September 13th, 2012: Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971)

Cast and Crew:  Mel Stuart (Director); Roald Dahl (Screenwriter, Novel); Leslie Bricusse & Anthony Newley (Music); Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Julie Dawn Cole, Paris Themmen, Denise Nickerson, Michael Bollner, Diana Sowle, Roy Kinnear, Dodo Denney, Leonard Stone, Ursula Reit, Günter Meisner, Aubrey Woods, David Battley, Peter Capell, Werner Heyking, Peter Stuart

What It’s About: Charlie Bucket dreams of winning a contest to visit the factory of eccentric confectioner Willy Wonka.

Why Watch it Today?: Author of the original novel and screenwriter Roald Dahl was born today in 1916.

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