It Takes a Thief (1968–1970)

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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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 Alexander Mundy / ... (66 episodes, 1968-1970)
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 Noah Bain (42 episodes, 1968-1969)
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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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Once a Crook  »

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In the first season, Alexander Mundy was a cat burglar hired by American spy agency: The SIA. In the second season, he became a freelance operative. See more »

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Alistair Mundy: [part of opening title narration] I've heard of stealing *from* the government, but *for* the government?
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The coolest show ever.
28 August 2001 | by (Sun Valley, California) – See all my reviews

It Takes a Thief was the coolest show ever. Wagner was suave, sophisticated, and always well dressed. Inventive stories, great dialogue, and watching Robert Wagner and Fred Astaire plot to knock over the casino in Monte Carlo is just irresistible. This would be a perfect candidate for a big-screen remake, but there's nobody cool enough to fill Alexander Mundy's shoes--maybe Travolta?


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