Tuesday, September 23, 2008

HAPPY 50TH ANNIVERSARY, PETER GUNN!

HAPPY 50TH ANNIVERSARY, PETER GUNN!

THE RAP SHEET has a good post today on the 50th anniversary of Peter Gunn:

“Suave, sophisticated, hep to the jive, groovin’ to the oh-so-cool jazzbo-beat, Peter Gunn was like nothing ever seen before on television or anywhere else, really,” writes Kevin Burton Smith at The Thrilling Detective Web Site. “He was a new kind of eye. While other dicks hung out in rundown offices, swilling rotgut, living hand to mouth, loners till the end, cloaked in rumpled trench coats and angst, Gunn hung out at Mother’s, a swank jazz club, wearing his Ivy League finest, pitching woo at his best gal, singer Edie Hart, drinking nothing more than an occasional tasteful martini.”

For a show that lasted only three years--two on NBC, one on ABC, 114 half-hour episodes in all--Peter Gunn had an extraordinary impact. And not just in terms of plotting and sophisticated dialogue.

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2 comments:

ARCHAVIST said...

I'm trying to find some episodes of this show but so far with little success.

The King Of Cool said...

Never had a chance to see any of this show, but I've always heard high praise from other folks about it.