G | | Family, Fantasy, Musical
Charlie receives a golden ticket to a factory, his sweet tooth wants going into the lushing candy, it turns out there's an adventure in everything.
After reading the script, Gene Wilder said he would take the role of Willy Wonka under one condition: that he would be allowed to limp, then suddenly somersault in the scene when he first meets the children. When the director asked why, Gene Wilder replied that having ... ...
Bill, candy store owner:
All right, all right, all right, what's it going to be? A Triple Cream Cup for Christopher. A Sizzler for June Marie. And listen!
Bill, candy store owner: Wonka's got a new one today.
Children: What is it?
Bill, candy store owner: This is called a Scrumpdiddlyumptious Bar.
Wonka misquotes "The Merchant of Venice" with his line "So shines a good deed in a weary world." The actual line from William Shakespeare uses "naughty" in place of "weary".
At the same time as the end credits are playing, the film shows the Wonkavator rising higher and higher.
English, French, German, Italian
$2,126,226 (USA) (2 February 1971)
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