Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971, USA) C-100m. *** D: Mel Stuart. Starring Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear, Julie Dawn Cole. Wilder stars as mysterious chocolate maker Willy Wonka, who invites five children to visit his wondrous factory, where they are all taught a lesson. Good family entertainment, with a great Wilder performance. Adapted by Roald Dahl, from his own book (some re-writing was done by David Seltzer). Filmed in Germany. Remade as CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (2005) by Tim Burton.

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