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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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Release Date:
9 January 1968 (USA) See more »
The adventures of suave cat burglar Alexander Mundy, who plies his trade for the U.S. Government. Full summary »
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 138)

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

Malachi Throne ... Noah Bain (42 episodes, 1968-1969)

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)
Glen A. Larson .... associate producer / producer (38 episodes, 1968-1970)
Jack Arnold .... executive producer / producer (33 episodes, 1969-1970)
Gene L. Coon .... producer (17 episodes, 1968-1969)
Frank Price .... executive producer / producer (17 episodes, 1968)
Gordon Oliver .... executive producer (15 episodes, 1968-1969)
Paul Mason .... producer (7 episodes, 1969-1970)
Winston Miller .... producer (6 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 (16 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)
Fabrezio Sergenti 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 Camera and Electrical Department
Doug Mathias .... lighting technician (5 episodes, 1969)
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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51 min (65 episodes)
Color (Technicolor)
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"The last line of dialogue in the series' last episode is spoken directly to the camera. Wally Powers (facing & continuing to talk to the other actors, not the camera): "You know that and I know it, and you can be very sure the government knows it." (turning his face to the camera) "So what are you trying to do, scare everybody?"See more »
Factual errors: 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 »
Alistair Mundy:[part of opening title narration] I've heard of stealing *from* the government, but *for* the government?See more »
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10 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
very cool, 7 September 2005
Author: jackhammer111 from United States

Cool was a word that was used for many things back in the day when this series aired. 1968 was a very serious year yet here was something that wasn't serious yet I thought it was very cool, this despite the fact I was an antiwar peace love hippie. I was 18 and Alexander Mundy was my fantasy life alter ego. It wasn't about the plots, although the twist of the government turning to a convicted felon for help was novel. Nothing really groundbreaking about this series, nothing that sticks out in my memory all these years later about particular episodes, although I do remember the addition of Fred Astaire to the cast being a great way do show where Mundy got his mojo. It was all about Robert Wagner in his prime being the coolest of cool guys. The looks, the confidence, the overall attitude, Women wanted him; men wanted to be like him. I loved it and I recommend it.

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