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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



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

Guest Stars
Anthony Eisley
As Warren Blessing
Recurring
Arthur Malet
As Professor Montague
Recurring
Nicky Blair
As Thompson
Recurring
Gail Billings
As Myra Bates
Recurring
Tony Gange
As Williams
Recurring
Jack Carter
As Alan Thorpe
Benny Rubin
As Janus
Vince Barnett
As Swanson
Mark Allen (1)
As Instructor
Ron Heller
As Wallace
James Ryan
As Stevens
Walter Kelley
As Mint Guard
Bob Dodson
As Hardcase
Anthony Aiello
As Messenger

Uncredited
Dick Cangey
As Bureau Thug
Recurring
Red West
As Bureau Thug
Recurring
Whitey Hughes
As Bureau Thug
Recurring
Main Cast
Robert Conrad
As James T. West

Recap

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 (1)
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
 
Warning: The Wild Wild West season 4 episode 18 guide may contain spoilers
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