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The Wild Wild West: The Night of the Poisonous Posey

Jim and Artie go on vacation and pass through Justice, Nevada, where they are victims of a mock hanging in celebration of Law & Order Week. But matters take a turn for the worse when they discover that Lucrece Posey is using the town as cover to bring together a gang of ruthless criminals to form a worldwide criminal cartel.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 2x7
Production Number: 6607
Airdate: Friday October 28th, 1966

Guest Stars
Shug FisherShug Fisher
As Sheriff Blayne Cord
Delphi LawrenceDelphi Lawrence
As Lucrece Posey

Co-Guest Stars
H.M. WynantH.M. Wynant
As Pinto
Christopher CaryChristopher Cary
As Snakes Tolliver
George KeymasGeorge Keymas
As Sergei
Eugene IglesiasEugene Iglesias
As Gallito
Michael MastersMichael Masters
As Cyril
Hal LynchHal Lynch
As Sam Colburn

Andre PhilippeAndre Philippe
As Ascot Sam
Whitey HughesWhitey Hughes
As Townsman
Main Cast
Robert ConradRobert Conrad
As James T. West
Ross Martin (1)Ross Martin (1)
As Artemus Gordon


Jim and Artie ride into the town of Justice, Nevada, population 132. Artie is enthused to be on vacation and far away from the maddening throng. The townspeople immediately lasso them and Sheriff Blayne Cord tells them to dismount. The agents have no choice and do so, and Jim asks if Cord has them confused with someone else. A townsman identifies them as road agents and the agents are taken to a gallows. Cord declares sentence on them and Jim uses a hidden sleeve gun to fire a flare bullet. The agents use the distraction to take a knife from one of their hangmen, cut themselves free, and take their guns...

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Episode Notes
Corner Slides
Upper Left: Jim and Artie having their guns and horses impounded.
Lower Right: Lucrece Posey points a gun at Jim.
Upper Right: Artie disguised as Ascot Sam surrounded by Pinto and Brutus, as the real Ascot Sam arrives.
Lower Left: Jim and Artie aboard the Wanderer hearing about their new assignment.

Episode Quotes
Artemus: You know, it's the free sarsaparilla that always gets me. Look, we're on vacation anyway. What do you say we just spend a day or two right here in Justice?
James: Bingo, dancing in the streets--how can we go wrong?

Lucrece Posey: First, let me introduce you to the gentlemen who will take care of this matter. Gallito, you know. On my right, Brutus. He dearly loves to smash things. And Cyril, who loves to play with matches. Snakes Tolliver, an explosives expert, and Pinto, a very quiet gentleman who has gone into considerable research in the area of pain... inflicting it, of course. And finally Sergei, from the Steppes of Russia. He dearly loves to eat. Someday he'll swallow the whole world. Hope it won't give him indigestion.

Lucrece Posey: Now, my question is, who tipped you off?
James: Do you mind repeating that last question?
Lucrece Posey: I said who... why should I repeat it?
James: Because when you say "tipped," your nose crinkles adorably, do you know that?
Lucrece Posey: Mr. West...
James: And another point I'd like to admit. if you'd quit hiding behind that tomboy outfit. I mean, really, you could be quite spectacular. Why don't you get yourself into something silky and soft and, uh... revealing?

Artemus: Right. I kind of wish I had my gun with me. Makes a nice security symbol
James: Trouble with you is you're spoiled.

Cultural References
Artemus: You mean to tell me that all of this Danny Deever bit back here was...?

Danny Deever is a 1890 poem by Rudyard Kipping, about the hanging of a British soldier for murder.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorMichael Garrison
ProducerBruce Lansbury
CastingEthel Winant
Music SupervisorMorton Stevens
Set DecoratorRaymond Molyneaux
Director of PhotographyTed Voigtlander
Art DirectorAlbert Heschong
Film EditorAlan Jaggs
Assistant DirectorCharles Scott, Jr.
Assistant To The ProducerJoe Kirby
Story ConsultantHenry Sharp
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