The Night of the Inferno
Season 1, Episode 1 #1
Air date September 17, 1965
Written by Gilbert Ralston
Directed by Richard C. Sarafian
Episode guide
"The Night of the Deadly Bed"
The Night of the Inferno is the series premiere and the 1st episode of Season One of the 1965 TV series The Wild, Wild West. Written by Gilbert Ralston and directed by Richard C. Sarafian it originally aired on September 17, 1965.

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Episode cast Edit

  • Robert Conrad as James West
  • Ross Martin as Artemus Gordon
  • Suzanne Pleshette as Lydia Monteran
  • Victor Buono as Wing Fat/Juan Manolo
  • Nehemiah Persoff as Juan Manolo/General Cassinello
  • Walter Woolf King as Colonel Shear
  • James Gregory as President Ulysses S. Grant
  • Bebe Louie as Mei Mei
  • Phil Chambers as the train captain
  • Tom Reese as the driver
  • Warren Parker as the engineer
  • Clint Ritchie as the lieutenant
  • Alberto Morin as the Majordomo

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Background information and notes Edit

  • First appearance of United States Secret Service agents characters James West (Robert Conrad) and Artemus "Arte" Gordon (Ross Martin).
  • First and only appearance of character Wing Fat/Juan Manolo portrayed by Victor Buono. Buono returns to the series later as character Count Carlos Manzeppi in the episodes "The Night of the Eccentrics" and "The Night of the Feathered Fury".

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