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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971)
Maria Theresa thaler pays for "Golden Ticket"
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The 1971 film "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" features a Maria Theresa thaler silver coin.
 
The film is based on the book Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl and stars
Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka, the owner of the Wonka Candy Factory.
 
The Wonka Candy Factory runs a contest where five "Golden Tickets" are
hidden in five candy bars, the winners will receive a tour of the factory and other prizes.
 
Charlie is a poor boy living with his mother and grandparents near the Wonka factory.
He hopes to win one of the tickets.
 
He finds a silver coin (the Maria Theresa thaler) which he uses to buy a candy bar.
The candy bar contains a winning ticket. and he joins the other winners on a tour of the magical factory.
 
The film was remade in 2005 as "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" with Johnny Depp as Willy Wonka.
A different large silver coin was featured in that film.
Coins in Movies - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Willy Wonka
1. Title
 
Willy Wonka
2. Children heading to candy store
 
Willy Wonka
3. Charlie works for newspaperman
 
He collects his week's pay.
 
Willy Wonka
4. Charlie passes the Wonka candy factory
 
The winners have been announced on television, and recently a fifth winner in Paraguay
was announced, ending the contest.
 
Charlie finds a silver coin in the gutter and decides to buy a candy bar anyway.
 
Willy Wonka
5. Charlie sees something in the gutter
 
Willy Wonka
6. It looks like a coin
 
Willy Wonka
7. It is a coin
 
The coin is a Maria Theresa thaler, a popular silver dollar sized Austrian coin struck off and on
by various mints since 1780.
 
Austria Maria Theresa thaler
8. Maria Theresa thaler
 
Silver, 41mm, 28.07gm
 
The fifth and final ticket is revealed to be a fraud, and Charlie is back in the contest.
 
Willy Wonka
9. Ticket fraud
 
The man in the picture is Martin Bormann.
 
Willy Wonka
10. Charlie opens the candy bar
 
Revealing the fifth Golden Ticket.
 
Willy Wonka
11. Charlie shows the ticket to his family
 
Willy Wonka
12. Willy Wonka welcomes the winners to his factory
 
The rest of the film is too fantastic to show here.
Notes:
 
Cast:
Gene Wilder as Willy Wonka
Jack Albertson as Grandpa Joe
Peter Ostrum as Charlie
 
Director: Mel Stuart
Writers: David Seltzer, Roald Dahl (novel)
Producers: David L. Wolper Productions and Paramount Pictures.
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