Approved | | Action, Crime, Drama
A small bus company run by a father/daughter team comes under attack by a group of "wildcatters" who want to put the company out of business so they can take over the profitable Los Angeles-to-San Francisco route.
The beautiful Art Deco building seen at the beginning of the film is the Sunset Tower Hotel - formerly an apartment building that housed the likes of John Wayne, Marilyn Monroe, Errol Flynn, Elizabeth Taylor, Paulette Goddard, Frank Sinatra and Bugsy Siegel. Built from 1929-31 and 15 stories tall, at a cost of $750,000 ($11.9M in 2016 dollars), it was renovated into a hotel in the 1980s.
When Jerry and Pete get up from eating their ice cream after seeing the bus, studio equipment is seen reflected on the side of the shiny black car.