herbie goes to monte carlo

the year: 1977

the genre: comedy

the cast: Dean Jones (Jim Douglas); Don Knotts (Wheely Applegate); Julie Sommars (Diane Darcy); Jacques Marin (Inspector Bouchet)

the plot: Herbie, the Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own, is racing in the Monte Carlo Rally. Unbeknownst to Herbie's driver, thieves have hidden a stolen diamond in Herbie's gas tank, and are now trying to get it back.

don't miss: the bumbling henchmen Max and Quincy.

listen for: "You would not believe this. I would not believe this. No one would believe this."

extra bonus points: if you know what kind of car Herbie falls in love with.

did you know: At the time of the movie release, Baskin Robbins did a promotional ice cream flavor tie in called "Monte Carlo Crunch".


Scott said...

Ah man, that last photo totally spoiled the ending!

Millie Motts said...

Thanks, Scott. I needed a laugh today.

J&C Hale family said...

I don't suppose it counts to say "a white car"? :)

J&C Hale family said...

BTW, It's funny to see this today, I was talking to Louisa about Herbie during a drive recently.

Lori said...

A lovely Launcha! ;o>

Millie Motts said...

Correct, Lori!