When masterfully forged bills appear in circulation, West and Gorden must catch the forgers to prevent the collapse of the U.S. economy from a flood of nearly perfect counterfeit bills.




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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Philip Bruns ...
Abner Lennox
Paul Comi ...
Bert Farnsworth
Doc Keyno
Florence Sundstrom ...
Mrs. Moore
Colonel Housley
Morgan Farley ...
Harry Holmes
Judi Sherven ...
Priscilla Goodbody
Merri Ashley ...
Sharon Cintron ...
Ernest Misko ...
Guard (as Ernie Misko)
Barbara Hemingway ...
Lola (as Barbara Hemmingway)
John Armond ...


When masterfully forged bills appear in circulation in several Western towns, West and Gordon must catch the forgers to prevent the collapse of the U.S. economy from a flood of nearly perfect counterfeit bills. The trail leads to an emporium and a dead circus performer with a suitcase full of counterfeit bills, and to Harry Holmes, a master forger supposed dead eight years. Written by Christopher D.

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3 November 1967 (USA)  »

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This "night" is notable for a stab at historical accuracy: seeking out counterfeit money on the Treasury's behalf was the original prime directive of the United States Secret Service. See more »


About halfway through the episode, West is accused of libel for making the claim that counterfeiters are being supplied with paper. Libel is written defamation; the accusation should be slander, which is spoken. But, in either case, slander and libel cannot be made to the one who is accused - it must defame them, which it cannot, if made to the accused. See more »


James T. West: You've changed my whole life through dynamic numerology.
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You Can Keep The Change
13 September 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Irving J Moore directs an underrated outing of West. This one does get a little heavy handed, but the effects of this one are a lot of fun and the plot is OK involving counterfeiting. The episode starts quite actively as West almost gets torched by a flame thrower before the opening sequence.

The main circus theme is because of a lead passer of the phony bills named Bronzini is with a circus until he is suddenly killed. He then leaves behind a suitcase full of funny money and a lot of questions.

Artie's trip to Mrs. Moores emporium, while a little heavy handed, produces some valuable information. West gets trapped at Bronzinis circus in a cage with some lions. This episode roars along at a good pace. There is some light humor to go with all the action.

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