Special Agents Jim West and Artemus Gordon meet a mysterious woman with a toy chicken who has important information about the dastardly Count Manzeppi. West and Gordon notice the Count, ... See full summary »




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Episode complete credited cast:
Gerda Sharff
Dodo Le Blanc
Luther Coyle
Oliver McGowan ...
Col. Armstrong
Hideo Inamura ...
Benji (as Hideo Imamura)
Audrey Lowell ...


Special Agents Jim West and Artemus Gordon meet a mysterious woman with a toy chicken who has important information about the dastardly Count Manzeppi. West and Gordon notice the Count, disguised as an organ grinder, outside their window, when a monkey tosses in a smoke bomb. When the smoke clears, the woman is gone but the toy chicken remains. Manzeppi is after the chicken which contains the mystical Philosopher's Stone. The stone will turn anything near it to gold in the light of a full moon. Written by Tiff Banks

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13 January 1967 (USA)  »

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When West is blown through the door and down the slide, the clip of him sliding down the wooden slide makes its third appearance. It is the same clip used in The Wild Wild West: The Night of the Raven (1966) when he slides down the slide into the miniature arena and _"The Wild Wild West" (1965) {The Night of the Poisonous Posey (#2.7)}_ when West is dumped into the ice house. In this case, before and after the clip, West is wearing a blue suit and blue vest - while sliding down the slide, the suit is green, and the vest is yellow/gold. See more »


Though the series takes place in the 1870s, Jim West is seen viewing a Mutoscope machine, which was an early form of moving picture format. Mutoscopes weren't introduced until the mid 1890s. See more »

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1 January 2008 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

"The Night Of The Feathered Fury" centres around Count Manzeppi's bid to acquire an item of singular value: a toy chicken with the power of the legendary Philosopher's Stone to transmute any object into gold. Played with style by Damon Packard-clone Victor Buono, Manzeppi performs feats of legerdemain to dazzle West and Gordon when he isn't attempting to kill them. Of the methods of assassination he employs, the most unique is a grenade-tossing monkey. In one of the best scenes in the entire series, Manzeppi serves up a feast to a captured West. "If you can't beat 'em," he observes as he lifts a sterling food tray cover to reveal a hand holding a gun, "kill 'em.". Another exciting scene features some clever security devices hidden on West's train car. Also cool is a henchmen who carries a ball-in-cup novelty that's really a spring-loaded weapon.

The smoky-voiced Michelle Carey plays one of the more alluring in WWW's roster of bad girls, but it's really Buono who commands the centre stage with his effortless mixture of humour and deviousness. A performance that seems even more astounding when one considers that Buono (looking here like a man in his late 40's) was at the time a mere 28 years old. His casting (like Michael Dunn's Dr. Loveless) was dead on and it's just a shame Buono wasn't brought back for further reprisals of the character.

In a series that occasionally worked elements of fantasy into it's plots, one can accept the existence of a legendary artifact capable of turning objects into gold. However, acceptance might have come more esily had they disguised the object in question as something other than a toy chicken of all things. Still, this doesn't change the fact that "The Night Of The Feathered Fury" is a solid gold entry.

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