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Stanley Kubrick

Lolita

153' - 1962 - Crime, Drama, Romance - Dialogue: German, Spanish, French, English
Director: Stanley Kubrick With: James Mason, Shelley Winters, Sue Lyon
Lolita is a wild, marvellously enjoyable comedy adapted by Nabokov from his own novel. The film opens with Humbert's walk into a messy mansion. After taunting Quilty, Humbert shoots him before the film settles into a flashback. The flashback begins with Humbert Humbert, a middle-aged British professor, on his way to take a position at an Ohio college. He stops for a while in New Hampshire before heading west. When his host's home is damaged in a fire, Humbert is sent to the house of Charlotte Haze - a buxom, wealthy, pseudo-intellectual widow-precisely the kind of woman Humbert detests. Humbert considers leaving. When he sees Charlotte's nubile daughter, Lolita, however, he decides to stay... (CineBooks' Motion Picture Guide)

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Credits

Director

Stanley Kubrick

With

James Mason, Shelley Winters, Sue Lyon

Scenario

Vladimir Nabokov

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Dialogue

German, Spanish, French, English

Countries of production

United Kingdom

Screenplay based on

novella 'Lolita'

Year

1962

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