It Takes a Thief: Season 1, Episode 1

A Thief Is a Thief (9 Jan. 1968)

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Master thief Alexander Mundy is paroled from prison by SIA special agent Noah Bain in order to steal for the United States government on special occasions.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Claire Vickers
Dead Man
Stewardess Anne Edwards
Anita Eubank ...
Hilary Dickensen
Willi Koopman ...
Jessica Hals
Prison Chaplain
Airline Captain (as Donald Barry)
S.I.A. Bureau Chief
Les Crane
Mr. Clifton, Ticket Agent


Master thief Alexander Mundy is paroled from prison by SIA special agent Noah Bain in order to steal for the United States government on special occasions.

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Adventure | Crime | Drama




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9 January 1968 (USA)  »

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The approximately 75-minute pilot was subsequently expanded to 99 minutes and released as a movie under the title "Magnificent Thief." See more »


The enemy agents frequently refer to a collection of photos as a "cachet". This is a common mispronunciation of "cache" - which is correctly pronounced the same as "cash". See more »

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It was a long time ago for me.

I have not watched it since my childhood, back in the early seventies. I still enjoy this too, besides Cade's County, that I just commented a couple of hours ago. I won't add much to the other comment, but I just wanted to point out something, for which I failed in the other IMDb lines: trivia, goofs, etc...At nearly the seventeenth minute of this episode, you have a short sequence where Robert Wagner draws a picture, a sort of geometric figure, for his own pleasure, I guess. If you watch closely, you'll find out that it is very similar to the one you have in the opening credits of the famous OUTER LIMITS series. Well, it is not actually the same, but it looks like it is, very similar at least. And Leslie Stevens, who directed this episode, was the major Producer, if I remember right, of the OUTER LIMITS TV show. Watch out. At the seventeenth minute.

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