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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory -- An Insight Look at the making of Roald Dahl's original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory featuring Wolper protege Mel Stuart.
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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory -- A poor boy wins the oppurtunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all.

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Director:
Writers:
Roald Dahl (screenplay)
Roald Dahl (book)
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Release Date:
30 June 1971 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
It's everybody's non-pollutionary, anti-institutionary, pro-confectionery factory of fun! See more »
Plot:
A poor boy wins the opportunity to tour the most eccentric and wonderful candy factory of all. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Simply indispensable See more (339 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gene Wilder ... Willy Wonka

Jack Albertson ... Grandpa Joe

Peter Ostrum ... Charlie

Roy Kinnear ... Mr. Salt

Julie Dawn Cole ... Veruca Salt

Leonard Stone ... Mr. Beauregarde

Denise Nickerson ... Violet Beauregarde
Nora Denney ... Mrs. Teevee (as Dodo Denney)

Paris Themmen ... Mike Teevee
Ursula Reit ... Mrs. Gloop

Michael Bollner ... Augustus Gloop
Diana Sowle ... Mrs. Bucket
Aubrey Woods ... Bill
David Battley ... Mr. Turkentine
Günter Meisner ... Mr. Slugworth (as Gunter Meisner)
Peter Capell ... The Tinker
Werner Heyking ... Mr. Jopeck
Peter Stuart ... Winkelmann
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dora Altmann ... Grandma Georgina (uncredited)
Victor Beaumont ... Doctor (uncredited)
Rudy Borgstaller ... Oompa Loompa (uncredited)
Tim Brooke-Taylor ... Computer Operator (uncredited)
George Claydon ... Oompa Loompa (uncredited)
Pat Coombs ... Henrietta Salt (uncredited)
Frank Delfino ... Auctioneer (uncredited)

Malcolm Dixon ... Oompa Loompa (uncredited)
Stephen Dunne ... Stanley Kael - Second Newscaster (uncredited)
Michael Gahr ... Reporter in Germany (uncredited)
Rusty Goffe ... Oompa Loompa (uncredited)

Michael Goodliffe ... Mr. Teavee (uncredited)
Kurt Großkurth ... Mr. Gloop (uncredited)
Shin Hamano ... Japanese Candy Store Owner (uncredited)
Ismed Hassan ... Oompa Loompa (uncredited)
Jack Latham ... First Newscaster (uncredited)
Franziska Liebing ... Grandma Josephine (uncredited)
Gloria Manon ... Mrs. Curtis (uncredited)
Norman McGlen ... Oompa Loompa (uncredited)
Angelo Muscat ... Oompa Loompa (uncredited)

Ed Peck ... FBI Agent (uncredited)
Pepe Poupee ... Oompa Loompa (uncredited)
Marcus Powell ... Oompa Loompa (uncredited)
Bob Roe ... Peter Goff (uncredited)
Madeline Stuart ... Madeline Durkin (uncredited)
Albert Wilkinson ... Oompa Loompa (uncredited)
Ernst Ziegler ... Grandpa George (uncredited)

Directed by
Mel Stuart 
 
Writing credits
Roald Dahl (screenplay)

Roald Dahl (book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory")

David Seltzer  screenplay (uncredited)

Produced by
Stan Margulies .... producer
David L. Wolper .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Arthur Ibbetson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
David Saxon 
 
Art Direction by
Harper Goff 
 
Costume Design by
Helen Colvig 
 
Makeup Department
Susi Krause .... hairdresser
Raimund Stangl .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Pia Arnold .... production manager
Renate Neuchl .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wolfgang Glattes .... assistant director
Jack Roe .... assistant director
Stefan Zürcher .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Hendrik Wynands .... construction manager (as Hendrik G. Wynands)
Clarence Fay Konkel .... carpenter (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Charles L. Campbell .... sound editor
Richard Portman .... re-recording (as Dick Portman)
Karsten Ullrich .... sound
Roger Sword .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Logan Frazee .... special effects (as Logan R. Frazee)
 
Visual Effects by
Jim Danforth .... model animator: Wonkavator (uncredited)
Jim Danforth .... optical effects (uncredited)
Richard Kuhn .... optical effects (uncredited)
Dennis Muren .... effects assistant (uncredited)
Albert Whitlock .... optical effects (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Wilson .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ille Sievers .... wardrobe head
 
Editorial Department
Melvin Shapiro .... associate editor (as Mel Shapiro)
 
Music Department
Leslie Bricusse .... lyrics and music by
Howard Jeffrey .... musical numbers staged by
Anthony Newley .... lyrics and music by
Walter Scharf .... conductor
Walter Scharf .... music arranger
Jack K. Tillar .... music editor (as Jack Tillar)
Diana Lee .... singing voice: Diana Sowle (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Frawley Becker .... dialogue coach
Trudy von Trotha .... script supervisor (as Trudi Von Trotha)
Betty Walberg .... dance arrangements
David L. Wolper .... presenter
Walker Edmiston .... voice dubbing: Gunter Meisner (uncredited)
Robert Newman .... location finance advisor (uncredited)
Bob Roe .... stand-in: Peter Ostrum (uncredited)
Marci Sperling .... craft service (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
100 min | West Germany:89 min (theatrical version)
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
3 Channel Stereo (5.0 Surround Sound) (L-R)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Brazil:Livre | Canada:G (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Quebec) | Canada:G (Ontario - 2006) | Canada:PG (Ontario) (original rating) | Canada:F (Ontario) (re-rating) (1996) | Finland:S (1971) (cut) | Finland:K-8 (1971) (uncut) | France:U | Germany:o.Al. (re-rating) (2005) | Peru:PT | Portugal:M/6 | Singapore:PG | Spain:T | Sweden:Btl | UK:U | UK:PG (video rating: additional material audio commentary) (2010) | USA:G (Approved No. 22687) | West Germany:6 (cut)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
During the "Pure Imagination" song, Willy Wonka whips his cane around here and there to stop the crowd in place during various points of the song. According to Paris Themmen (Mike Teevee) in the DVD commentary (at around 53 mins), during one of the takes as Gene Wilder whipped his cane around, he accidentally whacked Themmen. In her memoir "I Want it Now!", Julie Dawn Cole (Veruca Salt) mentions that she was also accidentally whacked by the cane a couple of times.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Mrs. Teevee starts out with a black purse, which she then carries throughout the movie (from 42:28 before Willy Wonka appears to 01:26:29 just before donning a clean suit). Once she is in the TV room, however, she has a white purse (it can be noticed at 01:27:15 when the giant Wonka Bar is carried in, and also when Mike gets shrunk and Mrs. Teevee sticks him into the purse).See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Bill, candy store owner:All right, all right, all right, what's it going to be? A Triple Cream Cup for Christopher. A Sizzler for June Marie. And listen!
[the children fall silent]
Bill, candy store owner:Wonka's got a new one today.
Children:What is it?
Bill, candy store owner:This is called a Scrumpdiddlyumptious Bar.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Gingerdead Man (2005)See more »
Soundtrack:
(I've Got a) Golden TicketSee more »

FAQ

What happened to the four other Golden Ticket holders?
Why was the title changed from 'Charlie & the Chocolate Factory' to 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory'?
How much sex, violence, and profanity are in this movie?
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36 out of 48 people found the following review useful.
Simply indispensable, 25 December 2004
Author: Don Muvo from Encinitas, California

All the ideas that Rould Dahl puts into his book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" are here in an imaginative visual form appropriate to the time it was made. A lot of attention was paid to the sets and visual effects, clever special effects such as a trap door and miniturization testify to the care that the producers put into making this movie. The theme of the movie is difficult for adults. There are bad children in the world. They come from bad parents, they're not created by emulation, but rather the parents "produce them", much like chocolate is produced in a factory. The factory is populated by miniature people named oomphaloopas that remind the listener at intervals of Dahl's moral points: Too much TV is bad for children, books should be read instead, and children need to adhere to an ethical code of some sort in order to grow up strong. And who knew Gene Wilder had such a beautiful singing voice! The music is some of the best show music of it's time, including "The Candy Man".

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