The Wild Wild West: Season 3, Episode 13

The Night of the Turncoat (1 Dec. 1967)

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Elisha Calamander, a thief of priceless art for wealthy clientèle, discredits agent West, who is severely punished by the government with a discharge from the special forces. Calamander ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Elisha Calamander
Crystal Fair
Walker Edmiston ...
Bebe Louie ...
Brad Trumbull ...
Noel Swann ...
Andy Davis ...
John Armond ...
George Sperdakos ...
Door Guard
David M. Frank ...
2nd Reporter (as David Frank)
Richard Karie ...
Kay Cousins Johnson ...
Matron (as Kay Cousins)
Frederick Combs ...
Elevator Operator


Elisha Calamander, a thief of priceless art for wealthy clientèle, discredits agent West, who is severely punished by the government with a discharge from the special forces. Calamander offers West $50,000 to help with a special secret assignment. Written by Anonymous

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Chylesium, identified by Artemus Gordon as a "chemical", bears the "-ium" ending that is typical of metallic elements, according to conventions adopted in the early 19th century. There are exceptions (helium, platinum, tantalum, etc.) but most of the metals with names not ending in "-ium" inherited their nomenclature from alchemy or ancient times. No element with the properties Gordon described were known to exist, then or now. See more »


The flame from the torch Artemus Gordon uses to get through the steel door is too diffuse to cut through metal. Cutting torches need a narrow, highly focused flame. See more »

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This episode does not disappoint.
13 December 2012 | by (working in Movieland) – See all my reviews

*Spoiler/plot- TNOT Turncoat, 1967. Our agents unravel a deadly plot artfully engineered by a ruthless group who intend on stealing priceless paintings and other art objects for sale on the black market.

*Special Stars- Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, John McGiver, Walker Edmiston.

*Theme- Art is seldom appreciated by it's owners.

*Trivia/location/goofs-Air date 12-1-67. Takes place on the Barbary Coast, San Francisco CA. Mr. Conrad's short stature/height for a leading man (5'7") was compensated for with shoe 'lifts' in his boots, casting short stunt people, and short leading ladies. In fact his show was known for needing so many short stature love-interest roles for women among females actresses, it became a staple for actresses in Hollywood.

*Emotion- I was entertained and impressed by the 'West is drummed out of the secret service' scenario plot line. John McGiver's performance playing the Barbary Coast's crime leader set the bar extremely high on the guest star lead villain's performance.....many time guest stars fail to deliver enough 'gravitas' to balance with the strong leads of Conrad and Martin. This episode does not disappoint. The inclusion of several exotic waterfront sets to spice-up the drama was fun and welcomed. Mr. Martin's many waterfront character disguises were fun. The episode reminds my of another show of this time 'Mission Impossible'. This is vintage W3 at it's best.

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