Skip to content
Home » Julie Sommars

Julie Sommars

Herbie goes to Monte Carlo, starring Dean Jones and Don Knotts

Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo

  • by

Walt Disney’s Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo (1977)

buy Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo from Amazon.com Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo has three major plots running through it. First is Jim Douglas (Dean Jones) attempting to resuscitate his racing career.  With the help of his mechanic Wheely Applegate (Don Knotts) at a race in Europe.  Hence the ‘Monte Carlo’ of the title. In addition, a pair of thieves (played by Bernard Fox and Roy Kinnearhave stolen a large diamond from a museum, and hide the stolen jewel in Herbie’s gas tank to escape detection …

Herbie goes to Monte Carlo, starring Dean Jones and Don Knotts

And providing motivation for them and police inspectors to chase Herbie on the prolonged race route. Complicating these two is Herbie himself falling in love with another car, a Lancia.  It (she?) is owned by a beautiful female race driver (Julie Sommars), whom Jim Douglas begins falling in love with. Is it the highlight of 20th-century cinema? No. Is it an enjoyable family film? Absolutely! The race scenes are fun, as are the interactions between the cast members, with Don Knotts playing his nervous everyman character to the hilt, Dean Jones is as enjoyable as ever, and Herbie actually shows off his personality. It’s an enjoyable movie, and I hope that you and your family enjoy it. I rate it 3 clowns out of 5.

Read More »Herbie Goes to Monte Carlo
%d bloggers like this: