The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)
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The Night of the Amnesiac 

Special agent West is charged with the responsibility to transport the state's only supply of a smallpox vaccine to safety. On the way, West's stagecoach is ambushed by a gang, led by Silas... See full summary »

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Lawrence Dobkin
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Episode complete credited cast:
Robert Conrad ... Jim West
Ross Martin ... Artemus Gordon
Sharon Farrell ... Cloris Colton
Edward Asner ... Furman Crotty
John Kellogg ... Rusty
Kevin Hagen ... Silas Crotty
George Petrie ... Col. Petrie
Johnny Jensen ... The Boy
James Nolan ... The Warden (as Jim Nolan)
Jack Rigney Jack Rigney ... The Bartender
Don Howorth Don Howorth ... The Brute (as Don Howorth--Mr. World)
Jerry Laveroni Jerry Laveroni ... Irish
Sebastian Tom Sebastian Tom ... Masseur
Gil Lamb ... Claude Peepers
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Special agent West is charged with the responsibility to transport the state's only supply of a smallpox vaccine to safety. On the way, West's stagecoach is ambushed by a gang, led by Silas Crotty, who steals the serum and shoots West as he tries to protect the vaccine. When West awakens in the field, he has lost his memory and his identity. Written by Anonymous

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Crotty refers to the people who might die as a result of not getting the vaccine as "the Great Unwashed". That line originated in the novel 'Paul Clifford', by Edward Bulwer-Lytton: "He is certainly a man who bathes and 'lives cleanly', (two especial charges preferred against him by Messrs. the Great Unwashed)." ['Paul Clifford' is probably better known as the novel with the "worst opening line" in history: "It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents-except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness." The first seven words have given inspiration to the annual Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest, in which contestants think-up terrible openings for imaginary novels.] See more »

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The teaser features a stagecoach riding on a dirt road that contains tire tracks made from at least one modern automobile. See more »

Quotes

Artemus Gordon: Crotty, this epidemic has already reached monumental proportions. Thousands more are going to die. Don't you care how many people you kill?
Furman Crotty: They're inferior. They're the great unwashed. Plymouth Rock should have landed on the pilgrims.
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Eddie Asner as the perfect villain...
22 March 2019 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

It only appears to me that Edward Asner was not involved in the villain batch of this marvelous series yet...But now the missing link is repaired. The amnesia scheme for our hero was also expected in this huge Tv show; after all many Tv series lead have faced this kind of issue. The climax is rather a little weak.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 February 1968 (USA) See more »

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CBS Television Network See more »
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(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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