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The Best Episodes of Peter Gunn

Every episode of Peter Gunn ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Peter Gunn!

Peter Gunn is an American private eye television series. Filmed in a film noir atmosphere and featuring Henry Mancini music that could tell you the action with your eyes closed, Peter Gunn worked in style. Known as Pete to his friends and simply as Gunn to his enemies, he did his job in a calm cool way.

Genres:CrimeDrama
Network:NBC

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Peter Gunn" is "Love Me to Death", rated 8.3/10 from 129 user votes. It was directed by Jack Arnold and written by N/A. "Love Me to Death" aired on 4/27/1959 and is rated 0.2 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "The Ugly Frame".

  • Love Me to Death
    8.3/10 129 votes

    #1 - Love Me to Death

    Season 1 Episode 31 - Aired 1959-04-27

    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.

    Director: Jack Arnold

    Writer: N/A

  • The Ugly Frame
    8.1/10 125 votes

    #2 - The Ugly Frame

    Season 1 Episode 24 - Aired 1959-03-09

    Lt. Jacoby tries to nail Quoit on a murder charge but is foiled by misinformation.

    Director: Jack Arnold

    Writer: N/A

  • Slight Touch of Homicide
    8.1/10 87 votes

    #3 - Slight Touch of Homicide

    Season 2 Episode 28 - Aired 1960-04-11

    A little man with homemade bombs has been blowing up four or five gangsters at a clip. Now the mob boss' have hired Gunn to find the culprit.

    Director: Lamont Johnson

    Writer: N/A

  • Bullet for a Badge
    8.0/10 106 votes

    #4 - Bullet for a Badge

    Season 1 Episode 34 - Aired 1959-05-18

    An attempt on Lt. Jacoby is made when he receives a mysterious phone call and set up for a bullet.

    Director: Jack Arnold

    Writer: N/A

  • The Maitre D'
    8.0/10 84 votes

    #5 - The Maitre D'

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 1960-10-17

    No description available

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Keep Smiling
    7.9/10 114 votes

    #6 - Keep Smiling

    Season 1 Episode 26 - Aired 1959-03-23

    Peter Gunn poses as a professional bowler to investigate a case of blackmail and murder.

    Director: Jack Arnold

    Writer: N/A

  • Pay Now, Kill Later
    7.9/10 114 votes

    #7 - Pay Now, Kill Later

    Season 1 Episode 28 - Aired 1959-04-06

    After serving 14 years for a crime he did not commit, Spain decides to commit the crime he was sentenced and already served time for.

    Director: Boris Sagal

    Writer: N/A

  • Vendetta
    7.9/10 107 votes

    #8 - Vendetta

    Season 1 Episode 36 - Aired 1959-06-01

    Somebody shoots Edie in an attempt to get to Gunn. Jacoby still in the hospital gives Pete a clue as to who is seeking revenge.

    Director: Jack Arnold

    Writer: N/A

  • Sing a Song of Murder
    7.9/10 100 votes

    #9 - Sing a Song of Murder

    Season 2 Episode 23 - Aired 1960-03-07

    Arnie Kelton musician and ex-convict, asks Gunn to investigate his wife's death.

    Director: Lamont Johnson

    Writer: N/A

  • Death House Testament
    7.8/10 138 votes

    #10 - Death House Testament

    Season 1 Episode 11 - Aired 1958-12-01

    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.

    Director: Blake Edwards

    Writer: N/A

  • Murder On The Midway
    7.8/10 130 votes

    #11 - Murder On The Midway

    Season 1 Episode 19 - Aired 1959-02-02

    Peter Gunn is hired by a man known as the Baron to protect Rowena, the roommate of a murdered carnival dancer. Rowena is the Baron's girlfriend, and when she becomes infatuated with Gunn, the Baron threatens the private investgator.

    Director: Blake Edwards

    Writer: N/A

  • Edie Finds a Corpse
    7.8/10 132 votes

    #12 - Edie Finds a Corpse

    Season 1 Episode 22 - Aired 1959-02-23

    Edie is having her apartment renovated and during the renovations she uncovers a body.

    Director: Blake Edwards, Walter Grauman

    Writer: N/A

  • Send a Thief
    7.8/10 83 votes

    #13 - Send a Thief

    Season 2 Episode 33 - Aired 1960-05-16

    A secretary has important papers that incriminate her boss and becomes frightened when attempts are made on her life, at least that's the story she gives Pete. 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.

    Director: Lamont Johnson

    Writer: N/A

  • A Tender Touch
    7.8/10 82 votes

    #14 - A Tender Touch

    Season 3 Episode 13 - Aired 1960-12-26

    No description available

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Than a Serpent's Tooth
    7.8/10 92 votes

    #15 - Than a Serpent's Tooth

    Season 3 Episode 21 - Aired 1961-02-27

    No description available

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Man with the Scar
    7.7/10 131 votes

    #16 - The Man with the Scar

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 1958-11-24

    Roy Davidson the D.A.'s son is being framed for a crime he did not commit, Gunn investigates and is surprised by what he undercovers.

    Director: Blake Edwards

    Writer: N/A

  • Death Is a Red Rose
    7.7/10 100 votes

    #17 - Death Is a Red Rose

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 1959-10-19

    John Alastair is a desperate man and has a problem, he has hired Burnett to kill him but changes his mind. Unfortunately Burnett doesn't see it that way.

    Director: Boris Sagal

    Writer: N/A

  • Hot Money
    7.7/10 95 votes

    #18 - Hot Money

    Season 2 Episode 15 - Aired 1960-01-04

    Willie Coronado is found dead in the dryer of a laundry mat. 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.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Best Laid Plans
    7.7/10 92 votes

    #19 - The Best Laid Plans

    Season 2 Episode 32 - Aired 1960-05-09

    There is an assassination plot against the Governor, and Pete tries to find out who is behind it to stop the scheduled assassination. The plot is a ruse for something even bigger as Jacoby and Gunn find out.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Passenger
    7.7/10 86 votes

    #20 - The Passenger

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 1960-10-03

    No description available

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • A Kill and a Half
    7.7/10 69 votes

    #21 - A Kill and a Half

    Season 3 Episode 20 - Aired 1961-02-20

    It's ""trick or treat"" night, and Arthur Merrill answers the door to a big surprise.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • Short Motive
    7.7/10 71 votes

    #22 - Short Motive

    Season 3 Episode 27 - Aired 1961-04-10

    No description available

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Kill
    7.6/10 275 votes

    #23 - The Kill

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 1958-09-22

    When Mother is approached by gangsters to pay protection money, she asks Peter Gunn to intervene. When she refuses to pay, a bomb is set off in her night club.

    Director: Blake Edwards

    Writer: N/A

  • The Frog
    7.6/10 160 votes

    #24 - The Frog

    Season 1 Episode 5 - Aired 1958-10-20

    Pete is called by a gangster's leg man who is then murdered. Pete becomes involved in a search for incriminating evidence.

    Director: N/A

    Writer: N/A

  • The Chinese Hangman
    7.6/10 157 votes

    #25 - The Chinese Hangman

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 1958-10-27

    Pete is asked by a religious cult leader to find a missing girl and the money she had access to.

    Director: Blake Edwards

    Writer: N/A