The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)
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The Night of the Bars of Hell 

Jim goes undercover as a prison inspector to investigate a local prison. When Jim is sentenced to die in the electric chair, Arte poses as the executioner to save him.

Director:

Richard Donner
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Episode complete credited cast:
Robert Conrad ... Jim West
Ross Martin ... Artemus Gordon
Arthur O'Connell ... Theophilus Ragan
Indus Arthur Indus Arthur ... Jennifer McCoy
Paul Genge ... Kross
Milton Parsons ... The Executioner
Chet Stratton Chet Stratton ... Adams
Jenie Jackson Jenie Jackson ... Kitten (as Jeni Jackson)
Shawn Michaels Shawn Michaels ... Convict Painter
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Gideon McCoy (as Elisha Cook)
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Jim goes undercover as a prison inspector to investigate a local prison. When Jim is sentenced to die in the electric chair, Arte poses as the executioner to save him.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1966 (USA) See more »

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CBS Television Network See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was the first of four Wild Wild West episodes directed by Richard Donner, who would go on to direct the 1992 big-screen version of Maverick. The writer of this episode, Robert Wright Vincent, also wrote the final episode of the Maverick TV series, "One of Our Trains Is Missing." See more »

Goofs

In the opening teaser, Jim West enters the Prince's hotel room, the camera switches to the face of the statue, the arrow is missing from the statue nose as if it has already been fired, the hole for it is clearly visible. When Jim West moves to just by the statue, the arrow is in place. See more »

Quotes

Artemus Gordon: James, my boy, stone walls may possibly a prison make, but iron bars not necessarily a cage.
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Connections

Featured in Pioneers of Television: Westerns (2011) See more »

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