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Bedtime Story (1964)

Two scam artists prey on women for their money. They clash in a Mediterranean hot spot. Will the cultured, high-class con artist come out on top, or will the rough small-change scammer rise to win the wager?

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Ralph Levy
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Complete credited cast:
Marlon Brando ... Freddy Benson
David Niven ... Lawrence Jameson
Shirley Jones ... Janet Walker
Dody Goodman ... Fanny Eubank
Aram Stephan Aram Stephan ... Andre
Parley Baer ... Col. Williams
Marie Windsor ... Mrs. Sutton
Rebecca Sand Rebecca Sand ... Miss Trumble
Frances Robinson ... Miss Harrington
Henry Slate Henry Slate ... Sattler
Norman Alden ... Dubin
Susanne Cramer ... Anna
Cynthia Lynn ... Frieda
Ilse Taurins ... Hilda
Francine York ... Gina
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Storyline

Benson is a Casanova who despises women and invents all sorts of tricks to bed them and leave them. His favorite one is going through Germany posing as an American GI of Teutonic extraction. Whenever he spots a girl he likes, he takes a Polarod picture of her house, knocks on the door waving the photo and pretending to be on a pilgrimage to this very cottage his grandmother so vividly described. It is an infallible system for a hit-and-run seduction. Benson seems content with his game until he meets Jameson, a real operator who has learned to combine sex with money. Jameson poses as an exiled prince and not only gets women to share his bed but also to bestow their jewels on him for the sake of the counterrevolution. Benson decides to corner Jameson's market on sex plus finance. A contest develops, and whoever wins will dominate a small Riviera resort as "King of the Mountain," the film's original title. Remade in 1988 as "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels." Written by alfiehitchie

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The Funniest story ever put Between bed covers ! See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 August 1964 (West Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

King of the Mountain See more »

Filming Locations:

Cannes, Alpes-Maritimes, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Beaumont Sur Mer is the fictional name given to Beaulieu-sur-Mer - a resort town, between Nice, France, and Monaco, on the French Riviera. See more »

Quotes

Freddy Benson: Listen! We're the weaker sex, not women. We're perishable like ripe peaches hanging on a tree.
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A nifty, underrated comedy
12 October 1999 | by NeelyOSee all my reviews

This was one of those movies whose presence on TV would guarantee my entire family's viewing, even if it came on in the middle of the night. David Niven is a suave fleecer of gullible women, who tries to teach novice Marlon Brando a thing or two. Ultimately, both set their sights on soap heiress Shirley Jones, and the games begin.

Brando's brief impersonation of Niven is worth the price of admission (or rental, or whatever). Superior to the pretty-good remake, "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels."


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