Peter Gunn (1958–1961)
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Sing a Song of Murder 

Gunn is hired by a broken down musician to find his wife.She is supposed to be dead.Gunn discovers the truth does involve death.


Lamont Johnson


Tony Barrett, Blake Edwards (creator) | 1 more credit »

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Episode complete credited cast:
Craig Stevens ... Peter Gunn
Lola Albright ... Edie Hart
Herschel Bernardi ... Lieutenant Jacoby
James Edwards ... Arnie Kelton
Stanley Adams ... Bernie
Jan Arvan Jan Arvan ... Manager
Paul Baxley Paul Baxley ... Earl Mener
Dick Crockett Dick Crockett ... Cleaver
Diahann Carroll ... Dina Wright


Gunn is hired by a broken down musician to find his wife.She is supposed to be dead.Gunn discovers the truth does involve death.

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Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

7 March 1960 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Spartan Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Diahann Carroll's first TV role. See more »


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Written by Rube Bloom and Ted Koehler
Performed by Diahann Carroll
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The Lovely Ms Carroll
25 December 2017 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

The 30-minutes is really a showcase for svelte songstress Diahann Carroll. She gets two numbers to perform with lengthy close-ups, along with some flavorful acting chops. Pete's hired by a down-and-out musician (Edwards) to find his wife (Carroll). Unknown to Pete, it seems hubby wants to kill her, so she fakes her death, but continues on stage to get money. So, can Pete find out the truth before he unwittingly tips the killer to her whereabouts.

Except for Carroll's spotlight, it's fairly standard Gunn. Rotund Stanley Adams gets the colorful character part as a song composer from loonyville-- he certainly doesn't hold anything back. Also, catch the several imaginative camera angles, a series trademark that heightens viewer engagement. My only gripe is an underused Edwards, surely one of the best Afro-American actors of the day. Too bad his ability to make an impact was overshadowed by the more familiar Sidney Poitier. He really was first-rank. Anyway, credit the series for featuring a black cast when few TV shows did, along with a lovely Ms Carroll.

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