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General Details

  • Runtime: 100 minutes (US)
  • Sound Mix: 3 Channel Stereo (5.0 Surround Sound) (L-R)
  • Color: Technicolor
  • Aspect Ratio:
    • 1.33 : 1 (negative ratio)
    • 1.85 : 1 (mated theatrical aspect ratio)
  • Produced by: Warner Bros. (U.S.A.) / David L. Wolper Productions / The Quaker Oats Company
  • Distributed by: Warner


  • Nominated for 1972 Oscar (USA)
    • Best Music, Scoring Adaptation and Original Song Score – Leslie Bricusse, Anthony Newley, Walter Scharf
      • Lost to Fiddler on the Roof – John Williams
  • Nominated for 1972 Golden Globe (USA)
    • Best Motion Picture Actor in a Musical/Comedy – Gene Wilder
      • Fiddler on the Roof – Topol
  • Selected for preservation by the National Film Preservation Board (USA) in 2014


Credits order:

  • Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka
  • Jack Albertson as Grandpa Joe
  • Peter Ostrum as Charlie
  • Roy Kinnear as Mr. Salt
  • Julie Dawn Cole as Veruca Salt
  • Leonard Stone as Mr. Beauregarde
  • Denise Nickerson as Violet Beauregarde
  • Nora Denney as Mrs. Teevee
  • Paris Themmen as Mike Teevee
  • Ursula Reit as Mrs. Gloop
  • Michael Bollner as Augustus Gloop
  • Diana Sowle as Mrs. Bucket
  • Aubrey Woods as Bill
  • David Battley as Mr. Turkentine
  • Günter Meisner as Mr. Slugworth
  • Peter Capell as The Tinker
  • Werner Heyking as Mr. Jopeck
  • Peter Stuart as Winklemann

Remaining cast listed alphabetically:

  • Dora Altmann as Grandma Georgina
  • Victor Beaumont as Doctor
  • Rudy Borgstaller as Oompa Loompa
  • Tim Brooke-Taylor as Computer Operator
  • George Claydon as Oompa Loompa
  • Pat Coombs as Henrietta Salt
  • Frank Delfino as Auctioneer
  • Malcolm Dixon as Oompa Loompa
  • Stephen Dunne as Stanley Kael – Second Newscaster
  • Walker Edmiston as Mr. Slugworth (voice)
  • Michael Gahr as Reporter in Germany
  • Rusty Goffe as Oompa Loompa
  • Kurt Großkurth as Mr. Gloop
  • Shin Hamano as Japanese Candy Store Owner
  • Ismed Hassan as Oompa Loompa
  • Jack Latham as First Newscaster
  • Franziska Liebing as Grandma Josephine
  • Gloria Manon as Mrs. Curtis
  • Norman McGlen as Oompa Loompa
  • Angelo Muscat as Oompa Loompa
  • Ed Peck as FBI Agent
  • Pepe Poupee as Oompa Loompa
  • Marcus Powell as Oompa Loompa
  • Bob Roe as Peter Goff
  • Madeline Stuart as Madeline Durkin
  • Albert Wilkinson as Oompa Loompa
  • Ernst Ziegler as Grandpa George


  • Director: Mel Stuart
  • Writers: Roald Dahl, David Seltzer (uncredited)
  • Cinematography by: Arthur Ibbetson
  • Art Direction by: Harper Goff
  • Costume Design by: Helen Colvig
  • Film Editing by: David Saxon
  • Produced by: Stan Margulies and David L. Wolper

For more detailed information, visit the Internet Movie Database.


  • Budget: $3m (estimated)
  • Opening Weekend: $2,126,226 (USA) (2 February 1971) (5 Screens)
  • Gross: $4m (USA)