Arnie Kelton, musician and ex-convict, asks Gunn to investigate his wife's death.
A man is burned to death. His widow hires Peter Gunn to find out who killed him.
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.
Eric gets himself a trench coat and a pretty secretary. Now he's ready to start his career as he bumbles his way around town and interferes with the police departmen.t Eric is called in by Janos Thorwald to bring in his easy mark of a son.
An escaped gangster lives in a rundown apartment undetected, wearing bandages. He hires Gunn to locate his brother and finds out if the man was involved in a payroll robbery.
Inventor Janos Kolanski goes to Pete for help. Apparently there is a faction after his plans for his newest invention: a deadly rifle.
Three lonely rich sisters and one of them finds a boyfriend, but is he really interested in her or her money? Five dead wives tell a different story.
Willie Coronado is found dead in the dryer of a laundromat. He was one of the men involved in a daring bank robbery involving one million dollars. Louis hires Pete to find out who killed his partner and to cut a deal with the DA's office for his involvement.
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.
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.
Gunn is "sentenced" to death for the murder of a clerk, but he escapes jail.
A young man is accused of murder, and the only witnesses for the defense are two nuns who are unable to leave their convent.
When Billy Arnet's girlfriend falls through a skylight to her death, Gunn is hired to prove it was murder, not an accident.
Actor Frankie Burns is murdered on the set of a new movie. Gunn finds out that the crime was committed to cover up an old crime.
Plainsclothes policeman Jay Madigan is found knifed on the docks near the carnival. Pete undercovers that the shooting gallery at the carnival is smuggling something in the dolls, heroin.
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.
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.
Singer Lynn Martel has lost all hope after her boyfriend has been killed. The killing was arranged by Nat Kreuger, Martel's obsessed boss. When Peter Gunn tries to help her, his life also becomes endangered.
A secretary has important papers that incriminate her boss and becomes frightened when attempts are made on her life. The real story is that Lyles, a bank robber, offs two of his cohorts after looking for the key to the safe deposit book where the loot is.
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."moreless
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.
After her husband is murdered, Louise Sinclair hits the bottle and her husband's lawyer consoles her.
Wealthy invalid Louise Reardon has an attempt made on her life and Gunn is hired to find her aide, Scully.
Cliffie, the blind newspaper vendor is afraid of Brenners, who was convicted and escaped after his sentence has been given. He hires Pete to protect him from Al Brenners and his sidekick Stringer.
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.
A little man with homemade bombs has been blowing up four or five gangsters at a clip. Now the mob bosses have hired Gunn to find the culprit.
A bank cashier makes off with a lot of cash then phones Gunn about it.
Paul Conlon, a school teacher, is grading papers at school when he hears a scream. He goes to investigate and finds a dead girl, is arrested for her murder, and hires Gunn to prove his innocence.
There's trouble in Texas when a cowboy gets clobbered, and his brother, a cattle baron, hires Pete to find his killer. The welcome is none too warm, even when Pete goes native and dons the local attire.
Gambling man Paul Mitchell and the son of an American diplomat in Acapulco, is shot and wounded while leaving his home.
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.
When gangsters try to extort protection money from nightclub owner Mother, she asks private eye Peter Gunn to intervene. When she refuses to pay, a bomb is set off in her night club.
Ten minutes before his execution, a convicted murder hires Peter Gunn to find the $700,000 he stole, hand it over to the bond company, collect the 10% reward, and give it to his daughter.
Fan Dancer Darling Lillian of The Green Dragon is given a special fan, one that holds the key to the past.
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.
A royal visitor, King Felix, is visiting the city and it's Jacoby's job to escort him through the city jail.