The Wild Wild West (1969)

Season 3 Episode 1

The Night of the Bubbling Death

Aired Friday 7:30 PM Sep 08, 1967 on CBS
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Episode Summary

The Night of the Bubbling Death

When Victor Freemantle, a dangerous revolutionary, steals the U.S. Constitution, agents James West and Artemus Gordon are sent by the government to the Panhandle Strip in Texas to recover it.

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Harold Gould

Harold Gould

Victor Freemantle

Guest Star

William Schallert

William Schallert

Silas Grigsby

Guest Star

Val Avery

Val Avery

Brad Logan

Guest Star

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (6)

    • Gadgets: exploding whiskey bottle, whiskey bottle releasing smoke, miniature grappling cannon with chemical leech and mechanized winch, whiskey bottle with spring snake containing fireworks, explosive putty, pocket safecracking kit, thermite strip, grappling dart fired from derringer and sleeve roller, glass-cutter ring and suction cup holder, smoking-emitting backpack, mounted pistols rigged to fire at an intruder

    • Disguises: squint-eyed outlaw, whiskey drummer

    • When Grigsby first peers at the Constitution, there is a glint indicating that it's under a sheet of glass. However, when Grigsby says he must touch it, Freemantle nods, and Grigsby immediately reaches into the box. There's no indication of glass being removed.

    • After Jim sneaks into the compound, he comes around to the front gate to let Artemus in. He then walks over to a guard he had obviously knocked out previously and drags him out of the way. The "unconscious" man holds his head up off the ground.

    • When Jim starts to cross back over the acid after recovering the Constitution, it's clear that he has moved several feet beyond the edge. The camera then cuts away to Freemantle and his men approaching. When the camera cuts back to Jim, he's just starting over the far edge again.

    • Jim cuts through the sheet of glass to get at the Constitution. It is spread out flat in the box, but when Jim reaches through the hole in the glass, it's already rolled up for him--he makes no movements to show that he's rolling it up before pulling it out.

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  • NOTES (2)


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