Movies of the '70s

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) IMDb logo

with Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, and Peter Ostrum

directed by Mel Stuart

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Posted by paktype at 9:05 am (PST) on Thu January 25, 2018   
I remember when I was a kid and this movie came on TV - it was a real treat.
Posted by Mr.Nostalgia2 at 12:34 pm (PDT) on Sun October 2, 2016   
Gene Wilder was a wonderful talent..he will be missed.cry
Posted by Chuck Kopsho at 10:41 pm (PDT) on Sat September 24, 2016   
Everyone should give tribute to Mr. Wilder. RIP.
Posted by freddo30 at 10:24 pm (PDT) on Sun April 10, 2016   
I liked the book a lot better than the movie ; how Charlie Bucket's Dad worked at the toothpaste factory, screwing the lids onto the tubes. LOL
Posted by Mr.Nostalgia2 at 5:39 am (PDT) on Thu March 24, 2016   
Dr.Peter Ostrum was never a GMP..he was an animal doctor.
Posted by paktype at 11:55 am (PDT) on Fri March 18, 2016   
Some trivia about this wonderful movie. (1) The Roald Dahl children's book was entitled "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory", not Willy Wonka. The producers of the film elected not to use the word "Charlie" in the title of the movie because at the time (1971) the word "Charlie" was slang for Chinese soldiers who were fighting the US and its allies in Vietnam. Rather than inflame the Chinese, the producers simply changed the name. (2) Roald Dahl hated this movie, so much that he refused to allow the producers the rights to a film version of the book's sequel, "Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator". I read that book - it stinks. (3) Peter Ostrow, who played Charlie, hated the experience of making the movie and he never made another film of any kind, either in theaters or on TV. He is now a retired physician living in Canada. (4) The fantastic Futurama episode "Fry and the Slurm Factory" is a great sendup of this movie.
Posted by Mr.Nostalgia at 12:33 pm (PDT) on Tue September 8, 2015   
Or..as one film reviewer has stated for the former website.."Kiddie
Matinee".."Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory"is miles ahead
of the forgetable Tim Burton remake starring:Johnny Depp.
Posted by Robert Hutchison at 12:03 pm (PDT) on Tue September 8, 2015   
Just another example of the Original being better than the remake!  
Posted by Mr.Nostalgia at 3:07 am (PDT) on Wed September 2, 2015   
I've seen the remake "Charlie & The Chocolate Factory"that Mr.Tim Burton directed and that Mr.Johnny Depp..starred in as"Willy Wonka".


    All that I can about this remake is..this..the less that is said about this film..the better.Surprised
Posted by IOfferMyBentNickel at 2:29 pm (PDT) on Fri June 12, 2015   
Hollywood attempted to "update" this concept, but, in the immortal words of Mr. Wonka, "...one should never doubt what one is not sure about" if memory serves me.
Posted by Kids TV Kid at 7:26 am (PDT) on Sat May 18, 2013   
I remember seeing "Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory"
at The Lowe's New Rochelle,N.Y. Movie theater back in the
summer of 1971.

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