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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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TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(65 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Trivia

Al Mundys apt was in the Watergate complex famed for Nixon break in in 1972 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Neues aus der Anstalt: Superwahljahr Reloaded (2012) See more »

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It Takes a Thief took my Heart and broke it
25 December 2005 | by svgarvin7See all my reviews

Every girl and woman had a crush on RJ back then--he was so f*****g suave! I loved this show and the premise, it was always intriguing. I always had a crush on Fred Astaire as well and when he joined the show, I thought, perfect casting. I will always have a soft spot for Malachi Thorne, I loved his mellifluous voice. I recall one particular episode that guest starred the beautiful, not to mention Black actress, Marilyn McCoo (5th Dimensions). Up until that point, RJ interacted with many women, but here was definite chemistry and I was sooooo disappointed that they wimped out on the kiss--Ar! As a young Puerto Rican woman, I knew this was a pivotal moment on TV that would have opened the doors to race relations on programming and they just didn't have the guts to do it--such a shame. Talk about missed moments. BTW, I was only 13-14 then. Get this out on DVD already so RJ and MT can make the talk show circuits. This can be remade with RJ playing MT's role--that would be fun.


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