Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Directed by Mel Stuart. US. 1971. 6+. 1 hour 40 minutes. Warner. Digital.
Sat., October 21, 2017
The first big screen adaptation of Roald Dahl’s classic children’s novel tells the story of Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum) a poor newspaper delivery boy with big dreams. One day, fate favors Charlie in the form of a Golden Ticket that grants him a tour of the factory owned and operated by the mysterious and mischievous candy maker Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder). When Charlie enters Wonka’s kingdom, he begins the adventure of a lifetime. Loaded with devilish jokes and catchy songs, Willy Wonka is a beloved classic that continues to enchant kids and adults of all ages.