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The Love Bug

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

Summary

Disney comedy starring Dean Jones and David Tomlinson. A struggling racing driver's fortunes take a turn for the better when he encounters Herbie, a little Volkswagen with magical gifts.

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Review

A star rating of 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.

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
Released on
1969-07-23
Languages
English | Spanish
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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