CTVA US Crime - "It Takes A Thief" (Universal/ABC) Season 2 (1968-69)

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Starring Robert Wagner as Alexander Mundy
Season 2 (ABC) (1968-69)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by: Rina Fox
references:
TV Guide /   Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
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ABC Tuesdays 8:30 PM Eastern

2.01 [17] It Takes A Thief:
ONE NIGHT ON SOLEDADE
24Sep1968 ABC Tue (rerun 24Dec68)
Directed by Don Weis
Written by Alan Caillou
Director of photography William Margulies
Guest cast:
Thomas Gomez ......... Dictator
Madlyn Rhue .......... Melinda Garcia
Nancy Kovack ......... Jaimie McQue
Logan Ramsey ......... Pierre Dushon
George Sperdakos ..... Ricardo Salinas
Angus Duncan ......... Lt. Rigo
Carlos Romero ........ Andreas
Bartlett Robinson .... Colonel Prentice
Alex Wilson .......... Stetson
Marc Desmond ......... Servant
Synopsis:
A macabre Caribbean caper launches cat burglar Al Mundy's assignment
for SIA. While a dictator's gala fiesta is in full swing, Mundy must
remove a body from the palace catacombs so that a clandestine autopsy can
confirm or deny foul play. [RF]

2.02 [18] It Takes A Thief:
A SOUR NOTE
01Oct1968 ABC Tue (rerun 06May69)
Directed by Don Weis
Written by Gene L. Coon
Story by Gene L. Coon & Mort Zarcoff
Guest cast:
Suzanne Pleshette .... Angela
Harvey Lembeck ....... Gino
John Sebastian
Gino Conforti
Tony Dante
Henry Dar Boggia
Bruce Gordon
Martin Kosleck
Vince Williams
Synopsis:
Al must travel to Italy, with an egotistical opera singer supplying his
cover. The mission is to break into a theft-proof type safe that contains
documents that may prove that a millionaire industrialist is a Nazi war criminal.  

2.03 [19] It Takes A Thief:
THE BILL IS IN COMMITTEE
08Oct1968 ABC Tue
Directed by Don Weis
Written by Elroy Schwartz
Guest cast:
Roger C. Carmel ...... Paz
Yvonne Craig ......... Roxanne
John Van Dreelen ..... Valdone
Jocelyn Lane
Donald Lawton
Gordon Oliver
Tom Basham
Synopsis:
Al goes undercover as a magician to retrieve incriminating proof that is
being used the dictator of a small country to bribe a member of Congress
to keep aid coming. His cover is blown immediately and he must make a deal to protect it. 

2.04 [20] It Takes A Thief:
THE THINGAMABOB HEIST
15Oct1968 ABC Tue (rerun 20May69)
Directed by Jack Arnold
Written by Burt Styler
Guest cast:
Ricardo Montalban .... Nick Grobo
Sharon Acker ......... Dr. Edwina Hopkins
Kay Peters ........... Countess Georgiana
Noah Keen ............ Professer Corcoran
James Gavin .......... Sentry
Sharon Harvey ........ Lady Cook
Anne Morell .......... Lady Barber
Walter Woolf King .... Curator
Ben Frank ............ Chauffeur
Milt Kogan ........... Man A
Tiger Joe Marsh ...... Man B
Gene Dynarski ........ 1st Agent
Martin Kosleck ....... 2nd Agent
Don Ross ............. S.I.A. Agent
Synopsis:
Al must retrieve a new jet fuel whose creator has been killed and no one
knows what form the fuel has taken.  

2.05 [21] It Takes A Thief:
GET ME TO THE REVOLUTION ON TIME
22Oct1968 ABC Tue (rerun 05Aug69)
Directed by Leonard Horn
Written by Paul Tuckahoe & Glen A. Larson
Guest cast:
Morgan Woodward ...... Ivor Phillips
Wende Wagner ......... Linda Phillips
Ivan Dixon ........... General Kristoff
Peter Marland-Jones .. Cormack Shannon
Émile Genest ......... Boileau
Ena Hartman .......... Jasmin
Rodolfo Hoyos Jr. .... Machado
Robert F. Simon ...... Vogel
Ivan Triesault ....... Kruger
Keith Walker ......... 1st Man
Darlene Enlow ........ 1st Lady
Paul Factor .......... 1st Officer
Victor Bozeman ....... 2nd Officer
Synopsis:
Al poses as a bartender to infiltrate the private meeting of an investment
group who's planning to finance a military general to power in a Caribbean
country. The document that the investors have signed is locked in a safe
protected with six electronic keys. Al teams with another agent to retrieve
the keys and get into the safe before morning. 

2.06 [22] It Takes A Thief:
THE PACKAGER
29Oct1968 ABC Tue (rerun 27May69)
Directed by Leonard Horn
Written by Leonard Stadd
Guest cast:
Alex Dreier .......... Ambrose Billington
Lee Meredith ......... Helena Sedley
William Smithers ..... George Aitken
Lane Bradford ........ Anderson
Margaret Field ....... Miss Hibler
John McCann .......... Edmond
Foster Brooks ........ Judge
Lew Brown ............ Vault Guard
Fabian Dean .......... Foreman
James McEachin ....... Gate Guard
Jim Malinda .......... Wilke
Robert Reese ......... Senator
Synopsis:
Al breaks into the safe of a rich man's home but it turns out it was only a
test, the man offers Al much incentive to pull off a job involving atomic reactor fuel.  

[--] 05Nov68 no details

2.07 [23] It Takes A Thief:
HANS ACROSS THE BORDER [Part 1]
12Nov1968 ABC Tue (rerun 17Jun69)
Directed by Don Weis
Written by Glen A. Larson
Guest cast:
Joseph Cotten ........ Colonel Heinrich
Pamela Austin ........ Corey Levin
Mario Alcalde ........ Lieutenant Hardtman
Frank de Kova ........ General Georgei Tashkov
John Hoyt ............ Mundt
Than Wyenn ........... Hans Schiller
Willi Koopman ........ Heide Schiller
Georg Stanford Brown.. Bates
James Flavin ......... General Levin
Robert Boon .......... German Doctor
Erik Holland ......... Schneider
Dennis McCarthy
Synopis: (see part 2)

2.08 [24] It Takes A Thief:
HANS ACROSS THE BORDER [Part 2]
19Nov1968 ABC Tue (rerun 24Jun69)
Directed by Don Weis
Written by Glen A. Larson
Guest cast:
Joseph Cotten ........ Colonel Heinrich
Pamela Austin ........ Corey Levin
Mario Alcalde ........ Lieutenant Hardtman
Frank de Kova ........ General Georgei Tashkov
John Hoyt ............ Mundt
Than Wyenn ........... Hans Schiller
Willi Koopman ........ Heide Schiller
Georg Stanford Brown.. Bates
James Flavin ......... General Levin
Robert Boon .......... German Doctor
Erik Holland ......... Schneider
Dennis McCarthy
Synopsis:
Double duty is called for as Mundy tries to save the SIA's European spy
network by (1) sleight-of-hand at an East Berlin security installation
(2) masquerading as a newlywed air force officer to be trader for a Red
spy on the SIA payroll. [RF]

2.09 [25] It Takes A Thief:
A CASE OF RED TURNIPS
26Nov1968 ABC Tue
Directed by Don Weis
Written by Mort Zarcoff
Guest cast:
Noel Harrison ........ Lester V. Griffin
Miko Mayama .......... Joy Sung
Sándor Szabó ......... Malchek
Amy Thomson .......... Iris Vander
Foster Brooks ........ Drunk
Nate Esformes ........ Paco
Richard Loo .......... Clown
Dick Poston .......... Editor
Peggy Rea ............ Woman
Synopsis:
A film directed by Lester V. Griffin has inadvertently filmed an
important operation performed by 11 SIA agents, and one by one they are ending up dead. [RF]

2.10 [26] It Takes A Thief:
THE GALLOPING SKIN GAME
03Dec1968 ABC Tue
Directed by Michael Caffey
Written by Gene L. Coon
Story by Gene L. Coon & Leigh Chapman
Guest cast:
Ricardo Montalban ... Nick Grobo
Martine Beswick ...... Christina
James McEachin ....... Earl Danton
Michael Conrad ....... Anton
Richard Kiel ......... Willy
Katherine Berger ..... Baroness
Hannie Landman ....... Clarisse
Bob Golden ........... Bonelli
Michael Masters ...... Sandone
Don Diamond .......... Messenger
Joseph LaCava ........ Croupier
Synopsis:
International fence, Nick Grobo, returns and is Mundy's match in suave
skulduggery. Now on opposite sides of the law, Mundy and Grobo savor
the skilled professionalism that permits them to compete mercilessly for
secret documents while ostensibly co-operating in the theft of the Kimerly diamond. [RF]
*Note: The authentic 60-karat Kimberly gem is seen in this episode. [RF]

2.11 [27] It Takes A Thief:
GLASS RIDDLE
17Dec1968 ABC Tue (rerun 01Jul69)
Directed by George Tyne
Written by B.W. Sandefur
Guest cast:
Paul Langton ......... Preston Washburne
Jason Evers .......... Aubrey Latham
Marion Marshall ...... Myrna Latham
Allen Emerson ........ Morris
Linda Lawson ......... Miss Forbes
Roy Poole ............ Roper
George Robotham ...... Webster
Synopsis:
A cartel is putting together the finances that will enable them to buy a
large ammunition company. With it they will be able to decide the fate of
any large or small disputes that call for weapons. To prevent this, Al must
break into a bank safe and steal securities that they are collecting. The
problem is that the vault door is exposed to the public via large glass windows. 

2.12 [28] It Takes A Thief:
TO CATCH A ROARING LION
31Dec1968 ABC Tue (rerun 10Jun69)
Directed by Marc Daniels
Written by Robert Malcolm Young
Guest cast:
Denise Nicholas
Khigh Dhiegh ......... Fu Cheng
George Takei ......... Wo
Ji-Tu Cumbuka ........ Roosevelt
Larry Duran .......... Lee
Charles Lampkin ...... Professor Kilghi
Brock Peters ......... Chak
Ken Renard ........... Walamba
Davis Roberts ........ Bardimhu
Izack Fields ......... Gara
Jai Rich ............. Desk Clerk
Synopsis:
A set of scrolls is stolen by a general that is trying to seize power in a
small African country. Al must steal the scrolls back to prevent the Chinese
back general from taking over.  

2.13 [29] It Takes A Thief:
GUESS WHO'S COMING TO RIO?
07Jan1969 ABC Tue (rerun 18Sep69)
Directed by Bruce Kessler
Written by Glen A. Larson
Guest cast:
John Russell ......... William Dover
Dana Wynter .......... Contessa del Mundo
Bruno Vesota ......... Demetrius Pentopoulos
Teri Garr ............ Maggie Philbin
Alejandro Rey ........ Mendoza
Arlene Martel ........ Katrina Malenski
Bruce Belland ........ Raoul
Aram Katcher ......... Quiggs
Julio Medina ......... Haberdasher
Freddy Roberto ....... Maitre D'
Michael Ansara
Synopsis:
Al takes a trip down to Rio for a short vacation with a Contessa. He winds
up instead involved in determining the fate of a beautiful and recently
defected Soviet citizen. 

2.14 [30] It Takes A Thief:
THE ARTIST IS FOR FRAMING
21Jan1969 ABC Tue
Directed by Don Weis
Written by Glen A. Larson & Marty Roth
Guest cast:
Patrick Horgan ....... Victor Torres
Gia Scala ............ Angel
Paul Henreid ......... Inspector Berman
Dennis Patrick ....... States Attorney
Alfred Dennis ........ Sykes
Ted Roter ............ Herman
Peter Balakoff
Bob Golden
Nelson Olmsted
Al is accused of committing burglaries that happened in four separate cities
while he was in each city. He escapes and must prove his innocence by
finding the real culprit. 

2.15 [31] It Takes A Thief:
THE NAKED BILLIONAIRE
28Jan1969 ABC Tue (rerun 29Jul69)
Directed by Norman Foster
Written by Stephen Kandel
Guest cast:
Richard Carlson ...... Daniel Ryder
Sally Kellerman ...... Nina Gray
Peter Mark Richman ... Carl Kovacs
Edward Ashley ........ Parnell Grady
Peter Hobbs .......... Mr. Cook
William Bakewell ..... Hotel Clerk
Irwin Charone ........ Maintenance Man
Walter Davis ......... Guard
Synopsis:
Al is given three days to take a picture that will prove that a reclusive
billionaire is still alive. Since no one really knows what he looks like, Al
must take a picture of a part of his body that has an identifiable scar. To
get to the billionaire he must get rekindle a relationship with an old flame. 

2.16 [32] It Takes A Thief:
A MATTER OF GREY MATTER [Part 1]
04Feb1969 ABC Tue (rerun 12Aug69)
Directed by Jack Arnold
Written by Tony Barrett & Gene L. Coon
Story by Tony Barrett
Guest cast:
Joey Heatherton ...... Dodie DuBois
Paul Lukas ........... Von Wolfgang
Edward Everett Horton ... Lord Pelham-Gifford
Jill Donohue ......... Gabriella
Barry Williams ....... Herbie DuBois
Alan Caillou ......... Whitaker
Anthony Caruso ....... Runyon
Don Knight ........... Bertie Turner
Reginald Owen ........ Clerk
Michael Forest ....... Cheech
Leon Askin ........... Boris Bolshoi
Ron Feinberg ......... Szabo
Brian Gaffikin ....... Cameraman
Lewis Loughran ....... Man
Synopsis:
Al flies to London to find the richest man in the world, Muenster Von
Wolfgang who has gotten himself involved in unfriendly negotiations with
a missile breakthrough product. [RF]

2.17 [33] It Takes A Thief:
A MATTER OF GREY MATTER [Part 2]
11Feb1969 ABC Tue (rerun 19Aug69)
Directed by Jack Arnold
Written by Tony Barrett & Gene L. Coon
Story by Tony Barrett
Guest cast:
Joey Heatherton ...... Dodie DuBois
Paul Lukas ........... Von Wolfgang
Edward Everett Horton ... Lord Pelham-Gifford
Jill Donohue ......... Gabriella
Barry Williams ....... Herbie DuBois
Alan Caillou ......... Whitaker
Anthony Caruso ....... Runyon
Don Knight ........... Bertie
Reginald Owen ........ Clerk
Michael Forest ....... Cheech
Leon Askin ........... Boris Bolshoi
Ron Feinberg ......... Szabo
Joseph La Cava ....... Croupier
Richard Peel ......... Stoneham
Synopsis:
Herbie DuBois is the link as Mundy searches for a billionaire and his
secret formula. Only Herbie's big sister knows where the tycoon is, and
the boy's being threatened to make her talk. [RF]

2.18 [34] It Takes A Thief:
CATSPAW
18Feb1969 ABC Tue (rerun 12Aug69)
Directed by Jerry Hopper
Written by Glen A. Larson & Joel Kane
Story by Joel Kane
Guest cast:
Fernando Lamas ....... Pepe Rouchet
Sharon Acker ......... Dr. Edwina Hopkins
Lloyd Bochner ........ Clayton Hewitt
Tom Basham ........... Anton Moreau
Allen Emerson ........ Mitchell
Danny Klega .......... Aide
Ann Prentiss ......... Desk Clerk
Gordon Ayres
Tom Curtis
Duke Cigrang ......... Guard
Synopsis:
Injured Al must guide the "second best" thief in the world to substitute for
him in an assignment. To retrieve the crown jewels of a small country whose
economy depends on them from "Fortress Hill," an estate, whose main safe is
in the midst of a tiger cage. [RF]

2.19 [35] It Takes A Thief:
BOOM AT THE TOP
25Feb1969 ABC Tue
Directed by Paul Stanley
Written by Glen A. Larson
Guest cast:
Roddy McDowall
Carol Lynley
Barry Sullivan
Shirley O'Hara
Will Kuluva
Rico Cattani
Tristram Coffin
Jackie Dexter
Joyce Sklar
June Tighe
Charles H. Radilak
Sue Dean
Luis Estevez
Byron Morrow
Dolores M. Greer
Earl Grant ........... Himself
Synopsis:
Al is brought in fast to recover an important microdot that was
inadvertently stolen by a small time thief. A party is thrown to try to
flush this thief out. Meanwhile, a government courier with an armed
briefcase full of Polaris missile plans, stops by the party to get Al to pop
it open and defeat the fail-safe mechanism. 

2.20 [36] It Takes A Thief:
THE FUNERAL IS ON MUNDY
11Mar1969 ABC Tue
Directed by Allen Reisner
Written by Stephen Kandel
Guest cast:
John Williams ........ Colonel Waldbrooke
Julie Newmar ......... Susannah Sutton
John Orchard ......... Sergeant-Major
Jill Curzon .......... Miss Garrett
Reggie Nalder ........ Goldman
Clarke Gordon ........ Butler
David Lampson ........ Lieutenant
Peter Ashton ......... Guard
Chris Howard ......... Private
Diana Chesney ........ Landlady
Pamela Moffitt ....... Maid
Howard Curtis ........ Electrician
Lee Stanley .......... 1st Marine
Johnny Sistrunk ...... 2nd Marine
Synopsis:
In London, the S.I.A. has Al break into the American Embassy and leaves
traces of a M.O. used by "The Electrician." They will flush him out by
discrediting with his superiors, who are unknown even to the S.I.A. 

2.21 [37] It Takes A Thief:
THE BARANOFF TIME TABLE
18Mar1969 ABC Tue (rerun 03Jun69)
Directed by Michael O'Herlihy
Written by Carey Wilber & Mort Zarcoff
Story by Carey Wilber
Guest cast:
Ray Danton ........... Lieutenant Diego
Jessica Walter ....... Laurie Brooks
Larry D. Mann......... Achille Morales
Nico Minardos ........ Secretary Ramone Ortega
Renzo Cesana ......... President Gutierrez
Kay Cole ............. Maria Gutierrez
George Sawaya ........ Garcia
Natividad Vacío ...... Engineer
Marc Desmond ......... Announcer
Pedro Regas .......... Old Man
Carlos Romero ........ Director
Duke Cigrang ......... Guard
Elana Cooper ......... Peasant Girl
Francisco Ortega ..... 1st Man
Synopsis:
Al goes undercover as the fiancee of an international jet setter in a South
American country. She has discovered information on a timetable that will be
used in a plot to overthrow the current president. 

2.22 [38] It Takes A Thief:
ROCK-BYE, BYE, BABY
25Mar1969 ABC Tue (rerun 15Jul69)
Directed by Seymour Robbie
Written by Mort Zarcoff
Guest cast:
Edmond O'Brien ....... Rocky McCauley
Harold J. Stone ...... Manny Grayson
Gavin MacLeod ........ Seymour
Gregory Sierra ....... Fletcher
Sterling Holloway .... Elmo
Melodie Johnson ...... Sheree
James Millhollin ..... Rudy
Jerome Thor .......... Saunders
Sharon Lynch ......... Waitress
Synopsis:
Al is having difficulty breaking into an old fashioned safe that contains a
little black book that contains information that can help to break the
syndicate. Al knows of an old safe cracker who can get the job done so he
goes to San Francisco to bring him back. 

2.23 [39] It Takes A Thief:
THE FAMILY
01Apr1969 ABC Tue
Directed by Joseph Sargent
Written by David P. Harmon & K.C. Alison
Story by K.C. Alison
Guest cast:
Gordon Pinsent ....... Gerald Lockridge
Geraldine Brooks ..... Andrea Lockridge
Cyril Delevanti ...... John B. Cannon
Cindy Eilbacher ...... Charlotte Cannon
Carla Borelli ........ Laura Cannon
Michael Quinlivan .... Philip Cannon
Sidney Clute ......... Dr. Byron
George Barrows ....... Miles
Michael Nixon ........ Arnie
Gary Van Orman ....... Guard
Synopsis:
Al penetrates the house of John B. Cannon, a reclusive billionaire, who
hasn't been seen in years. Al must prove to the old man that a member of his
family is diverting one of their company's oil production to the Soviet Union. 

2.24 [40] It Takes A Thief:
38-23-36
08Apr1969 ABC Tue
Directed by Tony Leader
Written by Elroy Schwartz
Guest cast:
Nancy Kovack ......... Penny Colbert
Charles Dierkop ...... Radko
Bart Burns ........... Henry Moore
Curt Lowens .......... Kurt
Jane Betts ........... Hilda
Anne Morrell ......... Rosette
Saundra Gayle ........ Miss Israel
Rena Horten .......... Miss Norway
Inge Jaklyn .......... Miss Finland
Elizabeth Thompson ... Miss Bulgeria
Johnine Leigh Avery .. Miss United States
Bebe Louie ........... Miss Hong Kong
Shirleena Manchur .... Miss Egypt
Susana Miranda ....... Miss Mexico
Lavelle Roby ......... Miss Jamaica
Paulette Blair ....... Miss Nigeria
Mary Charlotte Wilcox
Tanya Lemani
Frances Spanier ...... Receptionist
Gloria Hill .......... 1st Queen
Gari Hardy ........... 2nd Queen
Ralph Montgomery ..... Hotel Officer
Wadsworth Taylor ..... Guard
Jonathan Steele ...... Policeman
Synopsis:
A micro-dot is missing from the Pentagon, and a member of the United Nations
beauty pageant is suspected and Al has forty-eight hours to figure out which
contestant meets the criteria of 38-23-36. 

2.25 [41] It Takes A Thief:
THE GREAT CHESS GAMBIT
15Apr1969 ABC Tue (rerun 08Jul69)
Directed by Jeannot Szwarc
Written by Glen A. Larson & Bruce Belland
Guest cast:
Nehemiah Persoff ..... Harry Lavender
Dick O'Shea .......... Sparky Kramer
Stuart Margolin ...... Sagalis
Tiger Joe Marsh ...... Brutus
Greg Mullavy ......... Georgie
Peter Coe ............ Kurt
Ben Cooper ........... Maxwell
María Noel ........... Lady in Red
David Renard ......... Raphael
Don Lorbett .......... Huck
Dick Simmons ......... General McCready
Chuck Bowman ......... Co-Pilot, Buck White
William Bryant ....... Pilot, Major Banks
Roberto Iglesias ..... Doctor
Carol Larson ......... Girl
Synopsis:
SIA ends Al to recover a black box which contains the nuclear detonation codes. [RF]

2.26 [42] It Takes A Thief:
MAD IN JAPAN
22Apr1969 ABC Tue
Directed by George Tyne
Written by Mort Zarcoff
Guest cast:
Sharon Acker ......... Dr. Edwina Hopkins
Nobu McCarthy ........ Kim Haru
Yuki Shimoda ......... Togasi Haru
Alex Dreier .......... Charles Catlet
Benson Fong .......... Dr. Takida
Philip Ahn .......... Shop Owner
Ray Ballard .......... Customer
Marya Christen ....... Oriental Girl
Lloyd Kino ........... Bartender
Kay Shimatsu ......... 1st Man
Robert Kino .......... 2nd Man
Soon-Tek Oh .......... Servant
Terance Tashiro ...... Japanese Boy
Michael-James Wixted
Synopsis:
Al is sent with Dr. Hopkins to Japan to retrieve the prototype for a portable laser gun. 

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