Top 8 Willy Wonka Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Willy Wonka facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Willy Wonka film message.

Slugworth is talking over the left shoulder of all the golden ticket winners, except Charlie. The left is associated with the devil and dishonesty, showing these kids didn't have a chance. Only Charlie is given a choice.

When reading the contract to Charlie and Grandpa Joe, Willy Wonka has to say "etc. etc." in the middle of each sentence because he only has the left half of the contract

Willy Wonka Trivia

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  1. The actor who plays Grandpa Joe has a so called 'coke nail' on both his pinky fingers.

  2. Towards the end of 'The Candy Man Can' in Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory (1971) the candy store owner hits one of the girls in the mouth as he opens the counter

  3. The teacher Mr. Turkentine asks for Charlie's help with an experiment to create the "finest wart remover in the world". The ingredients make nitroglycerin.

Willy Wonka Hidden Details

One of the chid extras isn't paying attention during the Candyman song and almost takes a plank to the chin.

The "Wonkatania" boat has just enough seats for the 8 remaining guests, yet another proof that everything was planned by Wonka beforehand

Willy Wonka poster
Willy Wonka poster

Willy Wonka Plot

A poor but hopeful boy seeks one of the five coveted golden tickets that will send him on a tour of Willy Wonka's mysterious chocolate factory.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Willy Wonka. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Family, Fantasy, Musical
Director Mel Stuart
Stars Gene Wilder, Jack Albertson, Peter Ostrum, Roy Kinnear
IMDB score 7.8