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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:
One of my all-time favourites. See more (338 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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
At 02:33 in the featurette Pure Imagination: The Story of 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory' (2001) (V) director Mel Stuart and producer David L. Wolper describe that they brought in writer David Seltzer (who had worked with Wolper on several shows) because Roald Dahl's screenplay was missing many story elements they felt were needed, such as a villain. According to Seltzer, he went to Munich and walked into a situation (working on the screenplay of a big musical with no prior screen writing experience) that in hindsight he wouldn't have done.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: Although the film is set in a mythical English-speaking country, German license plates can be seen (at around 24 mins) as Charlie walks past a restaurant while his mother is singing "Cheer Up, Charlie".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:
Spoofed in "Jackass: Episode #1.1" (2000)See more »
Soundtrack:
I Want It Now!See 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?
Where was the last scene filmed (when they're flying in the Wonkavator)?
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88 out of 104 people found the following review useful.
One of my all-time favourites., 25 March 2004
Author: Jonathon Dabell (barnaby.rudge@hotmail.co.uk) from Todmorden, England

Surprisingly, Roald Dahl (author of Charlie & The Chocolate Factory, on which this film is based) reportedly hated this big screen version of his book. There's no denying that the book is sheer genius, but in all honesty this film adaptation is exceptionally well made too. In fact, it comes high up on my list of all-time movie favourites.

The Wonka Chocolate Factory is an amazing building from which some of the most scrumdiddlyumptious sweets are delivered to the world's candy stores. Wonka-mania hits the world when five golden tickets are hidden inside packs of Wonka bars - for the winners will be granted a tour of the top-secret factory. Young Charlie Bucket, a poor boy whose family cottage lies within sight of Wonka's factory, dreams of becoming a winner - but with barely a penny to his name, does he have a chance?

What makes Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory such a success is the way it skillfully blends entertainment and a serious underlying moral. Each winning child is exposed as being rotten-to-the-core, then dealt with harshly and dismissively by Wonka. Seeing these awful brats get their come-uppance is hilarious, enjoyable and - on a serious level - quite eye-opening (it's as if parents in the audience are being told how to prevent their children from turning bad). Gene Wilder was simply born to play Wonka (every eccentric phrase, every bemused expression, and every mischievous glance is judged to perfection). The film's set design is fabulous, with particular high-spots including the chocolate room, the egg room and the wacky corridor which gets smaller and narrower the closer you get to the end. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is simply magic - a film that everyone must see, especially parents whose kids are just becoming that bit too big for their boots!

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