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The Night of the Vipers 

The Vipers, a band of outlaws, have been pulling off raids across Kansas towns. A clue leads West and Gordon to the quiet village of Freedom, where they meet a straight-shooting sheriff and... See full summary »

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James T. West
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Artemus Gordon
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Sheriff Dave Cord
Donald Davis ...
Mayor Vance Beaumont
Sandra Smith ...
Nadine Conover
Richard O'Brien ...
Sheriff Tenny
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Aloyisius Moriarity
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Jack Klaxton
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The Vipers, a band of outlaws, have been pulling off raids across Kansas towns. A clue leads West and Gordon to the quiet village of Freedom, where they meet a straight-shooting sheriff and a mayor who will stop at seemingly nothing to become governor. Gordon goes undercover and finds the plans to the Vipers' get-away wagon, while West discovers the secret entrance to the outlaws meeting place. Written by Twenty Penguins

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12 January 1968 (USA)  »

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This was the last television appearance of Nick Adams, who sadly committed suicide less than a month after this episode first aired. See more »

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The key fob West finds is from "Moriarity's" but the sign above the establishment is spelled "Moriarty." The mayor pronounces it "Moriarity" but the sign on the back of the building is spelled "Moriarty." The office window is spelled "Moriarty" but Jim pronounces it "Moriarity." Moriarity pronounces his own name as "Moriarity" and Arte does as well. The end credits has it listed as "Moriarity." See more »

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Tracked from the series "Gunsmoke"
Episode: "Major Glory"
By: Morton Stevens
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This is not vintage W3.
15 December 2012 | by See all my reviews

*Spoiler/plot- TNOT Vipers, 68. This TV show takes you on death-defying top-secret assignments that push your imagination to the limit. Take an unforgettable journey in a private train(The Wanderer) in the old It takes you alongside the USA's best secret agents, men who lay their lives on the line to protect the security of President Grant and the U.S. from all manner of threats and by any means necessary. Take a ride alongside the USA's best secret agents, men who lay their lives on the line to protect the security of President Grant and the U.S. from all manner of threats and by any means necessary. West and Gordon discover a plan by an ruthlessly ambitious man to wishes to capture the political lead as a new governor.

*Special Stars- Robert Conrad, Ross Martin, Nick Adams.

*Theme- Unchecked political ambition is always dangerous.

*Trivia/location/goofs- Air date 1-12-68. Takes place in Cottonwood, Ks. After the first fist fight, West's shirt becomes torn and wet, changing back and forth every shot. Nick Adams was a personal friend of Robert Conrad for many years since they started in Hollywood around the same time. They are the same height. 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 not impressed by the 'ambitious governor candidate' scenario plot line. The guest star lead villain's performance is forgettable.....many time villain roles fail to deliver enough 'gravitas' to balance with the strong leads of Conrad and Martin. The inclusion of Nick Adams spiced-up the drama. This is not vintage W3.


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