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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Hat's entertainmentSlightly dark and a little weird but really pretty good; more Bourneville than Dairy Milk, then, if you’ll pardon the screamingly obvious analogy. Leslie Bricusse hated the way they presented his song The Candyman so much that he gave it to Sammy Davis Jr to perform, with big results. And that’s about all the factoids available for this Roald Dahl adaptation we have. Better just watch it, then.



  1. Richard Davies

    August 8, 2010 at 7:53 pm

    Tiim Brooke-Taylor makes a cameo as the operator of a computer that should be working out where the golden tickets are, but instead is getting tetchier that Orac from Blake’s 7.

  2. Gary Turner

    September 23, 2014 at 10:49 pm

    This is much better than the recent remake with Jonney Depp. Gene Wilder has ball playing Willy Wonker and sets are really amazing given before CGI that there is now in films.

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