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It Takes a Thief (1968-1970)



It Takes a Thief

(1968-1970)

1 hour

Crime / Drama / Suspense

Cast:

Robert Wagner as Alexander Mundy
Malachi Throne as Noah Bain
Edward Binns as Wallie Powers
Fred Astaire as Alistair Mundy
Joseph Cotten as Mr. Jack
Susan Saint James as Charlene 'Charlie' Brown

This adventure crime series aired on ABC from January 9, 1968 to March 23, 1970 for 3 seasons and 66 episodes, debuting with a 90-minute pilot episode called A Thief is a Thief is a Thief.

Alexander Mundy is a debonair playboy living the good life, thanks to his profits as a top-notch thief and cat burglar.  Unfortunately for him, he is caught, tried and sentenced to prison.

Things take a turn for the better when he is approached by the United States Government’s Secret Intelligence Agency (SIA) with a proposal – they will release him from prison as long as he agrees to keep stealing, but this time for the government.

With the threat of being sent back to prison hanging over his head, he engages in many different adventures at home and abroad as he is dispatched by the government to search out threats to national security, and to steal documents, computer chips , and various other things.

Guest stars included Bette Davis, Paul Henreid, Fernando Lamas, Ida Lupino and many other prominent actors.

Season One
 
1.      A Thief is a Thief 1/9/1968
 
2.      It Takes One to Know One 1/16/1968

3.      When Boy Meets Girl 1/30/1968

4.      A Very Warm Reception 2/6/1968

5.      One Illegal Angel 2/13/1968

6.      Totally By Design 2/20/1968
 
7.      When Thieves Fall In 2/27/1968

8.      A Spot of Trouble 3/5/1968

9.      When Good Friends Get Together 3/12/1968

10.     Birds of a Feather 3/19/1968

11.     To Steal a Battleship 3/26/1968
 
12.     Turnabout 4/2/1968

13.     The Radomir Miniature 4/9/1968

14.     Locked in the Cradle of the Keep 4/16/1968

15.     A Matter of Royal Larceny 4/23/1968

16.     The Lay of the Land 4/30/1968

Season Two
 
17.     One Night on Soledade 9/24/1968

18.     A Sour Note 10/1/1968

19.     The Bill is in Committee 10/8/1968

20.     The Thingamabob Heist 10/15/1968
 
21.     Get Me to the Revolution on Time 10/22/1968

22.     The Packager 10/29/1968

23.     Hans Across the Border (1) 11/12/1968

24.     Hans Across the Border (2) 11/19/1968

25.     A Case of Red Turnips 11/26/1968

26.     The Galloping Skin Game 12/3/1968

27.     Glass Riddle 12/17/1968

28.     To Catch a Roaring Lion 12/31/1968

29.     Guess Who's Coming to Rio? 1/7/1969
 
30.     The Artist is for Framing 1/21/1969

31.     The Naked Billionaire 1/28/1969

32.     A Matter of Grey Matter (1) 2/4/1969

33.     A Matter of Grey Matter (2) 2/11/1969

34.     Catspaw 2/18/1969
 
35.     Boom at the Top 2/25/1969

36.     The Funeral is on Mundy 3/11/1969

37.     The Baranoff Timetable 3/18/1969

38.     Rock-Bye, Bye, Baby 3/25/1969

39.     The Family 4/1/1969
 
40.     38-23-36 4/8/1969

41.     The Great Chess Gambit 4/15/1969

42.     Mad In Japan 4/22/1969

Season Three
 
43.     Saturday Night in Venice 9/25/1969
 
44.     Who'll Bid Two Million Dollars? 10/2/1969

45.     The Beautiful People 10/9/1969

46.     The Great Casino Caper 10/16/1969

47.     Flowers From Alexander 10/23/1969

48.     The Blue, Blue Danube 10/30/1969

49.     The Three Virgins of Rome 11/6/1969

50.     Payoff in the Piazza 11/13/1969

51.     The King of Thieves 11/20/1969

52.     A Friend in Deed 11/27/1969
 
53.     The Second Time Around 12/4/1969

54.     The Old Who Came in From the Spy 12/11/1969

55.     To Lure a Man 12/18/1969

56.     The Scorpio Drop 12/25/1969

57.     Nice Girls Marry Stockbrokers 1/15/1970
 
58.     The Steal-Driving Man 1/19/1970

59.     Touch of Magic 1/26/1970

60.     Fortune City 2/2/1970

61.     Situation Red 2/9/1970

62.     To Sing a Song of Murder 2/23/1970
 
63.     The Suzie Simone Caper 3/2/1970

64.     An Evening With Alister Mundy 3/9/1970

65.     Beyond a Treasonable Doubt 3/16/1970

66.     Project "X" 3/23/1970
 

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Directors:
Actors: Fred Astaire, Susan Saint James, Robert Wagner
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