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The Love Bug

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1969
  • Robert Stevenson
  • 107 mins
  • U

Summary

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.

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Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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.

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Credits

Cast

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Jim DouglasDean Jones
Carole BennettMichele Lee
Peter ThorndykeDavid Tomlinson
Tennessee SteinmetzBuddy Hackett
HavershawJoe Flynn
Mr WuBenson Fong
DetectiveJoe E Ross
Police sergeantBarry Kelley
CarhopIris Adrian

Crew

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DirectorRobert Stevenson

Details

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