History Series / PeterGunn

13th Apr '16 4:18:30 PM Mdumas43073
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A half hour [[PrivateDetective Private Eye]] TV show created by Creator/BlakeEdwards that ran from 195861, updating the HardboiledDetective ideals of the 1930s with 1950s notions of jazz cool. It featured the crime-solving skills of the title character (Craig Stevens), who got equal portions of help and hindrance from Lieutenant Jacoby. He hung out in a nightclub where his girlfriend was the singer; the owner often provided tips and clues to the crime.

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A half hour [[PrivateDetective Private Eye]] TV show created by Creator/BlakeEdwards that ran from 195861, updating the HardboiledDetective ideals of the 1930s with 1950s notions of jazz cool. It featured the crime-solving skills of the title character (Craig Stevens), who got equal portions of help and hindrance from Lieutenant Jacoby. He hung out in a nightclub where his girlfriend was the singer; the owner often provided tips and clues to the crime.
13th Apr '16 4:18:10 PM Mdumas43073
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A half hour [[PrivateDetective Private Eye]] TV show from 1958 that ran for three years, updating the HardboiledDetective ideals of the 1930s with 1950s notions of jazz cool. It featured the crime-solving skills of the title character (Craig Stevens), who got equal portions of help and hindrance from Lieutenant Jacoby. He hung out in a nightclub where his girlfriend was the singer; the owner often provided tips and clues to the crime.

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A half hour [[PrivateDetective Private Eye]] TV show from 1958 created by Creator/BlakeEdwards that ran for three years, from 195861, updating the HardboiledDetective ideals of the 1930s with 1950s notions of jazz cool. It featured the crime-solving skills of the title character (Craig Stevens), who got equal portions of help and hindrance from Lieutenant Jacoby. He hung out in a nightclub where his girlfriend was the singer; the owner often provided tips and clues to the crime.
13th Apr '16 4:16:17 PM Mdumas43073
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A half hour [[PrivateDetective Private Eye]] TV show from 1958 that ran for three years, updating the HardboiledDetective ideals of the 1930's with 1950's notions of jazz cool. It featured the crime-solving skills of the title character (Craig Stevens), who got equal portions of help and hindrance from Lieutenant Jacoby. He hung out in a nightclub where his girlfriend was the singer; the owner often provided tips and clues to the crime.

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A half hour [[PrivateDetective Private Eye]] TV show from 1958 that ran for three years, updating the HardboiledDetective ideals of the 1930's 1930s with 1950's 1950s notions of jazz cool. It featured the crime-solving skills of the title character (Craig Stevens), who got equal portions of help and hindrance from Lieutenant Jacoby. He hung out in a nightclub where his girlfriend was the singer; the owner often provided tips and clues to the crime.



The series is available on Hulu.

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The series is available on Hulu.Creator/{{Hulu}}.
2nd Dec '15 12:27:24 PM VenomLancerHae
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* BreakawayPopHit: No, really. The theme music hit #1 on the Billboard chart and stayed there for ten weeks, and the show's soundtrack [=LP=] received the ''first'' Album of the Year award when the Grammy Awards began. (To be fair, it was the late 1950's.)
** A remake of the theme by the Art of Noise reached #2 on Billboard's Dance chart in 1986.
* ChannelHop: The show aired for two seasons on Creator/{{NBC}} before jumping to Creator/{{ABC}} for its third and final season.
* TheCharmer: Pete himself.

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%% * BreakawayPopHit: No, really. The theme music hit #1 on the Billboard chart and stayed there for ten weeks, and the show's soundtrack [=LP=] received the ''first'' Album of the Year award when the Grammy Awards began. (To be fair, it was the late 1950's.)
%% ** A remake of the theme by the Art of Noise reached #2 on Billboard's Dance chart in 1986.
%% * ChannelHop: The show aired for two seasons on Creator/{{NBC}} before jumping to Creator/{{ABC}} for its third and final season.
%% * TheCharmer: Pete himself.



* DetectiveDrama
* DramaticHalfHour
* FilmNoir
* FriendOnTheForce: In Lieutenant Jacoby.
* GlamorousWartimeSinger: Minus the war, but this is Pete's girlfriend, Edie Hart.
* GoodGuyBar: Nightclub, really. But same difference.
* InstrumentalThemeTune: With piano by JohnWilliams.

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%% * DetectiveDrama
%% * DramaticHalfHour
%% * FilmNoir
%% * FriendOnTheForce: In Lieutenant Jacoby.
%% * GlamorousWartimeSinger: Minus the war, but this is Pete's girlfriend, Edie Hart.
%% * GoodGuyBar: Nightclub, really. But same difference.
%% * InstrumentalThemeTune: With piano by JohnWilliams.



* MusicOfNote: The series was notable for its music. (Unusually for the time, every episode had original music written for it.)

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* MusicOfNote: MusicOfNote:
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The series was notable for its music. (Unusually for the time, every episode had original music written for it.)



* PrivateDetective: The titular Peter Gunn.

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%% * PrivateDetective: The titular Peter Gunn.
30th Jun '15 12:25:22 PM Cindylover1969
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* NoExportForYou: It didn't get sold to British television due to concerns over its violence. (That wouldn't be a problem today.)
6th Aug '14 7:32:46 AM megarotic
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* {{Leitmotif}}: The InstrumentalThemeTune becomes this for Bally's ''Spy Hunter'' video game.

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* {{Leitmotif}}: The InstrumentalThemeTune becomes this for Bally's ''Spy Hunter'' ''SpyHunter'' video game.
19th Jul '14 3:54:46 PM FreeLiveFree
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The series is available on Hulu.
1st Sep '13 3:58:27 PM Prfnoff
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A half hour [[PrivateDetective Private Eye]] TV show from 1958 that ran for three years, updating the HardboiledDetective ideals of the 1930's with 1950's notions of jazz cool. It featured the crime-solving skills of the title character, who got equal portions of help and hindrance from Lieutenant Jacoby. He hung out in a nightclub where his girlfriend was the singer; the owner often provided tips and clues to the crime.

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A half hour [[PrivateDetective Private Eye]] TV show from 1958 that ran for three years, updating the HardboiledDetective ideals of the 1930's with 1950's notions of jazz cool. It featured the crime-solving skills of the title character, character (Craig Stevens), who got equal portions of help and hindrance from Lieutenant Jacoby. He hung out in a nightclub where his girlfriend was the singer; the owner often provided tips and clues to the crime.
25th Jan '13 1:11:09 PM Cindylover1969
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* MusicOfNote: The series was notable for its music.

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* MusicOfNote: The series was notable for its music. (Unusually for the time, every episode had original music written for it.)
10th Nov '12 11:30:11 AM Tarlonniel
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Well executed, but mostly forgotten today ... except for the fact that Music/HenryMancini's theme music is legendary, and still popular today.

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Well executed, but mostly forgotten today ...forgotten... except for the fact that Music/HenryMancini's theme music is legendary, and still popular today.
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