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The Baroness will have your teeth for a necklace and your eyeballs for earrings!
~ The Child Catcher threatening the Toymaker.
I don't trust a man who makes toys in a land where children are forbidden!
~ The Child Catcher

The Child Catcher is the tertiary antagonist in the movie Chitty Chittty Bang Bang, and is portrayed as an ugly, large-nosed man who is employed to hunt down children and take them away. He accomplishes this by luring his victims out with lollipops. When they fall for his trick, he puts them in cages to be carted off to a large prison under orders from the evil rulers of Vulgaria (Baron Bomburst and Baroness Bomburst), who dislike children.

In the end the Child-Catcher is captured along with his employers after the heroes of the story manage to topple Vulgaria's evil regime and free all the children.

He Speaks with a German Accent and was played by Robert Helpmann. The Child Catcher and his masters are among the only non-James Bond villains created by novelist Ian Fleming. Not surprisingly, the sense of menace mixed with adventure and fun was also aided by the film's scriptwriter, Roald Dahl of Willy Wonka fame.


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