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

Jim pretends to kill Arte. Now, posing as a wanted man, Jim infiltrates a murderous clan, where he uncovers a plot to assassinate President Grant.


Alan Crosland Jr.

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Episode complete credited cast:
Robert Conrad ... Jim West
Ross Martin ... Artemus Gordon
Donald Woods ... Senator Stephen Fenlow / The Skull Judge
Lisa Gaye ... Lorelei
Douglas Henderson Douglas Henderson ... Col. James Richmond
Francis De Sales ... Charlton
Quentin Sondergaard Quentin Sondergaard ... Monk (as Quinton Sondergaard)
Kem Dibbs Kem Dibbs ... Plainclothesman
Bob Herron ... Tigo (as Robert Herron)
Michael Masters ... Bluebeard (as Mike Masters)
Calvin Brown ... Iron Hook Harper
Sebastian Tom Sebastian Tom ... Samurai
Anne Doud Anne Doud ... Lucinda
Madame Spivy Madame Spivy ... The Axe Lady


Jim pretends to kill Arte. Now, posing as a wanted man, Jim infiltrates a murderous clan, where he uncovers a plot to assassinate President Grant.

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Release Date:

16 December 1966 (USA) See more »

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CBS Television Network See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The unseen Vice President is never named, but places the date of this adventure to be sometime between March 1869 and November 1875. In President Grant's first term (1869-1873), this second-highest office was held by Schuyler "the Smiler" Colfax, who was not renominated due to his questionable business associations. His place was taken by Henry Wilson, who served until his death from a stroke on November 22, 1875. The United States had no Vice President for the final 15 months and a few weeks of Grant's term, which ended March 4, 1877. See more »


For the first 2 segments, Jim is wearing a green suit with matching ascot and vest. But for the next 2 segments, though captured and without access to his wardrobe, Jim is wearing a blue suit also with matching accessories. See more »


Artemus Gordon: You killed me once this week. Isn't that enough?
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First episode i really liked of season 2!
14 September 2009 | by SnusmumrikkenSee all my reviews

The first episode of season 2 i really liked. Because, i think it had a good story, twists and some fight scenes. I was surprised by all the twists and turns in this episode. This is the first episode i have seen that used so many twists. I like that.I hope as i continue to watch the rest of the episodes of season, that they are as great as this episode.

One thing i didn't like about this episode, was that some of the punches and kicks done by Robert Conrad didn't look so convincing. I have noticed that several times before in other episodes. What i mean by unconvincing, is that the punches Conrad deliver's didn't always seem like they connect to the bad guy. I noticed the same thing in lack of power in some punches and kicks he did. I personally think when they saw the footage, they should have done a new take so it look's better and convincing. But, it is too late now. Over 30 years ago since it was made. All in all, i recommend this episode.

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