Question: Who was the dwarf in the castle scene when the children arrive at the castle in the child catcher cage?
Question: Why doesn't the Baron like the Baroness and keeps trying to get rid of her? I mean, if it wasn't for her and the law, he wouldn't get all the toys the Toy Maker makes, so why does he not like her?
Answer: He feels like she ruins all of his fun. He is kind of like a child and she is like his mother figure more than a husband and wife.
Question: Where was Truly was going prior to going in the duck pond the first two times? She changes her plans easily.
Answer: It seems those times were occasions when she was on her way to see her father, Lord Scrumptious, at his candy factory, or wherever he may be (like at the Potts' wargaming with Grandpa).
Question: Why does Baroness Bomburst hate children?
Answer: Caractucus Potts uses the Baroness character in the story he tells his kids to add tension and fright. The Baroness is a spoiled, selfish, narcissist whose only true love in the world is the rich and powerful Baron. She probably did not want children in her life with the Baron to distract her from enjoying and indulging in the power and riches she shares with the Baron, and she projects that onto other people who have children. Children, to her, are a huge distraction from her cushy life. Or, she hates children because she cannot have any of her own due to medical reasons, thus, she figures if she cannot have them, then nobody in the village can have them, so the children that are around are in hiding. The movie makes no mention as to why the Baroness hates children, so leaves that up to speculation by the viewer, unless the original book version has her backstory.
Question: How did the "once famous racing car" ended up in a scrap man's garage? Why didn't the owners simply take it back themselves? After all you wouldn't see Lewis Hamilton's crashed F1 car with kids playing in it.
Answer: It is possible the owner of the car had so much invested in the car that he lost everything when it crashed and burned. Needing money, the owner would have sold the destroyed vehicle to the person offering the most money for the wreckage. It is also possible this car was not the only car of the owner so maybe he somehow scraped together more money and continued with his racing career but with a different race car. The movie does not tell that story, though. Finally, many historical vehicles and artifacts have been abandoned and/or lost to history, never to be found or discovered in a barn, attic, garage, or a junkyard.
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."
Question: When Chitty goes over the cliff and the wings come out, where does the picnic basket on the back go?
Answer: There's no explanation, so any answer is speculation. It could have fallen out of the car as it went over the cliff. Most likely it's a movie mistake, and the picnic basket was overlooked while the close-up portion of the scene was being filmed.
Answer: Dennis Waterman.