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It Takes A Thief

It Takes A Thief Cast
Series Description

The It Takes A Thief TV show was a 60 minute spy drama series on ABC about a cat burglar who is offered a deal while serving time in jail for his crimes. If he would steal things for the U.S. government, they would get him out of jail and give him a full pardon. He, of course, jumped at the opportunity and travelled world-wide stealing whatever Uncle Sam asked him to steal. The episodes centered around how he got past the high-tech security of other nations and procured top secret documents.

It Takes A Thief Cast

Robert Wagner .......... Alexander Mundy
Fred Astaire ........... Alistair Mundy
Malachi Throne ......... Noah Bain
Ed Binns ............... Wally Powers

It Takes A Thief Trivia

The government agency that Alexander Mundy stole for was the SIA (Secret Intelligence Agency).

After It Takes A Thief ended, Robert Wagner starred on three more TV shows. They were, "Colditz" as "Flight Lieutenant Phil Carrington", "Switch" as Detective "Pete T. Ryan", and "Hart to Hart" as "Jonathan Hart".

Robert Wagner was nominated for both an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award in 1970 for his portrayal of Alexander Mundy on It Takes a Thief. Robert Young won the Emmy for "Marcus Welby, M.D." and Mike Connors won the Golden Globe for "Mannix".

The only person to win an award for It Takes a Thief was Ralph Woolsey in 1968 who won an Emmy for "Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography" for episode #1 titled, "A Thief is a Thief".

Episodes List With Original Air Dates

Season 1

1... A Thief Is A Thief (Aka: Magnificent 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 2

17. One Night On Soledad (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 - Part 1 (11/12/1968)
24. Hans Across The Border - Part 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? (1/9/1969)
30. The Artist Is For Framing (1/21/1969)
31. The Naked Billionaire (1/28/1969)
32. A Matter Of Grey Matter - Part 1 (2/4/1969)
33. A Matter Of Grey Matter - Part 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-A-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. Made In Japan (4/22/1969)

Season 3

43. Saturday Night In Venice (9/25/1969)
44. Who'll Bid Two Million Dollars? (9/21/1969)
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 (1/12/1970)
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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