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The Wild Wild West: The Night of the Whirring Death

Dr. Loveless has engineered the bankruptcy of California, forcing its governor to grant prestige and respectability to three disreputable businessmen types in return for their paying off their debt. Now Loveless plans to capture the three businessmen, keep the money, and get himself elected Governor of California.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x20
Production Number: 3224-0170
Airdate: Friday February 18th, 1966

Special Guest Stars
Pamela AustinPamela Austin
As Priscilla Ames
Norman FellNorman Fell
As Jeremiah Ratch

Guest Stars
Michael DunnMichael Dunn
As Dr. Miguelito Loveless

Co-Guest Stars
Richard KielRichard Kiel
As Voltaire
Val AveryVal Avery
As John Crane
Phoebe DorinPhoebe Dorin
As Antoinette
Jesse WhiteJesse White
As Governor Lewis
Barbara NicholsBarbara Nichols
As Bessie (Bessie Bowen)
Jason WingreenJason Wingreen
As Policeman
Sam FlintSam Flint
As Clerk
Richard ReevesRichard Reeves
As Bailey (as Dick Reeves)
Elaine MartoneElaine Martone
As Hostess (as Elena Martone)
Main Cast
Robert ConradRobert Conrad
As James T. West
Ross Martin (1)Ross Martin (1)
As Artemus Gordon


An Angel of Charity woman, Priscilla Barnes, is leading a group of boys in singing for charity as they sell toys. A carriage pulls up at the office of financier Jeremiah Ratch and Jim and Artie get out. Jim goes over to talk to Priscilla and Jim pays for all of the toys for the children. He asks for another round of the song and then goes over to Artie...

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Episode Notes
Corner Slides:

Upper Right: Exploding toy soldiers march on Priscilla.
Lower Right: Dr. Loveless with a microphone gloating over Jim after he falls down a chute.
Lower Left: Jim trapped in a giant doll as Loveless and Voltaire leave.
Upper Left: Jim and Priscilla kiss on the toy carousel as the others look on.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Edwin S. UffordThrow Out the Lifeline 
TraditionalOn Top of Old Smokey 

Episode Quotes
Artemus: Come out--I won't hurt you.
Voltaire: (stepping out of hiding) No. I hurt you!

Voltaire: Hit him again?
Dr. Miguelito Loveless: No no. Not yet, Voltaire, you know better than to kill a man when he's not looking.

James: Are you sure, Sir, that this whole thing is legal?
Governor Lewis: Legal? Of course it's legal. The complete legality of any move is the first thing that a clever rascal always checks.

John Crane: Bailey, I thought I told you to move that freight onto the main track at 6 after.
Bailey: Well, that's what I was fixing to do.
John Crane: You're late.
Bailey: Oh, the little hand ain't got down to the six yet.
John Crane: Bailey, it's the big hand that tells the minutes.
Bailey: Oh, yeah. I forgot.

(to Jim)
Priscilla Ames: You know, for a man who's always getting blown up, you have very soft skin.

Bessie: And all I try to be is a little bit good. And where does it get me? Blown up with a lousy Italian tenor.
Artemus: Baritone.
Bessie: Oh, stop that sweet talk.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorMichael Garrison
Executive ProducerPhilip Leacock
ProducerJohn Mantley
Associate ProducerLeonard Katzman
CastingJames Lister (2)
Unit Production ManagerCy Brooskin
Music SupervisorMorton Stevens
Set DecoratorRaymond Molyneaux
Director of PhotographyTed Voigtlander
Art DirectorAlbert Heschong
Film EditorGrant Smith
Assistant DirectorJohn W. Rogers
Assistant To The ProducerHerbert Dufine
Story ConsultantPreston Wood
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