The Wild Wild West: Season 1, Episode 25

The Night of the Freebooters (1 Apr. 1966)

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Jim poses as a hired gunman, and Arte as a corrupt colonel, to infiltrate a renegade army led by Thorwald Wolf, who plans to conquer Mexico's Baja California.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Thorwald Wolfe
Maggie Thrett ...
Rita Leon
Sgt. Bender
Robert Matek ...
John Sterling ...
Andre Philippe ...
Enrique Leon
Jim Connell ...
Richard Henry (as James Connell)


Jim poses as a hired gunman, and Arte as a corrupt colonel, to infiltrate a renegade army led by Thorwald Wolf, who plans to conquer Mexico's Baja California.

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After Jim wrestles the gun away from Sgt. Bender and sits on the bench, the collar on the left side of his shirt is messed up, but when the camera cuts away to Thornwald Wolfe and then back to Jim, the collar is back in place. See more »

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Better Than Spocks Brain, But That is A Low Target
22 December 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Gene L Coon who wrote some other episodes of West & several episodes of Star Trek (including Spock's Brain ugh) in the 1960's wrote the script for this one. It is actually a pretty decent outing.

Keenan Wynne is a corrupt former Army officer who is intent on taking over Baja, California and the entire south west. This is a pretty common plot during the first season of West, even Dr. Loveless tries to do this. It looks like he is going to succeed for a while as he catches West after West infiltrates his operation.

Artie shows up a an arms dealers trying to make a crooked deal to equip Wynnes force and eventually West & Artie stop them cold. There is some decent stunt work & more than a few blanks fired in this episode as the episode moves along at a pretty brisk pace.

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