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The Wild Wild West: The Night of the Freebooters

Ex-Army ordinance officer Thorald Wolfe plans the conquest of Baja California using explosive bullets and a prototype tank, and Jim and Artie must infiltrate his organization and stop him.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x25
Production Number: 6525
Airdate: Friday April 01st, 1966

Director: Edward Dein
Writer: Gene L. Coon

Guest Stars
Maggie ThrettMaggie Thrett
As Rita Leon
Andre PhilippeAndre Philippe
As Enrique Leon
Keenan WynnKeenan Wynn
As Wolfe
Jim ConnellJim Connell
As Richard Henry

Co-Guest Stars
Robert MatekRobert Matek
As Oldfield
John SterlingJohn Sterling
As Worker

Whitey HughesWhitey Hughes
As Firing Squad Man
Main Cast
Robert ConradRobert Conrad
As James T. West
Ross Martin (1)Ross Martin (1)
As Artemus Gordon


A sniper, Oldfield, prepares to open fire on the Wanderer. Inside, Jim and Artie meet with Rita Leon, who explains that her husband Enrique went to see a man named Thorvald Wolfe to seek work and never returned. Enrique had worked with the agents before and asked Rita to see them if he didn’t return. All Rita knows is that Enrique was made captain head of a post in Mexicale. Jim remembers Wolfe as a munitions expert cashiered out of the Army for taking bribes...

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Episode Notes
Corner Slides:

Upper Right: Jim knocked unconscious by Wolfe’s men.
Lower Left: Wolfe ordering Jim to be locked up.
Upper Left: Jim and Enrique discuss when to blow down the door.
Lower Right: Jim has some soup before it gets cold.

Episode Quotes
James: From now on it's a man’s work.
Rita Leon: Sometimes a woman can do a man’s work better than a man.

Bender: Do you trust him?
Wolfe: I don’t trust any man I can buy that easily.

Egan: What’s up, Sarge?
Bender: Just a little light extermination before dinner.

James: Of course, much of the credit goes to the grand old lady of the Secret Service--Artemis Gordon.
Artemus: You're never gonna let me live that down, are you?
James: No, I have no intention of it.

Episode Goofs
The stunt double who stands in for Keenan Wynn in the final fight is substantially burlier than the actor.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorMichael Garrison
Executive ProducerMichael Garrison
ProducerGene L. Coon
Associate ProducerLeonard Katzman
CastingJames Lister (2)
Unit Production ManagerCy Brooskin
MusicRichard Markowitz
Set DecoratorRaymond Molyneaux
Director of PhotographyTed Voigtlander
Art DirectorAlbert Heschong
Film EditorRobert Sparr
Assistant DirectorRowe Wallerstein
Assistant To The ProducerJoe Kirby
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