Saturday, 5 September 2009

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang


In the early 20th century England, eccentric Caractacus Potts (Dick Van Dyke) works as an inventor, a job which barely supports himself, his equally eccentric father, and his two adolescent children, Jeremy (Adrian Hall) and Jemima (Heather Ripley). 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 (Sally Ann Howes), 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 (Gert Frobe), the ruler of Vulgaria, will do whatever he can to get his hands on the magical car. But because of Baroness Bomburst's (Anne Quayle) disdain for them, what are outlawed in Vulgaria are children, including the unsuspecting children of a foreign inventor of a magical car.

Lionel Jeffries, Benny Hill, James Robertson Justice, Robert Helpmann, Barbara Windsor.

This movie is a great family movie. It is one that the whole family can enjoy. It is really imaginative and makes you want to sing along, a great story. If you have yet seen it, I recommend do a great family movie!!!

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