I don't understand previous reviewers' criticism of the DVD quality. My copy, bought from Amazon in 2009, is absolutely fine and the transfer to DVD is far better than a VHS tape. As to the film... it is the original upon which "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels" is based. Many of the lines are identical in both films. What is different, however, is the acting quality. Bearing in mind this is a 1960s film, David Niven and Marlon Brando knock Michael Caine and Steven Martin into a cocked hat. David Niven is the archetypal debonaire charmer, whilst Marlon Brando has fun playing the brash American ingenue which he does with a subtler style than Steve Martin's sometimes "over-the-top" performance. Shirley Jones, as the female lead, does an adequate job, but this is probably where the film shows its age a little. The modern version with its twist in the tale gives a far more satisfactory ending. Having said that, the film is great entertainment and for anyone who knows the old "Cote d'Azur" it is a nostalgic trip round well-remembered places that have now sadly vanished under a layer of concrete.