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
Charlie Bucket
Mr. Salt
Veruca Salt
Mr. Beauregarde
Violet Beauregarde
Mrs. Teevee (as Dodo Denney)
Mike Teevee
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)
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)
Oompa Loompa (uncredited)
FBI Agent (uncredited)
Pepi Poupee ...
Oompa Loompa (uncredited)
Marcus Powell ...
Oompa Loompa (uncredited)
Bob Roe ...
Peter Goff (uncredited)
Man in Street (uncredited)
Madeline Stuart ...
Madeline Durkin (uncredited)
Albert Wilkinson ...
Oompa Loompa (uncredited)
Ernst Ziegler ...
Grandpa George (uncredited)

Directed by

Mel Stuart ... (directed by)

Written by

Roald Dahl ... (screenplay by) and
David Seltzer ... (screenplay by) (uncredited)
Roald Dahl ... (book "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory")

Produced by

Stan Margulies ... producer
David L. Wolper ... producer

Cinematography by

Arthur Ibbetson ... director of photography

Editing by

David Saxon

Editorial Department

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

Casting By

Marion Dougherty ... (uncredited)
Mary Selway ... (uncredited)

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
Don MacDougall ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
John L. Mack ... sound mixer (uncredited)
Roger Sword ... sound editor (uncredited)
Thomas Übelacker ... boom operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

Logan Frazee ... special effects (as Logan R. Frazee)
Terry Schubert ... special effects technician (uncredited)

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)
Louise Di Tullio ... musician: flute (uncredited)
Dan Wallin ... music recording mixer (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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

Additional Crew

Frawley Becker ... dialogue coach
María Antonieta de las Nieves ... spanish dubbing
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
  • Willy Wonka (Israel, English title)
  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (World-wide, English title)
  • Dream Chocolate Factory (Japan, English title)
  • Willy Wonka (Thailand, English title)
  • Willy Wonka (Singapore, English title)
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  • 100 min
Aspect Ratio
  • 1.37 : 1 (original & negative ratio) (open matte)
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Box Office

Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

Trivia After reading the script, Gene Wilder said he would take the role of Willy Wonka under one condition: that he would be allowed to limp and then suddenly somersault in the scene when he first meets the children. When director Mel Stuart asked why, Wilder replied that having Wonka do this meant that "from that time on, no one will know if I'm lying or telling the truth." Stuart asked, "If I say no, you won't do the picture?" Wilder said, "I'm afraid that's the truth." 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 Mrs. Gloop: Don't just stand there, do something!
Willy Wonka: [unenthusiastically] Help. Police, Murder.
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