West and Gordon receive orders to protect Rosa Montebello, a famous Italian opera diva and niece of the ambassador from Italy. Artemus gets nothing but grief from the difficult diva. When the curtain...
In the year 1885. After years of retirement West is called in from his Mexican home, and Gordon is taken off the road as a Shakespearian actor to track down and arrest Dr. Michelito ... See full summary »
An anthology comedy series featuring a line up of different celebrity guest stars appearing in anywhere from one, two, three, and four short stories or vignettes within an hour about versions of love and romance.
James West and Artemus Gordon are two agents of President Grant who take their splendidly appointed private train through the west to fight evil. Half science fiction and half western, Artemus designs a series of interesting gadgets for James that would make Inspector Gadget proud. A lighthearted adventure series. Written by
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All the action that took place inside the train was shot on a set in the studio. The "car" had removable walls so that the camera could maneuver. This is especially obvious when someone is coming in or going out since there is always a bush visible outside which blocks the interior of the sound stage. Even when the long shot shows a desert with nothing around the car the bush is still seen. See more »
The United States Secret Service is frequently employed as bodyguards for President Grant. But this was not the case in the 19th century, when the Service was a Treasury operation used to catch counterfeiters. The duty of being presidential bodyguards was assigned to the Secret Service in 1901 after President William McKinley's murder. McKinley's immediate successor Theodore Roosevelt was the first chief executive to benefit from this change. See more »
The opening credits as originally designed for the pilot (and included on the season 1 DVD) show the animated cowboy knocking down the woman trying to stab him. In the first season as aired, the cowboy kisses the woman, who dreamily turns away instead of trying to stab him. Later episodes reinstated the cowboy knocking the woman down. See more »
Looking back at this show after all these years, two things stand out. First, doing this show must have been nirvana for Ross Martin. In almost every episode, he got to change costumes, add makeup, and play a completely new character, usually with a different voice and/or accent. What character actor doesn't dream of that, and what a marvelous talent he was!
Second, when this show first aired, I was going through puberty, so it was probably a big influence - but I cannot recall a TV series that consistently featured, week in and week out, more drop dead gorgeous women than this one did. To the producers I say thank you, thank you, thank you!!
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