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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 »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
A Good Message In Which Goodness Prevails See more (331 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)
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)
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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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Additional Details

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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:
Mono (Westrex Recording System) | 4-Track Stereo
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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Ernst Ziegler, who played Grandpa George, was nearly blind (from poison gas in the First World War), and so was instructed to look for a red light to guide him when his character was meant to be looking in a certain direction.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): During her TV interview, Violet says she laid off gum and switched to chocolate bars for the contest. She then proceeds to gloat about the piece of gum she's been chewing for three months, thus breaking a world record. If she laid off of gum for the duration of the contest, how is it she's been chewing this piece of gum for three months?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.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Bard's Tale (2004) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
(I've Got a) Golden TicketSee more »

FAQ

Why was the title changed from 'Charlie & the Chocolate Factory' to 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory'?
Is 'Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory' based on a book?
What happened to the four other Golden Ticket holders?
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37 out of 51 people found the following review useful.
A Good Message In Which Goodness Prevails, 14 June 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

When I first saw this movie on VHS in the late '80s, I was shocked. A '70s movie with a GOOD message?? I couldn't believe it. The message: kids - be honest and be trustworthy and don't be obnoxious; parents - don't spoil your kids or they'll quickly turn out to be brats.

Wow, no wonder liberal critics like Leonard Maltin trashed this film. It was not the normal message being delivered in movies, which usually trashes the good and glorifies the bad. That's what makes this story refreshing, and the same goes for the re-make that was released in 2005.

Peter Ostrum plays the likable Charlie and is very good. He's one of the nicest kids ever put on screen and was a fine actor. It's kind of surprising this was the only film he ever did! Jack Albertson does a nice job of Charlie's loving grandpa and so do the bratty kids, especially the English girl who is so bad you have to laugh at her.

The first part of the story was a good satire on how people sometimes make trivial things so important and how the news media gets carried way with stupid issues. (Wow, look at it now!) The second half of the story is intriguing because of the co-star of the film: Willy Wonka - a no-nonsense candy maker who doesn't put up with the brats - was fascinating to watch. (The critics thought he was too nasty.) Gene Wilder is excellent as Willy. Yes, he has a bit of a mean streak to him but his comments are fun to hear and on the money despite his lack of verbal tact. Most people prefer Wilder's version of "Wonka," by the way, over the bizarre-but- talented Johnny Depp's.

This was an entertaining film that should keep your interest. It's also an interesting comparison to the 2005 movie. Frankly, I enjoyed both.

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