Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Updated February 11, 2017 | Infoplease Staff
Director: Mel Stuart
Cast: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear and Aubrey Woods

Wonka's guided tour through the mysterious Chocolate Factory is as enduring as, well, an Everlasting Gobstopper. From the bratty histrionics of Veruca Salt to the creepy yet sage Oompa-Loompas, the film offers surreal satire for adults and a fantastical allegory for kids.

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