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Rated G · 98 minutes · 1971

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.
Director: Mel Stuart
Writer: Roald Dahl
Producer: Stan Margulies and David Wolper
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, Günter Meisner, Peter Capell, Werner Heyking and Peter Stuart

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