The Wild Wild West (1969)

Season 3 Episode 10

The Night of the Falcon

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Aired Friday 7:30 PM Nov 10, 1967 on CBS
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The Night of the Falcon
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James West and Artemus Gordon help evacuate the town of Tonka Flats before it is destroyed by a cannon shell. Afterwards, they are notified that a man identified as "The Falcon" has threatened to obliterate Denver unless the U.S. government pays him $1,000,000. "The Falcon" is also in cahoots with syndicate leaders from Turkey, Spain, Prussia and England, and plans to sell his weapon to the highest bidder among them.

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    Lisa Gaye

    Lisa Gaye

    Lana Benson

    Guest Star

    Kurt Kreuger

    Kurt Kreuger

    Heindorf

    Guest Star

    John Alderson

    John Alderson

    Clive Marchmount

    Guest Star

    Douglas Henderson

    Douglas Henderson

    Colonel Richmond

    Recurring Role

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    • TRIVIA (7)

      • Gadgets: strap-on palm hooks for climbing, derringer dart and line w/pulley handle

      • Disguise: Munez

      • Artie has a three-ring binder to keep his notes, as can be seen on the train after the attack on Jim. Ring binders weren't invented until 1886, nine years after Ulysses S. Grant left office.

      • Artie mentions that Sinful is part of an arc that connects Salidas, Rome Plateau, and Tonka Flats." Apparently a scene was cut, because the significance of the first two cities is never explained on-screen.

      • The three other criminals met with Munez earlier outside of Tonka Flats, and saw him with his hat off. However, they accept Artie's disguise even though Artie has a much fuller head of hair.

      • During the bidding, Balya produces a derringer. However, he and the others would have been thoroughly searched while they were drugged precisely so that he couldn't produce a gun and disrupt the bidding.

      • At the end, Artie mentions all those who died, including Felton. Felton was never identified by name or even seen on-screen except when he attacked Jim and rode away. For that matter, it's never clearly shown that he was in the cavern. Artie also says that Marchmount is dead, but the British blackmailer was alive and well in the cavern, and there's no reason he would have stayed when the fight broke out.

    • QUOTES (1)

      • Lassiter: All right, so know we know where we are. Somewhere there's a cannon that can spell the difference between Heaven or Hell for the entire country.

    • NOTES (2)

      • Commercial breaks: ll: Jim and the dead Falcon soldier; ur: Artie unconscious; lr: the Falcon; ul: Jim and Artie

      • The Falcon cannon was the largest prop built for the series. The original design included extended wings, but they proved impractical to build.

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