Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

TCM | 8:00 pm

Based on a story by James Bond creator Ian Fleming, this musical kiddie fantasy frightened a few youngsters in its 1968 debut with its villain, the "child catcher," who goes after his quarry with a gigantic net. But the real star is the flying car whose engine sounds give it — and the movie — its name. Dick Van Dyke stars as Chitty's creator, a widowed father of two. His fantastic flier carries him and his children off to a fantasy land where adventures ensue. Sally Ann Howes and Lionel Jeffries also star.