Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang ★★ 1968 (G)

An eccentric inventor spruces up an old car and, in fantasy, takes his children to a land where the evil rulers have forbidden children. Poor special effects and forgettable score stall effort. Loosely adapted by Roald Dahl and Hughes from an Ian Fleming story. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang; Hushabye Mountain; Truly Scrumptious; You Two; Toot Sweet; Me Ol' BamBoo; Lovely Lonely Man; Posh; The Roses of Success. 142m/C VHS, DVD . GB Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries, Gert Frobe, Anna Quayle, Benny Hill; D: Ken Hughes; W: Ken Hughes, Roald Dahl; C: Christopher Challis; M: Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman.