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It Takes a Thief 

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The adventures of suave cat burglar Alexander Mundy, who plies his trade for the U.S. Government.

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Roland Kibbee
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3   2   1  
1970   1969   1968  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Robert Wagner ...  Alexander Mundy / ... 66 episodes, 1968-1970
Malachi Throne ...  Noah Bain 42 episodes, 1968-1969
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Storyline

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 Marty McKee <mmckee@soltec.net>

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Spoofed in Mad Magazine as "It Takes a Crook". See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Alistair Mundy: [part of opening title narration] I've heard of stealing *from* the government, but *for* the government?
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Alternate Versions

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 »

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Referenced in Weird Science: It Takes a Geek (1996) See more »

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"It takes a thief" one of the best ever
27 April 2006 | by sebek-2See all my reviews

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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Release Date:

9 January 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Once a Crook See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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(65 episodes)
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