It Takes a Thief

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  • The Funeral is on Mundy

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    S 2 : Ep 20 - 3/11/69

    In London, Noah has Al break into the U.S. Embassy and MI5, using the M.O. of "The Electrician", a thief who has been stealing secrets for 6 years for an unknown organization. Noah wants to discredit him with his superiors, to flush them out into the open. However, the organization figures this out, and when Al breaks into MI5, he finds "The Electrician" in the safe, dead. Noah tells Al that an assassin, Goldman, was sent by the organization and was given a two-part contract: get rid of "The Electrician", and get rid of the S.I.A. man who set him up, Alexander Mundy!moreless
  • Boom at the Top

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    S 2 : Ep 19 - 2/25/69

    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.moreless
  • Catspaw

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    S 2 : Ep 18 - 2/18/69

    An injured Al must get Pepe Rouchet, the "second best" thief in the world, to substitute for him on an assignment. The job is to retrieve the "Crown Jewels of La Monica", whose economy depends on them, from Fortress Hill, a heavily guarded estate, and whose main safe is in the middle of a tiger cage. Al's plan is to "feed" Pepe the information he'll need to pull off the heist, but Pepe figures out that he is being set up by Al and Noah, and decides to pull the job before Al feeds him all the information. Knowing that Pepe did not find out about the tiger cage, Al has to break into Fortress Hill himself, and get to Pepe before the tiger does!moreless
  • A Matter of Grey Matter (2)

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    S 2 : Ep 17 - 2/11/69

    Al flies to London to find Muenster Von Wolfgang, the richest man in the world, who is involved in some "technical missile breakthrough" and is in negotiations with countries not friendly with the U.S.. Noah sends Al in undercover as a film distributor to the movie studio Von Wolfgang owns, to meet his actress girlfriend Dodie, in order to get to him, through her, and find out what the breakthrough is. However, her younger brother Herbie is a genius, and is giving the formula for a new solid-state missile fuel to Von Wolfgang, so he will make his sister, who can't act, a movie star.moreless
  • A Matter of Grey Matter (1)

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    S 2 : Ep 16 - 2/4/69

    Al flies to London to find Muenster Von Wolfgang, the richest man in the world, who is involved in some "technical missile breakthrough" and is in negotiations with countries not friendly with the U.S.. Noah sends Al in undercover as a film distributor to the movie studio Von Wolfgang owns, to meet his actress girlfriend Dodie, in order to get to him, through her, and find out what the breakthrough is. However, her younger brother Herbie is a genius, and is giving the formula for a new solid state missile fuel to Von Wolfgang, so he will make his sister, who can't act, a movie star.moreless
  • The Naked Billionaire

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    S 2 : Ep 15 - 1/28/69

    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.moreless
  • The Artist is for Framing

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    S 2 : Ep 14 - 1/21/69

    Al's arrested in Lucerne, and is accused of four major thefts in four major cities, while he was in each city. While in custody, Inspector Berman describes the thefts with details, that Al realizes, only someone who has physically pulled off the jobs himself, could only know. So Al "confesses" to the crimes and makes a deal to return the gems. Now, Berman sees that Al knows that "he" did it, so he takes Al to "recover" the gems, planning to kill Al and retire after solving his last case, keeping all the gems he stole for himself.moreless
  • Guess Who's Coming to Rio?

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    S 2 : Ep 13 - 1/9/68

    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.
  • To Catch a Roaring Lion

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    S 2 : Ep 12 - 12/31/68

    A Chinese backed general that is trying to seize power in a small African country steals the Endaka scrolls. Al has less than 24 hours to break into a museum, and the heavily guarded compound of the general, and steal back the scrolls. Al must replace the scrolls before their President discovers that they are missing, because the shock would kill him and that would allow the general to take over.moreless
  • Glass Riddle

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    S 2 : Ep 11 - 12/17/68

    A cartel is putting together the finances that will enable it to buy the International Munitions Corp. 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 the United Community Bank and steal the stock proxies from their safety deposit box. The problem is that the vault door is exposed to the public via large glass windows, and Al has to do the job in broad daylight!moreless
  • The Galloping Skin Game

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    S 2 : Ep 10 - 12/3/68

    Al flies to Rome to recover a top secret mutual defense treaty with Latavia, which was stolen. Noah wants Al to steal it back when the treaty passes through an intermediary, Nick Grobbo, a fence Al handled before by fouling up his Palium deal. Nick is handling this deal to square things with the Russians, who almost killed him over that deal. The treaty, disguised as technical documents, will be passed at a convention of doctors all carrying similar documents. Al decides to steal the Kimberly Diamond, 70 carats and worth $1,000,000, as his cover as to why he is in Rome, and as a way to get to Nick, who this time doesn't trust Al, but can't resist a chance at the diamond. To confuse Nick, Al sends 15 fake doctors with 15 fake treaties to Nick's room during the hour that the real treaty is to be delivered. Nick figures this out and decides to deliver all 15 treaties to the buyer and let him determine the "real" one. Unfortunately for Nick, Al makes sure that the real treaty never makes it through!moreless
  • A Case of Red Turnips

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    S 2 : Ep 9 - 11/26/68

    Noah gets Al out of bed at 1:30 in the morning to watch "The Red Turnips", an avant-garde film made by Lester V. Griffin. Al wants to know why, and Noah tells him that all of his questions will be answered, except for one, maybe, "How do we prevent Al Mundy from being killed within the next 48 hours?". Griffin unknowingly filmed 11 S.I.A. agents making the most important drop in Sector 3, behind the Iron Curtain. One agent was killed already because of the film. Al has to go to the LaPalma Film Festival, where the film is being shown, and with only 48 hours to go before the film's official screening, steal the only existing print of "The Red Turnips" before any more S.I.A. agents are killed, and before any enemies of the U.S. can get their hands on it. Noah tells Al not to worry about the job, because he's sending along the best man the S.I.A. has. Al asks, "Who?" and Noah answers, "Me!"moreless
  • Hans Across the Border (2)

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    S 2 : Ep 8 - 11/19/68

    Hans Schiller, the most important direct intelligence link to East Berlin, is arrested on the U.S. side of the East-West Berlin border crossing. He was set up by Heinrich, who suspects he is a double agent, called "Centaur", and he is right. Schiller has documents in his safe that can expose the entire Eastern European espionage network. Noah doesn't want Schiller exposed as a double agent, so he wants Al to retrieve the documents from Schiller's safe. As his cover, Al marries General Levin's daughter, Corey, and is smuggled into East Germany as a downed Air Force pilot. Al gets captured by Heinrich, has to break out of East Germany's security headquarters, get to Schiller's safe and get back into security headquarters, without them knowing, and Noah is undercover to negotiate Al's release.moreless
  • Hans Across the Border (1)

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    S 2 : Ep 7 - 11/12/68

    Hans Schiller, the most important direct intelligence link to East Berlin, is arrested on the U.S. side of the East-West Berlin border crossing. He was set up by Heinrich, who suspects he is a double agent, called "Centaur", and he is right. Schiller has documents in his safe that can expose the entire Eastern European espionage network. Noah doesn't want Schiller exposed as a double agent, so he wants Al to retrieve the documents from Schiller's safe. As his cover, Al marries General Levin's daughter, Corey, and is smuggled into East Germany as a downed Air Force pilot. Al gets captured by Heinrich, has to break out of East Germany's security headquarters, get to Schiller's safe and get back into security headquarters, without them knowing, and Noah is undercover to negotiate Al's release.moreless
  • The Packager

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    S 2 : Ep 6 - 10/29/68

    Al breaks into the safe of a rich man's home but it turns out it was only a test, the man wants Al in on a "package" worth $10,000,000, to steal fifty atomic fuel capsules. If Al doesn't pull off the job, the man will expose Al's arrangement with the S.I.A., and once exposed, they'll have no more use for him, and then they'll send Al back to prison.moreless
  • Get Me to the Revolution on Time

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    S 2 : Ep 5 - 10/22/68

    An international cartel is planning to finance Kristoff, a communist guerilla, to power in Santo Thomas, a Caribbean country, in exchange for mining rights. A document that the investors have signed is locked in a safe protected with six electronic keys. Noah wants to stop the revolution because the dictator is old and his second in command offers democratic reform. Noah needs Al's special talents to get that document, so Al flies to Santo Thomas, posing as Cormack Shannon, a mixologist, who was invited by Phillips to entertain at the cartel's meeting. Al has to steal the document by finding all six keys, which were given to, and hidden by, each cartel member, and get into the safe before the Swiss courier arrives in the morning.

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  • The Thingamabob Heist

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    S 2 : Ep 4 - 10/15/68

    Al must retrieve a new jet fuel called "Palium", a compound that can take any shape. Its inventor has been killed and no one knows what form the fuel has taken. The Palium is on a heavily guarded estate owned by Nick Grobbo, who plans to fence it. The only way onto the estate is by invitation, so Al steals the "Hobarth Diamond" in order to get invited in.moreless
  • The Bill is in Committee

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    S 2 : Ep 3 - 10/8/68

    Al goes undercover as a magician to retrieve incriminating proof that is being used by 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.moreless
  • A Sour Note

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    S 2 : Ep 2 - 10/1/68

    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.moreless
  • One Night on Soledade

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    S 2 : Ep 1 - 9/24/68

    The son of a dictator is dead, poisoning is suspected and Al is sent to steal the body, so the S.I.A. can be ready for any political situation that may arise from the truth.moreless
  • The Lay of the Land

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    S 1 : Ep 16 - 4/30/68

    Noah wants Al to borrow the unpublished memoirs of The Duchess of Lambrose, so they can be microfilmed, and then returned, without her knowing. The Duchess was one of the most sought after women of her time, and her memoirs deal with the most important men in Europe and America of the past forty years; kings, prime ministers, generals and dictators. The memoirs could prove embarrassing to the west, as some of her admirers were important American diplomats. Noah wants the microfilm in order to read the memoirs before they are published, and find out just what the diplomats whispered into her ear. The S.I.A. wants to make sure that there are no incriminating secrets in the memoirs that may jeopardize the security of the western world. The memoirs are to be published after the duchess' death, but Noah suspects that the enemies of the U.S., who want them published now, will try to accelerate the publishing date, by "knocking her off!"moreless
  • A Matter of Royal Larceny

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    S 1 : Ep 15 - 4/23/68

    At a royal bash, Samantha Sutton, an American beer heiress, the third wealthiest gal in the world, who's kooky and a ding-a-ling, got a little stoned and shoplifted "The Royal Orb" of San Marco. Noah wants Al to place it back in the Royal Tower room before an international incident occurs. In a plot by the Prime Minister to take over the country, Garth had C3, an unstable plastic explosive, placed inside the orb and it is timed to explode and kill the new king during his coronation ceremony. Al figures this out and has to get to the coronation before the bomb goes off!moreless
  • Locked in the Cradle of the Keep

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    S 1 : Ep 14 - 4/16/68

    Al meets Boris in an alley to make a "swap", information for money, as part of a plan by the S.I.A. to establish Al's cover as a defector and traitor. Noah pulls up in a car, start's shooting, and yells at Al that "No agent goes double on me and lives to enjoy it". Al then flies to an Eastern block country and makes contact with the "underground". Al learns from Ilsa, a member of the underground posing as his girlfriend, that his contact, Professor Gorokhov, was killed the night before. The underground does not know what Al has to steal, only where it is, and whatever it is, once revealed, will cause a great upheaval in most of the Iron Curtain governments. Ilsa takes Al to the State Museum and tells him that whatever he has to steal is in there. As to where in the museum it could be, all Ilsa can tell Al is what the professor's last words were as she got to him before he died, he said, "The keep, the crib in the keep..."moreless
  • The Radomir Miniature

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    S 1 : Ep 13 - 4/9/68

    Al goes into Bulgaria, a Soviet block country, to retrieve a small girl. She is the daughter of Miko Radomir, one of the top three molecular biologists in the world, whose currently across the border in Turkey. The Soviets are holding his daughter and give Radomir 48 hours to return to Bulgaria or he will never see her again. Al has to get the girl out before the deadline.moreless
  • Turnabout

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    S 1 : Ep 12 - 4/2/68

    Al must recover a unique lens that connected to a laser beam will cause all sorts of destruction. The only problem, Al's just broken his leg so he convinces Noah to pull the job off with his help.moreless
  • To Steal a Battleship

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    S 1 : Ep 11 - 3/26/68

    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.

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  • Birds of a Feather

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    S 1 : Ep 10 - 3/19/68

    An agent has been captured and imprisoned and Al must recover a copy of the Miloslav document hidden in his hollow tooth. Al gets to the agent in prison only to find out that he hid the microfilm in Madame Marku's ring. Al must go back to Washington and break into an embassy to get the ring, so he enlists the aid of "special" partner, a carrier pigeon, to finish the job.moreless
  • When Good Friends Get Together

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    S 1 : Ep 9 - 3/12/68

    Al poses as a State Department official to find out how Fong Sing, uncle of the Crown Prince, plans to discredit the United States. Meanwhile, Al passes the time gambling with the prince, and teaches him the finer points of losing. Al discovers that Fong Sing has switched the idol that represents the prince's power with a fake, and plans to blame the U.S. for its theft, so Al must switch the fake back for the original, without his knowing.moreless
  • A Spot of Trouble

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    S 1 : Ep 8 - 3/5/68

    The plans for a portable weapon have been stolen and have been reduced to the size of a microdot by Pierre Gropius, a fashion photographer who moonlights as a courier. An agent has already been killed trying to recover the microdot. Noah sends Al to the El Rondo Key Hotel, as Miles Blairsdon, a cattle baron and oil millionaire, as his cover. This is where the fashion shoot is taking place, and where Pierre is Al's target for recovering the microdot, which can be hidden anywhere!moreless
  • When Thieves Fall In

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    S 1 : Ep 7 - 2/27/68

    Al is sent in to retrieve the Kavka Sable, a coat that contains a map of all the I.C.B.M. sites in Siberia, which is to be used in a plot by the Soviets to discredit the UK and Baltic States. Al recruits Charlie to help him pull off the job.moreless
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