It Takes a Thief (1968–1970)
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To Sing a Song of Murder 

Musicians, (Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis, Jr, Florence LaRue, Ron Townson, Lamonte McLemore-members of The 5th Dimension), become involved in a devious political plot.

Director:

Barry Shear

Writers:

Roland Kibbee (created by), Norman Hudis
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Wagner ... Alexander Mundy
Billy Davis Jr. ... Billy (as Billy Davis)
Florence LaRue Florence LaRue ... Florence (as Florence La Rue Gordon)
LaMonte McLemore LaMonte McLemore ... LaMonte (as Lamonte McElmore)
Marc Gordon Marc Gordon ... Marc (as Personal Manager Marc Gordon)
Ron Townson Ron Townson ... Ron
Marilyn McCoo ... Marilyn Lee
Joseph Cotten ... Mr. Jack
Will Kuluva ... Zoltan
Beah Richards ... Sister Martha Gowen
George Murdock ... Fred Devon
Buddy Lester ... Lenny Freland
Paul Micale Paul Micale ... Havos
Bill Bonds Bill Bonds ... Newscaster
Frank Arno Frank Arno ... 1st Reporter
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Storyline

Musicians, (Marilyn McCoo, Billy Davis, Jr, Florence LaRue, Ron Townson, Lamonte McLemore-members of The 5th Dimension), become involved in a devious political plot.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1970 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

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Universal Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

There was a kissing scene filmed with Robert Wagner and Marilyn McCoo. Probably because of early 1970s network standards and practices, the scene was cut from the final print. Ironic move since Wagner did give a brief goodbye kiss to Denise Nicholas in an episode from season two (It Takes a Thief: To Catch a Roaring Lion (1968)). See more »

Crazy Credits

Guest star credits start with "Special Appearance by The 5th Dimension" and then scrolls up identifying the members including their personal manager. Final credit on the credit scroll says "Special Guest Star Marilyn McCoo of The 5th Dimension." See more »

Soundtracks

The Puppet Man
Music and Lyrics by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield
Performed by The 5th Dimension
Produced by Bones Howe
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Confusing & Ridiculous
22 January 2018 | by tiekbaneSee all my reviews

Marilyn McCoo is dead & some horns spliced onto the end of 'One Less Bell To Answer' have something to do with it. Turns out she's not dead & then everybody wonders why she faked her death. The resolution does little to explain that. The direction is great & even suspenseful. Personal note: this episode has stuck in my head for 47 years & I finally saw it again at 55. It was better when I was 7 but thats life. Good for wasting 1 hour.


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