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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... See more »

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  • Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 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
Arthur Mullard ...
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:
Michael Audreson ...
Peter (uncredited)
Theo Aygar ...
4th Minister (uncredited)
John Baskcomb ...
Castle Chef (uncredited)
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Grand Prix Spectator (uncredited)
Eunice Black ...
Courtier (uncredited)
Daniel Brown ...
Townsman (uncredited)
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Vulgarian Child (uncredited)
Sadie Corre ...
Field Worker (uncredited)
John Crocker ...
Under Chef (uncredited)
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Lady-in-Waiting (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)
Jim Machin ...
Child (uncredited)
Connel Miles ...
Dancer (uncredited)
Roy Murray ...
Fairground Barker (uncredited)
Grace Newcombe ...
2nd Duchess (uncredited)
Dickie Owen ...
Major Domo (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)

Directed by

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Ken Hughes

Written by

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

Produced by

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Albert R. Broccoli ... producer
Stanley Sopel ... associate producer

Music by

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Richard M. Sherman
Robert B. Sherman
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

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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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
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)
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)

Other crew

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Albert R. Broccoli ... presenter
Rowland Emett ... creator: Potts inventions
Peter R. Hunt ... production associate (as Peter Hunt)
Angela Martelli ... continuity
Natalie Morgan ... stand-in
Antonia Ellis ... double: Sally Ann Howes (uncredited)
Mary Fielder ... film extra (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

An eccentric professor invents wacky machinery but can't seem to make ends meet. When he invents a revolutionary car, a foreign government becomes interested in it and resorts to skulduggery to get their hands on it. Written by Murray Chapman

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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)
  • Nasz cudowny samochodzik (Poland)
  • Tschitti Tschitti Bäng Bäng (West Germany)
  • Chitty-Chitty, Bang-Bang (Greece)
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Runtime
  • 144 min
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Budget $10,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The musical number 'Toot Sweets' took three weeks to film and involved 38 dancers, 40 singers, 85 musicians, and 100 dogs. See more »
Goofs When the spies try to catch Chitty under a bridge, Mr. Scrumptious's car drives through their picture of the tunnel and into their truck. When car breaks through the picture, nothing is behind it. No truck. In the next cut, the car goes up the ramp and into the truck. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Hera Pheri (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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