It Takes a Thief

It Takes a Thief

1968 - 1970, Crime, Drama
The U.S. government hires a convicted thief for various assignments.
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Episode Guide

  • It Takes a Thief - Project X (Season 3 Episode 24)
    Season 3 Episode 24:

    Project X

    Mundy and a stewardess seek a device killing scientists aboard a plane headed for Melbourne; with Wally Cox.

  • It Takes a Thief - Beyond a Treasonable Doubt (Season 3 Episode 23)
    Season 3 Episode 23:

    Beyond a Treasonable Doubt

    SIA agents are ordered to shoot to kill after Mundy, accused of treason, escapes to find who framed him.

  • It Takes a Thief - An Evening With Alister Mundy (Season 3 Episode 22)
    Season 3 Episode 22:

    An Evening With Alister Mundy

    Alister and Al pose as clowns to get close to a king threatened by a scheming general (Gavin MacLeod).

  • It Takes a Thief - The Suzie Simone Caper (Season 3 Episode 21)
    Season 3 Episode 21:

    The Suzie Simone Caper

    A con artist and Nazis block Mundy's attempts to steal a painting with war criminals' names printed on the canvas.

  • It Takes a Thief - Sing a Song of Murder (Season 3 Episode 20)
    Season 3 Episode 20:

    Sing a Song of Murder

    Musicians (Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis Jr., Florence LaRue, Ron Townson, Lamonte McLemore) become involved in a political plot.

  • It Takes a Thief - Situation Red (Season 3 Episode 19)
    Season 3 Episode 19:

    Situation Red

    Mundy must open a door that shields an insane colonel intent on launching a nuclear attack.

  • It Takes a Thief - Fortune City (Season 3 Episode 18)
    Season 3 Episode 18:

    Fortune City

    Enemy agents planning to sabotage a nuclear test capture Mundy and his girlfriend (Stefanie Powers) in a ghost town.

  • It Takes a Thief - Touch of Magic (Season 3 Episode 17)
    Season 3 Episode 17:

    Touch of Magic

    Mundy helps an arthritic ex-thief (Bette Davis) by inventing a caper, but the escapade interferes with the SIA.

  • It Takes a Thief - The Steal-Driving Man (Season 3 Episode 16)
    Season 3 Episode 16:

    The Steal-Driving Man

    Mundy poses as a racer to access a safe holding Soviet plans; guests Dick Smothers, Mario Andretti, Fernando Lamas.

  • It Takes a Thief - Nice Girls Marry Stockbrokers (Season 3 Episode 15)
    Season 3 Episode 15:

    Nice Girls Marry Stockbrokers

    A fashion photographer insists on taking the place of her deceased roommate to retrieve an SIA code book in Paris.

  • It Takes a Thief - The Scorpio Drop (Season 3 Episode 14)
    Season 3 Episode 14:

    The Scorpio Drop

    Mundy poses as an astrologer to infiltrate an occult society; his assumed name makes him an assassination target.

  • It Takes a Thief - To Lure a Man (Season 3 Episode 13)
    Season 3 Episode 13:

    To Lure a Man

    An enemy spy chief (Wilfrid Hyde-White) threatens Mundy's lover to force him to lure an SIA head to a secret meeting.

  • It Takes a Thief - The Old Who Came In From the Spy (Season 3 Episode 12)
    Season 3 Episode 12:

    The Old Who Came In From the Spy

    A rusty British operative (Elsa Lanchester) helps Mundy steal a microdot from an East Berlin museum.

  • It Takes a Thief - The Second Time Around (Season 3 Episode 11)
    Season 3 Episode 11:

    The Second Time Around

    Al Mundy and his father thwart communist execution attempts and set out to prevent a financial disaster.

  • It Takes a Thief - A Friend in Deed (Season 3 Episode 10)
    Season 3 Episode 10:

    A Friend in Deed

    A good friend of Al Mundy's names him as the thief who stole a file containing the names of the dreaded Brotherhood.

  • It Takes a Thief - The King of Thieves (Season 3 Episode 9)
    Season 3 Episode 9:

    The King of Thieves

    Hit on the head, Mundy cannot recall losing a Senate hopeful's daughter in Rome.

  • It Takes a Thief - Payoff in the Piazza (Season 3 Episode 8)
    Season 3 Episode 8:

    Payoff in the Piazza

    The larcenous plans of Mundy's pal Charlene "Chuck" Brown hamper his efforts to find a widowed queen.

  • It Takes a Thief - The Three Virgins of Rome (Season 3 Episode 7)
    Season 3 Episode 7:

    The Three Virgins of Rome

    When Al Mundy is assigned to protect three priceless paintings, he finds that his father wants to steal them.

  • It Takes a Thief - The Blue, Blue Danube (Season 3 Episode 6)
    Season 3 Episode 6:

    The Blue, Blue Danube

    Mundy poses as a reporter to rescue an SIA chief kidnapped by a Hungarian agent; with Martine Beswick.

  • It Takes a Thief - Flowers From Alexander (Season 3 Episode 5)
    Season 3 Episode 5:

    Flowers From Alexander

    Mundy's seaside vacation in Italy is rudely interrupted when enemy agents following an SIA courier assume Al is her accomplice.

  • It Takes a Thief - The Great Casino Caper (Season 3 Episode 4)
    Season 3 Episode 4:

    The Great Casino Caper

    Al Mundy and his father set out to loot the vault of a casino in Venice and sell the lira to a counterfeiter.

  • It Takes a Thief - The Beautiful People (Season 3 Episode 3)
    Season 3 Episode 3:

    The Beautiful People

    An enemy agent impersonates the captured SIA chief to trick Mundy into locating a defecting Soviet.

  • It Takes a Thief - Who'll Bid Two Million Dollars? (Season 3 Episode 2)
    Season 3 Episode 2:

    Who'll Bid Two Million Dollars?

    Three foreign agents trying to buy a legendary spy's plutonium confuse Mundy with their quarry; with Peter Sellers.

  • It Takes a Thief - Saturday Night in Venice (Season 3 Episode 1)
    Season 3 Episode 1:

    Saturday Night in Venice

    Al Mundy is poisoned by a Red agent and has little time to trade a decoding device he has stolen for the antidote.

  • It Takes a Thief - Mad in Japan (Season 2 Episode 26)
    Season 2 Episode 26:

    Mad in Japan

    A traitorous SIA agent obstructs Al Mundy's attempts to track down a laser gun being developed by the Chinese.

  • It Takes a Thief - The Great Chess Gambit (Season 2 Episode 25)
    Season 2 Episode 25:

    The Great Chess Gambit

    The crash of a SAC bomber in Spain sends Mundy on a mission to retrieve a top-secret device that disappeared from the wreckage.

  • It Takes a Thief - 38-23-36 (Season 2 Episode 24)
    Season 2 Episode 24:

    38-23-36

    Al Mundy tries to find a vital microdot supposedly in the possession of one of a group of international beauty contest winners.

  • It Takes a Thief - The Family (Season 2 Episode 23)
    Season 2 Episode 23:

    The Family

    Mundy arranges to be quarantined with a wealthy clan to learn why its patriarch sells oil behind the Iron Curtain.

  • It Takes a Thief - Rock -- Bye, Bye, Baby (Season 2 Episode 22)
    Season 2 Episode 22:

    Rock -- Bye, Bye, Baby

    Mundy hires a hard-drinking safecracker (Edmond O'Brien) to help steal information from a nightclub belonging to a crime boss.

  • It Takes a Thief - The Baranoff Time Table (Season 2 Episode 21)
    Season 2 Episode 21:

    The Baranoff Time Table

    A jet-setter (Jessica Walter) helps Mundy obtain a document detailing a Communist takeover of South America.

  • It Takes a Thief - The Funeral Is on Mundy (Season 2 Episode 20)
    Season 2 Episode 20:

    The Funeral Is on Mundy

    Learning he is the target of a professional assassin, Mundy hides in Noah's apartment; guest Julie Newmar.

  • It Takes a Thief - Boom at the Top (Season 2 Episode 19)
    Season 2 Episode 19:

    Boom at the Top

    The SIA orders Mundy to give a Washington, D.C., party in hopes he can nab the pickpocket who recently invaded a similar event.

  • It Takes a Thief - Catspaw (Season 2 Episode 18)
    Season 2 Episode 18:

    Catspaw

    Injured Mundy enlists a former protege (Fernando Lamas) to recover crown jewels from a castle; guest Lloyd Bochner.

  • It Takes a Thief - A Matter of Grey Matter (Season 2 Episode 17)
    Season 2 Episode 17:

    A Matter of Grey Matter

    Mundy begins to think Dodie's (Joey Heatherton) precocious young brother invented the stolen formula.

  • It Takes a Thief - A Matter of Grey Matter (Season 2 Episode 16)
    Season 2 Episode 16:

    A Matter of Grey Matter

    Mundy must steal a missile-fuel formula from a recluse before it falls into enemy hands; guest Joey Heatherton.

  • It Takes a Thief - The Naked Billionaire (Season 2 Episode 15)
    Season 2 Episode 15:

    The Naked Billionaire

    The government wants a reclusive tycoon to build an anti-missile complex -- as soon as Mundy discovers whether the man is alive.

  • It Takes a Thief - The Artist Is for Framing (Season 2 Episode 14)
    Season 2 Episode 14:

    The Artist Is for Framing

    Fingerprints and other evidence leading to Al's arrest for jewel thefts convince even Noah.

  • It Takes a Thief - Guess Who's Coming to Rio (Season 2 Episode 13)
    Season 2 Episode 13:

    Guess Who's Coming to Rio

    In Rio de Janeiro, Mundy is nearly bombed, threatened, kidnapped and finally arrested for murder.

  • It Takes a Thief - To Catch a Roaring Lion (Season 2 Episode 12)
    Season 2 Episode 12:

    To Catch a Roaring Lion

    An African government may collapse if Mundy cannot recover stolen relics; guests Brock Peters, George Takei.

  • It Takes a Thief - Glass Riddle (Season 2 Episode 11)
    Season 2 Episode 11:

    Glass Riddle

    Mundy is assigned to rob a bank safe enclosed in glass in full view of a busy city street; guests Marion Marshall, Jason Evers.

  • It Takes a Thief - The Galloping Skin Game (Season 2 Episode 10)
    Season 2 Episode 10:

    The Galloping Skin Game

    A successful mission to get a stolen treaty may cost the life of Mundy's friend (Ricardo Montalban).

  • It Takes a Thief - A Case of Red Turnips (Season 2 Episode 9)
    Season 2 Episode 9:

    A Case of Red Turnips

    To protect identities of SIA agents, Mundy must steal the only print of an avant-garde film.

  • It Takes a Thief - Hans Across the Border (Season 2 Episode 8)
    Season 2 Episode 8:

    Hans Across the Border

    Papers planted by Mundy lead Heinrich (Joseph Cotten) to accuse a Soviet general of spying for the United States.

  • It Takes a Thief - Hans Across the Border (Season 2 Episode 7)
    Season 2 Episode 7:

    Hans Across the Border

    Mundy gets himself arrested in East Germany as a spy so he can be traded for a double agent; guest Joseph Cotten.

  • It Takes a Thief - The Packager (Season 2 Episode 6)
    Season 2 Episode 6:

    The Packager

    Mundy has evidence on a wealthy traitor, but the culprit threatens to expose Mundy's SIA connection.

  • It Takes a Thief - Get Me to the Revolution on Time (Season 2 Episode 5)
    Season 2 Episode 5:

    Get Me to the Revolution on Time

    Mundy poses as a hotel bartender in a plan to carry out his next theft, a contract between a major cartel and a revolutionary.

  • It Takes a Thief - The Thingamabob Heist (Season 2 Episode 4)
    Season 2 Episode 4:

    The Thingamabob Heist

    Al Mundy is assigned to steal a stolen sample of a revolutionary jet fuel from an international fence.

  • It Takes a Thief - The Bill Is in Committee (Season 2 Episode 3)
    Season 2 Episode 3:

    The Bill Is in Committee

    As a magician, Mundy enters a Latin American dictator's palace for negatives used in a blackmail plot.

  • It Takes a Thief - A Sour Note (Season 2 Episode 2)
    Season 2 Episode 2:

    A Sour Note

    A temperamental opera singer (Suzanne Pleshette) helps Mundy steal a blackmailer's documents which could expose a fugitive Nazi.

  • It Takes a Thief - One Night in Soledad (Season 2 Episode 1)
    Season 2 Episode 1:

    One Night in Soledad

    Al Mundy is assigned to steal the dead body of the son of a Caribbean dictator and return it after an autopsy has been performed.

  • It Takes a Thief - The Lay of the Land (Season 1 Episode 16)
    Season 1 Episode 16:

    The Lay of the Land

    World leaders demand a first look at a countess's (Hermione Gingold) memoirs, which will embarrass many.

  • It Takes a Thief - A Matter of Royal Larceny (Season 1 Episode 15)
    Season 1 Episode 15:

    A Matter of Royal Larceny

    Mundy returns a stolen jeweled globe in time for a coronation but learns his act could result in murder.

  • It Takes a Thief - Locked in the Cradle of the Keep (Season 1 Episode 14)
    Season 1 Episode 14:

    Locked in the Cradle of the Keep

    After an agent is killed during a theft attempt, Mundy must finish the man's mission -- as soon as he knows what to steal.

  • It Takes a Thief - The Radomir Miniature (Season 1 Episode 13)
    Season 1 Episode 13:

    The Radomir Miniature

    Mundy goes to a communist country to rescue a girl (Eve Plumb) being held hostage for the return of her defector father.

  • It Takes a Thief - Turnabout (Season 1 Episode 12)
    Season 1 Episode 12:

    Turnabout

    Al breaks his ankle, so Noah works with phoned instructions to retrieve a stolen laser.

  • It Takes a Thief - To Steal a Battleship (Season 1 Episode 11)
    Season 1 Episode 11:

    To Steal a Battleship

    Al Mundy is assigned to recover NATO defense plans from a woman who is offering them for sale to the wrong people.

  • It Takes a Thief - Birds of a Feather (Season 1 Episode 10)
    Season 1 Episode 10:

    Birds of a Feather

    Al Mundy is assigned to obtain top-secret microfilm which may be in the gold tooth of an imprisoned SIA agent.

  • It Takes a Thief - When Good Friends Get Together (Season 1 Episode 9)
    Season 1 Episode 9:

    When Good Friends Get Together

    Mundy poses as a government official to foil a prince's (James Shigeta) plan to turn his royal nephew against the United States.

  • It Takes a Thief - A Spot of Trouble (Season 1 Episode 8)
    Season 1 Episode 8:

    A Spot of Trouble

    Mundy must recover a stolen microdot of plans for a secret weapon; guests William Campbell, Katherine Crawford.

  • It Takes a Thief - When Thieves Fall In (Season 1 Episode 7)
    Season 1 Episode 7:

    When Thieves Fall In

    Mundy has a thief friend (Susan Saint James) paroled so she can help him steal a sable coat that could destroy a trade treaty.

  • It Takes a Thief - Totally By Design (Season 1 Episode 6)
    Season 1 Episode 6:

    Totally By Design

    Mundy must steal a Swiss bank-account passbook to prevent a Middle East tyrant from financing a takeover of a neighboring state.

  • It Takes a Thief - One Illegal Angel (Season 1 Episode 5)
    Season 1 Episode 5:

    One Illegal Angel

    Mundy uses a Leonardo da Vinci painting to install a bug in a dictator's library without entering the room.

  • It Takes a Thief - A Very Warm Reception (Season 1 Episode 4)
    Season 1 Episode 4:

    A Very Warm Reception

    Mundy uses various disguises to enter a foreign embassy and assess obstacles to stealing a list of agents; guest Simon Oakland.

  • It Takes a Thief - When Boy Meets Girl (Season 1 Episode 3)
    Season 1 Episode 3:

    When Boy Meets Girl

    Unexpected problems plague Mundy's mission to smuggle a defecting British scientist (Suzy Parker) out of an Iron Curtain nation.

  • It Takes a Thief - It Takes One to Know One (Season 1 Episode 2)
    Season 1 Episode 2:

    It Takes One to Know One

    The SIA orders Mundy to infiltrate a gang planning to steal a small, vulnerable nation's crown jewels; guest Susan Saint James.

  • It Takes a Thief - A Thief Is a Thief (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    A Thief Is a Thief

    The newest recruit, a paroled master thief, is sent by the S.I.A. to steal a briefcase with unknown documents from a Middle Eastern courier. The contents may help to stop an information leak that is causing their top agents to be killed.

  • It Takes a Thief - Magnificent Thief (Season 1 Episode 1)
    Season 1 Episode 1:

    Magnificent Thief

    The newest recruit, a paroled master thief, is sent by the S.I.A. to steal a briefcase with unknown documents from a Middle Eastern courier. The contents may help to stop an information leak that is causing their top agents to be killed.

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