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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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1970   1969   1968  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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...  Alexander Mundy / ... 66 episodes, 1968-1970
...  Noah Bain 42 episodes, 1968-1969
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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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9 January 1968 (USA)  »

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Once a Crook  »

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

Goofs

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

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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Spoofed in Hot Diggity Dog (1990) See more »

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The coolest show ever.
28 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

It Takes a Thief was the coolest show ever. Wagner was suave, sophisticated, and always well dressed. Inventive stories, great dialogue, and watching Robert Wagner and Fred Astaire plot to knock over the casino in Monte Carlo is just irresistible. This would be a perfect candidate for a big-screen remake, but there's nobody cool enough to fill Alexander Mundy's shoes--maybe Travolta?


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