Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

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Corrected entry: In the scene when Truley Scrumptious is walking on the beach with the children, one shot she has shoes on & in the very next shot, she is barefoot.

Correction: In the scene where Truley is walking with the children, she has her shoes on the entire time until she kicks them off when the children chase her.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Mr. Potts is going to take the children for the first ride in the car, he tells Jeremy to get the picnic basket. Jeremy hurriedly rushes out of the shot and then back to the car with it within a few seconds, but he would not have had a chance to fill it with food.

Correction: How do you know the picnic basket wasn't already packed? After all, it was in his workshop where Jeremy couldn't pack food anyway since there is none.


Corrected entry: At the end of the movie, when they fly off into the sunset, they forget to put the wings out.

Correction: I believe that this was done on purpose symbolizing that the car is magical.


Corrected entry: In the scene where Truly finds the children in the tower, the cannon that Mr Potts and the toymaker use to smash down the door was a chest in the shot immediately before they appeared.

Correction: The chest was at the end of a corridor to the side of the door. The cannon was at the end of a corridor opposite the door which was smashed down. The cannon was always there.


Corrected entry: The name of the book and the film come from the time when it was written-British soldiers in France were given permission to go and see the Parisian prostitutes by means of a piece of paper or a "chitty" from their superiors- i.e. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

Correction: Unless I see a credible source for this, I'm inclined to dismiss this one as an urban legend. For one thing, a title relating to events from the time the movie was WRITTEN would make little sense for a story set in a completely different time period (post-WWII vs. circa 1910). A Google and Wikipedia search provided nothing to support this allegation.

Continuity mistake: Dick Van Dyke is trying to show his new whistle sweet to Mr Scrumptious, the sweet factory owner. His dog is tied up to a bicycle outside. When his dog hears the whistle he knocks over the bicycle whilst trying to get free and runs up the steps. In the immediate shot following the bicycle is standing up again.

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Truly Scrumptious: Well, Mr. Potts!
Caractacus Pott: What's wrong?
Truly Scrumptious: Now you'll have to marry me!

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Trivia: Julie Andrews was the actress chosen to play the part of Truly Scrumptious. However, as revealed in "Julie Andrews: An Intimate Biography", Ms. Andrews had grown tired of being typecast in playing the same type of roles in Sound of Music and Mary Poppins. She turned down the part.

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Question: If Truly Scrumptious' father is 'Lord Scrumptious', then as his daughter, why isn't she 'Lady Scrumptious?'. If I remember correctly, she is referred to as 'Miss Scrumptious'.


Chosen answer: By rules of courtesy titles in the United Kingdom, Truly Scrumptious would inherit no title. Her parents being Lord and Lady Scrumptious, she would be simply Miss Truly Scrumptious. However, if her father were a baron, she would be called "The Honorable Miss Truly Scrumptious." Were her father an earl, duke or marquess, she would THEN be the "Lady Truly Scrumptious." But again, children of a lord and lady do not receive a title. When the lord dies, his oldest son inherits his father's title of lord. If there are no boys, it might pass to the eldest daughter. In this case, only upon her father's death would Truly become "Lady Truly Scrumptious."

Michael Albert
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