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The Wild Wild West: The Night of the Janus

Secret Service agent Fred Doorman is murdered after investigating reports of a traitor, and leaves behind a sheet of music as a clue. Jim and Jeremy try to decipher the possible code and Jim ends up at a Secret Service academy where a counterfeiting scheme is underway.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 4x18
Production Number: 3224-0621
Airdate: Friday February 14th, 1969

Special Guest Stars
Charles AidmanCharles Aidman
As Jeremy Pike
Jackie DeShannonJackie DeShannon
As Torrey (Torrey Elder, as Jackie de Shannon)

Guest Stars
Anthony EisleyAnthony Eisley
As Warren Blessing
Arthur MaletArthur Malet
As Professor Montague
Nicky BlairNicky Blair
As Thompson
Gail BillingsGail Billings
As Myra Bates
Tony GangeTony Gange
As Williams
Jack CarterJack Carter
As Alan Thorpe
Benny RubinBenny Rubin
As Janus
Vince BarnettVince Barnett
As Swanson
Mark Allen (1)Mark Allen (1)
As Instructor
Ron HellerRon Heller
As Wallace
James RyanJames Ryan
As Stevens
Walter KelleyWalter Kelley
As Mint Guard
Bob DodsonBob Dodson
As Hardcase
Anthony AielloAnthony Aiello
As Messenger

Dick CangeyDick Cangey
As Bureau Thug
Red WestRed West
As Bureau Thug
Whitey HughesWhitey Hughes
As Bureau Thug
Main Cast
Robert ConradRobert Conrad
As James T. West


Jim rides to the Jackson Bend mortuary and asks the owner, Swanson, to prepare the body for shipment to Washington. The agent asks about a singer, Torrey Elder, and Swanson directs him to the Golden Bird Saloon. Torrey is singing to the audience from within a gilded cage. A saloon gir , Linda, approaches Jim and reluctantly directs him to Torrey when it's clear Jim isn't interested in her. He explains that he left Fred Doorman at the morgue and asks if Fred mentioned his name. Torrey remembers that Fred gave her a piece of sheet music to give to Jim if anything happened. The song is titled "Two Faced Stranger in the Garden," and Torrey sings it for Jim. After the first few bars, someone opens fire from the balcony. When Jim chases after the shooter, another thug grabs the sheet music and runs out the door before Jim can stop him...

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Episode Notes
This is the last of Charles Aidman's four appearances as Jeremy Pike.

Corner slides:
Lower Right: Jeremy holds the broken phonograph.
Lower Left: Jim in the "living room."
Upper Left: Jim and Jeremy check the construction work.
Upper Right: Jeremy tells Jim that he has class.

Episode Quotes
James: While you’re doing that, I’m going to take this to Montague and see if he can find something in it.
Jeremy Pike: Give him my best and if he can, he’s a better man than I am.
James: You said that, Jeremy, not I.

Jeremy Pike: You know what you got, Jim? Style. Real style.

Episode Goofs
When Jeremy drops the phonograph, picks it up, and runs from the thugs, the ground beneath his foot "sags," revealing that it's a covered area rather than a solid dirt floor.

For some reason, when Montague tries to break the code supposedly hidden in the song title, he only uses the first half of the title.

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 PhotographyIrving Lippman
Art DirectorWilliam Craig Smith
Assistant ProducerJoe Kirby
Film EditorFrank Capacchione
Assistant DirectorCharles Scott, Jr.
Story ConsultantHenry Sharp
CostumesJack Muhs  |  Vou Lee Giokaris
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