Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

A magical car-flying adventure escape from pre-WWI England, CCBB features marvelous musical numbers, fine Dick Van Dyke-led performances, and imaginative sets from far-off lands with family fun [& even scares like that traumatizing candyman] – though far too long. 7.2/10.

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Plot Synopsis: While truant from school, young siblings Jeremy and Jemima meet the beautiful Truly Scrumptious (Sally Ann Howes), who falls for their widowed father, Caractacus Potts (Dick Van Dyke), and his various oddball inventions, including the family’s noisy rebuilt car, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. One day at the beach, Caractacus tells Truly and the children a fanciful fable about the villainous Baron Bomburst (Gert Frobe) and his evil designs on the Potts family car.

Official CLC Score: 7/10