Roald Dahl

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General Details

  • Runtime: 144 minutes (US)
  • Sound Mix: 70 mm 6-Track
  • Color: Technicolor
  • Aspect Ratio:
    • 2.35 : 1 (35 mm prints)
    • 2.20 : 1 (DVD/Blu-ray release)


  • Nominated for 1969 Oscar (USA)
    • Best Music/Song for “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” – Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
      • Lost to “The Windmills of Your Mind” from The Thomas Crown Affair
  • Nominated for 1969 Golden Globe (USA)
    • Best Original Score – Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
      • Lost to The Shoes of the Fisherman
    • Best Original Song for “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang” – Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
      • Lost to “The Windmills of Your Mind” from The Thomas Crown Affair
  • Nominated for 1970 Grammy (USA)
    • Best Recording for Children
      • Lost to “Peter, Paul, and Mommy”
  • Third place in 1970 Laurel Awards (USA)
    • Best Musical
      • Lost to Oliver!


Credits order:

  • Dick Van Dyke as Caractacus Potts
  • Sally Ann Howes as Truly Scrumptious
  • Lionel Jeffries as Grandpa Potts
  • Gert Fröbe as Baron Bomburst
  • Anna Quayle as Baroness Bomburst
  • Benny Hill as Toymaker
  • James Robertson Justice as Lord Scrumptious
  • Robert Helpmann as Child Catcher
  • Heather Ripley as Jemima
  • Adrian Hall as Jeremy
  • Barbara Windsor as Blonde
  • Davy Kaye as Admiral
  • Alexander Doré as First Spy
  • Bernard Spear as Second Spy
  • Stanley Unwin as Chancellor
  • Peter Arne as Captain of Guard
  • Desmond Llewelyn as Coggins
  • Victor Maddern as Junkman
  • Arthur Mullard as Big Man
  • Ross Parker as Chef
  • Gerald Campion as Minister
  • Felix Felton as Minister
  • Monti DeLyle as Minister (as Monti de Lyle)
  • Totti Truman Taylor as Duchess
  • Larry Taylor as Lieutenant
  • Max Bacon as Orchestra Leader
  • Max Wall as Inventor
  • John Heawood as Inventor
  • Michael Darbyshire as Inventor
  • Kenneth Waller as Inventor
  • Gerald Taylor as Inventor
  • Eddie Davis as Inventor

Remaining cast listed alphabetically:

  • Michael Audreson as Peter
  • Theo Aygar as 4th Minister
  • John Baskcomb as Castle Chef
  • Eunice Black as Courtier
  • Phil Collins as Vulgarian child
  • Sadie Corre as Field Worker
  • John Crocker as Under Chef
  • Gabrielle Daye as Lady-in-Waiting
  • Harry Fielder as Soldier at Castle
  • Gary Graham as Child in Castle
  • Kay Hamilton as 3rd Duchess
  • Miranda Hampton as Scullery Maid
  • Robert Jenner as Field Worker
  • Nigel Kingsley as Child in Castle
  • Atom Teddy Kiss Atom as Minor role
  • Jim Machin as Child
  • Connel Miles as Dancer
  • Roy Murray as Fairground Barker
  • Grace Newcombe as 2nd Duchess
  • Dickie Owen as Major Domo
  • Dido Plumb as Townsman
  • Colin Rix as Chauffeur
  • Jessie Robins as Pastry Cook
  • Joseph Ross as Child in Castle
  • Peter Ross as Child in Castle
  • Janette Rowsell as Scullery Maid
  • John Ruddock as Minister of Finance
  • Ian Spofforth as Minor role
  • Rosetta Tropea as Child at the Fair
  • Richard Wattis as Secretary at Sweet Factory
  • Jeannette Wild as Minor Role


  • Director: Ken Hughes
  • Writers: Roald Dahl, Ian Fleming (original novel), Ken Hughes, Richard Maibaum (additional dialogue)
  • Cinematography by: Christopher Challis
  • Original music by: Richard M. Sherman, Robert B. Sherman, Irwin Kostal (uncredited)
  • Production Design by: Ken Adam
  • Art Direction by: Harry Pottle
  • Costume Design by: Joan Bridge, Elizabeth Haffenden
  • Film Editing by: John Shirley
  • Choreography by: Marc Breaux, Dee Dee Wood
  • Produced by: Albert R. Broccoli, Stanley Sopel (associate producer)

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  • Budget: $10m (USA)
  • Rentals:
    • $7.1m (USA)
  • Filming Studio Location: Pinewood Studios, England