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* In the film's opening scene, "Mr. Smith" collects his suitcase full of stolen top secret government documents. As he leaves, the airport employee who handed him his suitcase phones "Mr. Jones", who picks up a bag of golf clubs as part of his disguise and quickly pursues "Mr. Smith". As they exit their taxis and "Mr. Smith" follows a deliberately roundabout route to the hotel to try to lose "Mr. Jones", the latter, frustrated by the weight of his golf clubs, takes several opportunities to throw away the clubs a few at a time, until he is left with just one in the bag by the time he reaches the hotel. Throughout the chaos of the rest of the film, he ''still'' has the golf club bag with one club in it at all times, and no-one seems to find it the least bit peculiar.
11th Aug '16 8:30:51 AM mlsmithca
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--->'''Judy:''' Where are we, I can't see!\\
'''Howard:''' ''[smiling thinly]'' Well, there's not much to see, actually, we're inside a Chinese dragon.
11th Aug '16 8:12:29 AM mlsmithca
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* The climactic chase scene. Howard and Judy flee Larrabee's party with all four suitcases - one of which is Howard's and one of which is Judy's, but they have no idea which and no time to open them and find out - as Harry and the fences who were going to buy the jewels pile into their car (with Eunice, Hugh, and Larrabee held at gunpoint), "Mr. Smith" flags down a taxi, and "Mr. Jones" flags down a passer-by in a convertible. Just to name a few of the things that happen during the ensuing chaos:
** Howard and Judy commandeer a grocery delivery trike, with Judy pedalling and Howard perched on the box at the front (into which they have stuffed the four cases). Eventually, they reach a hill with a very tall ladder at the bottom, at the top of which a man is hanging a banner advertising Keep San Francisco Clean Week. Meanwhile, two workmen are carrying [[SheetOfGlass a large pane of glass]] across the road. Somehow, the trike and the three cars manage to keep missing the ladder and the glass, even as the trike cannot get to the top of the next hill and rolls backwards and turns down a side road, with the cars still in pursuit (smashing up a parked VW microbus as they turn around, to the shock of the unfortunate owner)... until finally, the ladder is clipped by the final car. The banner hanger grabs onto the banner, which tears off and sends him arcing towards the glass, which shatters into powder.

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* The climactic chase scene. Howard and Judy flee Larrabee's party with all four suitcases - one of which is Howard's and one of which is Judy's, but they have no idea which and no time to open them and find out - as Harry and the fences who were going to buy the jewels pile into their car (with Eunice, Hugh, and Larrabee held at gunpoint), "Mr. Smith" flags down a taxi, and "Mr. Jones" flags down a passer-by in a convertible. Just to name a few Mayhem of the things that happen during the ensuing chaos:
most hilarious sort ensues:
** Howard and Judy commandeer a grocery delivery trike, trike while its rider is busy making a delivery, with Judy pedalling and Howard perched on the box at the front (into which they have stuffed the four cases). Eventually, they reach a hill with a very tall ladder at the bottom, at the top of which a man is hanging a banner advertising Keep San Francisco Clean Week. Meanwhile, two workmen are carrying [[SheetOfGlass a large pane of glass]] across the road. Somehow, the trike and the three cars manage to keep missing the ladder and the glass, even as the trike cannot get to the top of the next hill and rolls backwards and turns down a side road, with the cars still in pursuit (smashing up a parked VW microbus as they turn around, to the shock of the unfortunate owner)... until finally, the ladder is clipped by the final car. The banner hanger grabs onto the banner, which tears off and sends him arcing towards the glass, which shatters into powder.



** Judy tells Howard to turn down what she is sure is a road. It turns out to be the giant stone staircase in the middle of Alta Plaza Park, but with the other cars hot on their tail, they have no choice but to drive down them, as do their pursuers.[[note]] The damage we see the cars do to the staircase ''still'' hasn't been properly repaired over forty years on![[/note]]
** Finally, Judy spots [[ConvenientEscapeBoat a departing ferry]] and has Howard accelerate towards it, saying "We can make it!" And as the car soars gracefully toward the water, missing the ferry completely, she amends her declaration to a deadpan "I don't think we can make it." The other cars soon follow them into the bay.
* The court scene that follows.

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** Judy tells Howard to turn down what she is sure is a road. It turns out to be the giant stone staircase in the middle of Alta Plaza Park, but with the other cars hot on their tail, they have no choice but to drive down them, as do their pursuers.[[note]] The damage we see the cars do to the staircase ''still'' hasn't been properly repaired over forty years on![[/note]]
** Finally,
on![[/note]] As they flee the park, Howard complains that he can't see through his dirty glasses; Judy spots removes them to clean them, making Howard's eyesight even worse. But when she replaces them and he can actually see where the car is going, he changes his mind about wanting to see it and throws his glasses out of the window.
** The audience - and Judy - see what Howard was afraid of seeing:
[[ConvenientEscapeBoat a departing ferry]] and ferry for Sausalito.]] Judy has Howard accelerate towards it, saying "We can make it!" while he protests. And as the car soars gracefully toward the water, missing the ferry completely, she amends her declaration to a deadpan "I don't think we can make it." The other cars soon follow them into the bay.
* The court scene
bay. Within seconds, an assortment of police cars also shows up, crowding the end of the dock so much that follows.two policemen end up falling in as well.
* After the damage they have caused, the occupants of the four cars are naturally arrested and brought to court, and more laughs follow.
11th Aug '16 8:02:39 AM mlsmithca
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** All the while, "Mr. Jones" is also on the window ledge, still carrying his golf bag, trying to avoid being seen by "Mr. Smith" during his act of counter-theft; when Judy grabs his leg in an attempt to clamber back onto the ledge, he is so startled that he smashes through the window into Howard's room, showering the floor with broken glass. As he sees the fire, he joins Howard in hopelessly trying to put out the fire with the contents of the room service tray; they are soon joined by hotel detective Harry and receptionist Fritz, the would-be jewel thieves. Through the chaos, [[DissonantSerenity the room service waiter continues calmly laying out the food on the tray]]. A brigade of firemen arrives, but they can't work out which room is on fire and succeed mostly in falling over each other and their equipment. Judy, standing at the shattered window and still only wearing a towel, looks at the chaos and innocently chides Eunice for being in her fiancé's room before they're married.

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** All the while, "Mr. Jones" is also on the window ledge, still carrying his golf bag, trying to avoid being seen by "Mr. Smith" during his act of counter-theft; when Judy grabs his leg in an attempt to clamber back onto the ledge, he is so startled that he smashes through the window into Howard's room, showering the floor with broken glass. As he sees the fire, he joins Howard in hopelessly trying to put out the fire extinguish it with the contents of the room service tray; they are soon joined by hotel detective Harry and receptionist Fritz, the would-be jewel thieves. Through As the chaos, room burns, [[DissonantSerenity the room service waiter continues calmly laying out the food on the tray]].tray and checking that it matches the order]]. A brigade of firemen arrives, but they can't work out which room is on fire and succeed mostly in falling over each other and their equipment. Judy, standing at the shattered window and still only wearing a towel, looks at the chaos and innocently chides Eunice for being in her fiancé's room before they're married.
10th Aug '16 12:25:27 PM mlsmithca
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** As Howard tries to fend off a phone call from Eunice, still angry at him for pretending not to know her at the banquet itself, Judy loudly declares that she'll get dressed now; Howard tries to cover by saying that it's a film on television about fighting [=WACs=], and switches on the set. As an enraged Eunice descends on his room, Howard has to force Judy - wearing nothing but a towel - onto the window ledge. She refuses until he claims that Eunice knows karate.
** As Eunice tries to find the owner of the voice she heard over the phone, she demands to know why Howard has run a bubble bath, as he never takes bubble baths. Howard feebly explains that the water came out of the tap that way. Fortunately for him, Eunice doesn't broaden her search, or she'd have noticed Judy's clothes still hanging on the back of the bathroom door...
** Meanwhile, the room service food that Judy ordered while in Howard's room arrives, and "Mr. Jones", still carrying his golf club bag, is also on the window ledge trying to avoid being discovered in his act of counter-theft by "Mr. Smith". Eunice orders Howard to switch off the television, but he succeeds only in turning the volume up to full before the knob comes off in his hand. She tells him to unplug it, but it's plugged into the wall by a cable instead of a standard cord, and Howard's attempts to pull out the cable cause a shower of sparks that sets fire to the curtains and his suitcase. Seconds later, "Mr. Jones" crashes through the window, showering the floor with broken glass, and soon he, Howard, the room service waiter, and the hotel detective turned jewel robber are hopelessly trying to put out the fire with the contents of the room service tray. A brigade of firemen arrives, but can't work out which room is on fire and succeed mostly in falling over each other and their equipment. Judy, standing at the shattered window and still only wearing a towel, looks at the chaos and innocently chides Eunice for being in her fiancé's room before they're married.

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** As Howard tries to fend off a phone call from Eunice, still angry at him for pretending not to know her at the banquet itself, itself and wondering why she heard loud noises in his room, Judy loudly declares that she'll get dressed now; Howard tries to cover by saying that it's a film on television about fighting [=WACs=], and switches on the set. As an enraged Eunice descends is not convinced, and declares that she is on his room, her way. Howard has to force calmly tells Judy - that he has no choice but to jump out of the window. As she tries to pull him back, she tears his pyjama trousers down the back.
** Eventually, with some effort, Howard persuades Judy to hide on the window ledge,
wearing nothing but a towel - onto the window ledge. She refuses until he claims that Eunice knows karate.
**
towel. As Eunice tries to find the owner of the voice she heard over the phone, she demands to know why Howard has run a bubble bath, as he never takes bubble baths. Howard feebly explains that the water came out of the tap that way. Fortunately for him, Eunice doesn't broaden her search, or she'd have noticed Judy's clothes still hanging on the back of the bathroom door...
** Meanwhile, the room service food that Judy ordered while in Howard's room arrives, and "Mr. Jones", still carrying his golf club bag, is also on the window ledge trying to avoid being discovered in his act of counter-theft by "Mr. Smith".arrives. Eunice orders Howard to switch off the television, but he succeeds only in turning the volume up to full before the knob comes off in his hand. She tells him to unplug it, but it's plugged into the wall by a cable instead of a standard cord, and Howard's attempts to pull out the cable cause a shower of sparks that sets fire to the curtains and his suitcase. Seconds later, suitcase.
** All the while,
"Mr. Jones" crashes is also on the window ledge, still carrying his golf bag, trying to avoid being seen by "Mr. Smith" during his act of counter-theft; when Judy grabs his leg in an attempt to clamber back onto the ledge, he is so startled that he smashes through the window, window into Howard's room, showering the floor with broken glass, and soon he, Howard, glass. As he sees the room service waiter, and the hotel detective turned jewel robber are fire, he joins Howard in hopelessly trying to put out the fire with the contents of the room service tray. tray; they are soon joined by hotel detective Harry and receptionist Fritz, the would-be jewel thieves. Through the chaos, [[DissonantSerenity the room service waiter continues calmly laying out the food on the tray]]. A brigade of firemen arrives, but they can't work out which room is on fire and succeed mostly in falling over each other and their equipment. Judy, standing at the shattered window and still only wearing a towel, looks at the chaos and innocently chides Eunice for being in her fiancé's room before they're married.



** Howard and Judy commandeer a grocery delivery trike, with Judy pedalling and Howard perched on the box at the front (into which they have stuffed the four cases). Eventually, they reach a hill with a very tall ladder at the bottom and two workmen carrying [[SheetOfGlass a large pane of glass]]. Somehow, the trike and the three cars manage to keep missing the ladder and the glass, even as the trike cannot get to the top of the next hill and rolls backwards with the cars still in pursuit... until finally, the ladder is knocked over by the final car, sending the workman at the top falling towards the glass.
** Howard and Judy ride the trike through a parade in Chinatown featuring a dragon costume, which they end up wearing.

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** Howard and Judy commandeer a grocery delivery trike, with Judy pedalling and Howard perched on the box at the front (into which they have stuffed the four cases). Eventually, they reach a hill with a very tall ladder at the bottom and bottom, at the top of which a man is hanging a banner advertising Keep San Francisco Clean Week. Meanwhile, two workmen are carrying [[SheetOfGlass a large pane of glass]]. glass]] across the road. Somehow, the trike and the three cars manage to keep missing the ladder and the glass, even as the trike cannot get to the top of the next hill and rolls backwards and turns down a side road, with the cars still in pursuit... pursuit (smashing up a parked VW microbus as they turn around, to the shock of the unfortunate owner)... until finally, the ladder is knocked over clipped by the final car, sending car. The banner hanger grabs onto the workman at the top falling banner, which tears off and sends him arcing towards the glass.
glass, which shatters into powder.
** Howard and Judy ride the trike through a parade in Chinatown featuring a dragon costume, which they end up wearing. As they shoot through a red light, they cause a seven-car pile-up, one car in which ends up covered by the back half of the costume after it tears off, and the remaining part of the costume proceeds to knock over an entire residential street's worth of garbage cans, sending them rolling toward an alarmed pedestrian.
10th Aug '16 12:02:20 PM mlsmithca
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* The climactic chase scene. Howard and Judy flee Larrabee's party with all four suitcases - one of which is Howard's and one of which is Judy's, but they have no idea which and no time to open them and find out - as Harry and the fences who were going to buy the jewels pile into their car (with Eunice, Hugh, and Larrabee held at gunpoint), "Mr. Smith" flags down a taxi, and "Mr. Jones" flags down a passer-by. Just to name a few of the things that happen during the ensuing chaos:

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* The climactic chase scene. Howard and Judy flee Larrabee's party with all four suitcases - one of which is Howard's and one of which is Judy's, but they have no idea which and no time to open them and find out - as Harry and the fences who were going to buy the jewels pile into their car (with Eunice, Hugh, and Larrabee held at gunpoint), "Mr. Smith" flags down a taxi, and "Mr. Jones" flags down a passer-by.passer-by in a convertible. Just to name a few of the things that happen during the ensuing chaos:



** After getting rid of the trike and the dragon costume, Judy suggests she and Howard steal a VW Beetle parked outside Saints Peter and Paul Church as a newly-married couple exit the church toward the car. Judy doesn't bother to tell Howard that she can't drive until they're already on their way. She [[WiperStart accidentally switches on the wipers]] and the radio (which is playing appropriate fiddle-based chase music) before Howard switches places with her - and then he can't work out how to switch them off again.
** The four cars drive through sand being emptied out of a dump truck, causing the workman waiting at the back of the truck with a spade to throw down his tool in resignation. Moments later, all four cars drive through newly-laid wet cement, first in one direction and then the other, causing the workman who has just laid the cement to throw ''his'' tool down in a rage and jump up and down in the ruined cement.

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** After getting rid of the trike and the dragon costume, costume and donning other costumes stolen from a costume shop, Judy suggests she and Howard steal a VW Beetle parked outside Saints Peter and Paul Church as a newly-married couple exit the church toward the car. Judy She doesn't bother to tell Howard him that she can't drive until they're already on their way. way (the wrong way down a one-way street - as she calmly points out, "We're only ''going'' one way!"). She [[WiperStart accidentally switches on the wipers]] wipers,]] then when Howard switches places with her and asks her to turn them off, she ends up switching on the radio (which is playing appropriate fiddle-based chase music) before Howard switches places with her - and then he can't work out how to switch them off again.
the sprayers.
** The four cars drive through sand being emptied out of a dump truck, causing the workman waiting at the back of the truck with a spade to throw down his tool in resignation. Moments later, all four cars drive through newly-laid wet cement, cement (in Howard and Judy's case, first in one direction and then the other, other when they see the other three cars bearing down on them), causing the workman who has just laid the cement to throw ''his'' tool down in a rage and jump up and down in the ruined cement.
10th Aug '16 11:49:54 AM mlsmithca
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** As Eunice tries to find the owner of the voice she heard over the phone, she demands to know why Howard has run a bubble bath, as he never takes bubble baths. Howard feebly explains that the water came out of the tap that way.

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** As Eunice tries to find the owner of the voice she heard over the phone, she demands to know why Howard has run a bubble bath, as he never takes bubble baths. Howard feebly explains that the water came out of the tap that way. Fortunately for him, Eunice doesn't broaden her search, or she'd have noticed Judy's clothes still hanging on the back of the bathroom door...
6th Aug '16 7:35:22 PM mlsmithca
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* The scene in Howard's hotel room after the banquet is a hilarious comedy of errors.
** First, as he starts changing into his pyjamas, he hears a voice in the bathroom - and is horrified to find Judy taking a bubble bath. She points out that if he calls the police, it's more likely they'll arrest the man with his trousers around his ankles than the woman in the bath. He tells her to get out of the bath, but quickly changes his mind as she stands up covered only in soap bubbles.
** As Howard tries to fend off a phone call from Eunice, still angry at him for pretending not to know her at the banquet itself, Judy loudly declares that she'll get dressed now; Howard tries to cover by saying that it's a film on television about fighting [=WACs=], and switches on the set. As an enraged Eunice descends on his room, Howard has to force Judy - wearing nothing but a towel - onto the window ledge. She refuses until he claims that Eunice knows karate.
** As Eunice tries to find the owner of the voice she heard over the phone, she demands to know why Howard has run a bubble bath, as he never takes bubble baths. Howard feebly explains that the water came out of the tap that way.
** Meanwhile, the room service food that Judy ordered while in Howard's room arrives, and "Mr. Jones", still carrying his golf club bag, is also on the window ledge trying to avoid being discovered in his act of counter-theft by "Mr. Smith". Eunice orders Howard to switch off the television, but he succeeds only in turning the volume up to full before the knob comes off in his hand. She tells him to unplug it, but it's plugged into the wall by a cable instead of a standard cord, and Howard's attempts to pull out the cable cause a shower of sparks that sets fire to the curtains and his suitcase. Seconds later, "Mr. Jones" crashes through the window, showering the floor with broken glass, and soon he, Howard, the room service waiter, and the hotel detective turned jewel robber are hopelessly trying to put out the fire with the contents of the room service tray. A brigade of firemen arrives, but can't work out which room is on fire and succeed mostly in falling over each other and their equipment. Judy, standing at the shattered window and still only wearing a towel, looks at the chaos and innocently chides Eunice for being in her fiancé's room before they're married.
6th Aug '16 7:17:50 PM mlsmithca
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* At the banquet for the Congress of American Musicologists, Judy has completely charmed Mr. Larrabee and the other musicologists (except for Hugh Simon) by pretending to be Howard's fiancée, Eunice. As they sit down to dinner, with Howard and Judy either side of Mr. Larrabee (to Hugh's frustration), Howard asks to speak to Judy under the table, and they both scoot their chairs back so they can get their upper bodies under the table. Moments into Howard protesting Judy's presence at the dinner, Mr. Larrabee also bends under the table to see if everything is all right, then Hugh bends under the table in an attempt to kiss up to Mr. Larrabee, and then the other musicologists at their table - all of whom are smitten by Judy - bend under the table. Cut to the head waiter looking at this strange group of people with their heads under the table and asking another waiter what sort of wine he is serving them.



** After getting ride of the trike and the dragon costume, Judy suggests she and Howard steal a VW Beetle parked outside Saints Peter and Paul Church as a newly-married couple exit the church toward the car. Judy doesn't bother to tell Howard that she can't drive until they're already on their way. She accidentally switches on the wipers and the radio (which is playing appropriate fiddle-based chase music) before Howard switches places with her - and then he can't work out how to switch them off again.

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** After getting ride rid of the trike and the dragon costume, Judy suggests she and Howard steal a VW Beetle parked outside Saints Peter and Paul Church as a newly-married couple exit the church toward the car. Judy doesn't bother to tell Howard that she can't drive until they're already on their way. She [[WiperStart accidentally switches on the wipers wipers]] and the radio (which is playing appropriate fiddle-based chase music) before Howard switches places with her - and then he can't work out how to switch them off again.



** Finally, Judy spots [[ConvenientEscapeBoat a departing ferry]] and has Howard accelerate towards it, saying "We can make it!" And as the car soars gracefully toward the water, missing the ferry completely, she amends her declaration to "I don't think we can make it." The other cars soon follow them into the bay.

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** Finally, Judy spots [[ConvenientEscapeBoat a departing ferry]] and has Howard accelerate towards it, saying "We can make it!" And as the car soars gracefully toward the water, missing the ferry completely, she amends her declaration to a deadpan "I don't think we can make it." The other cars soon follow them into the bay.
6th Aug '16 8:04:01 AM mlsmithca
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** Howard and Judy commandeer a grocery delivery trike. Eventually, they reach a hill with a very tall ladder at the bottom and two workmen carrying a large pane of glass. Somehow, the trike and the three cars manage to keep missing the ladder and the glass, even as the trike cannot get to the top of the next hill and rolls backwards with the cars still in pursuit... until finally, the ladder is knocked over by the final car, sending the workman at the top falling towards the glass.

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** Howard and Judy commandeer a grocery delivery trike. trike, with Judy pedalling and Howard perched on the box at the front (into which they have stuffed the four cases). Eventually, they reach a hill with a very tall ladder at the bottom and two workmen carrying [[SheetOfGlass a large pane of glass.glass]]. Somehow, the trike and the three cars manage to keep missing the ladder and the glass, even as the trike cannot get to the top of the next hill and rolls backwards with the cars still in pursuit... until finally, the ladder is knocked over by the final car, sending the workman at the top falling towards the glass.



** Finally, Judy spots a departing ferry and has Howard accelerate towards it, saying "We can make it!" And as the car soars gracefully toward the water, missing the ferry completely, she amends her declaration to "I don't think we can make it." The other cars soon follow them into the bay.

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** Finally, Judy spots [[ConvenientEscapeBoat a departing ferry ferry]] and has Howard accelerate towards it, saying "We can make it!" And as the car soars gracefully toward the water, missing the ferry completely, she amends her declaration to "I don't think we can make it." The other cars soon follow them into the bay.
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