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The Love Bug

The Love Bug

Robert Stevenson (1969)

U Certificate
Sun 29 Jan 1pm - 3:10pm Film4
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Sun 29 Jan, 2pm - 4:10pm Film4 +1


Our Score
In this Disney comedy, plain good fun is at the wheel, with its foot down to the floor and Herbie, the Volkswagen with as much bottle as throttle, is a brilliant invention. Dean Jones, as his racing driver owner, and David Tomlinson, as Jones's ruthless rival, work wonders to stop the little Beetle running away with the film. Having shown a flair for fantasy with the evergreen Mary Poppins, director Robert Stevenson here demonstrates a sure slapstick touch.


Herbie, an irrepressible Beetle car with a mind of its own, takes a shine to a struggling racing driver and leads him to victory on the track. However, his success attracts the attention of an unscrupulous rival competitor, who will go to any lengths to win the most important race of all. Disney comedy, starring Dean Jones, Michele Lee, Buddy Hackett and David Tomlinson.

Cast & Crew

Jim Douglas Dean Jones
Carole Bennett Michele Lee
Peter Thorndyke David Tomlinson
Tennessee Steinmetz Buddy Hackett
Havershaw Joe Flynn
Mr Wu Benson Fong
Detective Joe E Ross
Police sergeant Barry Kelley
Carhop Iris Adrian
Director Robert Stevenson
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: The Walt Disney Company Ltd Available on: Available on video and DVD

Comedy Childrens Drama

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