The Wild Wild West (1969)

The Night of a Thousand Eyes

Season 1, Ep 6, Aired 10/22/65
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  • Episode Description
  • Ships along the Mississippi are being attacked by a gang of pirates known as the "Thousand Eyes". After Jim ducks an assassin, an attractive woman, he finds the leader of the Eyes: Captain Ansel Coffin, who was blinded and now seeks revenge. His gang use false lights to lead ships astray and crash them, and then plunder them.

  • Cast & Crew
  • Jeff Corey

    Captain Ansel Coffin

  • Diane McBain

    Jennifer Wingate

  • Jeanne Vaughn

    Glory

  • Don Kelly

    Poavey

  • E.J. AndrĂ©

    Proprietor

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • Can a blind ex-riverboat captain really take over the Mississippi? He can if Jim and Artemus don't stop him.

    By Trapper05, Sep 20, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Jim: So now I will try mine.
      Artemus: Uh, book says that there's a law against us Secret Service fellows gambling, remember?
      Jim: It's our only lead. At least it's a place. You cover the river section of Fitch Landing, and work your way up to me.
      Artemus: I'll be glad to. It's only 150 miles.

    • Jim: What time do you get off work? Crystal: Three o'clock Jim: Will you have dinner with me? Or should I say breakfast at that hour?

    • Jim: What I would like to know is how he does it and who's Coffin? Artemus: Right. That's all the poor girl said, huh? "Coffin"? Jim: That's all she had time to say.

    • Coffin: Mr. West is not an ordinary man, but cowardice--that is unforgivable. Wouldn't you say so, Poavey? Wouldn't you say, Poavey?! Poavey: I wouldn't do nothing like that, Captain. Coffin: Liar! Poavey... it's written in your eyes. Poavey: You're the liar, Captain! You can't see anything with them eyes. Coffin: I can see right through them to your rotten soul.

    • (Jim and Artemus enter the men's bath) Jennifer: That bar of soap on the floor, could you hand it to me, please? (Jim and Artemus look at each other) Artemus: Well, it could be the fellow's voice is changing, Jim. Jim: Could be.

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    Notes (1)

    • Corner Slides Lower Left: Captain Coffin orders Oriana to dispatch the killer Jennifer Wingate. Upper Right: West surrounded by Coffin's goons in the graveyard. Lower Right: Lighting stikes as Artemus questions a cutthroat. Upper Left: Jim and Artemus' train departs with them and Jennifer Wingate.

    Trivia (4)

    • The ship destroyed immediately prior to Jim and Artemus' assignment was the Delta Belle. Artemus later refers to the ship as the Dixie Belle.

    • When Crystal is shot in the back, she falls into Jim's arms and dies. As Jim is placing her in a chair Crystal's back is shown with no blood or gunshot wounds.

    • When the man with the hook for a hand gets his hook stuck, he leaves it in the table and flees. However, in the next shot the hook is no longer in the table.

    • When Jim and Coffin have a gunfight, Coffin's wife, Oriana, is dead. However, whenever Coffin shoots a gun at Jim you can see her move after hearing the gunshot.

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