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The Wild Wild West: The Night of the Winged Terror (1)

Upstanding citizens are committing acts of sabotage, and in each case a mysterious raven seemed to trigger the outbreak. Jim and his new partner, Frank Harper, discover that a traveling eye doctor may be responsible.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x15
Production Number: 3224-0619
Airdate: Friday January 17th, 1969

Director: Marvin Chomsky
Writer: Ken Pettus

Special Guest Stars
Michele CareyMichele Carey
As Laurette
Jackie CooganJackie Coogan
As Mayor Cecil Pudney

Guest Stars
William SchallertWilliam Schallert
As Frank Harper
Christopher CaryChristopher Cary
As Tycho

Co-Guest Stars
John Harding (1)John Harding (1)
As Toombs (Professor Thaddeus Toombs)
Robert EllensteinRobert Ellenstein
As Dr. Occularis II
Valentin de VargasValentin de Vargas
As Chaveros
Harry LauterHarry Lauter
As Sheriff (Elmo Stone)
Roy EngelRoy Engel
As President Grant
Vic PerrinVic Perrin
As Professor Simon Winkler
Norman LeavittNorman Leavitt
As Hiram Sneed
Chuck CourtneyChuck Courtney
As Zack Brass
Lillian LehmanLillian Lehman
As Secretary (Miss Simms)
Bernard FoxBernard Fox
As Dr. Occularis-Jones (Dr. Horatio Occularis)
Ron PinkardRon Pinkard
As Deputy (Bill)
James M. GeorgeJames M. George
As Judd Brass
Chuck WatersChuck Waters
As Tom Brass
Dorothy NeumannDorothy Neumann
As Zenobia Finch
Main Cast
Robert ConradRobert Conrad
As James T. West


In the Southwestern Territories, Secret Service agent Frank Harper is practicing his sleight of hand as he waits at his campfire. When he hears a horse approaching, he grabs his rifle only to discover that Jim has snuck up on top of him. Jim explains that President Grant has received two more warnings on his way to the state capital. Frank heads for the capital while Jim rides to Pinewood., Arizona. ..

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Episode Notes
Corner slides:
Upper Left: Grant learns that Wolfville is next.
Lower Right: Jim discovers that Laurette has escaped.
Lower Left: Laurette smiles after getting the drop on Jim.
Upper Right: Tycho is informed that Mexico is to be conquered.

This is the last episode to feature Roy Engel as President Ulysses S. Grant, although scenes with him from this episode will be used in the next episode's recap.

Episode Quotes
Frank Harper: Another raven, huh? What's the answer, Jim?
James: Frank, I'm not sure I know the question.

President Grant: Oh, by the way, Artemus sends his regards to both of you.
James: How is he bearing up under his Washington assignment, sir?
President Grant: The question is, how is Washington bearing up? I hear there's been a steady influx of lovely young ladies since Artemus has been assigned to us there.

James: Come on, let’s go.
Laurette: You’re not arresting me?
James: I’m not inviting you to dance.

Episode Goofs
In the title card, "Capital" is misspelled "Capitol" in "State Capitol." "Capital" refers to a city, while "Capitol" refers to a building.

In the first establishing shot of the sheriff's office, the poster of the Brass gang is in black and white and attached to a brick wall.

When Jim leaves the sheriff's office later, the poster is on a corkboard and in color.

Frank is at his hotel room when he finds the raven that triggers his attack on Jim. However, the villains don't know that Frank was posing as Mayor Snead when Occularis hypnotized Frank. They would have hidden the raven at Snead's house, not Frank's hotel room.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorMichael Garrison
ProducerBruce Lansbury
Associate ProducerLeonard Katzman
CastingAl Onorato
Unit Production ManagerSam Manners
MusicRobert Prince
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 DirectorCharles Scott, Jr.
Story ConsultantHenry Sharp
CostumesJack Muhs  |  Vou Lee Giokaris
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