Black SplatWilly Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)

"You’re a crook! You’re a cheat and a swindler! How could you do a thing like this, raise up a little boy’s hopes and then dash all his dreams to pieces? You’re an inhuman monster!"

Willie Wonka and the Chocolate factory - Grandpa Joe chastises Willie Wonka

Description: Jack Albertson as Grandpa Joe yells at Mr. Wonka (Gene Wilder) in the motion picture Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971).

Willy Wonka is a the reclusive owner of a wonderful Chocolate Factory. One day, he decides to conduct a contest that would allow five lucky children inside the gates of his facility for a tour. The winners would be those who were lucky enough to find five special gold tickets inside one of his chocolate bars. And win a lifetime supply of Wonka candy bars.

Of course, the rush to find a ticket had people all over the world buying up all the candy they could to find. Some wealthy people bought the candy by the truck load trying to corner the candy market and thus find all of the tickets for themselves.

Those who did find the lucky tickets included:

  • Augustus Gloop (Michael Bollner), a gluttonous German boy;
  • Veruca Salt (Julie Dawn Cole), a spoiled English girl;
  • Violet Beauregarde (Denise Nickerson), a gum-chewing American girl;
  • Mike Teevee (Paris Themmen), a television-obsessed American boy.
  • And Charlie Bucket (Peter Ostrum), a poor boy who shares a house with his widowed mother and four aging grandparents, including Grandpa Joe who tags along with Charlie as his chaperone.

As each of the children are identified, they are approached by Arthur Slugworth (Günter Meisner), a sinister confectioner who offers a large sum of money to each of the children if they will secure a sample of the "Everlasting Gobstopper" an experimental piece of candy that they will have access to during their tour of the candy factory.

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As the tour begins, Mr. Wonka reminds each of the five lucky winners of the contract they signed agreeing not to touch, eat or drink any items not sanctioned by Mr. Wonka. But, one by one, each of the children fall to temptation, and one-by-one they are disqualified and escorted out of the factory, sometimes by some very creative means.

" Well, well, well, two naughty, "nasty" little children gone. Three good, sweet little children left." - Willy Wonka

During the tour the children are conducted through the factory and introduced to its workers. small orange-skinned, green-haired creatures called Oompa Loompas. Mr. Wonka says they are from Loompaland and offers an explanation of why they are there:

"Oh, well, then you know all about it and what a terrible country it is. Nothing but desolate wastes and fierce beasts. And the poor little Oompa Loompas were so small and helpless, they would get gobbled up right and left. A Wangdoodle would eat ten of them for breakfast and think nothing of it. And so, I said, "Come and live with me in peace and safety, away from all the Wangdoodles, and Hornswogglers, and Snozzwangers, and rotten, Vermicious Knids."

As the tour continues, Augustus tries to take a drink from a river of chocolate, but falls into the chocolate deliciousness and is sucked up and sent to the Fudge Room. Violet inflates into a giant blueberry after eating a Three-Course-Dinner Gum. Veruca falls down a garbage chute in the Chocolate Golden Egg Sorting Room. And, Mike is shrunk and transmitted through the air by "Wonkavision" that can send objects inside a television broadcast.

"Oompa loompa doompadee doo / I've got another puzzle for you / Oompa loompa doompadee dee / If you are wise you'll listen to me / Who do you blame when your kid is a brat / Pampered and spoiled like a Siamese cat / Blaming the kids is a lie and a shame / You know exactly who's to blame / The mother and the father / Oompa loompa doompadee dah / If you're not spoiled then you will go far / You will live in happiness, too / Like the Oompa Loompa doompadee doo." - Song sang by the Oompa Loompas when Veruca Salt was being naughty.

Eventually, Charlie and Grandpa Joe also fall to temptation and stay behind in the Bubble Room and drink a Fizzy Lifting Drink that makes them float in the air. For this infraction, Charlie is unceremoniously asked to leave the factory for violating their agreement.

Grandpa Joe: Mr. Wonka?
Willy Wonka: I am extraordinarily busy, sir.
Grandpa Joe: I just wanted to ask about the chocolate - The-the lifetime supply of chocolate, for Charlie. Wh-When does he get it?
Willy Wonka: He doesn't.
Grandpa Joe: Why not?
Willy Wonka: Because he broke the rules.
Grandpa Joe: What rules? We didn't see any rules, did we, Charlie?
Willy Wonka: Wrong, sir! Wrong! Under section 37B of the contract
signed by him, it states quite clearly that all offers shall become null and void if - and you can read it for yourself in this photostatic copy: [grabs a magnifying glass and reads] I, the undersigned, shall forfeit all rights, privileges, and licenses herein and herein contained, et cetera, et cetera... Fax mentis incendium gloria cultum, et cetera, et cetera... Memo bis punitor delicatum! [slams the contract copy and the magnifying glass down, continues shouting] It's all there, black and white, clear as crystal! You stole fizzy lifting drinks! You bumped into the ceiling which now has to be washed and sterilized, so you get nothing! You lose! Good day, sir!
Grandpa Joe: You're a crook. You're a cheat and a swindler! That's what you are! How could you do something like this, build up a little boy's hopes and then smash all his dreams to pieces? You're an inhuman monster!
Willy Wonka: I said good day!
Grandpa Joe: Come on, Charlie. Let's get out of here. I'll get even with him if its the last thing I'll ever do. If Slugworth wants a gobstopper, he'll get one.

Vowing revenge, Grandpa Joe plans on selling the Everlasting Gobstopper to Mr. Slugworth as he ushers Charlie out of Mr. Wonka's office. But before Charlie leaves, he returns a piece of experimental candy that he could have sold to Wonka’s competitors.

At that moment, Charlie learns that Mr. Slugworth actually works for Mr. Wonka and his offer to buy the candy was a test of Charlie's moral character. For Charlie's act of honesty (“So shines a good deed in a weary world”) he is made the new owner of the chocolate factory.

Willy Wonka: How did you like the chocolate factory, Charlie?
Charlie Bucket: I think it's the most wonderful place in the whole world!
Willy Wonka I'm very pleased to hear you say that, because I'm giving it to you.
Grandpa Joe: [Surprised] You're giving Charlie the...?
Willy Wonka: I can't go on forever, and I don't really want to try. So who can I trust to run the factory when I leave and take care of the Oompa Loompas for me? Not a grown up. A grown up would want to do everything his own way, not mine. So that's why I decided a long time ago that I had to find a child. A very honest, loving child, to whom I could tell all my most precious candy making secrets.
Charlie Bucket: So that's why you sent out the golden tickets!
Willy Wonka: That's right. So the factory is yours, Charlie. You can move in immediately.
Grandpa Joe: And me?
Willy Wonka: Absolutely.
Charlie Bucket: But what happens to the rest...?
Willy Wonka: The whole family. I want you to bring them all.
[Willy and Charlie hug]

Elated over winning the factory, Charlie expresses concerns about the other children who lost the contest, and says, "Mr. Wonka, what'll happen to the other kids? Augustus, Veruca?" Mr Wonka replies, "My dear boy, I promise you they'll be quite all right. When they leave here, they'll be completely restored to their normal, terrible old selves. But maybe they'll be a little bit wiser for the wear. Anyway, don't worry about them."

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