Without doubt, one of the movies that influenced me most as a child was Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. It's now getting rave reviews as a stage musical in London and New York.
The character in the movie that fascinated me the most was the evil Child Catcher--played by Sir Robert Helpmann.
On stage, in a stunning feat of perfect casting, the character is portrayed by Richard O'Brien of Rocky Horror Picture Show fame.
Click here to see who I think should play the Child Catcher when they make the movie of the stage musical!