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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 -- Blu-Ray trailer for this classic fantasy film starring Gene Wilder
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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Roald Dahl (screenplay)
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Release Date:
30 June 1971 (USA) See more »
It's everybody's non-pollutionary, anti-institutionary, pro-confectionery factory of fun! See more »
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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Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Pure Goodness! See more (341 total) »


  (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)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
100 min | West Germany:89 min (theatrical version)
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
3 Channel Stereo (5.0 Surround Sound) (L-R)
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:0 (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?

Don Lane was considered for the role of Willy Wonka.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: At the beginning of 'Cheer Up, Charlie' Mrs. Bucket's lips aren't moving with the music (at 22:44, but there is no synchronization issue on the wide screen version).See more »
[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:
The Candy ManSee more »


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84 out of 110 people found the following review useful.
Pure Goodness!, 10 January 2004
Author: Kristine ( from Chicago, Illinois

Anyone could love this film and I don't see how you couldn't fall in love with Willy Wonka. This is without a doubt one of the most charming movies of all time that is still to this day one of the most enjoyed movies for a family night. Despite it's dark little messages, it still made light of everything and made this movie "satisfying and delicious".

You'll see a world of pure imagination and will absolutely fall for Willy Wonka. Gene Wilder is a comedic genius who will forever be the timeless Willy Wonka. He played it so well and made it look so easy. All the kids were amazing as well, I mean the boy who played Charlie was so adorable and you felt so awful for him. You just wished for his deepest wishes to come true. The sets are also just fantastic and so yummy to look at. On of my favorite scenes was with the "inventing room", all the amazing gizzmo's. I also loved how we took a peek into Wonka's madness when he throws a shoe into a boiling water pot and says "It gives it a little kick". One of my favorite lines of all time is "Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker".

The film is not only great to look at but it has terrific and catchy songs that will be stuck in your head and find yourself humming down the street. This is going to be a timeless classic that I can't wait to show my future children.


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