The Wild Wild West: Season 2, Episode 20

The Night of the Vicious Valentine (10 Feb. 1967)

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To warn some of the country's wealthiest men about recurrent murders, Agents West and Gordon visit Curtis Dodd, who could become the next victim. Dodd, who is playing the piano, is killed ... See full summary »



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Episode complete credited cast:
Emma Valentine
Diane McBain ...
Elaine Dodd
Michele LeMaster
Henry Beckman ...
Paul J. Lambert
Walter Sande ...
Col. Crockett
Shepard Menken ...
Itnelav (as Shephard Menken)
J. Edward McKinley ...
Curtis Langley Dodd
Don Dillaway ...
Griffin the Butler
Owen Cunningham ...
Aide (as Mitzie Evans)


To warn some of the country's wealthiest men about recurrent murders, Agents West and Gordon visit Curtis Dodd, who could become the next victim. Dodd, who is playing the piano, is killed as a lethal spear is fired from the piano keys. Through a series of clues, West and Gordon realize that murdered men were all married to younger women whose marriages were arranged by matchmaker Emma Valentine. Written by Anonymous

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10 February 1967 (USA)  »

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Agnes Moorehead won an Emmy as Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series for her performance as Emma Valentine. See more »


In the first scene aboard West and Gordon's rail car, the window on the right has mismatched backdrop images in it. See more »


[after extracting information from her computer]
Emma Valentine: Your ideal mate, Mr. West, is a combination of Aphrodite, Helen of Troy and Lola Montez. Oh, Mr. West, I'm afraid it can't be done.
Jim West: Well, frankly, I like to do my own shopping anyway.
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A Woman Tour De Force Without Her Broom
22 October 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Agnes Moorhead won an Emmy for this episode. The strongly written plot doe allow for more development of her evil character, Emma Valentine, that other shows allowed at times.

The plot is Emma is training an army of young super women to go out & marry the richest men in the United States, kill them and then bring their wealth to Emma for her use. It works pretty well until West & Gordon finally stop her.

While this is viewed as empowering women years before liberation, the only really empowered woman is Emma Valentine. Agnes Moorhead plays this power to the hilt and very much deserved the Emmy she earned here.

Things to look for- the use of the Adams Family style mansion as Emma Valentine's house. The red haired thug who seems to delight in pummeling with West on this show. The heart themed computer used to match Emma's trainees with their targets.

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