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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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Complete series cast summary:
 Alexander Mundy / ... (66 episodes, 1968-1970)
 Noah Bain (42 episodes, 1968-1969)


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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Release Date:

9 January 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Once a Crook  »

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


Noah Bain: Oh, uh, look, Al, I'm not asking you to spy. I'm just asking you to steal.
Alexander Mundy: Let me get this straight: you *want* me to steal?
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Referenced in Neues aus der Anstalt: Superwahljahr Reloaded (2012) See more »

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Bring it back via DVD
25 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I, for one, would really like to see this series on DVD and I would buy it yesterday! Back then, I was a fourteen year old, eighth grade girl in love with Al Mundy, or Robert Wagner, or RJ, or all of the above. I agree with all the previous writers concerning how exciting a show this was and they must have had a good size budget to film in all those exotic places instead of a Hollywood studio. The acting was tremendous and the guest stars were very good as well. With all the other sub-prime shows on television now, why can't they bring back shows that are exciting and fun to watch. I think I will try and write TV Land and see if they would re-re-run the episode they re-ran this past summer -

  • Darn, I missed it. But, in the meantime, does anyone know if the

DVD's on the internet are legit? Thanks for helping.

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