Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

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While truant from school, young siblings Jeremy and Jemima meet the beautiful Truly Scrumptious (Sally Ann Howes), who falls for their widowed father, Caractacus Potts (Dick Van Dyke), and his various oddball inventions, including the family's noisy rebuilt car, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. One day at the beach, Caractacus tells Truly and the children a fanciful fable about the villainous Baron Bomburst (Gert Frobe) and his evil designs on the Potts family car.

Cast & Crew

Dick Van Dyke
Caractacus Potts
Sally Ann Howes
Truly Scrumptious
Lionel Jeffries
Grandpa Potts
Gert Fröbe
Baron Bomburst
Anna Quayle
Baroness Bomburst
Robert Helpmann
Child Catcher
Heather Ripley
Jemima Potts
Adrian Hall
Jeremy Potts
Roald Dahl
Screenwriter
Ken Hughes
Screenwriter
Irwin Kostal
Original Music
Christopher Challis
Cinematographer
John Shirley
Film Editor
Ken Adam
Production Design
Harry Pottle
Art Director
Joan Bridge
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Critic Reviews for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

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Audience Reviews for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

  • Aug 13, 2015
    Will be rememberd as a classic musical even though the film is one giant middle finger to the viewers at the end, And in my eyes it's just one giant mess not making a whole lot of sense and gets sillier and sillier.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Apr 06, 2015
    Dick Van Dyke shimmers with the usual headache-inducing yet loveable jigs and playful dances besides a beautiful lady. Even the kids are charming in this one for once. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a very strange one, but its definitely worth a watch with the family, I grew up with this film. Robert Helpmann's long-nosed Childcatcher was the bane of my nightmares and probably will be of yours too if you haven't seen this vintage gem yet.
    Harry W Super Reviewer
  • Oct 02, 2014
    "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang we love you." Ian Fleming's Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is brought to the big screen as a lighthearted and fun family musical. Co-written by Roald Dahl, the story follows an inventor who rebuilds a broken down Grand Prix race car and ends up putting a little magic into it along the way. The performances are especially good; particularly Dick Van Dyke and Sally Ann Howes, who both have tremendous screen presence. Additionally, the dance choreography is remarkably good and full of energy. The songs too are incredibly lively, with a lyrical quality that makes them quite catchy. Marvelously entertaining, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a heartwarming film that can be enjoyed by all ages.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 04, 2013
    Charming Bang Bang ends up running into a wall when our heros end up in the lair of Bomburst. What results is very strange dance routines and a disappointing end.
    John B Super Reviewer

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