Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory ()

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A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.

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Willy Wonka
Grandpa Joe
Mr. Salt
Veruca Salt
Mr. Beauregarde
Violet Beauregarde
Mrs. Teevee (as Dodo Denney)
Mike Teevee
Ursula Reit ...
Mrs. Gloop
Augustus Gloop
Mrs. Bucket
Aubrey Woods ...
Mr. Turkentine
Mr. Slugworth (as Gunter Meisner)
The Tinker
Werner Heyking ...
Mr. Jopeck
Peter Stuart ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dora Altmann ...
Grandma Georgina (uncredited)
Doctor (uncredited)
Rudy Borgstaller ...
Oompa Loompa (uncredited)
Computer Operator (uncredited)
Oompa Loompa (uncredited)
Pat Coombs ...
Henrietta Salt (uncredited)
Frank Delfino ...
Auctioneer (uncredited)
Oompa Loompa (uncredited)
Stanley Kael - Second Newscaster (uncredited)
Mr. Slugworth (uncredited) (voice)
Michael Gahr ...
Reporter in Germany (uncredited)
Rusty Goffe ...
Oompa Loompa (uncredited)
Mr. Teavee (uncredited)
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)
FBI Agent (uncredited)
Pepi 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

Written by

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

Editorial Department

Melvin Shapiro ... associate editor (as Mel Shapiro)

Art Direction by

Harper Goff

Costume Design by

Helen Colvig

Makeup Department

Susi Krause ... hairdresser
Unnamed Person ... makeup artist
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) / 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

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 / 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)

Script and Continuity Department

Trudy von Trotha ... script supervisor (as Trudi Von Trotha)

Other crew

Frawley Becker ... dialogue coach
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)
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Plot Summary

The world is astounded when Willy Wonka, for years a recluse in his factory, announces that five lucky people will be given a tour of the factory, shown all the secrets of his amazing candy, and one will win a lifetime supply of Wonka chocolate. Nobody wants the prize more than young Charlie, but as his family is so poor that buying even one bar of chocolate is a treat, buying enough bars to find one of the five golden tickets is unlikely in the extreme. But in movieland, magic can happen. Charlie, along with four somewhat odious other children, get the chance of a lifetime and a tour of the factory. Along the way, mild disasters befall each of the odious children, but can Charlie beat the odds and grab the brass ring? Written by Rick Munoz

Plot Keywords
Taglines It's everybody's non-pollutionary, anti-institutionary, pro-confectionery factory of fun! See more »
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Additional Details

Also Known As
  • Charlie und die Schokoladenfabrik (West Germany)
  • Charlie et la chocolaterie (France)
  • Willy Wonka au pays enchanté (France)
  • Charlie und die Schokoladenfabrik (Germany)
  • Willy Wonka & die Schokoladenfabrik (Germany)
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  • 100 min
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Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $2,126,226, 02 Feb 1971

Did You Know?

Trivia The reactions of the actors and actresses in some scenes are spontaneous. For example, when the children first enter the Chocolate Room and see the candy gardens, their reactions are real, it was really their first view of that particular set. See more »
Goofs When Wonka first allows the children into the chocolate room he makes an umbrella by sticking the bottom of his cane into a "mushroom" top and then holding the cane upside-down. As he twirls the umbrella you can see the stab holes in the Styrofoam bottom from prior takes (at around 18 mins). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Kidsongs: What I Want to Be (1987). See more »
Soundtracks The Candy Man See more »
Crazy Credits At the same time as the end credits are playing, the film shows the Wonkavator rising higher and higher. See more »
Quotes Willy Wonka: There's no earthly way of knowing/Which direction they are going... There's no knowing where they're rowing...
Mr. Salt: [weakly echoing] Rowing...
Willy Wonka: Or which way the river's flowing... Is it raining, is it snowing?/Is a hurricane a-blowing?
[sharp gasp]
Willy Wonka: Not a speck of light is showing/So the danger must be growing... Are the fires of Hell a-glowing?/Is the grisly Reaper mowing?/Yes! The danger must be growing/'Cause the rowers keep on rowing/
[practically screaming]
Willy Wonka: And they're certainly not showing/Any sign that they are slowing!
[lets out a high-pitched, almost unearthly scream]
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