Alex's latest assignment is to rob a casino that is passing counterfeit money. But he doesn't think he can do it on his own. He says he needs the help of the best thief of all time, his father. So he...
Alexander Mundy - smooth, suave, sophisticated - is the world's greatest cat burglar. Finally arrested after years of pilfering, he strikes a deal with American agent Noah Bain: a full pardon if Mundy agrees to use his skills to steal for the SIA, an American espionage agency. Technically under house arrest, Mundy travels all over the world performing daring acts of thievery in the name of Uncle Sam.Written by
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Spoofed in Mad Magazine as "It Takes a Crook". See more »
Several episodes in season 1 use stock footage of the undercarriage of an aircraft landing. This aircraft has 4 sets of landing gear. No commercial aircraft uses this configuration. The only aircraft to use this configuration is the USAF B-52 bomber. See more »
[part of opening title narration]
I've heard of stealing *from* the government, but *for* the government?
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The video release, "Magnificent Thief," is the series' premiere episode, "A Thief Is A Thief Is A Thief," expanded from filling a 90 minute time slot with commercials, to 99 minutes by itself. Why it was distributed to TV stations this way instead of being made a two-parter for the unusually-small-as-it-was syndicated rerun package is a mystery. See more »
Back in the day there were three shows that I had to see every week , or , the world might stop spinning or some strange like that would happen.They were "It takes a thief " , " Mission Impossible " , and, " Star Trek",In that order, and in case you didn't know Al Munday was the coolest guy on TV. And then make Fred Astaire his dad was just to much, they were the perfect match. The chemistry between characters, the writing,the locations. This I think was one of the perfect shows far ahead of it's time, I wouldn't be surprised if it ran today that it would get better ratings then some of stuff on the major networks.I was so overjoyed to see the entire saris, and look forward to sharing it with everyone.
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