Some "Toby" movies—

—about gigolo / tour guide / lazybones Toby Tucker, written by Robert MacLean, based on these books, set in various pleasure zones.
Hardcover Foreign Matter was published by Atheneum/Macmillan in New York:
“A very, very funny book."—The West Coast Review of Books
“Fresh and spirited.”—Publishers Weekly
“Enormously enjoyable.”—Kirkus Reviews
“A complete success.”—Books in Canada
“A delightfully comic creation.”—The Montreal Gazette
“Funny, ebullient comedy of errors.”—Santa Cruz Sentinal
“The feel of a Peter Sellers movie.”—Wichita Eagle-Beacon
“Fast-moving and funny.”—Anniston Star
“The most hilarious book I have ever read.”—Goodreads
“Physical comedy sequences on par with the best of Chaplin and Keaton.”—Amazon
“Could bode well for his future.”—The New York Times
Let’s hope so.

Toby travels with a woman who pays. He's got it made, except that her nine-year-old daughter is smarter than he is, and treats him as her yo-yo.
ForeignMatter the movie begins with Toby tour-guiding in Venice, where he meets rich blonde bubble-head Marcie and abandons the tour to rub noses with her, till he runs out of money. “To-bee!  Let's just live on my money!” Well, it’s awkward but what can one say? He reclines into the good life.

Marcie’s father-in-law Haze, billionaire Hazelton Turnbull “Hard Turd” Harding IV, loathes Toby, and loathes giving Marcie her allowance to feed him. But he loves his little granddaughter, and she's where the power lies.

When Haze spends Marcie’s money on a painting for the Harding Memorial Museum, she talks Toby into stealing it...

The thing about Toby is that he's absolutely useless—a slack good-for-nothing fugitive from the it-isn’t-doing-you-any-good-unless-it-hurts society. As the Montreal Gazzette said, “his most exasperating quality is also his most endearing: the more we get to know him, the less we expect from him.”  
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In the movie Total Moisture Haze has summoned Marcie and Andrea to Cannes, so they can pose as a family while he has himself adopted by a Belgian count to gain the title. But the Countess only has eyes for Toby...

Proposed: Helen Mirren
“Laugh-out-loud tears-in-you-eyes funny,” says a review. (I’m not making this up.)
In The Cadnovel and film project, Toby is tour guide and guardian angel to a group of Americans in Greece, and has a love affair that threatens to make a solid citizen of him.
“I had to keep reminding myself that I was reading a book and not watching a movie - Robert MacLean's ‘The Cad’ is that entertaining.”
Will You Please Fuck Off?, the movie, is set in London, where Haze wants to marry Marcie into an aristocratic family.
Toby accidentally moons the Queen—
—and is stalked by a gay ghost.
In Ain't It Awful, we’re on Hydra
—where Toby’s best friend’s new bride likes climbing in his window. Haze has come to shoot a commercial for his new shampoo, and is being stalked by terrorist The Organic Avenger for polluting the sea with it. Toby himself is being stalked by a chambermaid from the Ritz in Paris who claims he made her pregnant. He rejects her because she’s fat, and she makes attempts on his life.
And in The Worst That Could Happen Toby rooms with a widow who’s trying to hang onto her Greek-island hotel, and is being foreclosed on by a developer who, well, dies, and the whole village conspires to cover it up. Where’s the body? Well, don’t order the mousaka.
These are set Athens, Paris, Cannes, Venice, Rome, London and the English countryside, but we favor the Greek islands. Who doesn’t?
Pretentious Pictures presents some summer comedies.

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