Set in the sun-drenched south of France, this well-crafted remake of BEDTIME STORY (1964) stars Caine in the role Niven originated and Martin in the Brando part. Caine is a sophisticated con man who operates in the seaside town of Beaumont-sur-Mer. Masquerading as the exiled leader of a
tiny nation fighting to liberate itself from communist rule, he romances middle-aged American women and "accepts" their generous contributions to the cause. Martin is a third-rate American hustler posing as a tragic innocent with a sick grandmother, who begins plying his trade on the Cote d'Azur
and attracts the attention of Caine. Because there is not room in town for two such con ...