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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:
Mundy was cool See more (18 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 2 of 121)

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

Trivia:
"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 »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
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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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Mundy was cool, 14 December 2000
Author: hillari from Chicago, USA

Alexander Mundy was the coolest of the cool, a career thief who had been given a get out of jail free card. Even though he had choosen to do burglaries for the government, there was still a hint that Mundy might go back to his old ways if he could figure out how to get away with it. The show even became more cool when they added the character of Mundy's father (Fred Astaire) who was also a career criminal.

One of the oddest episodes I remember was one that featured singing group, The Fifth Dimension. Marilyn McCoo's (lead singer) character had died in the first few minutes, but then she returned, stating, "I died, but now I'm back". They did a great acoustic version of "One Less Bell To Answer" in that episode.

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