The Wild Wild West (1965–1969)
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The Night That Terror Stalked the Town 

Dr. Loveless imprisons Jim and surgically creates his double called a doppelganger, code-named Janus. Arte must find Jim and uncover the truth behind the warped scheme.


Alvin Ganzer


John Kneubuhl (teleplay), John Kneubuhl (story) | 2 more credits »




Episode complete credited cast:
Robert Conrad ... Jim West
Ross Martin ... Artemus Gordon
Michael Dunn ... Dr. Miguelito Loveless
Richard Kiel ... Voltaire
Jean Hale ... Marie Pincher
Phoebe Dorin ... Antoinette
Chuck O'Brien Chuck O'Brien ... Janus


Dr. Loveless imprisons Jim in an abandoned mining town that Loveless has "repopulated" with wax figures. There the evil scientist intends to surgically create a perfect duplicate of Jim, who will do his bidding. He plans to kill the original Jim West and use the duplicate to destroy the Secret Service and much of Washington, D.C. Written by Moved from "outline" and expanded.

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Release Date:

19 November 1965 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


West's birthday is July 2, the same as the episode's co-writer John Kneubuhl. See more »


When West pretends to be his double and points the gun at Gordon, he holds it at about chest height. When Gordon then turns around, the gun in about at waist level and closer to West's body. See more »


Dr. Miguelito Loveless: I often wonder why prisoners are always executed at sunrise. It seems such a dreadful way to start a new day.
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I Know Where I'm Going
19th Century Scottish ballad
Performed by Michael Dunn & Phoebe Dorin
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One West, Two Wests, One Janus, Two Janus
10 September 2009 | by DKosty123See all my reviews

The second Dr. Loveless episode of this series is directed by Alvin Ginzer whose first work behind the camera appears to be Million Dollar Legs starring Betty Grable no less. Ginzer is a veteran director with a lot of television under his belt by the time he directs here. He has already tackled episodes of Gunsmoke & Half Gun Will Travel, as well as other shows.

This episode is about Loveless trying to create his own West to take care of the real West & Artie so that Loveless can then get back into his plotting to take over the world. This one employs some tricky camera work in that Conrad has 2 roles. Artie intervenes in the last part to help sort things out only to confront West & Janus and get confused too.

Richard Kiel is along for his second outing. Overall, you can't lose if you catch the good Doctor trying to finish off West in any episode of this series.

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