|Spencer Tracy||Capt. T.G. Culpeper|
|Edie Adams||Monica Crump|
|Milton Berle||J. Russell Finch|
|Jimmy Durante||Smiler Grogan|
|Jonathan Winters||Lennie Pike|
The story begins during a massive traffic jam, caused by reckless driver Smiler Grogan, who, before kicking the bucket, cryptically tells the assembled drivers that he's buried a fortune in stolen loot, under the Big W. All of the motorists set out to find the fortune.