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It Takes a Thief


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#21 of 133 Zardon

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Posted January 25 2008 - 03:08 PM

Here's how the opening looked and sounded. Some of these are taken from rare TV Land reruns.

YouTube - it takes a thief pilot intro - Robert Wagner

The first season's montage is cheesy, but after that the split-screen effects as well as Dave Grusin's improvements in the theme music helped a lot:

First Season: YouTube - It Takes A Thief Season 1 Credits

2nd Season: YouTube - It Takes A Thief Season 2 Credits

3rd Season theme (not the one with Fred Astaire, unfortunately): YouTube - It Takes A Thief Season 3 Credits

Part of the first act of "The Great Casino Caper" (with Astaire): YouTube - It Takes A Thief 3.04 with Fred Astaire

SWITCH (2nd season): YouTube - Robert Wagner - Eddie Albert - Switch intro (Glen A. Larson)

SWITCH (3rd season): YouTube - ''Switch'' Intro

#22 of 133 Albert_M

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Posted September 10 2008 - 05:21 AM

I just discovered this show recently as it's been airing weekends on "RTN" and I love it.

I hope it find its way to DVD.

#23 of 133 Aryn Leroux

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Posted September 10 2008 - 05:33 AM

You can also watch some episodes on Hulu.com. I am in for this series aswell. I am also interested in another Robert Wagner classic "Switch". It would be nice if Sony could release more Hart to Hart aswell.

#24 of 133 troy evans

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Posted September 10 2008 - 09:21 AM

Robert Waggoner said in an interview that more Hart to Hart was coming. When? Well, that's anyones guess. I wish Time/Life would pick up some of these classic series. They have done an outstanding job so far with what they have released. Here's hopin'.
" I think it's time we go to plan B". "What's plan B?" "That's the one where we don't do something stupid".

#25 of 133 Nelson Au

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Posted September 12 2008 - 05:21 AM

I think Wagner is a likeable actor and I also remember this series. I still remember the title music.

While I don't recall the episodes at all, I do remember the premise very well. One episode stands out where he and some passagers are trapped on an airliner and he had to do something to get them out of the jam. The third year with Fred Astaire was very different, it almost seemed like he was a free agent roaming Europe.

I'd be curious too if they release the series on DVD.

#26 of 133 Nelson Au

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Posted September 23 2008 - 10:15 AM

PS: For those who are interested, today Robert Wagner's biography, Pieces of My Heart: A Life was released. If you like Wagner, it sounds like an interesting read and you get a taste of that old Hollywood in those last years of the 50's.

#27 of 133 Ockeghem

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Posted September 23 2008 - 11:16 AM

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PS: For those who are interested, today Robert Wagner's biography, Pieces of My Heart: A Life was released. If you like Wagner, it sounds like an interesting read and you get a taste of that old Hollywood in those last years of the 50's.
Nelson,

Thanks for the information on the biography. As for the show, I too loved it. My father watched it regularly in the 1960s. And I recall the theme music rather fondly myself. Posted Image

For my money, Robert Wagner and Natalie Wood were perhaps the most handsome couple I've ever seen in show business. Posted Image

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#28 of 133 Nelson Au

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Posted September 23 2008 - 02:26 PM

Hey Scott! Yes, the Wagners were Hollywood royalty.

#29 of 133 Tina_H_V

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Posted September 27 2008 - 05:36 AM

It is so sad that Ms. Wood died so young. I remember when I first heard about her death. It shook me even then. She'd be about 70 now... Posted Image
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#30 of 133 Ockeghem

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Posted September 27 2008 - 05:41 AM

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It is so sad that Ms. Wood died so young. I remember when I first heard about her death. It shook me even then. She'd be about 70 now... Posted Image
Agreed. She is to me a fine actress, as well as one of the most beautiful brunettes I've ever seen. I still love and admire her work in West Side Story, Rebel Without a Cause, Brainstorm, and so many others.... Posted Image

#31 of 133 mannix

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Posted September 29 2008 - 08:44 AM

I want to see it takes a thief released out on dvd also

#32 of 133 progrocktv

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Posted September 29 2008 - 08:54 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Nelson Au
PS: For those who are interested, today Robert Wagner's biography, Pieces of My Heart: A Life was released. If you like Wagner, it sounds like an interesting read and you get a taste of that old Hollywood in those last years of the 50's.

Also NPR did a FANTASTIC interview with Wagner the other day which included a GREAT mention of ITAT (click the LISTEN NOW button at the top. ITAT is mentioned at the 4 minute, 20 second mark):

Actor Robert Wagner: Life And Romance : NPR
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#33 of 133 cajunhillbilly

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Posted April 22 2009 - 12:53 PM

any word yet on It Takes a Thief?

#34 of 133 Neil Brock

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Posted May 01 2009 - 04:41 AM

It would be better if Universal licenses it out to someone. At the rate they put out sets, 3 seasons would take until about 2019 before they all came out.

#35 of 133 cajunhillbilly

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Posted May 01 2009 - 06:21 AM

I wonder if Shout Factory would consider this series?

#36 of 133 gruagach

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Posted May 01 2009 - 07:57 AM

It Takes a Thief was a fave I'd forgotten about. I wouldn't mind revisiting it.

#37 of 133 troy evans

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Posted May 01 2009 - 08:14 PM

This would be a perfect title for Time/Life to release on dvd.
" I think it's time we go to plan B". "What's plan B?" "That's the one where we don't do something stupid".

#38 of 133 cajunhillbilly

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Posted May 01 2009 - 11:09 PM

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This would be a perfect title for Time/Life to release on dvd.


Very true. Who at Time/Life to we contact to suggest this?

#39 of 133 dhammer

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Posted May 08 2009 - 12:38 PM

This is on my list for hopefuls. A great show, very dated but I love it.

#40 of 133 Jeff Willis

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Posted October 29 2009 - 11:25 PM

Dave L posted a news item about this one at TSoD.  It's not official but it sounds like Dave's "birdie" is chirping great info about an upcoming release :)  The story link is here .

Thanks, Dave, for the post.  Sounds promising :)



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