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"It Takes a Thief" (1968) More at IMDbPro »TV series 1968-1970

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It Takes a Thief: Season 3: Episode 24 -- Al Mundy matches wits with a mad scientist aboard a plane en route to a scientific meeting in Melbourne.
It Takes a Thief: Season 3: Episode 23 -- Al Mundy tries to prove he's been framed when accused of treason by an agent of the SIA.
It Takes a Thief: Season 3: Episode 22 -- Alistair Mundy recruits his son Al to join him in a plan to help King Armand save his country and daughter from scheming Gen. Contrell.  Alistair buys a circus, which is scheduled to visit the kingdom to entertain Princess Carlotta and disguises himself.
It Takes a Thief: Season 3: Episode 21 -- Al Mundy's plan to steal a painting for the SIA pits him against his old nemesis, con woman Charlene Brown.
It Takes a Thief: Season 3: Episode 20 -- A female member of a musical group gets mixed up in a political plot.

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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3
Release Date:
9 January 1968 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
The adventures of suave cat burglar Alexander Mundy, who plies his trade for the U.S. Government. Full summary »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Ultimate Cool - World Traveller and all that goes with it. See more (18 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 120)

Robert Wagner ... Alexander Mundy / ... (66 episodes, 1968-1970)

Malachi Throne ... Noah Bain (42 episodes, 1968-1969)
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Series Directed by
Don Weis (13 episodes, 1968-1969)
Jack Arnold (8 episodes, 1968-1970)
Michael Caffey (5 episodes, 1968)
Barry Shear (5 episodes, 1969-1970)
Bruce Kessler (5 episodes, 1969)
Leonard Horn (4 episodes, 1968)
Gerd Oswald (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
Jeannot Szwarc (3 episodes, 1969)
George Tyne (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Leslie Stevens (2 episodes, 1968)
Joseph Sargent (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
 
Series Writing credits
Roland Kibbee (66 episodes, 1968-1970)
Glen A. Larson (19 episodes, 1968-1970)
Mort Zarcoff (7 episodes, 1968-1969)
Gene L. Coon (6 episodes, 1968-1969)
Stephen Kandel (5 episodes, 1968-1969)
Leslie Stevens (4 episodes, 1968)
Oscar Brodney (4 episodes, 1969-1970)
Tony Barrett (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
Dean Hargrove (3 episodes, 1968)
Sy Salkowitz (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Norman Hudis (3 episodes, 1970)
B.W. Sandefur (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Elroy Schwartz (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
William Bast (2 episodes, 1969-1970)

Series Produced by
Mort Zarcoff .... associate producer / producer (44 episodes, 1968-1969)
Frank Price .... executive producer / producer (42 episodes, 1968-1969)
Glen A. Larson .... associate producer / producer (39 episodes, 1968-1970)
Jack Arnold .... executive producer / producer (33 episodes, 1969-1970)
Gene L. Coon .... producer (31 episodes, 1968-1969)
Paul Mason .... producer (23 episodes, 1969-1970)
Gordon Oliver .... executive producer (15 episodes, 1968-1969)
Winston Miller .... producer (14 episodes, 1968)
Leonard Horn .... producer (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
 
Series Original Music by
Benny Golson (8 episodes, 1968-1969)
Oliver Nelson (3 episodes, 1968-1970)
Billy Goldenberg (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
Lyn Murray (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
 
Series Cinematography by
Andrew Jackson (27 episodes, 1968-1970)
Richard Batcheller (12 episodes, 1969-1970)
Gene Polito (9 episodes, 1968-1969)
Ralph Woolsey (9 episodes, 1968-1969)
Enzo Serafin (7 episodes, 1969)
Ray Flin (5 episodes, 1969)
William Margulies (4 episodes, 1968-1969)
 
Series Film Editing by
Frank Morriss (15 episodes, 1968-1969)
Tony Martinelli (13 episodes, 1968-1970)
Jean Jacques Berthelot (9 episodes, 1968-1970)
Robert F. Shugrue (6 episodes, 1968-1969)
Douglas Stewart (6 episodes, 1968)
Edward Haire (6 episodes, 1969)
Edwin H. Bryant (5 episodes, 1969-1970)
George Ohanian (3 episodes, 1970)
John Elias (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
 
Series Casting by
Tom Jennings (56 episodes, 1968-1969)
 
Series Art Direction by
Alexander A. Mayer (66 episodes, 1968-1970)
Aurelio Crugnola (7 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Set Decoration by
John McCarthy Jr. (66 episodes, 1968-1970)
Robert C. Bradfield (41 episodes, 1968-1970)
Joseph J. Stone (9 episodes, 1968)
Marvin March (3 episodes, 1968)
James M. Walters Sr. (3 episodes, 1968)
 
Series Costume Design by
Burton Miller (6 episodes, 1968-1970)
 
Series Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist (66 episodes, 1968-1970)
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist (66 episodes, 1968-1970)
 
Series Production Management
James M. Walters Jr. .... unit manager / production manager (35 episodes, 1969-1970)
Abby Singer .... unit manager (17 episodes, 1968)
Joseph C. Cavalier .... unit manager (12 episodes, 1968-1969)
Danilo Sabatini .... production manager (7 episodes, 1969)
Marco Tamburella .... unit manager (7 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Doran .... assistant director (29 episodes, 1968-1970)
Robert Bennett Steinhauer .... trainee assistant director (15 episodes, 1968)
Richard Learman .... assistant director (8 episodes, 1969-1970)
Fabrizio Castellani .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1969)
Robert G. Stone .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1969)
John Clarke Bowman .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1968)
Ralph Ferrin .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1968)
Frank Losee .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1968)
 
Series Sound Department
Melvin M. Metcalfe Sr. .... sound (36 episodes, 1968-1970)
Frank H. Wilkinson .... sound (8 episodes, 1968-1969)
Kurt Doubrowsky .... sound (7 episodes, 1969)
Edwin J. Somers Jr. .... sound (4 episodes, 1968-1969)
James T. Porter .... sound (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
Lyle Cain .... sound (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
Earl Crain Jr. .... sound (2 episodes, 1968)
Ted G. Mann .... sound (2 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Wayne Fitzgerald .... optical effects (1 episode, 1970)
 
Series Stunts
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (1 episode, 1968)
Jerry Brutsche .... stunts (1 episode, 1969)
David Sharpe .... stunt double: Fred Astaire (1 episode, 1969)
Budd Albright .... stunts (1 episode, 1970)

Steven Burnett .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Chuck Courtney .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Dick Crockett .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Howard Curtis .... stunts (unknown episodes)
George Orrison .... stunts (unknown episodes)
George Robotham .... stunts (unknown episodes)
George Sawaya .... stunts (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Burton Miller .... costumes (53 episodes, 1968-1970)
Metka Kosak .... costumes (7 episodes, 1969)
Hugh McFarland .... costumes (7 episodes, 1969)
 
Series Editorial Department
Richard Belding .... editorial supervisor (66 episodes, 1968-1970)
Robert Brower .... color coordinator (66 episodes, 1968-1970)

Ron Meredith .... assistant film editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Music Department
Dave Grusin .... composer: theme music (66 episodes, 1968-1970)
Stanley Wilson .... music supervisor (66 episodes, 1968-1970)
 
Series Other crew
Wayne Fitzgerald .... main titles / titles (50 episodes, 1968-1970)
Glen A. Larson .... script consultant (16 episodes, 1968)
Dan Hanks .... technical advisor (15 episodes, 1968)
Dean Hargrove .... story consultant (11 episodes, 1968)
 

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Runtime:
51 min (65 episodes)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
Alistair Mundy:[part of opening title narration] I've heard of stealing *from* the government, but *for* the government?See more »
Movie Connections:
Spoofed in Hot Diggity Dog (1990)See more »

FAQ

Is the 1968 series "It Takes A Thief" Available on DVD?
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36 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Ultimate Cool - World Traveller and all that goes with it., 30 June 2005
Author: Brewski-2 from Sarasota, Florida

Someone do a DVD boxed set with commentaries on this quickly before Malachi Throne, Susan St. James and R.J. leave us!!!! Much like the Man From UNCLE, Mission: Impossible and other shows "filmed" all over the world, the Universal backlot was Paris, Istanbul, Rome, etc. But the one thing this show did have that none other would was R.J., AKA Robert Wagner. The first season was great and when joined by his Dad (Fred Astaire) the scripts became a little more tortured, but still, you wanted to move and talk like R.J. When Bette Davis was a co-star as an ailing female thief that was going to hold a formal party, R. J. commented on the class she exuded by saying, "White Tie - First Cabin". He is what Austin Powers attempted to be, he is what a less brutal version of Connery's Bond could have been. No matter where he went, he could be the playboy who knew the best Bistro in Cannes, the grooviest bar in Picadilly, the best casino in Monaco. He had the women: Susan St. James before Rock Hudson, an early interracial fling with one of the Fifth Dimension-ettes. Studios are making a fortune on DVD releases. I am stunned with slack-jawed amazement that they can come up with the first season of the Brady Bunch but not a unique cultural event like "It Takes a Thief". Trust me, we'll buy it.

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