IT TAKES A THIEF – THE COMPLETE SERIES + BONUS (ABC 1968-70) HARD TO FIND!
It Takes a Thief is an American action-adventure television series that aired on ABC for two and a half seasons between January 9, 1968, and March 24, 1970. It starred veteran movie actor Robert Wagner in his television debut as the convicted cat burglar Alexander Mundy, who gets an offer he can't refuse from the United States government: If he puts his formidable thieving skills to work for them, in return he'll be released from prison.
For the first two seasons, Malachi Throne played Noah Bain, Mundy’s boss. In the third season, Throne was replaced by Edward Binns as Mundy's SIA boss, Wallie Powers. Also in the third season, Fred Astaire made five appearances as Mundy’s father, and sophisticated thief, Alistair Mundy.
Popular guest stars included Stefanie Powers and Lionel Stander (Wagner’s later co-stars in Hart to Hart), Raymond Burr, Bette Davis, Ida Lupino, Susan St. James, Roddy McDowall, Tina Louise, Bill Bixby, Lynda Day George, Hermione Gingold, Elsa Lanchester, Alice Ghostley, Julie Newmar, Ricardo Montalban, Yvonne Craig, Nancy Kovack, Eve Plumb to name only a few.
It was among the last of the 1960s spy television genre, and was inspired by, though not based upon, the 1955 Cary Grant motion picture To Catch a Thief, directed by Alfred Hitchcock; both of their titles stem from the English proverb “It takes a thief to catch a thief.”
This out of print series includes all 66 episodes, plus a bonus disc (that can be purchased separately) that includes the Magnificent Thief pilot episode - (expanded overseas/syndication movie title), The King of Thieves: Interview with Robert Wagner and A Matter of Larsony interview with writer Glen A. Larson.
Number of DVDs: 16
Quality: 10/10 - Not recorded from TV
Running Time: 3366 min (approx)
Aspect Ratio: Digital, Full Screen
NOTES: This is a fan-made DVD set. Not a studio release.
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