An eccentric professor invents wacky machinery but can't seem to make ends meet. When he invents a revolutionary car, a foreign government becomes interested in it and resorts to skulduggery to get their hands on it. Written by
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Peter Picton aka Pierre the Clown was one of the drivers during the filming. He bought the car when that ended and owned it for 40 years. He used it as a prop in his act. He died in November 2016 in England . See more »
During the close ups of the Baron and his officers on the bridge of his yacht, at the chase of the boar motorcar, the funnels behind them have small wrinkles on them, revealing they are set pieces covered in some sort of metal foil, instead of the solid, brass-looking funnels visible in the wide shots. See more »
Please, Mr. Coggins! You can't sell our lovely car to that nasty man!
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This movie is one that has sadly fallen through the cracks of the "classic family musical" floor. My parents were on the ball and raised me on "mary Poppins," "sound of music," and of course, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang," and I have not yet been weaned off them. (Incidently, all three of these movies share a choreographer) The sheer imagination of this film is akin to that of Peter Pan. It is a tremendous celebration of childhood and fantasy. Sadly, this movie is often overlooked. As a college student, few of my friends know about this film. The few that do know of it treasure it. Every child should be so lucky as to be raised with Chitty. The dancing, the songs, the genius and humor showcase the best of musicals and childhood alike. Enjoy and share this unsung classic. We can hope that the new live musical in London will rekindle the public's appreciation for movies like this
P.S the "Old Bamboo" dance looks very much like the "Step in time," from Mary Poppins.
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