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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ()


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A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land.

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  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations.
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Caractacus Potts
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Truly Scrumptious
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Grandpa Potts
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Baron Bomburst (as Gert Frobe)
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Baroness Bomburst
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Toymaker
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Lord Scrumptious
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Child Catcher
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Jemima
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Jeremy
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Blonde
Davy Kaye ...
Admiral
Alexander Doré ...
First Spy (as Alexander Dore)
Bernard Spear ...
Second Spy
Stanley Unwin ...
Chancellor
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Captain of Guard
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Coggins
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Junkman
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Big Man
Ross Parker ...
Chef
Gerald Campion ...
Minister
Felix Felton ...
Minister
Monti DeLyle ...
Minister (as Monti de Lyle)
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Duchess
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Lieutenant
Max Bacon ...
Orchestra Leader
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Inventor
John Heawood ...
Inventor
Michael Darbyshire ...
Inventor
Kenneth Waller ...
Inventor
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Inventor
Eddie Davis ...
Inventor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Arditti ...
Dancer (uncredited)
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Cavalry Guard at Cannon (uncredited)
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Peter (uncredited)
Theo Aygar ...
4th Minister (uncredited)
John Baskcomb ...
Castle Chef (uncredited)
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Grand Prix Spectator (uncredited)
Eunice Black ...
Courtier (uncredited)
Bill Brandon ...
'Test your Strength' Attendant (uncredited)
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Townsman (uncredited)
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Vulgarian Child (uncredited)
Tim Condren ...
Cavalry Guard (uncredited)
Sadie Corre ...
Field Worker (uncredited)
John Crocker ...
Under Chef (uncredited)
Cyril Cross ...
Minister (uncredited)
Dan Darnelli ...
Man in the Sweet Factory (uncredited)
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Lady-in-Waiting (uncredited)
Liz English ...
(uncredited)
Ernest Fennemore ...
Man at Fair (uncredited)
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Soldier at Castle (uncredited)
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Dancer (uncredited)
Gary Graham ...
Child in Castle (uncredited)
Carson Green ...
Urchin (uncredited)
Kay Hamilton ...
3rd Duchess (uncredited)
Miranda Hampton ...
Scullery Maid (uncredited)
Robert Jenner ...
Field Worker (uncredited)
Nigel Kingsley ...
Child in Castle (uncredited)
Teddy Kiss Atom ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Chitty's original driver (uncredited)
Jim Machin ...
Child (uncredited)
Mary Maxfield ...
Lady at the Fair (uncredited)
Connel Miles ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Roy Murray ...
Fairground Barker (uncredited)
Grace Newcombe ...
2nd Duchess (uncredited)
Dickie Owen ...
Major Domo (uncredited)
Paul Phillips ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Dido Plumb ...
Townsman (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)
Hugh Spight ...
Background (uncredited)
Ian Spofforth ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Castle Guest (uncredited)
Rosetta Tropea ...
Child at the Fair (uncredited)
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Secretary at Sweet Factory (uncredited)
Jeannette Wild ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Bob Wright ...
Grand Prix Official (uncredited)

Directed by

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Ken Hughes ... (directed by)

Written by

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Ian Fleming ... (novel)
 
Roald Dahl ... (screenplay by) &
Ken Hughes ... (screenplay by)
 
Richard Maibaum ... (additional dialogue by)

Produced by

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Albert R. Broccoli ... producer (produced by)
Stanley Sopel ... associate producer

Music by

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Richard M. Sherman ... (music by)
Robert B. Sherman ... (music by)
Irwin Kostal ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Christopher Challis ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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John Shirley

Editorial Department

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Harry Ledger ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Ben Rayner ... editor: title sequence (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Ken Adam ... (production designed by)

Art Direction by

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Harry Pottle

Costume Design by

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Joan Bridge ... colour costume designer
Elizabeth Haffenden ... colour costume designer

Makeup Department

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Gene Beck ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Jan Dorman ... assistant hairdresser (uncredited)

Production Management

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David Middlemas ... production supervisor
Hubert Fröhlich ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Gus Agosti ... assistant director
Dickie Bamber ... assistant director: title sequence
Mishka Cheyko ... third assistant director
Brian W. Cook ... second assistant director
Richard Taylor ... second unit director
Terence Churcher ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Peter R. Hunt ... director: title sequence (uncredited)

Art Department

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Dickie Bamber ... assistant set dresser
Robert W. Laing ... assistant art director (as Bob Laing)
Peter Lamont ... assistant art director
Jack Stephens ... associate art director
Patrick Weymouth ... property master
Michael White ... assistant art director
John Chisholm ... prop man (uncredited)
Maggie Pinhorn ... draughtswoman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Fred Hynes ... sound recordist
Harry Miller ... dubbing editor
John W. Mitchell ... sound recordist (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)
Keith Pamplin ... boom operator (uncredited)
Anthony Sloman ... assistant dialogue editor (uncredited)
Dan Wallin ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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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

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Cliff Culley ... matte effects
Roy Field ... visual effects (uncredited)

Stunts

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Vic Armstrong ... stunts (uncredited)
Ken Buckle ... stunts (uncredited)
Mick Dillon ... stunts (uncredited)
George Leech ... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Derek Piggott ... stunt pilot (uncredited)
Mike Reid ... stunt driver (uncredited)
Eddie Stacey ... stunt performer (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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John Harris ... camera operator
John Jordan ... aerial cameraman
Skeets Kelly ... second unit cameraman
Jimmy Spoard ... grip
Martin Body ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Nigel Cousins ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Mike Fox ... focus puller: second unit (uncredited)
George Pink ... camera operator (uncredited)
Michael Reed ... director of photography: title sequence (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Jackie Cummins ... wardrobe supervisor
Keeley 'Wyn' Ellen Winifred ... wardrobe mistress (uncredited)

Location Management

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Frank Ernst ... location manager

Music Department

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Marc Breaux ... stager: musical numbers
Robin Clarke ... music editor
Morris I. Diamond ... music consultant
Irwin Kostal ... conductor / music supervisor
Richard M. Sherman ... lyrics by
Robert B. Sherman ... lyrics by
Dee Dee Wood ... stager: musical numbers
Irwin Kostal ... musical director (uncredited) / orchestrator (uncredited)
Ian MacPherson ... musician: celeste (uncredited)
Eric Tomlinson ... music engineer (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Angela Martelli ... continuity

Additional Crew

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Marc Breaux ... choreographer
Albert R. Broccoli ... presenter
Rowland Emett ... creator: Potts inventions
Peter R. Hunt ... production associate (as Peter Hunt)
Natalie Morgan ... stand-in
Dee Dee Wood ... choreographer
Paul Betteridge ... stand-in: Adrian Hall (uncredited)
Jack Dearlove ... stand-in: Dick Van Dyke (uncredited)
Antonia Ellis ... double: Sally Ann Howes (uncredited)
Mary Fielder ... film extra (uncredited)
Yvonne Hodgkins ... stand-in: Heather Ripley (uncredited)
Peter R. Hunt ... title sequence (uncredited)
Peter Ross ... stand-in: Adrian Hall (uncredited)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In England, circa 1910, eccentric Caractacus Potts works as an inventor, a job which barely supports himself, his even more eccentric father, and his two children, Jeremy and Jemima; but, they're all happy. When the children beg their father to buy for them their favorite plaything - a broken down jalopy of a car sitting at a local junkyard - Caractacus does whatever he can to make some money to buy it. One scheme to raise money involves the unexpected assistance of a pretty and wealthy young woman they have just met named Truly Scrumptious, the daughter of a candy factory owner, but Caractacus eventually comes into another one-time-only windfall of money, enough to buy the car. Applying his inventing skills, Caractacus transforms the piece of junk into a beautiful working machine, which they name Chitty Chitty Bang Bang from the noise its engine makes. At a seaside picnic with his children and Truly, Caractacus spins a fanciful tale of an eccentric inventor, his pretty girlfriend, his two children, and a magical car named Chitty, all involved in the faraway land of Vulgaria. The child-like ruler Baron Bomburst, ruler of Vulgaria, will do whatever he can to get his hands on their magical car; but, because of Baroness Bomburst's dislike of children, youngsters are outlawed, even the unsuspecting offspring of foreign inventors of magical cars. Written by Huggo / edited by statmanjeff

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Taglines The most fantasmagorical musical entertainment in the history of everything! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Ian Fleming's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (United Kingdom)
  • Tschitti Tschitti Bäng Bäng (Germany)
  • Tschitti Tschitti Bäng Bäng (West Germany)
  • Chitty-Chitty, Bang-Bang (Greece)
  • O Calhambeque Mágico (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 144 min
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Budget $10,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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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 When Grandpa Potts first arrives in Vulgaria, he says, "On behalf of Her Majesty, the Queen..." In 1910, the reigning British monarch was Edward VII, or George V, who took over after Edward died that same year. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Foul Play (1976). See more »
Soundtracks Blue Devils See more »
Quotes Caracticus Potts: How was India?
Grandpa: India? I'll tell you something. I got up this morning and I shot an elephant in my pajamas.
Caracticus Potts, Grandpa, Jemima, Jeremy: How he ever got in my pajamas, I shall never know.
Grandpa: You've heard it before.
[they all laugh]
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