It Takes a Thief

To Steal a Battleship

Season 1, Ep 11, Aired 3/26/68
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  • Episode Description
  • Al must retrieve NATO defense documents hidden in a safe somewhere in the large villa of Mr. Bjornsen, a V.I.P. who's socially and diplomatically well-connected, and who plans to sell them to the wrong people. The problem is, George, an old "colleague" of Al's, wants to steal the Bjornsen Necklace and he is getting in Al's way, so Al has to do the job and take care of George, all at the same time.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Malachi Throne

    Noah Bain

  • Robert Wagner

    Alexander Mundy

  • Michael Caffey

  • Jerry Devine

  • Janis Hansen

    The Blonde

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  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (12)

    • Noah: All right, Al, come on, let's hear it.
      Al: It was an attempted kidnap.
      Noah: By a blonde?
      Al: That's the best kind.

    • Noah: You'll be working with a woman. Her name is Irena Damos. She's one of ours. You'll meet her in the lobby.
      Al: She'll swoon all over me, right?
      Noah: Wrong. You carry this. She'll approach you and when she does, you ask her if this book belongs to her. She'll answer, "Yes, this is my copy of Euripides."
      Al: Sounds spicy.
      Noah: I don't know, I never read it.
      Al: Do we really have to go through with the cloak-and-dagger bit?
      Noah: We have our reasons.
      Al: Oh, fine. I stand around the lobby like some idiot, waiting for some dame to come over to me and tell me that she's lost her Euripides.
      Noah: Oh, you could do it standing on your head.
      Al: I ought to try. I'd be less conspicuous. You guys are beautiful.

    • Irena: You are frivolous!
      Al: Only when it counts.

    • Al: I've got a great idea. Why don't we drive out into the country and we could go to one of those places where they have that marvelous peasant dancing.
      Irena: Impossible. I do not dance.
      Al: What do you do?
      Irena: I work. You should try it.

    • George: Al. Well, I really am sorry to see you again. Now it looks like I'm going to have to get rough.
      Al: Now, George, don't do anything foolish. You never use guns.
      George: Yes I do! As soon as I start feeling uptight.

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    Trivia (1)

    • The stuntman who doubles for Bill Bixby during the fight in the bedroom looks very little like the actor. The face and hair are considerably different.

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