The Wild Wild West: Season 3, Episode 3

The Night of the Assassin (22 Sep. 1967)

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West and Gordon accompany the Ambassador to Mexico who's trying to establish diplomatic ties with them which has not been going so well. They attend a festival wherein the Mexican President... See full summary »


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Episode complete credited cast:
Col. Arsenio 'Arsenic' Barbossa
Donald Woods ...
Conlan Carter ...
Nina Roman ...
Col. Lupita Gonzalez
Nate Esformes ...
Perrico Mendoza
Carlos Romero ...
The Lieutenant
Frank Sorello ...
Lt. Ramirez
Juan Talavera ...
Soldier #1
Don Tomas


West and Gordon accompany the Ambassador to Mexico who's trying to establish diplomatic ties with them which has not been going so well. They attend a festival wherein the Mexican President makes an appearance while riding in his carriage. West sees a sniper so he throws a wrench in the plan. He and Gordon try to get the shooter but he gets away but they get the his accomplice whom they recognize as an American criminal. They keep the Mexicans from finding him because as mentioned the Ambassador's mission has not been going well and if word gets out that an American tried to kill the President that will surely kill the Ambassador's mission. So they try to find the shooter and find out what he knows. But the Mexicans get him and take him to a prison where a Colonel Barbosa who is knows as Colonel Arsenic because he's skilled at making anyone talk. West and Gordon goes to see the man with Gordon disguised as the man's father. He talks to the man who will tell all but first wants to be ... Written by

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22 September 1967 (USA)  »

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(at approximately 0:04:45) West jumps down from a balcony, and, as a result, the rear seam of his pants splits wide open, revealing his white underwear. West turns his exposed backside away from the camera and goes on with the scene just as if nothing had happened. See more »


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This plot has been rehashed and overdone in W3
27 November 2012 | by (Movieland) – See all my reviews

*Spoiler/plot- TNOT Assassin, 1967, The agents go undercover in Mexico to stop an assassination on Mexico's President Juarez by a rebellious Mexican army officer, Colonel Barbossa.

*Special Stars- Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Robert Logggia, Carlos Romero

*Theme- USA agents help in Mexico's troubles.

*Trivia/location/goofs- Original air date: 9-22-67. Mexico plot locations. Since Robert Conrad is of short stature(under 5'7") all of the leading 'love interest' ladies for James West and show stunt men were of his same short height to prevent production problems. His cowboy boots clearly show 'lifts' in his heels and soles. These are different from secret agent gadgets in close-up on camera 'hero' prop boots.

*Emotion- Essentially a "good guy VS bad guys" episode. Mr. Loggia's 'Colonel' character is forgettable. But, Mr. Martin's many undercover characters make this episode entertaining and worth a fun look also. The plot has been rehashed and overdone many times before, so boring now.

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