It Takes a Thief (1968–1970)
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The Old Who Came in from the Spy 

Mundy and a retired British spy team up to smuggle a microdot out of an East Berlin museum.

Director:

Gerd Oswald

Writers:

Roland Kibbee (created by), Sy Salkowitz (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Robert Wagner ... Alexander Mundy
Elsa Lanchester ... Miss Mollie Taylor
Edward Binns ... Wally Powers
Francis Lederer ... Hoffman
Richard Haydn ... Blanton
Bernard Fox ... Miles
Curt Lowens ... Hans
Erik Holland Erik Holland ... Willi Schwab
Peter Coe ... Fritz
George Perina George Perina ... Customs Inspector
Gloria Hill Gloria Hill ... The Girl
Ray Ballard Ray Ballard ... Bellhop
Walter Janovitz ... Doctor
Karl Bruck Karl Bruck ... Desk Clerk
Peter Berger Peter Berger ... Warder

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Mundy and a retired British spy team up to smuggle a microdot out of an East Berlin museum.

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The movie The Spy Who Came in from the Cold (1965) is the source for the title. See more »

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Alexander Has Heart
27 April 2015 | by nswanberg-143-410916See all my reviews

I am a big fan of It Takes a Thief and found this to be one of the best episodes in the series. Even for its day this was a very progressive episode. Combining Mundy with an aged British agent on her last mission the writers and producers manage to introduce some of social issues just coming of age for the era. Robert Wagner does a more then credible job of portraying respect and admiration for Miss Mollie's knowledge, capabilities, expertise, intelligence and daring. Much of the story revolves around Miss Mollie being detained behind East German lines, after the successful completion of the primary theft, and Mundy's bold and daring rescue of her. Not to spoil the episode but Mundy relies on the "oldest trick of them all" to help spring Miss Mollie. You will have to watch it to see. Somehow, in Elsa Lanchester's portrayal of Miss Mollie Taylor, I see the emergence of the character Jessica Fletcher from "Murder, She Wrote" as portrayed by Angela Lansbury. In the final scenes Wagner's endearing tribute and respect for Miss Mollie will bring a big smile to your face if not a tear to your eye.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

11 December 1969 (USA) See more »

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Universal Television See more »
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Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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