Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Factual error: In the scene where the spies are hanging the false backdrop off the bridge, you can see that the railway lines they cross have concrete sleepers, which is out of period (railway lines at this time would have had wooden sleepers).

Factual error: After they pick up Truly Scrumptious in the newly refurbished Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, look at the road surface as they run alongside the GWR train. There is a broken white line running down the centre of the road. These types of markings weren't introduced in England until the blackouts of WW2.

Factual error: There is a scene where Chitty is pacing the train, which is an 'Austerity' tank engine. This engine was made during WW 2 but the movie takes place in the early 1900s.

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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Lord Scrumptious: Time's up. Had your chance. Muffed it. Good morning.

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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: Who was the dwarf in the castle scene when the children arrive at the castle in the child catcher cage?

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