This is the second movie in which Danny plays two different characters (the first
being Wonder Man). In On the Riviera, Danny plays an American performer, Jack Martin,
who is about to lose his job at the local night club. And he also plays a French
pilot, Henri Duran, who is attempting to make a financial deal selling some airplanes.
Neither character is related to the other, yet they bare a canny resemblance to each
other. In order to keep his job, Jack Martin decides to step up his act and impersonates
the French pilot. Later, Captain Henri Duran leaves the country suddenly to visit
with some acquaintances in an attempt to earn some much-
The two associates decide to call upon the services of Jack Martin, who was impersonating Henri Duran at the night club the previous night, in an attempt to keep Periton fooled. Jack agrees since he needs the money they are offering him. The associates inform Lili of their plan but encourage her not to let Jack know that she is aware of the deception. Likewise, the associates inform Jack that Lili is unaware of the deception. All goes well until Henri arrives home early and unexpected. The associates are left trying to keep the two men straight and not let the guests or Periton know there are "two" Henri Duran's running around the mansion. Once Jack finds out that the real Henri Duran is back he sneaks out.
The next day Henri Duran is depressed. He tells his two associates that the previous night, after the party, he went up to Lili's room to romance her. But he thinks that Lili thought it was Jack Martin impersonating him, and she seemed to enjoy "Jack's" company more than his. The associates convince him that she was most likely playing a trick, trying to make him jealous, which she was. Henri feels much better but decides to pay her back by tricking her into believing that he's really still gone and that it really was Jack last night.
Lili buys into the trick and firmly believes that it was Jack she slept with last
night and not Henri. So when Jack returns that morning to return the Captain's clothes
and retrieve his own, Lili is quite ticked off at him. This scene is a hilarious
one simply because of the miscommunication. Considering this movie came out in 1951,
it's quite amazing that the studio was able to get away with some of the quite-