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An exercise in "black humor" bordering on the tasteless, Bedtime Story stars Marlon Brando and David Niven as a pair of womanizing confidence tricksters, operating up and down the Riviera. Pooling their talents, Brando and Niven pull off several scams, many of these requiring Brando to pose as a mental or physical defective. Their current "mark" is soap heiress Shirley Jones, who isn't quite as gullible as she seems. The film's highlights-or low points, depending on one's point of view-feature Brando pretending to be a mentally challenged man with a Napoleon complex, and a paraplegic who is "cured" by Jones' love (remember that this is the same actor who so sensitively portrayed a genuine paraplegic in The Men). Created by the same folks who brought you such TV favorites as Green Acres and Beverly Hillbillies, Bedtime Story was remade in 1988 as Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, with Steve Martin, Michael Caine, and Glenne Headley in the roles originally filled by Brando, Niven and Jones. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

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

Crew

Ralph Levy
Director
Stanley Shapiro
Producer
Stanley Shapiro
Screenwriter
Paul Henning
Screenwriter
Clifford Stine
Cinematographer
Hans Salter
Composer (Music Score)
Robert Clatworthy
Art Director
Alexander Golitzen
Art Director
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