On the eve of a state visit by African President Ukase, Benson, the butler, is summoned by Governor Gatling. Benson is scrutinized by Ukase's foreign minister Loromo, secret service man Crawford, the governor and his aide Taylor. All agree that, with minor disguise, Benson can easily pass for Ukase, who is in a hospital after an unsuccessful assassination attempt. Benson is asked to pose as Ukase at the reception, since none of the guests have seen the real president before. Benson has no wish to be the target of assassins, and is scarcely reassured to be told that Crawford will protect him. Crawford was present during the attempt on Ukase's life, and is obviously no guarantee of safety. However, three conspirators have been arrested and the plot thwarted. An appeal is made to Benson's patriotism. If the truth gets out, there will be serious disorders in Ukase's homeland, and a critical trade pact will be in jeopardy. At length, Benson agrees -- reluctantly. Marcy, Gatling's secretary, and Taylor coach Benson, and a false beard is glued to his face. Katie, Gatling's young daughter, sees through the disguise at once and is bundled off to a movie for the afternoon. At the reception, Benson bluffs his way nicely around a question in his supposedly native tongue and then improvises an informal speech, having forgotten the notes prepared for him. It turns out that there was a fourth assassin, the infamous Yates, who is among the guests in disguise. When Yates, dressed as an old lady, makes his move, Kraus, the housekeeper, subdues him, saving Benson's life. Grateful, Benson gives her the ivory carving that Ukase has sent to him. She accepts it, saying only that her deed is worth so much more&and the Benson-Kraus feud goes on. © 1979 Witt/Thomas/Harris Productions. All Rights Reserved.