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

While Jim attempts to rescue the governor's daughter from a band of kidnappers, Artie discovers one of the bandits is the carrier of a deadly plague.


Irving J. Moore


Ed Adamson (story) (as Edward Adamson), Michael Garrison (creator) | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Conrad ... Jim West
Ross Martin ... Artemus Gordon
Lana Wood ... Averi Trent
Cliff Norton Cliff Norton ... Drummer
John Hoyt ... Guild
William Bryant ... Duncan Lansing
James Lanphier James Lanphier ... Malcolm Lansing
Eddie Firestone ... Stillis
Pilar Del Rey Pilar Del Rey ... Mexican Matron (as Pilar del Rey)
Wayne Cochran ... Stacey
Douglas Henderson Douglas Henderson ... Col. James Richmond
Steve Raines ... Ben
Bill Zuckert ... Sheriff
David S. Cass Sr. David S. Cass Sr. ... Olin (as Dan Cass)
Doug Pence Doug Pence ... Stagehand


While Jim attempts to rescue the governor's daughter from a band of kidnappers, Artie discovers one of the bandits is the carrier of a deadly plague.

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Release Date:

4 April 1969 (USA) See more »

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CBS Television Network See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Quite a bit of footage from the third season episode "The Night of the Jack O'Diamonds" is reused in this episode - including an Act 2 sequence where West takes out a Mexican sentry on a high escarpment, spies on the camp with a novel looking spyglass and descends from the cliff on the end of a wire. See more »


When the Caucasian messenger with the ransom note for Averi attacks West, he ends up falling into the ravine. The thing that falls into the ravine is an obvious dummy - dressed as a Native American man with long hair. See more »


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Bland episode.
10 April 2019 | by searchanddestroy-1See all my reviews

The first thing I want to tell is that you don't find in this episode Jim West with his usual clothes. He wears a normal cow boy pant and shirt. Maybe for the next and last episode of the show, it will be the same; we'll see. Second, this episode is far from being the best of the series. Every body feels the end of the show. Good scene of a man falling from a cliff, with the camera showing him falling back on rocks. Plus, this is a common western scheme here. No fantasy nor any kind os sci-fi, which was the trade mark of the show. Good stunts from Bob Conrad, as usual. Worst climax of the whole show, at least ONE of the worst.

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