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Surprised folks wouldn’t like this delightful film!
It surprises me that some people think this is a horrible film. I was 3 when this film was released and for as long as I can remember I’ve loved it! The songs are fun, especially Hushabye Mountian, Chu-chi Face and Me Ole Bamboo. This movie is both light, cheery as well as dark and creepy, the Child Catcher to this day is one of the scariest villians I know! And know it is a fabulous musical in London! Hopefully someday it will come to Broadway, I’d love to see it on stage!.
Really – How Can You Not Like This?
A delightful fantasy for the whole family to watch. There really is something for everyone here. A cartoonish story with “comic book characters” like the “Child Catcher” (Robert Helpmann) and “Baron Bomburst” (Gert Frobe) that the kids will love, and some marvelous song and dance routines from Sally Ann Howe as “Truly Scrumptious” and Dick Van Dyke as the inventor “Caractacus Potts” that the grown ups will marvel at. I never realized until I watched this movie as an adult what a marvelously talented man Van Dyke is, but his dance scenes are absolutely amazing (particularly “The Old Bamboo” performance at the carnival.)
The story is imaginative. A flying car whisks Truly and Caractacus, along with the two Potts children Jeremy and Jemima (Adrian Hall and Heather Ripley respectively) off to the fictional kingdom of “Vulgaria” (where children are forbidden) to rescue eccentric Grandpa Potts (played absolutely perfectly by Lionel Jeffries), who has been kidnapped by Bomburst in the mistaken belief that he’s the inventor of the car. This was one of my favorite movies as a kid, and you have to think like a child to watch it and appreciate it as an adult. Until today I had never actually seen the movie unedited, and I found it just a delight.
It’s true that there are weaknesses. Although Dick Van Dyke put on a marvellous performance, he ironically seems totally out of place with his American accent. I truly can’t figure out how Caractacus’ father can have a British accent, and Caractacus’ children can have British accents, but Caractacus himself has an American accent? It’s something you wouldn’t notice as a kid, but as an adult I found it somewhat distracting. Also, Hall and Ripley didn’t blow me away (I know – give them a break; they were just kids. Still, I’ve seen better performances from children that age.)
But why nitpick. Suspend disbelief, think like a kid, sit back and enjoy the ride.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 24 min (144 min)
Genre Adventure, Family, Fantasy, Musical
Director Ken Hughes
Writer Ian Fleming (novel), Roald Dahl (screenplay by), Ken Hughes (screenplay by), Richard Maibaum (additional dialogue by)
Actors Dick Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, Lionel Jeffries, Gert Fröbe
Country UK, USA
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 nominations.
Production Company Dramatic Films, Warfield
Sound Mix 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints), Mono (35 mm prints)
Aspect Ratio 2.20 : 1 (70 mm prints), 2.39 : 1 (35 mm prints), 2.20 : 1 (negative ratio)
Camera Panavision Lenses
Laboratory Technicolor, London, UK (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 65 mm
Cinematographic Process Super Panavision 70 (spherical)
Printed Film Format 16 mm, 35 mm (anamorphic), 70 mm