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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:
Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there's an adventure in everything. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
"WE are the music-makers, and WE are the dreamers of dreams!" See more (368 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)

Walker Edmiston ... Mr. Slugworth (voice) (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)
Thomas Ubelacker .... boom operator (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)
 
Location Management
Robert Newman .... location finance advisor (uncredited)
 
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)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Ethmer Roten .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Dan Wallin .... music recording mixer (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)
Bob Roe .... stand-in: Peter Ostrum (uncredited)
Marci Sperling .... craft service (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Additional Details

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Runtime:
100 min | West Germany:89 min (theatrical version)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 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:Tous publics | Germany:0 (re-rating) (2005) | Netherlands:6 | New Zealand:G | Peru:Apt | Portugal:M/6 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:All (2016) | 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:
Most of the chocolate bars were actually made of wood.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): In the scene when Charlie and Grandpa Joe are singing "I've Got a Golden Ticket," Grandpa Joe is walking perfectly fine. However, Grandpa Joe says that it's been 20 years since he has been able to walk. If this actually happened he would be bed ridden and wouldn't be able to walk even with a cane.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:
Soundtrack:
(I've Got a) Golden TicketSee more »

FAQ

Is 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory' based on a book?
If Willy Wonka won't let anyone in the factory, who makes the candy?
What happened to the four other Golden Ticket holders?
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92 out of 116 people found the following review useful.
"WE are the music-makers, and WE are the dreamers of dreams!", 9 June 1999
Author: great_sphinx_42 from The Poppy Field, OZ 69666

When I was a kid, my mom made me sit through this a trillion and one times. It's one of her favorites. I liked it well enough back then, but it's only now that I'm older that I can appreciate the true sinister glory of this movie. It's so deliciously creepy! For those who have to whine about how messed up it is, consider the original "Cinderella." Now that was awful. Willy Wonka is the stranger with a bag of chocolate that parents are always warning their kids about, but what he's really offering is a seductive nightmare in a kaleidescope of candy colors, a cautionary tale told with fairy story whimsy. I got it when I was 5, but the thrill didn't register. "A dirty trick on innocent children?" Some people out there obviously don't remember what it's really like to be a kid. Childhood is full of booby traps and the allure of the forbidden, and that which is evil frequently looks divine. "Willy Wonka" is about giving in and seeing the horrors and delights, the choices and pratfalls on the other side. It's disturbing because it strikes a certain primal chord: freedom and danger are entwined, and people have never wanted to associate children with either.

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