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DIRECTOR: Ken Hughes
ACTORS: Anna Quayle, Arthur Mullard, Barbara Windsor, Benny Hill, Desmond Llewelyn, Dick Van Dyke, Gert Fröbe, James Robertson Justice, Lionel Jeffries, Max Wall, Robert Helpmann, Sally Ann Howes, Stanley Unwin, Victor Maddern
When Ian Fleming wasn’t dreaming up missions for 007, he kicked again and comfortable with this children’s tale approximately the eccentric inventor who transforms a clapped-out racing vehicle into a mystical toy. In-funny story spotters can have twigged that George Coggins, the authentic proprietor of of the dilapidated racer, is James Bond’s Q, the late Desmond Llewellyn.
Until 1873 it remained a working mill however, after being broken through fire, it lay derelict.
It seems the auto has pretty awesome powers already. When Potts drives Truly and the children all the way down to the beach from Cadmore End, they come to be by using the ocean at Cape Taillat, near Saint-Tropez in the South of France.
The airship of Baron Bomburst (Gert Frobe) hovers over the hillside near the village of Turville, just southwest of Cadmore End. Turville itself is a everyday location, seen as ‘Bramley End’ inside the tremendous wartime thriller Went The Day Well? And extra these days as the village wherein Peter Sarsgaard pulls a rip-off in 2009’s Oscar nominated An Education.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang movie location: Rothenburg ob der Tauber, GermanyChitty Chitty Bang Bang movie location: the Vulgarian town Photograph: iStockphoto / SteffiL
Followed via the magical automobile, the balloon flies off to the child-hating kingdom of ‘Vulgaria’. The metropolis square, where creepy Childcatcher (Robert Helpmann) and the cavalry (with horses from the well-known stud farm near Munich) search for the kiddies, is Rothenburg ob der Tauber, in Bavaria.
Rothenburg turned into economically devastated with the aid of the Thirty Years War and, being hidden away from important industrial routes, has in no way been modernised. In the long run, this has became out to be a boon and the metropolis is now some thing of a visitor trap. A perfectly preserved seventeenth century wonder, it’s about forty five miles west of Nuremberg in the direction of Stuttgart, in Bavaria. There’s the briefest glimpse of Rothenburg as the residence of Gregorovitch in Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows: Part I.
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang movie location: Schloss Neuschwanstein, Germany Chitty Chitty Bang Bang film Photograph: iStockphoto / manfredxy
Baron Bomburst’s Vulgarian castle, subliminally acquainted as the version for Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty castle, is Ludwig II’s marvelously kitsch delusion of Schloss Neuschwanstein, in Germany, about a hundred and fifty miles to the south of Rothenburg.
Built between 1870 and Ludwig’s mysterious death in 1886, not with the aid of an architect however with the aid of a theatrical set designer (one C Jank, who became liable for designing the authentic production of Richard Wagner’s Tannhauser) high above the Schwansee and the Alpsee. There are guided tours (there’s a bus service from Schwangau, about a mile away), but it’s a popular vacation spot and in summer season can get potent packed. Entrance tickets can only be offered on the Ticketcenter Hohenschwangau within the village of Hohenschwangau, below the castle. You can reach the village by using teach from Munich.