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It Takes A Thief (1960)


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It Takes A Thief

1/9/1968 - 9/14/1970 ABC 60 minutes

Color
(Jan. 1968 - Aug. 1969 Tues.. 8:30-9:30
Aug. 1969 - Jan. 1970 Thurs. 10:00-11:00
Jan. 1970 - Sept. 1970 Mon. 7:30-8:30)

Produced by Universal TV

It Takes A Thief Cast

Robert Wagner as Alexander Mundy
Fred Astaire as Alistair Mundy (1968-1970)
Malachi Throne as Noah Bain (1968-1969)
Ed Binns as Wally Powers (1969-1970)

It Takes A Thief Theme Song

"It Takes a Thief" by David Grusin



It Takes a thief - Robert Wagner
Malachi Throne and Robert Wagner


Natalie Wood Book
Natasha: The Biography of Natalie Wood




Television's Greatest Hits, Vol.5: In Living Color - CD
has the It Takes A Thief Theme Song

External Links
TV Guide's It Takes a Thief Page, with TV Listings, Photos, Videos, Exclusive News and More.

It Takes A Thief Tidbits

Alexander Mundy (Robert Wagner) was a professional thief who got caught. While in San Jobel Prison, The government spy agency, SIA, offered him a pass out of jail if he would use his talents on behalf of the government. He accepted.

Wagner's Munday was debonair and classy. At the beginning, Mundy was under house confinement unless on the job. In the second season he was free. The show was filmed in glamorous world locales where Mundy plied his trade.

His first SIA contact was Noah Bain (Malachi Throne) and later Wally Powers (Edward Binns).

Unquestionably the most entertaining addition to the cast was the estimable Fred Astaire as Alister Munday, Alexander's father. Who else but the elegant Astaire could play the suave Mundy's teacher/parent.




Passings

Fred Astaire died in 1987 of pneumonia, and Ed Binns in 1990 of a heart attack.

Fred Astaire, It Takes a thief
A young Fred Astaire

It Takes A Thief, RObert Wagner
Robert Wagner

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