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Craig Stevens

“Peter Gunn” starring Craig Stevens
Bit parts were the flavor for Craig during the 1940’s & 50’s until the starring role of two-fisted private eye ”Peter Gunn” (1958) came his way. The series was so popular that he was called back a number of years later for the  big screen feature “Gunn” (1967).

Fact File

Birth Name: Gail Shikles Jr.

Date Of Birth: 8th July 1918

Place Of Birth: Liberty, Missouri, USA

Date Of Death: 10th May 2000

Place Of Death: Los Angeles, California, USA

Spouse: Alexis Smith (1944 - 1993 her death)

Signature TV Series: “Peter Gunn” (1958 - 1961)

Craig Stevens

Craig Stevens as Peter Gunn on DVD & VHS

Peter Gunn: Set #1 [DVD] DVD
Includes "The Kill," "Streetcar Jones," "The Vicious Dog," "The Blind Pianist," "The Frog," "The Chinese Hangman," "Lynn's Blues," "Rough Buck," "Image of Sally," "The Man with the Scar," "Death House Testament," "The Torch," "The Jockey," "Sisters of the Friendless," "The Leaper" and "The Fuse." 6 1/2 hrs. on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English; biographies; trivia game; scene access.

Peter Gunn: Set #2 [DVD] DVD
Includes "Let's Kill Timothy," "The Missing Night Watchman," "Murder on the Midway," "Pecos Pete," "Scuba," "Edie Finds a Corpse," "The Dirty Word," "The Ugly Frame," "The Lederer Story," "Keep Smiling," "Breakout," "Pay Now, Kill Later," "Skin Deep," "February Girl," "Love Me to Death" and "The Family Affair." 6 1/2 hrs. on two discs. Standard; Soundtrack: English; biographies; trivia game; scene access.

Peter Gunn VHS
Craig Stevens starred as the unflappable, urbane private eye in this 1958-61 series that set the tone for subsequent detective shows. Action, beautiful women, and Henry Mancini's unforgettable score punctuate creator Blake Edwards' show, which co-starred Lola Albright and Herschel Bernardi.

Peter Gunn: Let's Kill Timothy/The Fuse VHS
Craig Stevens stars as the two-fisted private eye in this double feature from his 1958-61 series. First, Gunn must protect a nervous client from a hit man after a jewelry robbery in "Let's Kill Timothy"; and in "The Fuse," Gunn is hired to prove a criminal is innocent after he's accused of killing a union leader. With Lola Albright, Herschel Bernardi. 55 min.


Craig Stevens’ Top 10 Movies on DVD & VHS

Mr. Smith Goes To Washington(1939) VHS
Frank Capra's classic comedy-drama about government and the American spirit. Jimmy Stewart is an idealistic senator who tries to stem the tide of graft he finds around him. Claude Rains is a corrupt colleague, Jean Arthur a jaded secretary who joins Stewart's crusade. Look out for Craig Stevens (Peter Gunn) as a senate reporter. 129 min.

Dive Bomber(1941) VHS
In order to better understand the problems faced by high-altitude combat fliers, armed forces surgeon Errol Flynn goes through the rigors of pilot training in this fine war-themed drama made shortly before America's entry into World War II. With Ralph Bellamy, Fred MacMurray, Alexis Smith & Craig Stevens. 130 min.

Hollywood Canteen(1944) VHS
Star-studded follow-up to "Stage Door Canteen," filled with Hollywood favorites, patriotic spirit and classic songs. The plot involves soldiers Dane Clark and Robert Hutton catching entertainment at the famed Canteen before being shipped to New Guinea, and Hutton meeting dream girl Joan Leslie. With the Andrews Sisters, Jack Benny, Bette Davis, Joan Crawford, Eddie Cantor, Craig Stevens and many more. 124 min.

God Is My Co-Pilot(1945) VHS
Based on the best-selling memoir by Col. Robert L. Scott, this stirring WWII drama stars Dennis Morgan as Scott, who turned his lifelong fascination with flight into a hazardous tour of duty with the Flying Tigers over Japanese-held China and faced a test of faith in the heat of battle. With Raymond Massey, Alan Hale, Andrea King & Craig Stevens. 88 min.

Humoresque(1946) VHS
Classic tale has Joan Crawford as a married, promiscuous arts patron who is obsessed with talented young violinist John Garfield. She becomes his manager and sees him rise to the top of the music world while he shuns her desires. Oscar Levant, J. Carroll Naish, Craig Stevens and Robert Blake, as the young Garfield, co-star. 123 min.

The Man I Love(1946) VHS
First-rate melodrama spiked with great music about a singer (Ida Lupino) caught between a tough gangster (Robert Alda) and a piano player (Bruce Bennett). Andrea King, Martha Vickers and Alan Hale also star in this atmospheric story, said to be an inspiration for Martin Scorsese's "New York, New York." Songs include "The Man I Love" and "Body and Soul." Craig Stevens also appears as a bandleader. 96 min.

Blues Busters(1950) VHS
After a tonsillectomy leaves him with a great singing voice, Sach becomes the star attraction when Louie's Sweet Shop is turned into a nightclub. Leo Gorcey, Huntz Hall, Gabriel Dell, Craig Stevens and Phyllis Coates star. 68 min.

Drums In The Deep South [DVD](1951) DVD
The Civil War is the battleground for emotions and loyalties when a group of West Point comrades find themselves fighting on opposite sides. Guy Madison, Barbara Payton, Craig Stevens star; directed by William Cameron Menzies. 87 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English mono.

Phone Call From A Stranger(1952) VHS
A sensitive human drama, told in episodic fashion. Four strangers on a transcontinental flight share their life stories. After the plane crashes, the sole survivor takes it upon himself to break the news to the victims' families. Gary Merrill, Shelley Winters, Michael Rennie, Keenan Wynn, Bette Davis & Craig Stevens star. 96 min.

S.O.B. [DVD](1981) DVD
Blake Edwards' hilarious lampoon of the Hollywood studio stars Richard Mulligan as a beleaguered director whose latest film, a $30 million flop, has a chance of being saved if he can turn it into a soft-core teaser and convince the film's star (Julie Andrews) to bare her breasts. Co-stars William Holden, Robert Loggia, Robert Preston & Craig Stevens. 121 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtracks: English Dolby mono, French mono; Subtitles: English, Chinese, French, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish, Thai; filmographies; theatrical trailer; scene access.


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