Herbie Rides Again!
Release Date:
June 6, 1974

In San Francisco, Alonzo Hawk's dream of building a skyscraper in his name is thwarted by Grandma Steinmetz, who sits stubbornly in her firehouse home on the property he needs. Hawk sends his nephew, Willoughby, to charm Mrs. Steinmetz who, along with a beautiful airline hostess boarder and the magical Volkswagen Herbie, convinces him to stay out of the whole mess. After many chases and confrontations, Herbie emerges victorious, and both Mrs. Steinmetz and Willoughby find romance.

  • This first sequel to the Disney favorite THE LOVE BUG was filmed on location in San Francisco in an obsolete cable car at the Garden Court of the Sheraton Palace Hotel and on the Golden Gate Bridge. While the cast was quite different from the first film, the car, Herbie -- a 1963 sunroof model 1200 Volkswagen -- was the same.

  • the film also featured the return of Alonzo Hawk, villain of Disney’s The Absent-Minded Professor and Son of Flubber. Keenan Wynn reprised the role he had created in the two “flubber“ films.