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Gunn

Blake Edwards has transplanted his three-season Peter Gunn NBC-TV series (which began in the 1959-60 season) to the screen in Gunn, a well-made, but a trifle longish, programmer.

With:
Craig Stevens Laura Devon Ed Asner Albert Paulsen Sherry Jackson Helen Traubel

Blake Edwards has transplanted his three-season Peter Gunn NBC-TV series (which began in the 1959-60 season) to the screen in Gunn, a well-made, but a trifle longish, programmer.

Episodic scripting, as befits a murder suspense comedy, is combined with solid Owen Crump production supervision, Henry Mancini music, and a surprise ending.

There’s a prolog murder of a top-dog gangster. Albert Paulsen, successor to the gangland throne, is the natural suspect. M. T. (Marion) Marshall, a seagoing madame, hires Craig Stevens to prove Paulsen guilty. Eventually, Paulsen forces Stevens to prove him innocent.

Popping up at intervals are Laura Devon, Gunn’s occasional dame, Sherry Jackson, in a standout sexpot part, J. Pat O’Malley, excellent as a boozer informer who plays it like Alfred Hitchcock’s old TV show intros, and skid-row topster Regis Toomey.

Gunn

Production: Paramount. Director Blake Edwards; Producer Owen Crump; Screenplay Blake Edwards, William Peter Blatty; Camera Philip Lathrop; Editor Peter Zinner; Music Henry Mancini; Art Director Fernando Carrere

Crew: (Color) Extract of a review from 1967. Running time: 94 MIN.

With: Craig Stevens Laura Devon Ed Asner Albert Paulsen Sherry Jackson Helen Traubel

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