Watch: Bedtime Story 1964 123movies, Full Movie Online – 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.”.
Plot: Benson, is a Casanova who tricks women into having sex with him before leaving them. He is content with his game until he meets Jamison, a real operator who poses as an exiled prince and not only gets women to share his bed but also to give him money to help him fund his supposed counter-revolution.
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FYI – A little history on Bedtime Story and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
I saw it in the late ’60’s on TV when I was home from school. Years later I became a screenwriter and got a call from David Bowie’s production company. He and Mick jagger wanted to do a movie together and hoped I would write it. I suggested doing a remake of Bedtime Story with Bowie as Lawrence Jamison and Mick as Freddy.
They were both interested, the studio (UA) was interested, but the movie had been made at Universal and there was no way they could get the rights. A number of other studios were interested, but couldn’t wrestle the right away from Universal.
Turns out no had bothered to do a copyright search. I did. Turns out the rights had reverted back to the original writer/producer Stanley Shapiro. We met at the Pink Turtle (a coffee shop at what was the Beverly Wilshire) and did a deal on a napkin.
The original title was King of Hill. Since Stanley was the man behind the Doris Day/Rock Hudson/Cary Grant movies – he decided to write (with Maurice Richlin – who went on to pen the original Pink Panther) a movie where Cary Grant and Rock Hudson would compete for Doris Day.
Apparently, Cary had asked Rock to do a movie with him, but Rock had turned him down. So Cary didn’t want to do a movie with Rock. And Doris wouldn’t do the movie without the both of them. Hence it was re-cast with Niven, Brando and Shirley Jones.
Stanely said this movie didn’t do all that well in its original run. He felt that the movie fell flat in the south because of Brando championing civil rights.
Thought I do prefer my ending, but this is nevertheless a very charming movie. Which is why I tried to preserve as much as the original as possible. Hey, if ain’t broke, don’t fix it. And certainly don’t change it.
A CLASSIC COMEDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Marlon Brando is just amazing in this HILARIOUS film.Most people don’t understand Brando’s career choices during the sixties.But I think that as years go by,they will.His ideas were way ahead of his time.His talent and range is unbelievable.Every actor tries to imitate his intensity (deniro,penn,nolte,…..) with no success.Definitely the king of acting.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 39 min (99 min)
Rated Not Rated
Director Ralph Levy
Writer Stanley Shapiro, Paul Henning
Actors Marlon Brando, David Niven, Shirley Jones
Country United States
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format 35 mm