It Takes a Thief

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It Takes a Thief is an American action-adventure television series that aired on ABC for three seasons between 1968 and 1970. It stars Robert Wagner in his television debut as sophisticated thief Alexander Mundy, who works for the U.S. read more

It Takes a Thief is an American action-adventure television series that aired on ABC for three seasons between 1968 and 1970. It stars Robert Wagner in his television debut as sophisticated thief Alexander Mundy, who works for the U.S. government in return for his release from prison. For most of the series, Malachi Throne played Noah Bain, Mundy's boss.

Original Release

01/09/1968 on ABC

Cast

Robert Wagner Alexander Mundy
Malachi Throne Noah Bain
Edward Binns Wally Powers
George Murdock Fred Devon
John Russell William Dover
Sharon Acker Dr. Edwina Hopkins
Francesco Mulé Funello
Joseph Cotten Mr. Jack
Fred Astaire Alistair Mundy
Susan Saint James Charlie Brown
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Saturday Night in Venice Thursday, 25 September 1969
2 Who'll Bid Two Million Dollars? Thursday, 02 October 1969
3 The Beautiful People Thursday, 09 October 1969
4 The Great Casino Caper Thursday, 16 October 1969
5 Flowers from Alexander Thursday, 23 October 1969
6 The Blue, Blue Danube Thursday, 30 October 1969
7 The Three Virgins of Rome Thursday, 06 November 1969
8 Payoff in the Piazza Thursday, 13 November 1969
9 The King of Thieves Thursday, 20 November 1969
10 A Friend in Deed Thursday, 27 November 1969
11 The Second Time Around Thursday, 04 December 1969
12 The Old Who Came in from the Spy Thursday, 11 December 1969
13 To Lure a Man Thursday, 18 December 1969
14 The Scorpio Drop Thursday, 25 December 1969
15 Nice Girls Marry Stockbrokers Thursday, 15 January 1970
16 The Steal-Driving Man Monday, 19 January 1970
17 Touch of Magic Monday, 26 January 1970
18 Fortune City Monday, 02 February 1970
19 Situation Red Monday, 09 February 1970
20 To Sing a Song of Murder Monday, 23 February 1970
21 The Suzie Simone Caper Monday, 02 March 1970
22 An Evening with Alistair Mundy Monday, 09 March 1970
23 Beyond a Treasonable Doubt Monday, 16 March 1970
24 Project "X" Monday, 23 March 1970
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Directors

Don Weis, Jack Arnold, Michael Caffey, Barry Shear, Bruce Kessler, Leonard J. Horn, Gerd Oswald, Jeannot Szwarc, George Tyne, Joseph Sargent, Leslie Stevens, Marc Daniels, Herschel Daugherty, Seymour Robbie, Anton Leader, Allen Reisner, Glen A. Larson, Lee H. Katzin, Jerry Hopper, Michael O'Herlihy, Norman Foster, Don Taylor, Robert Gist, Paul Stanley

Writers

Glen A. Larson, Roland Kibbee, Mort Zarcoff, Gene L. Coon, Stephen Kandel, Leslie Stevens, Oscar Brodney, Sy Salkowitz, Dean Hargrove, Tony Barrett, Norman Hudis, B.W. Sandefur, William Bast, Elroy Schwartz, Joel Kane, Carey Wilber, Winston Miller, Burt Styler, Leigh Chapman, Alvin Sapinsley, David P. Harmon, Robert Malcolm Young, Martin Roth, Jerry Devine, Byron Twiggs, Leonard Stadd, Robert I. Holt, Paul Tuckahoe, Alan Caillou, Peter Allan Fields, Richard Collins, Dick Nelson, Jeannot Szwarc, Alvin R. Friedman, Bruce Belland, K.C. Alison

Creators

Roland Kibbee

Cast

Robert Wagner Alexander Mundy
Malachi Throne Noah Bain
Edward Binns Wally Powers
George Murdock Fred Devon
John Russell William Dover
Sharon Acker Dr. Edwina Hopkins
Francesco Mulé Funello
Joseph Cotten Mr. Jack
Fred Astaire Alistair Mundy
Susan Saint James Charlie Brown
John Hoyt Mundt
Robert Wagner Al Mundy
Pamela Austin Corey Levin
Paul Lukas Von Wolfgang
Teri Garr Maggie Philbin (as Terry Garr)
Anthony Caruso Runyon
Robert Boon German Doctor
Katherine Crawford Nancy Ross-White
Francine York Miss Amanda Agnew
Frank DeKova Gen. Tashkov (as Frank de Kova)

Producers

Jack Arnold Executive Producer
Gordon Oliver Executive Producer
Frank Price Executive Producer
Mort Zarcoff Producer
Glen A. Larson Producer
Gene L. Coon Producer
Paul Mason Producer
Winston Miller Producer
Frank Price Producer
Jack Arnold Producer
Leonard J. Horn Producer
Leslie Stevens Producer
Gordon Oliver Producer
Jeannot Szwarc Producer

Editors

Frank Morriss, Tony Martinelli, Jean Jacques Berthelot, Robert F. Shugrue, Douglas Stewart, Edward Haire, Edwin H. Bryant, George Ohanian, John Elias, Edward A. Biery, Edward M. Abroms, Robert K. Richard, Howard Terrill, Milton Shifman, John Baxter Rogers, Gabrio Astori

1970 Golden Globe Best TV Actor - Drama Nominated
1970 Emmy Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series Nominated
1968 Emmy Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography Won
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