Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

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Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory ★★★½ 1971 (G)

When the last of five coveted “golden tickets” falls into the hands of sweet but very poor Charlie, he and his Grandpa Joe get a tour of the most wonderfully strange chocolate factory in the world. The owner is the most curious hermit ever to hit the big screen. He leads the five young “winners” on a thrilling and often dangerous tour of his fabulous factory. Adapted from Roald Dahl's “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.” Without a doubt one of the best “kid's” movies ever made; a family classic worth watching again and again. ♫The Candy Man; Cheer Up, Charlie; (I've Got a) Golden Ticket; Pure Imagination; Oompa Loompa; I Want It Now. 100m/C VHS, DVD, HD DVD . Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Denise Nickerson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear, Aubrey Woods, Michael Bollner, Ursula Reit, Leonard Stone, Dodo Denney, Julie Dawn Cole, Gunter Meisner; D: Mel Stuart; W: Roald Dahl; C: Arthur Ibbetson; M: Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley, Walter Scharf.