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Writers:
Roald Dahl (screenplay)
Ian Fleming (novel) ...
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Release Date:
18 December 1968 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
The most fantasmagorical musical entertainment in the history of everything! See more »
Plot:
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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Now available as "special edition" DVD ... go get it. See more (146 total) »

Cast

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Dick Van Dyke ... Caractacus Potts

Sally Ann Howes ... Truly Scrumptious

Lionel Jeffries ... Grandpa Potts

Gert Fröbe ... Baron Bomburst (as Gert Frobe)

Anna Quayle ... Baroness Bomburst

Benny Hill ... Toymaker

James Robertson Justice ... Lord Scrumptious

Robert Helpmann ... Child Catcher

Heather Ripley ... Jemima

Adrian Hall ... Jeremy

Barbara Windsor ... Blonde
Davy Kaye ... Admiral
Alexander Doré ... First Spy (as Alexander Dore)
Bernard Spear ... Second Spy
Stanley Unwin ... Chancellor
Peter Arne ... Captain of Guard

Desmond Llewelyn ... Coggins
Victor Maddern ... Junkman
Arthur Mullard ... Big Man
Ross Parker ... Chef
Gerald Campion ... Minister
Felix Felton ... Minister
Monti DeLyle ... Minister (as Monti de Lyle)
Totti Truman Taylor ... Duchess
Larry Taylor ... Lieutenant
Max Bacon ... Orchestra Leader
Max Wall ... Inventor
John Heawood ... Inventor
Michael Darbyshire ... Inventor
Kenneth Waller ... Inventor
Gerald Taylor ... Inventor
Eddie Davis ... Inventor
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Audreson ... Peter (uncredited)
Theo Aygar ... 4th Minister (uncredited)
John Baskcomb ... Castle Chef (uncredited)
Eunice Black ... Courtier (uncredited)

Phil Collins ... Vulgarian child (uncredited)
Sadie Corre ... Field Worker (uncredited)
John Crocker ... Under Chef (uncredited)
Gabrielle Daye ... Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... Soldier at Castle (uncredited)
Gary Graham ... Child in Castle (uncredited)
Kay Hamilton ... 3rd Duchess (uncredited)
Miranda Hampton ... Scullery Maid (uncredited)
Robert Jenner ... Field Worker (uncredited)
Nigel Kingsley ... Child in Castle (uncredited)
Jim Machin ... Child (uncredited)
Connel Miles ... Dancer (uncredited)
Roy Murray ... Fairground Barker (uncredited)
Grace Newcombe ... 2nd Duchess (uncredited)
Dickie Owen ... Major Domo (uncredited)
Colin Rix ... Chauffeur (uncredited)
Jessie Robins ... Pastry Cook (uncredited)
Joseph Ross ... Child in Castle (uncredited)
Peter Ross ... Child in Castle (uncredited)
Janette Rowsell ... Scullery Maid (uncredited)
John Ruddock ... Minister of Finance (uncredited)
Rosetta Tropea ... Child at the Fair (uncredited)
Richard Wattis ... Secretary at Sweet Factory (uncredited)
Jeannette Wild ... Minor Role (uncredited)
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Directed by
Ken Hughes 
 
Writing credits
Roald Dahl  screenplay &
Ian Fleming  novel &
Ken Hughes  screenplay

Richard Maibaum (additional dialogue)

Produced by
Albert R. Broccoli .... producer
Stanley Sopel .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Richard M. Sherman 
Robert B. Sherman 
Irwin Kostal (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Christopher Challis (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Shirley 
 
Production Design by
Ken Adam 
 
Art Direction by
Harry Pottle 
 
Costume Design by
Joan Bridge (colour costume designer)
Elizabeth Haffenden (colour costume designer)
 
Production Management
David Middlemas .... production supervisor
Hubert Fröhlich .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gus Agosti .... assistant director
Brian W. Cook .... second assistant director
Richard Taylor .... second unit director
 
Art Department
Robert W. Laing .... assistant art director (as Bob Laing)
Peter Lamont .... assistant art director
Jack Stephens .... associate art director
Michael White .... assistant art director
John Chisholm .... prop man (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Fred Hynes .... sound recorded by
Harry Miller .... dubbing editor
John W. Mitchell .... sound recorded by (as John Mitchell)
Les Wiggins .... dubbing editor
Maurice Askew .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Richard Best Jr. .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Graham V. Hartstone .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
Peter Lacey .... adr mixer (uncredited)
Anthony Sloman .... assistant dialogue editor (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... sound re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
John Stears .... special effects
Wally Armitage .... special effects crew (uncredited)
Jimmy Harris .... special effects crew (uncredited)
Garth Inns .... special effects crew (uncredited)
Jimmy Ward .... special effects crew (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Cliff Culley .... matte effects
Roy Field .... visual effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Vic Armstrong .... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Buckle .... stunts (uncredited)
George Leech .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Mike Reid .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Harris .... camera operator
John Jordan .... aerial cameraman
Skeets Kelly .... second unit cameraman
Martin Body .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Mike Fox .... focus puller: second unit (uncredited)
George Pink .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jackie Cummins .... wardrobe supervisor
Keeley 'Wyn' Ellen Winifred .... wardrobe mistress (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Marc Breaux .... stager: musical numbers
Robin Clarke .... music editor
Irwin Kostal .... conductor
Irwin Kostal .... music supervisor
Richard M. Sherman .... lyrics by
Robert B. Sherman .... lyrics by
Dee Dee Wood .... stager: musical numbers
Irwin Kostal .... musical director (uncredited)
Irwin Kostal .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Albert R. Broccoli .... presenter
Rowland Emett .... creator: Potts inventions
Frank Ernst .... location manager
Peter R. Hunt .... production associate (as Peter Hunt)
Angela Martelli .... continuity
Antonia Ellis .... double: Sally Ann Howes (uncredited)
Peter R. Hunt .... title sequence (uncredited)
Peter Ross .... stand-in: Adrian Hall (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
144 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Australia:G (DVD rating) | Finland:S | Iceland:L | Norway:7 (original rating) | Norway:5 (video rating) | Portugal:M/6 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:11 (original rating) | Sweden:Btl (cut) (1969) | UK:U | USA:G (Approved No. 21682) | West Germany:o.Al.

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Lionel Jeffries played Dick Van Dyke's father, despite the fact that Dick Van Dyke is actually six months older than Jeffries.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: The hood area of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang often changes from a highly reflective chrome finish to a less reflective silver finish for the special effects shots.See more »
Quotes:
Jemimah:He's awful!
Jeremy:He's terrible!
Caracticus Potts:Not only that, he isn't even nice!
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Soundtrack:
Truly ScrumptiousSee more »

FAQ

Why doesn't Dick Van Dyke use an English accent?
Is this movie based on a book?
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23 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Now available as "special edition" DVD ... go get it., 5 June 2004
Author: DB (alembic) from Australia

Well it's been 2 years since I last posted a review for this movie... I have just purchased the "Special Edition" version mainly because at last there is a wide-screen DVD version now available! This was one movie that suffered very greatly from a standard T.V format transfer ..... Now in wide-screen,it is possible to see the cinematography as it was intended to be viewed from the original Super Panavision format,even though there is still some "enhanced" format alteration to bring it into line with 16:9 ratio and luckily it was shot in Technicolor,which was easily the best analogue colour system around. Perspectives can now be seen as intended and the beautiful sets and the dance routines look vastly better... you can actually see all the dancers ! Take for instance one scene in Caractacus Potts windmill laboratory,where he shows Truly Scrumptious one of his inventions with which he intends to transmit "pictures and sound".....in the standard format half of the shot is missing so the machine cannot be fully seen and it makes no sense.. however in wide-screen you can see the "picture" and also the whole machine; so now you can enjoy one of Emmet Rolands fantasy machine creations in full. All through the movie the scenery and sets are set up framed with objects in the foreground and back ground which lend to perspective and depth of the image. The sound track seems also to have been worked on .. in previous releases the children's voices seemed to "squeak" but now they sound much more natural. You can see how much we have been missing with previous releases and it is a lot. The Special Edition also has some featurettes on the making of the movie and other related information plus a lovely booklet as well.

As to the movie itself .... it has never lost it's magic for me. I see reviews which pan the musical numbers or say it's too long or that

after seeing it as an adult they were disappointed from what they remember as a child ... but is that not the point ? It is a movie for children and/or those adults who can still view it remembering the child in themselves. It has no coarse language , no mindless violence (except the pantomime variety).. no cynicism ...just fun. In short it is a type of movie that Hollywood can no longer make because they no longer know how ... so it should be treasured more for it. People criticize Dick Van Dykes "American" accent but I find it not intrusive at all ... in fact he would probably have been better off using his normal voice in "Mary Poppins" than attempting the cockney accent which he obviously had some difficulty with.

Kids love this movie .. let them be the judges.

Thank-you Cubby Broccoli ..we miss you. Thank-you Ian Fleming / Roald Dahl / Richard Maibaum and Ken Hughes. Thank-you Ken Adam ... a genius in design for Chitty.



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