Moonlit Movies: Flashback Fridays

Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

Director: Mel Stuart

1971, 1h 40min, G

Cast: Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum

Willy Wonka, for years a recluse, announces that five lucky people will be given a tour of his secret candy factory, and one will win a lifetime supply of Wonka chocolate. Nobody wants the prize more than young and poor Charlie Bucket.

Magically, 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 children; can Charlie beat the odds and grab the brass ring?