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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory is a 1971 American musical fantasy film directed by Mel Stuart and starring Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka. It is an adaptation of the 1964 novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. The film tells the story of a poor child named Charlie Bucket who, after finding a Golden Ticket in a chocolate bar, visits Willy Wonka's chocolate factory along with four other children from around the world.
The film gained a cult following and became highly popular due to repeated television airings and home entertainment sales. In 2014, it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
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