Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Director: Ken Hughes Run Time: 144 min. Format: 35mm Rating: G Release Year: 1968
Starring: Adrian Hall, Heather Ripley, Benny Hill, Dick Van Dyke, Lionel Jeffries, Sally Ann Howes
Nitehawk’s LITTLE BOOKWORMS series presents Dick Van Dyke and CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG on 35mm!
Ian Fleming wrote Chitty Chitty Bang Bang in 1964.
Based on Ian Fleming’s novel, Roald Dahl’s screenplay of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang achieves the anticipated level of mischief and dark humor as we witness the legendary flying car taking Professor Potts, Truly Scrumptious, Jemima and Jeremy off to a faraway world where children are trapped by a vicious child catcher and locked away out of sight. With a great score by the Sherman brothers and hearty performances by Dick Van Dyke et al, it is easy to see why, almost 40 years on, the movie has achieved its status as one of the greatest family films of all time.