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G| 1 hr. 38 min.

Plot Summary
The last of five coveted "golden tickets" falls into the hands of a sweet but very poor boy. He and his grandpa then get a tour of the strangest chocolate factory in the world. The owner leads five young winners on a thrilling and often dangerous tour of his factory.

Cast: Gene Wilder , Jack Albertson , Peter Ostrum , Roy Kinnear , Julie Dawn Cole , Leonard Stone , Denise Nickerson , Dodo Denney

Director: Mel Stuart

Genres: Fantasy

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971)

Release Date: January 1st, 1971|1 hr. 38 min.

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  • June 07, 2011 Dry Master
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    Great movie.I love Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka.I love candy,so whenever i am hungry for chocolate and i am not allowed until after dinner,i watch this fantastic film.

  • June 16, 2010 Sweetrose
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    This classic tale, is a favorite I always enjoy.A young boy gets a chance to fulfill a fantasy,when he goes for a chance to meet a local choclatier.Wilder, plays the happy go lucky chap who teaches some children valuable lessons.He opens his chocolate factory, to five children who embark on a search for a gold ticket.Humility,generosity,and unselfishlessness cannot be taught from outside the home.Parents must instill these virtues in their children, and raise them up as good members of Society

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Fun news for all you "Willy Wonka" fans: That iconic scene when Gene Wilder makes his grand entrance from his Chocolate Factory, loses his cane, then somersaults and pops up to great applause? It was...

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Eric Larnick on Dec 24th, 2011 9:00AM

With the holidays upon us, it's time to gather with the family and watch a holiday classic. One movie that is sure to be viewed many times -- whether you're catching one of its many December...

'Willy Wonka' Actor Passes Away at 87

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Moviefone Staff on Nov 3rd, 2011 12:40PM

According to TMZ, actor Leonard Stone, best known for playing Violet Beauregarde's father in the 1971 film 'Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,' passed away on Wednesday after a bout with cancer....

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