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U.S., 1968
Directed by Ken Hughes
Written by Roald Dahl and Ken Hughes, based on Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car by Ian Fleming
Music by Irwin Kostal, Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman
Starring Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes
Approx. 144 min. DCP.

“Derives from Ian Fleming's sole excursion into children's literature, a collection of stories about a fanciful Edwardian motor car. Dick Van Dyke stars as the widowed, absent-minded, unsuccessful inventor whose children convince him to save the pioneer racing auto from destruction. Turned into a spanking and sleek vehicle by Van Dyke, the car develops the ability to float on water and fly.” – Variety


“...sees to it that none of the audience's terrific eagerness to have a good time is betrayed or lost.”
– Renata Adler, The New York Times

“...contains about the best two-hour children's movie you could hope for”
– Roger Ebert

“A fast, dense, friendly children's musical, with something of the joys of singing together on a team bus on the way to a game."
The New York Times  


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