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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

One of the stars of Walt Disney's [[Feature~V31639~Mary Poppins~marypoppins]], [[Performer~P72745~Dick Van Dyke~dickvandyke]], is re-united with that film's composer and lyricist, Richard M.Sherman and [[Performer~P111191~Robert B. Sherman~robertbsherman]], in this big budget and bloodless children's fantasy musical, based on the children's book by James Bond author [[Performer~P23863~Ian Fleming~ianfleming]]. Van Dyke plays Caractacus Potts, a failed inventor who lives in a big house with his two children -- Jemima [[Performer~P60352~Heather Ripley~heatherripley]] and Jeremy [[Performer~P29716~Adrian Hall~adrianhall]] -- and eccentric father [[Performer~P95956~Lionel Jeffries~lioneljeffries]]. Potts has to raise 30 shillings so his children can buy a broken-down racing car from the junkyard. After a disastrous attempt to sell his invention of whistling sweets to Lord Scrumptious ([[Performer~P36565~James Robertson-Justice~jamesrobertsonjustice]]), the local candy maker, he finally gets enough money for the car by doing a [[Performer~P72745~Dick Van Dyke~dickvandyke]] dance routine at the county fair. Potts takes the car and miraculously transforms the vehicle into a shiny new car named Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. While on a picnic with the children and Truly Scrumptious ([[Performer~P33598~Sally Ann Howes~sallyannhowes]]), Lord Scrumptious' beautiful daughter, Potts concocts a fantasy tale about the magical powers of the car, which can now float on water and fly. In the tale, Baron Bomburst ([[Performer~P25163~Gert Frobe~gertfröbe]]) wants the car for himself and kidnaps the automobile and the inventor. But Bomburst captures Grandpa by mistake along with the wrong car, so Potts, Truly, and the children have to enlist Chitty Chitty Bang Bang on a rescue mission to Bomburst's lair to save Grandpa. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

  • Release date:December 18, 1968

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Robert B. Sherman Best Original Song 1968 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Robert B. Sherman Best Original Score 1968 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Robert B. Sherman Best Song 1968 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Richard M. Sherman Best Original Song 1968 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Richard M. Sherman Best Original Score 1968 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Richard M. Sherman Best Song 1968 Nominee

Cast

Dick Van Dyke
as Caractacus Potts
Sally Ann Howes
as Truly Scrumptious
Lionel Jeffries
as Grandpa Potts
Gert Fröbe
as Baron Bomburst
Anna Quayle
as Baroness Bomburst
Benny Hill
as Toymaker
James Robertson Justice
as Lord Scrumptious
Heather Ripley
as Jemima
Barbara Windsor
as Blonde
Davy Kaye
as Admiral
Bernard Spear
as Second Spy
Alexander Dore
as First Spy
Stanley Unwin
as Chancellor
Desmond Llewelyn
as Coggins
Victor Maddern
as Junkman
Arthur Mullard
as Big Man
Gerald Campion
as Minister
Felix Felton
as Minister
Max Bacon
as Orchestra Leader
Max Wall
as Inventor
John Heawood
Michael Darbyshire
Gerald Taylor
as Inventors
Kenneth Waller
Adrian Hall
as Jeremy Potts
Sadie Corré
as Field Worker
John Baskcomb
as Chef
Richard Wattis
as Secretary at Sweet Factory

Crew

Ken Hughes
Director
Albert R. Broccoli
Producer
Ken Hughes
Screenwriter
Roald Dahl
Screenwriter
Richard Maibaum
Screenwriter
Richard Maibaum
Dialogue Writer
Christopher G. Challis
Cinematographer
Richard M. Sherman
Composer (Music Score)
Richard M. Sherman
Songwriter
Robert B. Sherman
Songwriter
Robert B. Sherman
Composer (Music Score)
Ken Adam
Production Designer
Harry Pottle
Art Director
Joan Bridge
Costume Designer
Elizabeth Haffenden
Costume Designer
Fred Hynes
Sound/Sound Designer
John Stears
Special Effects
Gus Agosti
First Assistant Director
Vic Armstrong
Stunts
Marc Breaux
Choreography
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