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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, ...

Director: Ken Hughes
Writer: Ian Fleming (novel), Roald Dahl (screenplay by), Ken Hughes (screenplay by), Richard Maibaum (additional dialogue by)
Production: United Artists
Year: 1968
MetaScore: 64/100
ImdbRating: 6.9
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 18 Dec 1968
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations.


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Cast

Caractacus Potts - Dick Van Dyke
Truly Scrumptious - Sally Ann Howes
Grandpa Potts - Lionel Jeffries
Baron Bomburst - Gert Fröbe
Baroness Bomburst - Anna Quayle
Toymaker - Benny Hill
Lord Scrumptious - James Robertson Justice
Child Catcher - Robert Helpmann
Jeremy - Adrian Hall
Admiral - Davy Kaye
First Spy - Alexander Doré
Second Spy - Bernard Spear
Chancellor - Stanley Unwin
Captain of Guard - Peter Arne
Junkman - Victor Maddern
Big Man - Arthur Mullard
Minister - Gerald Campion
Minister - Felix Felton
Minister (as Monti de Lyle) - Monti DeLyle
Lieutenant - Larry Taylor
Orchestra Leader - Max Bacon
Inventor - Max Wall
Inventor - John Heawood
Inventor - Kenneth Waller
Inventor - Gerald Taylor
Inventor - Eddie Davis
Cavalry Guard at Cannon - Vic Armstrong
4th Minister - Theo Aygar
Castle Chef - John Baskcomb
Grand Prix Spectator - Roy Beck
Courtier - Eunice Black
'Test your Strength' Attendant - Bill Brandon
Townsman - Daniel Brown
Vulgarian Child - Phil Collins
Cavalry Guard - Tim Condren
Field Worker - Sadie Corre
Under Chef - John Crocker
Minister - Cyril Cross
Man in the Sweet Factory - Dan Darnelli
Lady-in-Waiting - Gabrielle Daye
Man at Fair - Ernest Fennemore
Soldier at Castle - Harry Fielder
Dancer - Henry Gibson
Child in Castle - Gary Graham
Urchin - Carson Green
3rd Duchess - Kay Hamilton
Scullery Maid - Miranda Hampton
Field Worker - Robert Jenner
Child in Castle - Nigel Kingsley
Minor Role - Teddy Kiss Atom
Child - Jim Machin
Lady at the Fair - Mary Maxfield
Dancer - Connel Miles
Fairground Barker - Roy Murray
2nd Duchess - Grace Newcombe
Major Domo - Dickie Owen
Soldier - Paul Phillips
Townsman - Dido Plumb
Chauffeur - Colin Rix
Pastry Cook - Jessie Robins
Child in Castle - Joseph Ross
Child in Castle - Peter Ross
Scullery Maid - Janette Rowsell
Minister of Finance - John Ruddock
Background - Hugh Spight
Minor Role - Ian Spofforth
Castle Guest - Reg Thomason
Child at the Fair - Rosetta Tropea
Secretary at Sweet Factory - Richard Wattis
Minor Role - Jeannette Wild
Grand Prix Official - Bob Wright