Harry Adams and his wife are driving cross-country through a rural Deep South town when a local speed trap ensnares the young couple. The corrupt redneck police officer, Chandler, arrests them and attempts to extort money from them. The more sophisticated and civilized vacationers from the Big Apple protest their innocence. But the worse they protest, the more the charges, cost & beatings inflicted by Officer Chandler and the entire town of corrupt rednecks becomes. Even Mrs. Adams sincere attempts to mollify the highway robbery patrol doesn't work. How bad can get it get? Yet, the "victim" Mr. Adams, as well as his wife, are not who they appear to be... Written by
Did You Know?
Although it may seem to be a goof that the power window works in spite of the keys' having been confiscated, such isn't the case. During the 1950's and early 1960's, power windows, cigarette lighters, and radios could be engaged while engines were turned off, regardless of whether or not keys were in the ignition. See more
The officer, played by Walter Matthau, turns off Richard Kiley's car and removes the keys. But just a minute later, while the car is still turned off, he plays with the rear power window, raising and lowering it. See more