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

US Release

01/09/1968

Cast

Robert Wagner Alexander Mundy
Malachi Throne Noah Bain
Edward Binns Wally Powers
Joseph La Cava Croupier
John Russell William Dover
George Murdock Fred Devon
Fred Astaire Alistair Mundy
Sharon Acker Dr. Edwina Hopkins
Francesco Mulé Funello
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, Leslie Stevens, Joseph Sargent, George Tyne, Seymour Robbie, Marc Daniels, Herschel Daugherty, Anton Leader, Glen A. Larson, Michael O'Herlihy, Allen Reisner, Lee H. Katzin, Jerry Hopper, Norman Foster, Don Taylor, Robert Gist, Paul Stanley

Writers

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

Creators

Roland Kibbee

Cast

Robert Wagner Alexander Mundy
Malachi Throne Noah Bain
Edward Binns Wally Powers
Joseph La Cava Croupier
John Russell William Dover
George Murdock Fred Devon
Fred Astaire Alistair Mundy
Sharon Acker Dr. Edwina Hopkins
Francesco Mulé Funello
Susan Saint James Charlie Brown
Joseph Cotten Mr. Jack
Joe Ferrante Guard
Murray Pollack Party Guest
Benjie Bancroft Maitre D'
Duke Cigrang Guard
Willi Koopman Heide Schiller
James Flavin Gen. Levin
Joseph Cotten Col. Heinrich
David Armstrong Guard
Katherine Crawford Nancy Ross-White

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
Leonard J. Horn Producer
Jack Arnold Producer
Jeannot Szwarc Producer
Leslie Stevens Producer

Editors

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

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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