Cinema: Unsafe at Any Speed


Directed by ROBERT STEVENSON Screenplay by BILL WALSH

Although the leading actress in this one-horse farce is Helen Hayes, a nice old lady who lives in a firehouse, the real star is a car called Herbie. He is a Volkswagen Beetle who, befitting a Disney Studios creation, does wheelstands when people insult him or transports them to trysting places as the mood takes him.

Herbie Rides Again is a sequel to The Love Bug, wherein Herbie made his debut. Kids gobble up the automotive anthropomorphism and hardly seem to notice that the movie lacks the craftsmanship that used to be...

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