Tuesday, September 14, 2010

IT TAKES A THIEF coming to DVD?

UPDATE: 

The series comes out November. 

PREVIOUSLY:

TVShowsonDVD.com reports that the same folks who just put out the long-awaited 1970s show Ellery Queen on DVD have now set their sights on the classic 1960s series It Takes a Thief. A nifty hybrid of the "gentleman thief" and "spy-fi" genres -- think a cross between The Saint and Mission: Impossible -- the 1968-70 series It Takes a Thief starred Robert Wagner as Alexander Mundy, a professional thief released from prison in exchange for using his talents to serve the U.S. government.

Wagner, of course, had just recently played a similar character in 1963's Pink Panther -- as George Lytton, nephew of noted British playboy Sir Charles Lytton (played by David Niven), who led a secret life as a jewel thief called "The Phantom." In the film, the younger Lytton followed in his uncle's footsteps as both ladies' man and a thief. As such, when the new series rolled around Wagner was an ideal choice to play a debonair thief who stole hearts and treasures wherever he went.

Related link: Opening Theme: IT TAKES A THIEF

More opening titles of television series
Mystery TV Themes: HART TO HART
Mystery TV Themes: THE SAINT
Mystery TV Themes: MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE
TV Themes: CHECKMATE
Opening Theme: THE PERSUADERS
TV Themes: DEPARTMENT S (1969) / JASON KING (1971)
Mystery TV Themes: THE BARON (1966)
TV Themes: THE AVENGERS w/ THE NEW AVENGERS
Opening Theme: THE PROFESSIONALS
Mystery TV Themes: GET SMART

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