The Wild Wild West (1969)

Season 3 Episode 5

The Night of the Jack O'Diamonds

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Aired Friday 7:30 PM Oct 06, 1967 on CBS
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The Night of the Jack O'Diamonds
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James and Artemus arrive in Mexico with a present for the Mexican president - a beautiful Arabian horse. However, after their arrival the horse is stolen by a group of outlaw bandits, endangering the relationship between the two countries.

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      • Artie: Hey, this assignment is going to be a lot more fun than I thought.
        Jim: Artie, she wasn't smiling at you.
        Artie: Says who she wasn't?
        Jim: She was smiling at Jack O'Diamonds.
        Artie: What's he got that I haven't?
        Jim: A better pedigree.

      • Sordo: You know, I am not a religious man, but if somehow I could find myself in a cantina with a pretty girl at this moment, I would become one.

      • Sordo: Hey, you are not bad for a gringo.
        Jim: Yeah, what do you know about gringos?
        Sordo: Not much. I try to avoid them. It's bad company.
        Jim: Yeah? What about you?
        Sordo: h, not so good company either. I am a bandit. I rob a little. Sometimes I kill a little. It's not a very good living, but it's all I got.

      • Sordo: I always win, amigo. It is a bad habit of mine.

      • Jim: Why'd you steal that horse? It was a great risk just for a horse.
        Sordo: Risk? Si, but not just the horse. You know what it is like to be a man like Sordo? Great ugliness. Even my face, ugly. Look at this country--cold in the night, hot in the day. Ugliness. Dust, sand, rocks. Snakes, scorpions. Life and death--it is nothing. Yet it is where I live. Where I survive. Not very pretty, huh? But when I see that horse--ay! That is beautiful. To have him, to look at him and say that he is mine. Aye, that is--that is beauty.

      • Sordo: For me it is survival. I have survived a long time, amigo. For you it is different, for you it is an ugly little man we call Juarez who waits for this horse. You know Juarez?
        Jim: No, I've never met him.
        Sordo: He is an ugly little Indian, like myself, born in misery. What a man, what man. Benito Juarez is Mexico. And he awaits my horse. Oh ho ho, what a beauty you are, like a star--like a star in my pocket. Why were you ever born?

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      • Keenan Wynn was originally contracted to play Sordo, but was thrown from his horse repeatedly on the first day of filming. After suffering a cracked rib, Frank Silvera was called in to replace him.

      • Commercial breaks: lr: Jim, ll: Sordo, ul: an injured Jim, ur: Jim and Artie riding off

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