Stars: Helen Hayes, Ken Berry, Stefanie Powers, Keenan Wynn, John McIntire
Genre: Comedy, Family, Fantasy
Rating: G (General Audience)
Runtime: 88 minutes
The first sequel to The Love Bug is similar enough to the first film's charm and raucous comedy that it works on its own. Neither Dean Jones nor Michelle Lee are back, but a nice cast of familiar pros keeps things moving along slickly. The story finds Herbie helping Helen Hayes--yes, the First Lady of the American Theater--keep out of the clutches of Keenan Wynn's villain. --Tom Keogh
Uncle Alonzo, I've dropped by to talk to you man to man, so I can look you squarely in the eye.
No, I'm wearing make-up because of a black eye. A girl hit me in the face with a boiled lobster the moment I mentioned your name.
This same wonderful, intelligent, clear-sighted girl was able to convince me what kind of a person you really are.
I do not hold with your scheme of cheating Mrs. Steinmetz out of her home so that you may build your concrete anthill on the spot where she has known so much happiness. Hm.
I think you are despicable, greedy, grasping, and wholly without principle or pity.
I also believe you are not a nice person.
I'm sorry Mr. Hawk. I called the motel but you're nephew checked out.
What do you mean he's checked out?
When? Where? Who told him he could check out? How dare he disappear when he knows I'm worried sick? I'll tear his chicken-livered gizzard to pieces! I'll stomp him silly! I'll take this letter knife, and I'll stab that kid right in his ungrateful breastbone! You know me Millicent, normally I'm a kindly, fun-loving fellow! But when I get crossed...
I go bananas.