.4
      Hero-worshiping Caroline Haskins takes steps to wipe out the Yabocci family, Gunn's archenemies.
    • The Murder Bond
      Episode 28
      4/24/61
      8.0

      Racketeer Joe Cully is out of jail on bail - half a million dollars. Not long afterwards, Cully's car explodes, the body found in the demolished auto can't be identified - and Joe Cully is nowhere to be found.

    • Short Motive
      Episode 27
      4/10/61
      8.2
      Ellen Clary is worried about Paulie Walker, who left a piece of paper with four names on it in her restaurant. The first name, Les Coombs, had a line through it - and now Coombs is dead.
    • A Penny Saved
      Episode 26
      4/3/61
      7.0

      Ballet dancer Nico Belurin escapes from a home for the mentally ill after vowing to kill his old dance partner. The partner hires Gunn to track down Nico before Nico gets to her or her current boyfriend, a gangster, kills Nico.

    • 3/27/61
      7.9

      The gun used in a murder of a drug dealer is found in the possession of a teenager, and family friend Peter volunteers to help clear his name.

    • 3/20/61
      8.8

      Peter receives a call from cabbie Eddie Webb who sees a taxi-dancer being kidnapped by two gangsters. He uncovers the connection between Ruth Millard, a dental nurse turned dance hall girl in an attempt to elude big-time mobster Frank Benedict and things seem rather remote until Pete learns that the truth comes out easily as a tooth when sodium pentathol is the lever.

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    • 3/13/61
      8.3
      While ex-heavyweight champ Billy Cochrane is training for a comeback, an attempt is made on his life.
    • The Deep End
      Episode 22
      3/6/61
      8.8
      Susan Neilson swims out to the deep end of her pool and drowns. Her swimming instructor, Phil Matterson, left her alone, poured himself a drink and ignored her cries for help.
    • 2/27/61
      7.7
      Tape recordings of a psychoanalyst's sessions have been stolen---and one of them contains the details of a murder.
    • A Kill and a Half
      Episode 20
      2/20/61
      8.9
      It's "trick or treat" night, and Arthur Merrill answers the door to a big surprise.
    • I Know It's Murder
      Episode 19
      2/13/61
      8.3
      Psychic Kevin Daniels asks Gunn to prevent the murder of his mother.
    • 1/30/61
      7.8
      A janitor and his wife see Police Sergeant Lee Davis enter their building and minutes later they hear two shots. They rush to the scene to find Sergeant Davis holding a gun over the body of a dead derelict.
    • Blind Item
      Episode 17
      1/23/61
      7.0
      A blind item in a newspaper gossip column refers to clandestine activities of a wealthy novelist's wife. The novelist, Benton Ridgely, invites Gunn out to his lodge to discuss an investigation. Pete arrives only to find a corpse.
    • Jacoby's Vacation
      Episode 16
      1/16/61
      8.1
      Jacoby tells Gunn that he's going on vacation to some nice quiet place. Gunn tells Jacoby he's got just the place.
    • Bullet in Escrow
      Episode 15
      1/9/61
      8.6
      Ed Stone is released from prison, met by a friend who gives him a gun and makes a call to Peter Gunn.
    • The Royal Roust
      The Royal Roust
      Episode 14
      1/2/61
      5.0

      A royal visitor, King Felix, is visiting the city and it's Jacoby's job to escort him through the city jail.

    • A Tender Touch
      Episode 13
      12/26/60
      7.3

      A bank cashier makes off with a lot of cash then phones Gunn about it.

    • Sepi
      Episode 12
      12/19/60
      7.5

      A young boy, Sepi Toreno, tells Gunn that he saw his father beaten up during the night. But when Gunn calls the police, Sepi disappears.

    • 12/12/60
      8.5

      Detective Eddie Sellers comes close to solving a two-million dollar robbery and pays with his life. His brother Cal, also a detective, is afraid he's next.

    • 12/5/60
      8.5

      The manager of teen idol Bobby Jeeter hires Gunn to deliver money to a blackmailer. Gunn then learns of a possible connection between the blackmailer and the murder of Doris Rainey, who was the hatcheck girl at the club where Jeeter is currently performing.

    • 11/28/60
      8.2
      En route to jail for robbery, Frank Garrett makes his escape.
    • Tramp Steamer
      Episode 8
      11/21/60
      7.9
      The Rico brothers' testimony was responsible for Matt Poliska's deportation, and when Dave Rico is shot, his dying word is Poliska. But Poliska's not supposted to be in the country.
    • 11/14/60
      7.8

      Wealthy sportsman Harley Bernard would like to know who murdered his stable manager. At first Gunn suspects Frank Rousseau, a gangster who once tried to get Wally to fix a race. The next suspect is a seven-foot giant who tries to strangle Gunn. After being rescued by Lt. Jacoby, Gunn visits TV exercise personality Jack LaLanne who identifies the tall man as the "Great Gorza."

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    • The Death Frame
      Episode 6
      11/7/60
      8.1
      Eddie Carson, a small time thug, is sure he's going to be bumped off. He tries to get Gunn to help him but the sleuth is unmoved until it's too late.
    • The Judgment
      Episode 5
      10/31/60
      6.8
      A judge is shot by a convicted man he's about to sentence.
    • The Candidate
      Episode 4
      10/24/60
      6.5
      The candidate for Governor, Adrian Grimmett, runs on a no-taxes platform. Who could possibly want to assassinate him?
    • The Maitre D'
      Episode 3
      10/17/60
      8.9
      A restaurateur's luck takes a definite turn for the worse after he witnesses a gangland murder.
    • Mask of Murder
      Episode 2
      10/10/60
      8.5
      Gunn gets a frantic phone call from Norman Hartley and rushes to Hartley's home - only to find him dead.
    • The Passenger
      Episode 1
      10/3/60
      7.8

      While coming home on the bus, Edward Hines fears that he may be the next victim after he witnesses a man in an apartment strangling a woman.

  • Season 2
  • Season 1