The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)
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The Night of the Fugitives 

To break a powerful crime syndicate, Jim and Arte must capture its wily bookkeeper before Diamond Dave gets him first..


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Episode complete credited cast:
... James T. West
... Artemus Gordon
... Diamond Dave Desmond
... Sheriff Baggs
... Rhoda
... Monk
... Hallelujah Harry
Larry Duran ... Mexican
Gabriel Walsh ... Shopkeeper
Sid McCoy ... Tod Warner
A.G. Vitanza ... Grady
J.S. Johnson ... Norbet Plank
Douglas Henderson ... Col. James Richmond


To break a powerful crime syndicate, Jim and Arte must capture its wily bookkeeper before Diamond Dave gets him first..

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8 November 1968 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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A notorious stunt mishap on set nearly cost Robert Conrad his life and risked serious permanent injury. The shot was left in and the impact Conrad's head makes with the concrete floor of the sound stage after he loses his grip on the chandelier is clearly visible (08:37). The end of the scene with West rising to his feet was shot months later. See more »


(at around 17 mins) West is lowering himself and Plank to the ground with his winch. Just after landing, the wire that helps suspend West is visible, attached to his back near his belt. See more »


Col. James Richmond: And you and Jim plan to grab Plank before Desmond does?
Artemus Gordon: [Donning a disguise] Well, we're sure gonna try.
Col. James Richmond: I have a strange feeling that ridiculous outfit has something to do with the whole thing.
Artemus Gordon: Well, it certainly does.
Col. James Richmond: And just who you going to be this time?
Artemus Gordon: A degenerate character I know named Hallelujah Harry. 'Hallelujah Harry's the name, saving's my game!' And from what I know of Diamond Dave Desmond, he's gonna need a lot of saving.
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Go West!
30 April 2008 | by See all my reviews

Well here we go with the running, jumping, episode. Never in any other episode will you see more of James West moving around as much as this show. There is much to like in this episode, what with Simon Oakland, who was terrific in The Night Stalker, as the heavy Diamond Dave, Arte in disguise as a con artist preacher, Norbit the creepy woman-loving book-keeper and a script by the wonderful Paul Playdon who wrote a lot of the better Mission Impossibles it is a good episode let down by a weak finale. This is also the episode where Conrad nearly died in a very bad fall and it's all on camera for you to see. And boy it looks nasty. Overall good stuff.

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