The Wild Wild West: Season 3, Episode 1

The Night of the Bubbling Death (8 Sep. 1967)

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The United States Constitution is stolen by a revolutionary and agents James West and Artemus Gordon are sent by the government to recover it. Arriving at a Mexican border town, the agents ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Madlyn Rhue ...
Carlotta Waters
Silas Grigsby
Brad Logan
A.G. Vitanza ...
John Matthews ...
Timothy Brown ...
Clint Cartwheel (as Timmy Brown)


The United States Constitution is stolen by a revolutionary and agents James West and Artemus Gordon are sent by the government to recover it. Arriving at a Mexican border town, the agents penetrate an installation under a fortress to find the priceless document. When the agents find the revolutionary, he demands one million dollars for what is later discovered to be a forgery of the Constitution. Before forcing the revolutionary into a pool of acid, they are told a riddle that leads them to the hiding place of the real document. Written by Tiff Banks

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8 September 1967 (USA)  »

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Acting debut of former football player, Timothy Brown, who remains shirtless throughout. See more »


When Grigsby first approaches the stolen U.S. Constitution, it's under glass. But second later he lifts the paper without removing the glass, which has disappeared. It's back later, when West must cut it to retrieve the document. See more »


James T. West: [while being searched by an uncredited henchman] There's a gatling gun in my left boot.
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Once You Look In The Mirror For Hours
13 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Irving J Moore with another solid directing effort on West. This episode has a strong cast. The woman who plays Carlotta Waters has a tie to Star Trek as she had just done a stint with Ricardo Montebhan & the Space Seed episode which would later become the basis of one of the better Star Trek films.

William Schalert (Patty Dukes Dad among numerous other roles) is a guest star as a phony history person certifying a phony copy of a US Constitution as the real thing. Harold Gould (The Sting) is the main heavy as he wants to form his own country in the Pan Handle. Timmy Brown provides someone to punch West.

The plotting while it rings a little phony is entertaining and enjoyable entertainment due to the casting. The title of bubbling death gives you a grand clue as to the finale. Then a second finale is added as well. A clever entertaining episode.

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