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It Takes a Thief (1968)

It Takes a Thief (1968)


Look, Al, I'm not asking you to spy. Just asking you to steal.

Inspired by the 1955 movie It Takes a Thief, this series chronicles the adventures of playboy Alexander Mundy (Robert Wagney). Unknown to the world at large, Mundy is also one of the world's greatest cat burglars. The U.S. government eventually caught Mundy but offered him a deal: he would be released from prison and considered under house arrest, but in return he'd have to lend his talents to the SIA and steal from America's enemies.

Mundy was supervised by SIA agent Noah Bain (Malachi Throne) in the first two seasons (Wally Powers in the third). In the third season he occasionally teamed up with his father Alistair Mundy (Fred Astaire), a retired cat burglar who taught Alexander everything he knew.
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Episode Info

Final: 3x24 -- Project "X" (Mar/23/1970)


Al Mundy matches wits with a mad scientist aboard a plane to a scientific meeting in Melbourne. Alexander Mundy is assigned to guard Professor Howard Moses, one of several scuemtists summoned to a meeting in Melbourne and slated to die en route. The passengers aboard the plane are advised, via the movie projector, that the scientists must die because they have polluted the earth. Eight meet death and Moses is designated the next victim as Al and stewardess Ellen Porter search for the sudden death machine.
Cast
Robert WagnerRobert Wagner
As Alexander Mundy
Malachi ThroneMalachi Throne
As Noah Bain
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Recaps
2x5: Get Me to the Revolution on Time recap: In the country of Santo Thomas, guerilla leader Kristoff, breaks into the Loa Bay Hotel with his men. The owner, Ivor Phillips, is waiting for him and Kristoff notes that a man in his position can’t afford to take chances. He tells Phillips that he’s scum but the owner notes that Kristoff came to him. Phillips says that he and his people will finance his revolution and shows him the vault he has hidden behind the bar. The owner’s people want their agreement in writing, but assures him that the vault is impenetrable and will hold the document safely until they can move it to their bank in Switzerland. Kristoff isn’t convinced but Phillips assures him that he’d match the safe against anyone in the world... read more.

1x11: To Steal a Battleship recap: Al arrives at the airport in Kronborg, Denmark, and makes his way through customs. A chauffeur informs him that Noah is waiting for him and escorts him out of the terminal. However, an attractive blonde grabs Al and kisses him. He greets her as “sweetheart” and she says she has a surprise for him. She tells him that there’s a man in the phone booth behind him and kisses Al again. The Blonde says that the man has a gun and will shoot Al if he doesn’t do what she tells him. She tells Al to get on a plane and he agrees as long as she comes with him. They go into the terminal together and the armed man, wearing a disguise, follows them, while the chauffeur sees Al being lead away and goes after him. The Blonde takes him to the gate and gives him a ticket to Geneva. The armed man comes up and tells Al to get going, and the thief heads down the boarding corridor... read more.
Recurring Guests

Michael Forest as Courier 031 (3 eps)
Joseph Cotten as Colonel Heinrich (3 eps)
Sharon Acker as Dr. Edwina Hopkins (3 eps)
Susan Saint James as Princess Astride (3 eps)
Barry Williams as Herbie DuBois (2 eps)
Teri Garr as Maggie Philbin (2 eps)
John Hoyt as Mundt (2 eps)
Peter Mark Richman as Carl Kovacs (2 eps)
James Flavin as General Levin (2 eps)
Read Morgan as George (2 eps)

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Warning: It Takes a Thief (1968) guide may contain spoilers
Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Adventure | Drama
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: ABC ( USA)
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: January 09, 1968
Ended: September 14, 1970
Themes
   
Akas
• Ca prend un voleur (Used In France)
• Ihr Auftritt, Al Mundy (Used In Germany)
• Ladrón sin Destino (Used In Colombia)
• O Rei dos Ladrões (Used In Brazil)
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