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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Dick Van Dyke  Actor Sally Ann Howes  Actor Lionel Jeffries  Actor Gert Fröbe  Actor Anna Quayle  Actor


MPAA Rating: G
Contains:Child Classic

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

UPC: 883904254751

Studio: MGM

MPAA Rating: G   Contains:[Child Classic]

Summary: One of the stars of Walt Disney's Mary Poppins, Dick Van Dyke, is re-united with that film's composer and lyricist, Richard M.Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, in this big budget and bloodless children's fantasy musical, based on the children's book by James Bond author Ian Fleming. Van Dyke plays Caractacus Potts, a failed inventor who lives in a big house with his two children -- Jemima Heather Ripley and Jeremy Adrian Hall -- and eccentric father Lionel Jeffries. 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 (James Robertson-Justice), the local candy maker, he finally gets enough money for the car by doing a Dick Van Dyke 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 (Sally Ann Howes), 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 (Gert Frobe) 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

Category: Fantasy

Awards: Best Original Score – null Best Original Score – null Best Original Song – null Best Original Song – null Best Song – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Song – Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Original Song – Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Score – Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Song – Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Original Score – Hollywood Foreign Press Association

Features: Sing-Along
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang: The Musical Trailer


Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Format: DVD

Release Date: 10/04/2011

Audio: DD5.1 Dolby Digital 5.1, DD2 Dolby Digital Stereo

Runtime: 145 Minutes

Sides: 1

Number of Discs: 1

Language(s) English,French,Spanish,Portuguese

Subtitles: English,French,Spanish

Region: USA & territories, Canada

Chapters: Disc #1 -- Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
1. Main Title [:00]
2. A Joyous Junker [:02]
3. Rockets & Other Gadgets [6:40]
4. You Two [:13]
5. Perfect Pitch [4:11]
6. Toot Sweets [7:24]
7. Treasures [3:52]
8. Hushabye Mountain [3:20]
9. A Hair-Razing Event! [4:21]
10. Me ol' Bamboo [2:02]
11. Chitty Is Saved! [3:35]
12. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang [1:51]
13. A Rollicking Picnic [2:55]
14. Truly Scrumptious [3:56]
15. Pirates! [3:17]
16. Escape [:27]
17. This Lovely Lonely Man [5:28]
18. Abuduction/Intermission [4:46]
19. Chitty Flies! [1:01]
20. Posh [1:31]
21. Red Carpet Treatment [2:22]
22. Roses Of Success [4:02]
23. Strange Places [:30]
24. Cellar Secrets [4:41]
25. Kidnapped! [4:22]
26. The Hiding Place [7:38]
27. Hushabye (Reprise) [1:04]
28. Chu-Chi Face [2:53]
29. Doll On A Music Box [2:04]
30. The Children's Revolt [4:31]
31. Ridiculous Suggestion [2:51]
32. Scrumptious/End Credits [:21]

Craig Butler

By the end of the 1960s, the financial failure of big-budget films like Chitty Chitty Bang Bang started the final descent of the traditional film musical. However, while it is hardly a classic, it is fondly remembered by many who grew up with it. The basic story ingredients -- crackpot inventor, beautiful love interest, magic car, exotic settings -- are perfectly fine, but somehow the mixture fails to gel. Part of the problem is the tone of the film, which is often overly arch or cloying. Much of the dialogue just doesn't work, and the film is much too long and never as inventive as it needs to be. The score is very hummable, with many numbers -- the title song, "Truly Scrumptious," "Hushabye Mountain," "Toot Sweets" -- that stay with the audience long after the movie is over. Although the kids are a bit much, Dick Van Dyke is appealing and handles the material well; his dancing is, as always, delightful. Sally Ann Howes is a lovely and charming Truly, and Anna Quayle makes the most of her brief supporting role. As the Child Catcher, Robert Helpmann is perhaps too disturbing for little ones. The special effects are not very impressive, but the scenery is quite attractive. There's enough here to make the film worth viewing, but overall it's a missed opportunity at a great family film. ~ Craig Butler, Rovi

Cast and Crew: Albert R. Broccoli  Producer 
Ken Hughes  Director 
Ken Hughes  Screenwriter 
Irwin Kostal  Composer (Music Score) 
Richard Maibaum  Screenwriter 
Richard M. Sherman  Composer (Music Score) 
Robert B. Sherman  Composer (Music Score) 
Roald Dahl  Screenwriter 
Dick Van Dyke  Actor 
Sally Ann Howes  Actor 
Lionel Jeffries  Actor 
Gert Fröbe  Actor 
Anna Quayle  Actor 
Benny Hill  Actor 
James Robertson Justice  Actor 
Robert Helpmann  Actor 
Heather Ripley  Actor 
Barbara Windsor  Actor 
Davy Kaye  Actor 
Bernard Spear  Actor 
Alexander Dore  Actor 
Stanley Unwin  Actor 
Peter Arne  Actor 
Desmond Llewelyn  Actor 
Victor Maddern  Actor 
Arthur Mullard  Actor 
Ross Parker  Actor 
Gerald Campion  Actor 
Felix Felton  Actor 
Monte de Lyle  Actor 
Totti Truman Taylor  Actor 
Larry Taylor  Actor 
Max Bacon  Actor 
Max Wall  Actor 
John Heawood  Actor 
Michael Darbyshire  Actor 
Gerald Taylor  Actor 
John Baskcomb  Actor 
Richard Wattis  Actor 
Kenneth Waller  Actor 
Adrian Hall  Actor 
Totti Truman Taylor  Actor 
Sadie Corré  Actor 

Country: UK,USA