Cinema: Small Caliber

Gunn. In his day (1958-61), he was so cool that frost used to form on his dialogue. His wardrobe was so kempt that he had creases in his sweaters. Anyone who hired Private Eye Peter Gunn knew he was getting the real TV goods: come-what-mayhem, brisk backchat, and a solid Henry Mancini score between the commercials.

Six years later, Writer-Director Blake Edwards has resurrected the hero of his finest half-hours. Trading up from TV to a wide screen and Technicolor is not the only change he has made. Regular Gunn Moll Lola Albright, who...

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