G | | Adventure, Family, Fantasy
A down-on-his-luck inventor turns a broken-down Grand Prix car into a fancy vehicle for his children, and then they go off on a magical fantasy adventure to save their grandfather in a far-off land.
According to several people, including Dick Van Dyke, Ken Hughes was a talented 'action' director, he wasn't good at directing actors, especially children. Van Dyke, Sally Ann Howes, and members of the crew had to entertain the children and guide them through their performances. Ken Hughes later admitted he didn't enjoy making this film.
It's a beautiful dream Caractacus, but... I don't see how it's gonna help them.
Caracticus Potts: Do you know what we're gonna do? We're gonna get up into that castle!
Toymaker: It is impossible!
Caracticus Potts: Well, we'll see.
Caracticus Potts: Now, everybody listen to me! You wanna get out of here, don't you?
Caracticus Potts: ...
During the Baron's birthday party after Truly and Potts sing their duet and the Baron comes to inspect them, the Baron pinches Potts' nose which gets Potts to start dancing. While dancing, four soldiers can be seen taking Potts' closed box away and the guests look serious, but in the next shot when it cuts to Potts, it's at the bottom right-hand corner opened and the guests are shown roaring with laughter. When it cuts back to Potts and the Baron the box has gone and the guests look serious before the Baron starts doing his own dancing.
Also shown in a Sing-a-Long version.
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