The Wild Wild West: The Night of Sudden Death

release year: 1965
genre: action/suspense/western
viewing setting: home DVD, 6/26/06

synopsis: A circus owner and big-game hunter steals U.S. Treasury printing plates to print money and buy land in Africa.

impressions: This was the circus episode, complete with murderous acrobats, bows and arrows, wild tigers, and a strongman. West has to wrestle with an alligator too, while Artemus disguises himself as a clown to infiltrate the evil circus.

gadgets used: Juggling balls that explode, and a knife.

guest stars: A young Robert Loggia plays the hunter.

final word: Interesting episode with a circus/safari twist.

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