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The Wild Wild West: The Night of the Turncoat

Someone sets up Jim in a series of events intended to discredited him. Once the agent is fired from the Secret Service, the mysterious individual approaches Jim and offers him $100,000 to steal a valuable item from a 30' saltwater tank in an isolated laboratory.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 3x13
Production Number: 3224-0367
Airdate: Friday December 01st, 1967

Guest Stars
Marj DusayMarj Dusay
As Crystal (Crystal Fair)
Walker EdmistonWalker Edmiston
As Preacher
Bebe LouieBebe Louie
As Song
John ArmondJohn Armond
As Waiter
Dick CangeyDick Cangey
As Moke
Frank CappielloFrank Cappiello
As Teller
Douglas HendersonDouglas Henderson
As Colonel James Richmond
John McGiverJohn McGiver
As Elisha Calamander
Brad TrumbullBrad Trumbull
As Doctor (Raymond)
Noel SwannNoel Swann
As Golem (Inigo Golem)
Andy Davis (2)Andy Davis (2)
As Hansbury
George SperdakosGeorge Sperdakos
As Door Guard
David Frank (1)David Frank (1)
As 2nd Reporter
Richard KarieRichard Karie
As Keeley
Kay Cousins JohnsonKay Cousins Johnson
As Matron (as Kay Cousins)
Frederick CombsFrederick Combs
As Elevator Operator
James Driskill (1)James Driskill (1)
As Bartender (Lobo, as Jim Driskill)
Ron BroganRon Brogan
As Guard Officer
Main Cast
Robert ConradRobert Conrad
As James T. West
Ross Martin (1)Ross Martin (1)
As Artemus Gordon


In San Francisco, Jim is picking up a package from an Asian woman at a magazine kiosk. As he goes along his way, a robber runs out of a bank and the teller yells for help before collapsing from his wound. Jim fires a warning shot into the air and the robber falls to the ground. A doctor arrives and checks the supposed robber, confirming he’s dead. Jim comes over and discovers that the bags the robber had are empty. The agent turns back to point out the teller and discovers that he’s disappeared. The doctor comes over to check out the bank and discovers that it’s an empty building, long abandoned. ..

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Episode Notes
Corner slides:
Lower Left: Jim punches Artie and walks out.
Upper Left: Artie pockets the carbon sheet.
Lower Right: Water fills the conduit that Jim is trapped in.
Upper Right: Jim leaves for dinner with Song.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Johann StraussBlue Danube WaltzJames and Crystal have dinner

Episode Quotes
Crystal Fair: Oh, you must be Colonel Richmond. Crystal Fair's my name.
Colonel James Richmond: How do you do?
Crystal Fair: Yes. And you're Artemus Gordon!
Artemus: Yes.
Crystal Fair: Oh, Jim's told me so much about you. I feel like we're old friends, too.
Artemus: Thank you. Why, you dog. How'd you keep this one undercover all this time?
James: Because I never saw this women before in my life.

Colonel James Richmond: What are you going to do about it?
Artemus: I don't know. I think I may even learn to grow fond if it after a while.
Colonel James Richmond: What? I'm not talking about your blasted tattoo! I'm talking about Jim!

Elisha Calamander: The couch you are rising from once sagged beneath the weights of the Queen of all the Assyrians. May one hope that you rested as well as that scarlet-lipped Semiramis herself.

Elisha Calamander: You'll have to enter, perform your chores, and leave, all within the allotted time period. Or else, frankly, it could be exceedingly awkward.
James: For "awkward," substitute "fatal."
Elisha Calamander: One tries not to dwell on that.

Episode Goofs
When Jim supposedly swims down into the inland saltwater lake, it's clear that he's actually in a manmade tank or reservoir, as concrete structures in the "lake" can be seen behind him.

When Jim approaches the conduit after it fills with water, a modern-day scuba diver can be seen behind Robert Conrad.

When Jim sets the explosive, he swims to the surface for air and his hair is wet.

There is a shot of the explosive going off, and then the camera cuts back to Jim and his hair is perfectly dry.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorMichael Garrison
ProducerBruce Lansbury
Associate ProducerLeonard Katzman
Unit Production ManagerMike Moder
Music SupervisorMorton Stevens
Make-upDon Schoenfeld
Set DecoratorRaymond Molyneaux
Director of PhotographyEdward R. Plante
Art DirectorWilliam Craig Smith
Film EditorFrank Capacchione
Assistant DirectorChristopher Seitz
Assistant To The ProducerJoe Kirby
Story ConsultantHenry Sharp
CostumesJack Muhs  |  Paula Giokaris
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