Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Directed by Ken Hughes • 1968 • United Kingdom
Starring Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries

This whimsical musical fantasy—based on the children’s novel by James Bond author Ian Fleming and coscripted by Roald Dahl—stars Dick Van Dyke as Caractacus Potts, an eccentric inventor who creates a magical flying car that whisks him, his two children, and the remarkably named Truly Scrumptious (Sally Ann Howes) away on an extraordinary adventure involving pirates, life-size living dolls, and a memorably sinister child snatcher (played with relish by Robert Helpmann). Marvelous sets, imaginative contraptions, and the Sherman Brothers’ jaunty songs (including the Oscar-nominated title tune) come together in a perennial family favorite.

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

    Directed by Ken Hughes • 1968 • United Kingdom
    Starring Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries

    This whimsical musical fantasy—based on the children’s novel by James Bond author Ian Fleming and coscripted by Roald Dahl—stars Dick Van Dyke as Caractacus Potts, an eccentric inventor who cr...