The Love Bug1968

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The Love Bug
Directed by:
Robert Stevenson

"The Love Bug" (also known as "Maggiolino tutto matto, Un", "Maggiolino tutto, Un", "Car-Boy-Girl") is a Comedy/Family/Fantasy/Sport film directed by Robert Stevenson, and written by Bill Walsh (screenplay), released in the USA on December 24 of 1968 , starring Dean Jones, Michele Lee, David Tomlinson, Buddy Hackett, Joe Flynn and Benson Fong.

It's a Love-in for Herbie... the incredible little car who shifts for himself!

Who directed "The Love Bug":

The Love Bug was directed by Robert Stevenson, an English director, writer, producer, and actor.

Before directing The Love Bug, Robert Stevenson had directed Blackbeard's Ghost, released in 1968, The Gnome-Mobile (1967), Mary Poppins (1964), The Misadventures of Merlin Jones (1964), Son of Flubber (1963), and In Search of the Castaways (1962). Since, he directed Bedknobs and Broomsticks, released in 1971, Herbie Rides Again (1974), The Island at the Top of the World (1974), One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing (1975), The Shaggy D.A. (1976).

When was "The Love Bug" released:

The Love Bug was first released in the United States on Tuesday, December 24, 1968.. This was fifty (50) years ago.

It has been released on Wednesday, September 17, 1969 in France; Thursday, September 04, 1969 in Germany; Friday, September 26, 1969 in Italy; Thursday, December 18, 1969 in Australia and on Saturday, December 20, 1969 in Japan.

What is the cast of "The Love Bug":

At the casting of The Love Bug we find Dean Jones, previously seen in Blackbeard's Ghost (1968) and Any Wednesday (1966); Michele Lee (How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (1967)); David Tomlinson (The City Under the Sea (1965), Mary Poppins (1964)) [ more... ]

  • Gil Lamb and Dean Jones, Ned Glass also worked together in Blackbeard's Ghost, released in 1968.
  • Ned Glass and Robert Foulk also appeared together in Mystery Street, released in 1950.
  • Barry Kelley and Robert Foulk can also be seen in Love That Brute, released in 1950.

What is the Storyline of "The Love Bug":

Jim Douglas is a down-on-his luck racing driver, reduced to competing in demolition derby races against drivers half his age. Jim lives in an old fire house overlooking San Francisco Bay with his friend and mechanic, Tennessee Steinmetz, a jolly Brooklynite who constantly extols the virtues of spiritual enlightenment, having spent time amongst Buddhist monks in Tibet, and builds 'art' from car parts. After yet another race ends in a crash (and Tennessee turns his Edsel into a sculpture), Jim finds himself [...]

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