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The Night of the Poisonous Posey 

While on vacation, West and Gordon wander into the town of Justice, Nevada. After an unexpectedly exciting greeting by the citizens, they start to notice an unusual number of infamous ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Delphi Lawrence ...
Lucrece Posey
Brutus (as Percy Rodriguez)
Little Pinto
Snakes Tolliver
Cyril (as Mike Masters)
Hal Lynch ...
Sam Colburn
Sheriff Blayne Cord

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While on vacation, West and Gordon wander into the town of Justice, Nevada. After an unexpectedly exciting greeting by the citizens, they start to notice an unusual number of infamous international criminals around town. Artie goes undercover to investigate this mysterious gathering while Jim gets into trouble confronting the villains directly. Written by Corgi

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28 October 1966 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


When West is dumped into the ice house, the clip of him sliding down the wooden slide is the same clip, used for the third time, from The Wild Wild West: The Night of the Golden Cobra (1966), except the original had West sliding from the upper-right to lower-left of the screen - so the scene was flipped for this episode. See more »


At the start of the episode a town band is heard playing "Ta-ra-ra Boom-de-ay". The show is set in the 1870s. This song was first performed in 1891 and later popularized by music hall artist Lottie Collins. See more »

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In Justice
30 August 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

While passing through the little town of Justice, Nevada, Jim and Arte stumble upon a summit meeting of international criminals. One of the most enjoyable aspects of "The Night Of The Poisonous Posey" is the cast of colourful criminals that includes:

-Cyril, the world's sweatiest pyromaniac

-the metal glove wielding Brutus (played by one of the great movie trailer narrators, Percy Rodriguez)

-the chairperson of the criminal board, the ruthless Lucrese Posey (British actress Delphi Lawrence)

-and as the dapper gangster, Ascot Sam, Ross Martin gets to play one his funniest characters. Under a bowler hat and carrying a bamboo cane he dances into a board room meeting just in time to save West from being shot by Miss Posey. Particularly amusing is the part in which Martin's carefree pose evaporates into nervous anxiety as West appears ready to expose him as a "fink".

Director Alan Crosland Jr. orchestrates the action sequences with lots of neat setups and effective editing. Also impressive is Robert Conrad's dedication to doing his own stunts as in one scene in which a charging horse comes mighty close to trampling the actor's leg. The most interesting scene is an extended sequence in which West and Gordon are stalked in an ice house by a villainous gunslinger (H.M. Wynant). Not a word is spoken as the three characters stealthily move about a visually interesting backdrop of stacked ice cakes. Finally, there's the second season's most impressive prop: a revolving pipe organ that also functions like a gigantic revolver firing round after round as it plays a single mournful note.

With lots of action and a particularly strong guest cast, "The Night Of The Poisonous Posey" is a solid season 2 entry.

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