On a rainy day, office manager Oliver Pope is driving home when he hits a newspaper boy with his car and promptly flees the scene. He puts the car in his garage but when his wife sees the lights flashing, she thinks they have an intruder. In fact, its just the car acting up. In the middle of the night, his car horn honks and when his wife takes it out the next day, it stops at the exact corner where the accident occurred. When his competitor at the office, Pete Radcliff, is arrested he thinks he's home free. It's apparent however that the car is going to continue acting up until Pope makes things right. Written by
The title refers to an old Hertz Car Rental ad campaign which called their cars "U Drives". Bud Abbott and Lou Costello turned the U-Drive theme into a famous comedy sketch similar to their "Who's on first?" sketch. See more »
The front bumper on Oliver Pope's car appears and disappears in the last scene. See more »
Portrait of a nervous man: Oliver Pope by name, office manager by profession. A man beset by life's problems: his job, his salary, the competition to get ahead. Obviously, Mr. Pope's mind is not on his driving... Oliver Pope, businessman-turned killer, on a rain-soaked street in the early evening of just another day during just another drive home from the office. The victim, a kid on a bicycle, lying injured, near death. But Mr. Pope hasn't time for the victim, his only ...
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Edward Andrews stars as Oliver Pope, an office manager on his way home on a rainy early evening who accidentally hits a newspaper boy, but instead of calling the police, panics and flees back home, where it seems that his car will not leave him alone, as its headlights will come on by themselves, then the radio starts blaring at night. Oliver becomes alarmed by this, and plans to have the car fixed, but it comes home by itself! When a co-worker(played by Kevin Hagen) is mistakenly arrested for the crime, the car escalates the pressure on Pope by following him around, then nearly hitting him in the road... Andrews is first-rate here, the F/X on the car are also good, and episode(while obvious) still has an effective style and score that make it memorable.
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