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The Wild Wild West: The Night of Miguelito's Revenge

Dr. Loveless plans revenge on the people he holds a special grudge against, and kidnaps them one by one with a series of crimes based on a poem. Jim and his new partner Jeremy Pike go up against the good Doctor... and his steam-driven mechanical man.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x12
Production Number: 3224-0613
Airdate: Friday December 13th, 1968

Director: James B. Clark
Writer: Jerry Thomas

Special Guest Stars
Charles AidmanCharles Aidman
As Jeremy Pike

Guest Stars
Michael DunnMichael Dunn
As Dr. Loveless
Douglas HendersonDouglas Henderson
As Colonel James Richmond

Co-Guest Stars
Arthur BatanidesArthur Batanides
As Pylo
Byron MorrowByron Morrow
As Judge Fairlie (Alonzo Fairlie)
Roy BarcroftRoy Barcroft
As Sheriff
Dort Clark (1)Dort Clark (1)
As Theatre Manager
Paul BarselouPaul Barselou
As Storekeeper (as Paul Barselow)
Peter HalePeter Hale
As Chris
Susan Seaforth HayesSusan Seaforth Hayes
As Delilah (as Susan Seaforth)
Jim ShaneJim Shane
As Tiny
Don Pedro ColleyDon Pedro Colley
As Abbie Carter
Percy HeltonPercy Helton
As Proprietor
Walter CoyWalter Coy
As Cyrus Barlow
Linda ChandlerLinda Chandler
As Lynn Carstairs
Peter BurniPeter Burni
As Ivan Kalinkovitch
Johnny S. LuerJohnny S. Luer
As Biff Trout
Mary Esther DenverMary Esther Denver
As Lady Barber (as Maryesther Denver)
Wendy Douglas (2)Wendy Douglas (2)
As Saloon Girl
David MontresorDavid Montresor
As Butler (Wallace)
Margueritte RayMargueritte Ray
As Mrs. Carter (as Marguerite Ray)

Red WestRed West
As Miguelito's Thug
Whitey HughesWhitey Hughes
As Cyrus' Driver
Main Cast
Robert ConradRobert Conrad
As James T. West


Jim rides into town and goes up to a newsstand. He asks the proprietor for the Western Travelers Gazette and the owner gives him the last copy. Inside is a circled advertisement for the Samson & Delilah Tonsorial Emporium and Jim gets directions to it from the proprietor. Once the agent leaves, the proprietor gestures to a man standing nearby and the man goes off...

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Episode Notes
This episode was the first one produced after Ross Martin had his heart attack. Charles Aidman was hired to replace him as Jim's new temporary partner Jeremy Pike.

This is the last episode to feature Dr. Loveless.

Corner slides:
Lower Left: Jim and Jeremy study the sandbag.
Upper Right: Delilah watches Jeremy being abducted.
Lower Right: Jim looks out the underwater window of his coffin.
Upper Left: Jim and Jeremy consider the empty brandy snifter.

The footage of the coffin sliding down the ramp is recycled from "The Night of the Vipers".

Episode Quotes
Dr. Loveless: Biff Trout. One part man, one part horse, with a special stink of stable and corruption about him.
Biff Trout: Oh, come on, doc. As one jockey to another, what have I ever done for you to get mad at me?
Dr. Loveless: You exist, do you not? For the time being, let that be reason enough.

Dr. Loveless: Allow me to introduce myself, sir. I am Dr. Miguelito Loveless. I plead guilty to being dictatorial, vain, short-tempered, occasionally unreasonable, and always... always a helpless admirer of all that is rare and fine in nature and art. But mad... no sir, that I will not permit.

Dr. Loveless: I must tell you about my friend West.
Tiny: Why, what about him?
Dr. Loveless: I went to his funeral the other day. There was no one there.
Tiny: Yeah, how come?
Dr. Loveless: He wanted to keep it a secret service.

Delilah: Well, why not polish him off?
Dr. Loveless: Why not indeed? Why not throw away the third act of Don Giovanni? Why not slice the Mona Lisa into half a dozen sections? Chip the Kohinoor Diamond into a dozen inferior stones? Delilah... my pearl. There is an exquisitely correct time and place for everything and Mr. West’s time and place are firmly fixed in my mind.

Dr. Loveless: Ah, at long last you are here. Of course, Mr. West, there is something of the salmon in you. The fiercer, the more impossible the cataracts that face you, the more furiously you swim through them to win your goal.

Episode Goofs
The miniature figure used when Jim escapes the coffin is clearly a toy action figure.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorMichael Garrison
ProducerBruce Lansbury
Associate ProducerLeonard Katzman
CastingAl Onorato
Unit Production ManagerSam Manners
MusicRichard Shores
Music SupervisorMartin L. Klein
Make-upKen Chase
Set DecoratorRaymond Molyneaux
Director of PhotographyEdward R. Plante
Art DirectorWilliam Craig Smith
Assistant ProducerJoe Kirby
Film EditorAlan Jaggs
Assistant DirectorGordon A. Webb
Story ConsultantHenry Sharp
CostumesJack Muhs  |  Vou Lee Giokaris
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