Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory

Synopsis: The world is astounded when Willy Wonka, for years a recluse in his factory, announces that five lucky people will be given a tour of the factory, shown all the secrets of his amazing candy, and one will win a lifetime supply of Wonka chocolate. Nobody wants the prize more than young Charlie, but as his family is so poor that buying even one bar of chocolate is a treat, buying enough bars to find one of the five golden tickets is unlikely in the extreme. But in movieland, magic can happen. Charlie, along with four somewhat odious other children, get the chance of a lifetime and a tour of the factory. Along the way, mild disasters befall each of the odious children, but can Charlie beat the odds and grab the brass ring?
Director(s): Mel Stuart
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

All right, what's it going to be?

A Triple Cream Cup for Christopher.

A Squelchy Snorter for Otis.

A Sizzler for June Marie.

And listen!

- Wonka's got a new one today.

- What is it?

This one's a Scrumpdiddleumptious Bar.

Scrumpdiddleumptious Bar?

How does he do it?

Do you ask a fish how it swims?

Or a bird how it flies?

No, you don't.

They were born to do it.

Just like Willy Wonka was born

to be a candy man...

...and you were born to be a Wonkerer.

Who can take the sunrise

Sprinkle it with dew

Cover it in chocolate

and a miracle or two

The Candy Man!

The Candy Man can

'Cause he mixes it with love

And makes the world taste good

Who can take a rainbow

Wrap it in a sigh

Soak it in the sun

And make the strawberry-lemon pie

The Candy Man?

The Candy Man!

The Candy Man can!

'Cause he mixes it with love

And makes the world...

...taste good

Willy Wonka makes

Everything he bakes

Satisfying and delicious

Talk about your childhood wishes

You can even eat the dishes

Who can take tomorrow

Dip it in a dream

Separate the sorrow

And collect up all the cream

- The Candy Man

- Willy Wonka can

The Candy Man can

The Candy Man can

'Cause he mixes it with love

And makes the world taste good

And the world tastes good

'Cause the Candy Man thinks it should

Hi, Mr. Jopeck.

Come along, Charlie.

You're late.

It's payday, Mr. Jopeck.

You're right.

- There you are.

- Thanks.

Say hello to your Grandpa Joe.

Up the airy mountain...

...down the rushing glen.

We dare not go a-hunting...

...for fear...

...of little men.

You see...

...nobody ever goes in...

...nobody ever comes out.

Charlie's late.

He works too hard for a little boy.

He should have some time to play.

Not enough hours in the day.

With you four bedridden for 20 years...

...it takes work

to keep this family going.

If only his father were alive.

When I get my strength back,

I'll get out of bed to help him.

In all the years

you've been saying that...

...I've yet to see you

set foot on the floor.

Maybe if the floor wasn't so cold...

Hi, everybody!

Wake up, Charlie's home!

Grandpa George.

Grandma Georgina.

Grandma Josephine.

Grandpa Joe!

Is this your supper, Grandpa?

It's yours, too.

I'm fed up with cabbage water.

It's not enough!

It's all we have!

What are you saying?

- How about this?

- Where did you get that?

What difference

does it make where? He got it.

My first payday.

Good for you.

We'll have a real banquet.


Here's what's left.

You keep it.

Except for this.

From now on,

I'm paying for your tobacco.

No one's going to pay for it.

I'm giving it up.

Dad, it's only one pipe a day.

When bread looks like a banquet,

I've no right to tobacco.

Go on, Grandpa.

Please take it.

After my paper route,

I was in front of Wonka's.

There was this strange man there.

I think he was a tinker.

He was standing behind me

looking up at the factory.

Just before he left he said...

"Nobody ever goes in,

and nobody ever comes out. "

And right he was, Charlie!

Not since the tragic day

Willy Wonka locked it.

Why did he?

Because all the other chocolate makers

were sending spies...

...dressed as workers to steal

Mr. Wonka's secret recipes.

Especially Slugworth.

That Slugworth was the worst!

Finally, Mr. Wonka shouted,

"I'll be ruined!"

"Close the factory!"

And that's just what he did.

He locked the gates

and vanished completely.

And then, suddenly,

about three years later...

...the most amazing thing happened.

The factory started again,

full blast!

And more delicious candies

were coming out than ever.

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Roald Dahl

Roald Dahl (English: , Norwegian: [ˈruːɑl ˈdɑːl]; 13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British novelist, short story writer, poet, screenwriter, and fighter pilot. His books have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide.Born in Wales to Norwegian immigrant parents, Dahl served in the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. He became a flying ace and intelligence officer, rising to the rank of acting wing commander. He rose to prominence as a writer in the 1940s with works for both children and adults, and he became one of the world's best-selling authors. He has been referred to as "one of the greatest storytellers for children of the 20th century". His awards for contribution to literature include the 1983 World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement, and the British Book Awards' Children's Author of the Year in 1990. In 2008, The Times placed Dahl 16th on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".Dahl's short stories are known for their unexpected endings, and his children's books for their unsentimental, macabre, often darkly comic mood, featuring villainous adult enemies of the child characters. His books champion the kindhearted, and feature an underlying warm sentiment. Dahl's works for children include James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Matilda, The Witches, Fantastic Mr Fox, The BFG, The Twits and George's Marvellous Medicine. His adult works include Tales of the Unexpected. more…

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