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Seasons: 3 2 1 Years: 1970 1969 1968

The adventures of suave cat burglar Alexander Mundy, who plies his trade for the U.S. Government.

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  • Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 1 nomination.
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  Alexander Mundy / ... (66 episodes, 1968-1970)
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  Noah Bain (42 episodes, 1968-1969)
Murray Pollack ...
  Party Guest / ... (11 episodes, 1968-1969)
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  Wally Powers (10 episodes, 1969-1970)
Joseph La Cava ...
  Croupier / ... (9 episodes, 1968-1969)
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  Mr. Jack / ... (5 episodes, 1968-1970)
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  Charlie Brown / ... (5 episodes, 1968-1970)
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  William Dover (5 episodes, 1969)
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  Fred Devon (5 episodes, 1969-1970)
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  Alistair Mundy / ... (5 episodes, 1969-1970)
Than Wyenn ...
  Hans Schiller / ... (4 episodes, 1968)
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  Earl Danton / ... (4 episodes, 1968-1970)
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  Gen. Kunay / ... (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
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  Francisco Arascan / ... (3 episodes, 1968-1970)
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  Dr. Edwina Hopkins (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
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  General Contell / ... (3 episodes, 1968-1970)
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  Lieutenant Hardtman / ... (3 episodes, 1968)
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  Bertie / ... (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
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  Funello (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
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  Dimitri Stavro / ... (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
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  Goldman / ... (3 episodes, 1968-1970)
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  Cheech / ... (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
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  Miss Amanda Agnew / ... (3 episodes, 1968)
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  Count Eduard de Corvo / ... (3 episodes, 1968-1970)
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  Mitchell / ... (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
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  Whitaker / ... (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
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  2nd Agent / ... (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
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  Clown / ... (3 episodes, 1968-1970)
Jill Donohue ...
  Gabriella / ... (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
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  Heide Schiller / ... (3 episodes, 1968)
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  3rd Man / ... (3 episodes, 1968)
Frank Arno ...
  1st Reporter / ... (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Erik Holland ...
  Schneider / ... (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
Marc Desmond ...
  Announcer / ... (3 episodes, 1968-1970)
George Perina ...
  1st Guard / ... (3 episodes, 1968-1970)
Karl Bruck ...
  Airport Director / ... (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
George Sawaya ...
  1st Policeman / ... (3 episodes, 1968-1969)
Ray Ballard ...
  Bellhop / ... (3 episodes, 1969-1970)
Dennis McCarthy ...
  2nd U.S. Doctor / ... (3 episodes, 1968)
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  Claire Vickers / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
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  Amby Billington / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
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  Nick Grobbo (2 episodes, 1968)
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  Ellen Peters / ... (2 episodes, 1969-1970)
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  Dodie DuBois (2 episodes, 1969)
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  Christine Leland / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
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  Bottirelli / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)
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  Nancy Ross-White (2 episodes, 1968)
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  Eric 'The Red' Redman / ... (2 episodes, 1969)
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  Janet Sanders / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1970)
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  Jaimie McQue / ... (2 episodes, 1968-1969)

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • Once a Crook (United States)
  • Opération vol (France)
  • Ihr Auftritt, Al Mundy (Germany)
  • Ladrón sin destino (Spain)
  • スパイのライセンス (Japan, Japanese title)
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  • 51 min
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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 »
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 »
Movie Connections Referenced in Repossessed (1990). 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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