David Chesterman is kissing his family's French maid when his mother returns to their mansion. His mother immediately fires Marie, so young David counters he's leaving with her, to be married. Snorting that she won't be at the wedding, mother trickles 60 cents from her purse to the floor, for a wedding gift. Marie loves hot-tempered David, so she embraces the off-the-cuff proposal - and the immediate problems which come with it. David's friend Karl is charmed by Marie and eager to fill in jobless David's resume gaps for her: David is a professional jewel thief, who served a year in prison. Karl, a Beverly Hills wigmaker, omits his role in David's profession: Karl cases his customers, then sics David on them. The older Karl's been divorced four times, so Marie's self-sacrificing love for David, turns Karl's bitterness into a consuming jealousy. Written by
Did You Know?
During the fight scene at the carnival, a stuntman is clearly filling in for Robert Redford
's character. The stuntman has a different hairstyle, and appears to be older than Redford. Ronnie Rondell Jr.
, who plays the teenager, is clearly doing his own stunts, as he was a professional stuntman as well as an actor. See more