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Caractacus Potts is a woefully unsuccessful inventor who lives in an Edwardian mill house with his two small children, Jemima and Jeremy, and their eccentric grandfather. In an attempt to raise 30 shillings so that the children can purchase a dilapidated racing car from a junk dealer, Potts tries to sell his latest invention, whistling sweets, to Lord Scrumptious, the owner of the local candy factory. The demonstration at Scrumptious' factory is a catastrophe; but the undaunted Potts performs with a troupe of folk dancers at a country fair and earns the money to buy the car. Using a few odds and ends, plus a great deal of hard work and imagination, Potts converts the old wreck into a shiny new contraption which is affectionately named Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. While on a seaside picnic with the children and Truly, Lord Scrumptious' beautiful daughter, Potts weaves a story about the magical powers of the car ... The evil Baron Bomburst of Vulgaria, who has learned that Chitty Chitty can sail on the water and soar through the sky, is determined to have Potts make him a duplicate model. But it is Grandpa Potts that the Baron's pirates kidnap by mistake and carry away by airship. Witnessing the abduction, Potts, Truly, and the children give chase by flying in Chitty Chitty to far-off Vulgaria. There they learn that Baroness Bomburst so despises children that she has forbidden them in the kingdom. Because of this, Jemima and Jeremy become victims of the royal Child Catcher and are imprisoned in the castle. Aided by the village toymaker and all the children who have escaped capture by hiding in an underground cave, Potts and Truly masquerade as life-sized puppets and gain entry to the Baron's birthday party. At a given signal, all the children rush in and lead a successful mutiny in freeing Vulgaria from tyranny. With Grandpa, Jemima, and Jeremy rescued, Potts and Truly fly home in Chitty Chitty. After the picnic, Lord Scrumptious offers Potts a contract for manufacturing the whistling sweets as candies for dogs. As Potts, Truly, and the children drive off, their happiness is such that they are unaware that Chitty Chitty Bang Bang has once more taken to the skies. Songs : "You Two" (Potts, Jeremy & Jemima); "Toot Sweets" (Potts, Truly, Jeremy, Jemima & Chorus); "Hushabye Mountain" (Potts); "Me Ol' Bam-Boo" (Potts & Dance Ensemble); "Truly Scrumptious" (Truly, Jeremy & Jemima); "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" (Potts, Truly, Jeremy & Jemima); "Lovely Lonely Man" (Truly); "Posh!" (Grandpa); "Hushabye Mountain" (Reprise by Potts & Truly); "The Roses of Success" (Grandpa & Inventors); "Chu-Chi Face" (Baron & Baroness); "Doll on a Music Box," "Truly Scrumptious" (Potts & Truly); "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" (Potts, Truly & Chorus).