The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)
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The Night of the Steel Assassin 

Jim and Arte must stop Torres-a man more metal than flesh, with superhuman strength and a taste for revenge-from killing President Grant.



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Episode complete credited cast:
... James T. West
... Artemus Gordon
... Torres
... Nina Gilbert
... Dr. Meyer
... Lopez
Sara Taft ... Maria
... R.L. Gilbert
... Mayor
... Saloon Girl
... President Ulysses S. Grant


Jim and Arte must stop Torres-a man more metal than flesh, with superhuman strength and a taste for revenge-from killing President Grant.

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7 January 1966 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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The title and opening credits normally appear immediately after the first commercial break. In this episode they appear later, after Torres has fled Col. Gilbert's shop. See more »


While Grant was a very well traveled man - he was the first US president to have seen the west coast - most of his wanderings occurred before and after his term in office. While president, he was seldom away from Washington, and never went further west than Colorado. While a young army officer, he was posted to Fort Vancouver in the Oregon Territory and after leaving office, embarked on a famous round-the-world tour, visiting many heads of state along the way. See more »


Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach (uncredited)
Played on the soundtrack whilst Nina Gilbert approaches Mr. Torres' mansion.
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Skyrocketing A President Grant Who Artie Shows
10 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

John Dehner is good in this, but his second episode of West doesn't measure up to the Night Of The Casual Killer. Even though he appears to be ahead of the game some in this, he is not smart enough here to play cat & mouse with West & Artie like he did in the first show.

Technically, this show is very good, but the script does not give the acting the kind of stuff the earlier episode has in it. It is worth watching for West fans as even some of the worst first season episodes of this series are better than other shows being made at the time.

A veteran TV crew behind the cameras here as usual in most episodes is one of the reasons this show is consistently entertaining even though it gets obvious when you watch enough of these that the shoe string budget they were shot with required using the same sets in multiple shows.

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