Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
- Original title
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
- Running time
- 142 min.
- United Kingdom
Roald Dahl, Kenneth Hughes (Book: Ian Fleming)
Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman, Irwin Kostal
Dick Van Dyke,
Sally Ann Howes,
James Robertson Justice
Warfield. Distributed by United Artists
Musical. Comedy. Fantasy. Kids. Adventure | Family Relationships
- Synopsis / Plot
- In the early 20th century England, eccentric Caractacus Potts works as an inventor, a job which barely supports himself, his equally eccentric father, and his two adolescent 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 junk yard - 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. Using his inventing skills, Caractacus transforms the piece of junk into a beautiful working machine, which they name Chitty Chitty Bang Bang because of the noise the engine makes. At a seaside picnic with his children and Truly, Caractacus spins a fanciful tale of an eccentric inventor, his pretty girlfriend (who is the daughter of a candy factory owner), his two children, and a magical car named Chitty all in the faraway land of Vulgaria. The ruthless Baron Bomburst, the ruler of Vulgaria, will do whatever he can to get his hands on the magical car. But because of Baroness Bomburst's disdain for them, what are outlawed in Vulgaria are children, including the unsuspecting children of a foreign inventor of a magical car.
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Song
: 2 Nominations Golden Globes: Best Original Score and Original Song
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