Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Gene Wilder
Director: Mel Stuart Cast: Gene Wilder
Gene Wilder
, Jack Albertson
Jack Albertson
, Peter Ostrum
Peter Ostrum
Mel Stuart

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Promoted as a family musical by Paramount Pictures, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is more of a black comedy, perversely faithful to the spirit of Roald Dahl's original book Charley and the Chocolate Factory. Enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder) stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars. Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy. Four of the five winning children are insufferable brats: the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charley Bucket (Peter Ostrum), who takes the tour in the company of his equally amiable grandfather (Jack Albertson). In the course of the tour, Willy Wonka punishes the four nastier children in various diabolical methods one kid is inflated and covered with blueberry dye, another ends up as a principal ingredient of the chocolate, and so on because these kids have violated the ethics of Wonka's factory. In the end, only Charlie and his grandfather are left. Ostensibly set in England, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory was lensed in Germany (as revealed by the film's final overhead shot).

Product Details

Release Date: 10/18/2011
UPC: 0883929174423
Original Release: 1971
Rating: G
Source: Warner Home Video
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:40:00
Sales rank: 12,216

Special Features

Closed Caption; Scrumptious documentary Pure Imagination: The Story of Wily Wonka & the Chocolate Factory; Mouthwatering commentary with the Wonka kids; 4 sing-along songs; Stills gallery ; Vintage 1971 featurette; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Gene Wilder Willy Wonka
Jack Albertson Grandpa Joe
Peter Ostrum Charlie
Roy Kinnear Mr. Salt
Julie Dawn Cole Veruca Salt
Aubrey Woods Bill
Werner J. Heyking Jopeck
Michael Bollner Augustus Gloop
Leonard Stone Mr. Beauregarde
David Battley Mr. Turkentine
Peter Capell The Tinker
Dodo Denney Mrs. Teevee
Günter Meisner Otto Slugworth
Denise Nickerson Violet Beauregarde
Ursula Reit Mrs. Gloop
Diana Sowle Mrs. Bucket
Paris Themmen Mike Teevee

Technical Credits
Mel Stuart Director
Leslie Bricusse Score Composer,Songwriter
Helen Colvig Costumes/Costume Designer
Roald Dahl Screenwriter
Logan R. Frazee Special Effects
Wolfgang Glattes Asst. Director
Harper Goff Art Director
Arthur Ibbetson Cinematographer
Howard Jeffrey Choreography
Stan Margulies Producer
Anthony Newley Score Composer,Songwriter
Jack Roe Asst. Director
David Saxon Editor
Walter Scharf Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Ille Sievers Costumes/Costume Designer
Raimund Stangle Makeup
David L. Wolper Producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Willy Wonka & Chocolate Factory
1. Main Title and Credits [2:24]
2. The Candy Man [3:00]
3. Nobody in, Nobody out [4:45]
4. Poof! to Chemistry Class [1:23]
5. Wonkamania! [1:38]
6. #1: Augustus Gloop [1:16]
7. Birthday Boy [1:13]
8. #2: Veruca Salt [2:07]
9. Does Not Compute [1:46]
10. #3: Violet Beauregarde [1:10]
11. "But I Am Different" [1:43]
12. Cheer up Charlie [2:37]
13. #4: Mike Teevee [:58]
14. #5 Makes Headlines [:30]
15. A Coin for Candy [3:30]
16. Good Fortune [3:14]
17. Sinister Messenger [1:48]
18. Chalie's Choice [1:29]
19. I've Got a Golden Ticket [1:45]
20. The Big Day [3:39]
21. A Wonka Welcome [1:45]
22. Surprises and Fine Print [3:40]
23. Pure Imagination [4:13]
24. Oompa-Loompa Lore [4:28]
25. Taking the Plunge [1:58]
26. The Wonkamania [2:48]
27. Long Way There [2:11]
28. The Inventing Room [2:35]
29. Everlasting Gobstoppers [2:12]
30. Gum-Chewing Evils [2:25]
31. Tasty Walls [4:13]
32. Fizzy-Lifting Drinks [:42]
33. I Want It Now [3:43]
34. Oompa-Loompa-Doompa-De-Do #3 [3:58]
35. The Wonkamobile [:18]
36. Wonkavision [:52]
37. Oompa-Loompa-Doompa-De-Do #4 [:00]
38. Passing the Test [1:57]
39. The Wonkavator [4:15]
40. Happily Ever After [1:04]

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