The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)
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The Night of the Underground Terror 

During Mardi Gras in New Orleans, agents West and Gordon look for the cruelest former commander of a Civil War prison who has been a fugitive from justice for the abuse of prisoners. They ... See full summary »




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Episode complete credited cast:
Major Hazard
Col. Tacitus Mosely
Douglas Henderson ...
China Hazard
Gregg Martell ...
Kenya Coburn ...
Louise Lawson ...
Slave Girl
Jerry Laveroni ...
Terry Leonard ...


During Mardi Gras in New Orleans, agents West and Gordon look for the cruelest former commander of a Civil War prison who has been a fugitive from justice for the abuse of prisoners. They meet a young girl who leads them to Hazard, her legless father and victim of the prison commander. Hazard and his men are after the commander as well, but their real goal is to find a shipment of one million dollars that disappeared after arriving at the prison. Written by Tiff Banks

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19 January 1968 (USA)  »

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At approximately 46:00, Jim West's infamously tight britches rip open exposing not only quite a bit of leg, but also his anachronistically modern white briefs. Not surprisingly, they're mysteriously repaired by the end of the sequence. See more »


The small round table in West's railcar parlor has a flip-over top with secret maps hidden on the underside. The wine decanter and glasses all stay attached when it flips. But impossibly, when West turns the tabletop back over at the end, there's a full cup of coffee sitting on it. See more »


Col. Tacitus Mosely: I'll be frank with you, Mr. West. You're everything I find unlikable in a man. I hope you don't mind my saying so. Please sit down, make yourself comfortable.
James T. West: Thank you. No, no, go on, but I must say that you've carved out a small reputation for yourself in that department. But please go on.
Col. Tacitus Mosely: Well, for instance, you're young, and I no longer am.
James T. West: Well, I apologize for that.
Col. Tacitus Mosely: A certain type of impressionable female probably still finds you attractive, and never was that the case for me.
James T. West: I apologize...
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Ultimate West Wardrobe Malfunction For The Ladies
27 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very good episode of West in that the script is quite clever. The plot involves a lost shipment of gold late in the Civil War and the hunt to find it. It starts in New Orleans during Mardi Gras with pomp, circumstance & fireworks. It employs some major sleight of hand and even some bits of classic Shakespeare references along the way.

Col Tacitus Mosely(Jeff Corey), an evil commandant to a Confederate POW Susquehanna Prisoner of War Camp is the main person West & Gordon are after. Only the plot involves them being called in by the daughter of Major Hazard to have West help find Mosely for justice.

Veteran character actor Nehemiah Persoff plays Major Hazard, heading a band of eight who appear to be after Mosely, only they are not who they appear to be. The unveiling of the band by West at the trial sequence is a lot of fun & well done.

The action sequence in the court yard after the trial is where the wardrobe malfunction happens. While West is battling the bad guys, he very obviously rips out his pants & since this show had a budget, the malfunction was never re-shot but left in. In the next sequence the rip in the pants magically moves to a more modest one on the other pant leg.

Even with this obvious thing, the malfunction does not take away from a solid episode, & CBS never got any letters or complaints from anyone about the malfunction.

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