Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Overview:

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968) was a Musical - Comedy Film directed by Ken Hughes and produced by Albert R. Broccoli and Stanley Sopel.

Academy Awards 1968 --- Ceremony Number 41 (source: AMPAS)

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Best Music - SongMusic and Lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. ShermanNominated
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Hayley Mills & The Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Windmill

By The Metzinger Sisters on Mar 10, 2018 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

Every fan of the 1968 musical Chitty Chitty Bang Bang remembers inventor Caractacus Potts' beautiful workshop, but what many do not know is that the windmill where it was filmed was once owned by Hayley Mills, the star of numerous Walt Disney films of the 1960s. In 1967, producer Albert "Cubby" Br... Read full article


Baron von Bomburst of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ( 1968 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on May 20, 2016 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"I vaaahnt dat caaar!" When Baron von Bomburst wants something you can be sure he'll get it, for his minions will go to any length to satisfy the childish whims of their dictator, or else.....their heads would roll! Baron von Bomburst is different than your usual villain because he doesn't look d... Read full article


Baron von Bomburst of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ( 1968 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on May 20, 2016 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

"I vaaahnt dat caaar!" When Baron von Bomburst wants something you can be sure he'll get it, for his minions will go to any length to satisfy the childish whims of their dictator, or else.....their heads would roll! Baron von Bomburst is different than your usual villain because he doesn't look d... Read full article


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ( 1968 ) - The Story of the Motorcar

By The Metzinger Sisters on Oct 24, 2015 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

The Classic Movie Blog Association is currently hosting the Planes, Trains and Automobiles blogathon from Oct. 19-24th and we decided to take a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most iconic movie cars ever built - Chitty. In 1967, Albert "Cubby" Broccoli assembled a stellar cast and crew to fil... Read full article


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ( 1968 ) - The Story of the Motorcar

By The Metzinger Sisters on Oct 24, 2015 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

The Classic Movie Blog Association is currently hosting the Planes, Trains and Automobiles blogathon from Oct. 19-24th and we decided to take a behind-the-scenes look at one of the most iconic movie cars ever built - Chitty. In 1967, Albert "Cubby" Broccoli assembled a stellar cast and crew to fil... Read full article


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Quotes from

Child Catcher: Come along, kiddie-winkies!


Truly Scrumptious: [referring to helping the children] It's a beautiful dream Caractacus but, I don't see how it's gonna help them.
[Truly looks at the children around them and Caractacus stands up]
Caractacus Pott: [confident] You know what we're gonna do? We're gonna get up into that castle!
Toymaker: [incredulous] It is impossible!
Caractacus Pott: [confident] Well we'll see.
[Caractacus runs up to a large water channel and looks at the children watching]
Caractacus Pott: [loud and clear] Now everyone listen to me! You wanna get out of here, don't you?
[the children cheer and Caractacus moves behind the water channel]
Caractacus Pott: [loud and clear] Tomorrow is Baron Bomburst's Birthday, yes?
[the children boo with their thumbs down]
Caractacus Pott: [proud and confident] Well we're gonna give him a Birthday party he'll never forget!
[the children cheer and gather around as Caractacus makes the plan]


Child Catcher: There are children here somewhere. I can smell them.


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Facts about

In addition to several partial mock-ups of the car used for the purposes of filming, one real, custom-built Chitty Chitty Bang Bang automobile was constructed for the film. It still exists. It is owned by Pierre Picton of Statford on Avon, England. In April of 2011 it was listed for sale on eBay with a starting bid of one million dollars,
Robert Helpmann (the Child Catcher) took his top set of false teeth out to aid his gaunt pinched face. It also helped produce his creepy voice, as he 'hisses' whenever he speaks.
Dick Van Dyke had appeared in several Disney movies prior to this. In a press release he quipped, "This will out-Disney Disney." This comment angered the Disney studio and, as a result of this, he did not appear in any Disney film for a number of years.
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