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Director:
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:
A hapless inventor finally finds success with a flying car, which a dictator from a foreign government sets out to take for himself. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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Stunning and amusing tale about a flying car and the family owner with a sympathetic Dick Van Dyke 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)

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)
Maggie Pinhorn .... draughtswoman (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.

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Trivia:
In an interview during filming in October 1967 Dick Van Dyke revealed that he only accepted the role of Caracatus Potts on the condition that he would not have to attempt an English accent. This was after Van Dyke's attempt at a Cockney accent in Mary Poppins (1964) had been widely mocked by critics.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When they are spinning on the carts, most of the carts are moving on their casters. However, the cart that Mr Potts is on appears to be mounted on a swivel type pedestal.See more »
Quotes:
Truly Scrumptious:What an unusual car.
Jeremy:Daddy made it.
Truly Scrumptious:[laughs] Oh? And it actually goes?
Jemimah:It's called Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Truly Scrumptious:That's a curious name for a motorcar.
Jemimah:But that's the sound it makes. Listen.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in War of the Worlds (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
Chu-Chi FaceSee more »

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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Stunning and amusing tale about a flying car and the family owner with a sympathetic Dick Van Dyke, 7 January 2012
Author: ma-cortes

This exciting children musical displays derring-do adventure, romance , thrills and spectacular frames with phenomenal production design . Imagination and fantasy with primitive but effective special effects galore including a mesmerizing photography with wonderful , marvelous landscapes . The flick gets lots of bombastic effects including flying machines , globes , romantic castles and numerous images have you on the edge of your seat . This is the most Fantasmagorical musical entertainment in the history of everything . In the early 20th century England, a weird inventor named Caractacus Potts (Dick Van Dyke who steals the show as likable dancer and splendid player) works in his rare artifacts , he lives along with his equally rare father (Lionel Jeffries) , and his two little boys named Jeremy (Adrian) and Jemima (Heather). When the kiddies beg their daddy to buy for them thhe wished plaything , a broken car sitting at a local junkyard , a garage whose owner is George Coggings (Desmond Llewelyn) . Then eccentric Caractacus does whatever he can to make some money to buy it. One plan to raise money involves the unexpected help of a beautiful girl they have just met named Truly Scrumptious (a pretty young woman well performed by Sally Anne Howes), the daughter of a candy factory wealthy owner (James Robertson Justice) . Using his magic skills, inventive Caractacus turns the piece of junk into a marvelous working machine , an amazing flying car that also navigates which they name Chitty Chitty Bang Bang because of the noise the engine sounds . At a seaside picnic with his children and Truly , Caractacus and Co. spins a fanciful tale of an eccentric inventor, his gorgeous new friend , his two children, and his favorite car named Chitty all in the faraway country of Vulgaria. The nasty Baron Bomburst, the king of Vulgaria, will do whatever he can to get his hands on the magical car. Then the villain Baron Bomburst (Gert Frobe) married to Baroness Bomburst (Anna Quayle) robs the car of ours friends . The baron has made kiddies illegal, being pursued by the sinister child catcher (Robert Helpmann) including the unsuspecting children of a stranger inventor of a fabulous car . Later on ,Caractacus helped by a toymaker (Benny Hill) have to attempt and save the kiddies of Vulgaria.

This children motion picture mingles musical numbers , flat jokes , noisy action , flying car pursuits , humor with tongue-in-cheek, rip roaring and lots of amusement . This is an entertaining film loosely based on book by Ian Fleming and well adapted by Roal Dahl , it packs fantasy , musical numbers which both pastiche and subvert adventure and speculative fiction of the period ¨Belle Epoque . The picture incorporates contemporary action film as well as much use of adventure to portray its fanciful elements , furthermore visual effects within the form of the older-style films they have largely superseded . Riveting for its casting , but overall , roller-coaster spectacle . Most of the charm and wit remains from original story in this particular version . It results to be an amusing of somewhat aloof , storytelling of children classic with a magnificent star cast at its best . Stimulating adventures of ours protagonists are complemented by a breathtaking final attraction in the castle scenes . The film is a Dick Van Dyke recital , he sings , dances, stooges, makes acrobatics, tongue twister and pulls faces and grimaces . It's a farce with the master comic pretty amusing and with several choreography and musical numbers . Ideal main cast is completed by phenomenal secondary actors as Lionel Jeffries , James Robertson Justice , Benny Hill and Desmond Llewelin , among others. Atmospheric , lively score by Irwin Kostal , fitting splendidly to adventure and musical numbers , including the classic leitmotif . Colorful and glamorous cinematography by Christopher Challis in Super Panavision 7o with the fantastic château scenes filmed in Neuschwanstein Castle, Hohenschwangau, Schwangau, Bavaria, Germany . The picture is lavishly produced by Albert R Broccoli ,James Bond's producer, and brilliantly directed by Ken Hughes . He's a good writer, producer and director, who achieved big time when made ¨Cromwell¨, ¨Trials of Oscar Wilde¨ , ¨Casino Royale¨ and of course with ¨Chitty , Chitty Bang Bang¨.

This is a highly amusing and frequently funny action-adventure romp with a witty script specifically aimed at a kiddies' audience , though excessive songs leave adult spectators a bit seasick . Picture is a vehicle Van Dyke , he's an authentic comic and real Farceur. If you like Dyke's crazy interpretation , you will most definitely enjoy this one . Well worth watching for passable special effects and an enjoyable performances from main cast as the children will like it.

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