Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory | Chicago Reader

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Sinister 1971 children's film, taken from a book by Roald Dahl. Gene Wilder, a candy magnate, takes a group of kids on a tour of his factory, which is manned by dwarfs and filled with crafty machinery for the punishment of childhood vices. The crazy color schemes and visual effects once made this a popular head picture, though you'd have to be stoned to tolerate the score, which includes "The Candy Man." Mel Stuart directed.

Credits

Director:

  • Mel Stuart

Cast:

  • Gene Wilder
  • Jack Albertson
  • Peter Ostrum
  • Roy Kinnear
  • Julie Cole
  • Leonard Stone
  • Denise Nickerson
  • Dodo Denney
  • Paris Themmen
  • Ursula Reit
  • Michael Bollner
  • Diana Sowle
  • Aubrey Woods
  • David Battley
  • G√ľnter Meisner
  • Peter Capell
  • Werner Heyking
  • Peter Stuart

Writer:

  • Roald Dahl

Producers:

  • Stan Margulies
  • David Wolper

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