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James Mason James Mason
Prof. Humbert Humbert
Shelley Winters Shelley Winters
Charlotte Haze
Sue Lyon Sue Lyon
Lolita
Gary Cockrell Gary Cockrell
Richard T. Schiller
Jerry Stovin Jerry Stovin
John Farlow
Diana Decker Diana Decker
Jean Farlow
Lois Maxwell Lois Maxwell
Nurse Mary Lore
Cec Linder Cec Linder
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Vladimir Nabokov Vladimir Nabokov
(screenplay)
James B. Harris James B. Harris
uncredited


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Another Kubrick classic!

9 years, 6 months ago at Aug 30 16:24
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Before the release of Dr. Strangelove, 2001: A Space Odyssey, A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, The Shining, Full Metal Jacket and Eyes Wide Shut, Kubrick gives us Lolita: a disturbing psychological romantic-drama involving a middle-aged professor called Humbert Humbert who meets Charlotte Haze. They get married but the real reason for that is so Humbert uses her by trying to get closer to her tee... read more

Some good performances but ultimately flawed

7 years ago at Feb 1 17:08
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The subject matter of Lolita naturally poses some problems for a director, but this adaptation has ultimately gone down as a victory for the censors. The original novel was almost entirely focused on the character of Humbert Humbert, his flamboyant obsession with a young girl and the increasingly ridiculous lengths he goes to in an effort to keep the object of his affections. The genius in Humbert... read more

A great classic

9 years, 5 months ago at Sep 7 14:08
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Among all the masterpieces Stanley Kubrick has made throughout his prestigious career, this flick doesn't seem to get much love but I do believe that it is actually rather underrated. As usual with Kubrick’s work, even if the movie is nowadays almost 50 years old, it still feels really modern. I mean, can you imagine how it must have felt when the folks watched it 50 years ago ?!? Even though th... read more
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Humbert Humbert, a divorced British professor of French literature, travels to small-town America for a teaching position. He allows himself to be swept into a relationship with Charlotte Haze, his widowed and sexually famished landlady, whom he marries in order that he might pursue the woman's 14-year-old flirtatious daughter, Lolita, with whom he has fallen hopelessly in love, but whose affections shall be thwarted by a devious trickster named Clare Quilty.
Release date: 21 June 1962
UPC: 012569500426
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