The Wild Wild West (1969)

Season 4 Episode 9

The Night of Fire and Brimstone

Aired Friday 7:30 PM Nov 22, 1968 on CBS
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The Night of Fire and Brimstone

West and Gordon are called to the deserted mining town of Brimstone by a Professor Colecrest who has made a discovery of great importance. However, before they get to Brimstone, the Professor is captured by a gang of men also seeking his discovery. The professor, seriously injured in a fall, holds the key to the mystery, and Jim and Artie struggle to keep him alive until they can uncover the true root of the mystery.


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  • A professor has some important information for the government.

    One of my favourite episodes with everything I like -- a deserted town, numerous fights, great stunts, good disguises, a beautiful damsel in distress, an interesting story line, and good actors.

    Jim and Artie end up in Brimstone looking for a professor who has an important message for them. Bad guys who are trying to extract that information from the professor intercept them.

    They're captured, escape, and find the professor who's been badly injured in one of the mineshafts the town is known for. Down in those mineshafts is a very old confederate soldier guarding gold and jewels to help the war effort – played very well by a well-known guest actor of early TV – Dabbs Greer (perhaps best known for his few appearances in the "Adventures of Superman").

    Red West (credited this time) and Dick Cangey (also credited, who wrote a great book titled "Inside the Wild, Wild West") form part of the bad guys, and are often in the story, being beaten up repeatedly by West – and Artie at the end, disguised as the doctor he has to fetch to help the professor.

    The doctor leaves his home against his daughter, Dooley's wishes (played by luscious Leslie Charleson – best known by me in a favourite role in "Happy Days" as the young divorcee in the episode "Get A Job". Richie's lines are great. If you were five years younger, and I was five years older…), but she realizes he's left his medicines and proceeds to follow him to the Brimstone, unaware of the danger, and that Artie has to sneak the doctor in.

    Good action, and lots of fun. Very highly recommended as a great example of a Season 4 episode.moreless
Robert Phillips (I)

Robert Phillips (I)

Frank Roach

Guest Star

Leslie Charleson

Leslie Charleson

Dooley Sloane

Guest Star

Dabbs Greer

Dabbs Greer

Captain Lyman Butler

Guest Star

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