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The Wild Wild West: The Night of the Death-Maker

An organ grinder tries to kill President Grant with a Gatling gun hidden in his musical instrument. He fails, and a trail of raisins leads Jim and Artie to a monastery vineyard that has been taken over by a ex-Union general who plans to take control of California.


Episode Info


Episode number: 3x24
Production Number: 3224-0375
Airdate: Friday February 23rd, 1968

Director: Irving J. Moore
Writer: Robert Kent


  • Currently 6/10
6/10 (1 Vote cast)
Guest Stars
Wendell CoreyWendell Corey
As Cullen Dane
J. Pat OJ. Pat O'Malley
As Brother Angelo

Co-Guest Stars
Arthur BatanidesArthur Batanides
As Sergeant
Recurring
Roy EngelRoy Engel
As President Ulysses S. Grant (as Roy Engle)
Recurring
Nicky BlairNicky Blair
As Monk
Recurring
Britt NilssonBritt Nilsson
As Girl #1 (as Britt Nillsson)
Recurring
Angel TompkinsAngel Tompkins
As Marcia Dennison
Michael FoxMichael Fox
As Gillespie (Joe Gillespie)
Joe LansdenJoe Lansden
As Secret Service Agent (Charles)
Gale WarrenGale Warren
As Girl #2

Uncredited
Dick CangeyDick Cangey
As Dane's Soldier
Recurring
Red WestRed West
As Fake Monk - Collins
Recurring
Whitey HughesWhitey Hughes
As Fake Monk on Stairs
Recurring
Main Cast
Robert ConradRobert Conrad
As James T. West
Ross Martin (1)Ross Martin (1)
As Artemus Gordon

Recap

At the Proctor Hotel in San Francisco, Jim comes outside to check on Secret Security agent Charles. He tells Charles that when President Grant arrives, he’s to escort the President to his room while Jim covers the outside. Jim then goes out into the street to look around and glances briefly at an organ-grinder across the street. Grant’s carriage arrives and Artie, disguised as Grant, gets out. Charles goes over to Artie as a woman, Marcia Dennison, comes out and reminds Grant that they’ve met before. Artie remembers her as an actress and greets her...

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Episode Notes
Corner slides:
Upper Right: Jim gives the thumbs up to Artie.
Upper Left: Dane and his men arrive.
Lower Left: The fake monks put Jim's coffin into the furnace.
Lower Right: The Wanderer on the tracks.




Episode Quotes
Artemus: What's (Marcia) doing around here?
James: I don't know. Maybe I'll find out tonight at dinner.
Artemus: The one thing you never waste is time, huh?

Marcia Dennison: Do women always lead you into such mistakes?
James: No, not as a rule. But you're irresistible and I just couldn't wait until dinner.
Marcia Dennison: Too bad you won't live long enough to make it.

Artemus: James. I knew you'd be happy to learn you haven't lost your delicate touch.
James: Artie, I didn't know it was you until I felt that phony mustache.

Artemus: There's only one thing that's better than California's beautiful wine.
James: Mmm-hmm. It's beautiful women.
Artemus: Oh, he says everything right.



Episode Goofs
The stunt double used to fill in for Wendell Corey at the end looks nothing like him.




Other Episode Crew

CreatorMichael Garrison
ProducerBruce Lansbury
Associate ProducerLeonard Katzman
CastingWilliam J. Kenney
Unit Production ManagerMike Moder
MusicJack Pleis
Make-upLynn F. Reynolds
Set DecoratorRaymond Molyneaux
Director of PhotographyRichard L. Rawlings
Art DirectorWilliam Craig Smith
Assistant ProducerJoe Kirby
Film EditorByron Chudnow
Assistant DirectorChristopher Seitz
Story ConsultantHenry Sharp
CostumesJack Muhs  |  Paula Giokaris
 
Warning: The Wild Wild West season 3 episode 24 guide may contain spoilers
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