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Release Date:
1962 (Norway) See more »
For Persons Over 18 Years Of Age See more »
A middle-aged college professor becomes infatuated with a fourteen-year-old nymphet. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Nominated for Oscar. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Brilliant--not really the book--but still brilliant See more (219 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Mason ... Prof. Humbert Humbert

Shelley Winters ... Charlotte Haze

Sue Lyon ... Lolita

Gary Cockrell ... Richard T. Schiller
Jerry Stovin ... John Farlow
Diana Decker ... Jean Farlow

Lois Maxwell ... Nurse Mary Lore

Cec Linder ... Physician
Bill Greene ... George Swine

Shirley Douglas ... Mrs. Starch
Marianne Stone ... Vivian Darkbloom
Marion Mathie ... Miss Lebone
James Dyrenforth ... Frederick Beale Sr.
Maxine Holden ... Miss Fromkiss
John Harrison ... Tom
Colin Maitland ... Charlie Sedgewick

Terry Kilburn ... Man (as Terence Kilburn)
C. Denier Warren ... Potts
Roland Brand ... Bill Crest

Peter Sellers ... Clare Quilty
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Irvin Allen ... Hospital Attendant (uncredited)
Beverly Bennett ... Friend (uncredited)

Ed Bishop ... Ambulance Attendant (uncredited)
Angela Bradley ... Friend (uncredited)
Jean Carnt ... Teenager (uncredited)
Jean Collins ... Teenager (uncredited)

Peter Cushing ... Dr. Frankenstein (archive footage) (uncredited)
Jennifer Dodd ... Dark-Haired Teenager (uncredited)
Anne Flack ... Friend (uncredited)
Susanne Gibbs ... Mona Farlow (uncredited)
Jacqueline Harris ... Teenager (uncredited)
Loraine Hart ... Cute Girl (uncredited)
Walter Henry ... Police Conference Delegate (uncredited)
Gloria Johnson ... Friend (uncredited)
Jenny Jones ... Friend (uncredited)
Lilian Keeton ... French-Spanish Girl (uncredited)

Stanley Kubrick ... Man in Mansion Interior (uncredited)
Eric Lane ... Roy (uncredited)

Christopher Lee ... Frankenstein's Creature (archive footage) (uncredited)
Isabelle Lucas ... Louise (uncredited)
Coral Morphew ... Friend (uncredited)
Jeanette Neale ... Girl (uncredited)
Maria Nicholas ... Dark Girl (uncredited)
Jim O'Brady ... Police Conference Delegate (uncredited)
Robert C. Overton ... Kenny Oberton (uncredited)
Sonya Petrie ... Blonde Girl (uncredited)
Jacqueline Poole ... Teenager (uncredited)
Craig Sams ... Rex (uncredited)

Roberta Shore ... Lorna (uncredited)
Marti Webb ... Friend (uncredited)

Directed by
Stanley Kubrick 
Writing credits
Vladimir Nabokov (screenplay)

Vladimir Nabokov (novel "Lolita")

Stanley Kubrick  uncredited

Produced by
James B. Harris .... producer
Eliot Hyman .... executive producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Nelson Riddle 
Cinematography by
Oswald Morris (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Anthony Harvey 
Casting by
James Liggat 
Art Direction by
William C. Andrews  (as Bill Andrews)
Makeup Department
Betty Glasow .... hairdresser
George Partleton .... makeup artist
Stella Morris .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Raymond Anzarut .... production supervisor
Robert Sterne .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
René Dupont .... assistant director (as Rene Dupont)
Dennis Stock .... second unit director
John Danischewsky .... assistant director (uncredited)
Roy Millichip .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Syd Cain .... associate art director (as Sidney Cain)
Roy Dorman .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Peter James .... set designer (uncredited)
Andrew Low .... set designer (uncredited)
Terry Parr .... production buyer (uncredited)
Harry Phipps .... construction manager (uncredited)
John Siddall .... draughtsman (uncredited)
A.J. Van Montagu .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Frank Willson .... chief draughtsman (uncredited)
Sound Department
H.L. Bird .... sound recordist
Winston Ryder .... dubbing editor
Len Shilton .... sound recordist
Keith Batten .... sound assistant (uncredited)
Dan Grimmel .... sound maintenance (uncredited)
Michael Hickey .... sound (uncredited)
Jack Lovelace .... sound maintenance (uncredited)
Tommy Staples .... boom operator (uncredited)
Don Wortham .... boom operator (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Denys N. Coop .... camera operator
Joe Pearce .... still photographer (uncredited)
Mike Rutter .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Bert Stern .... publicity photographer (uncredited)
Wally Thompson .... electrical gaffer (uncredited)
Jimmy Turrell .... focus puller (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gene Coffin .... costumes: Miss Winter
Elsa Fennell .... wardrobe supervisor
Barbara Gillett .... wardrobe mistress (uncredited)
Keeley 'Wyn' Ellen Winifred .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Lois Gray .... assistant editor
W.W. Armour .... assistant editor (uncredited)
John Crome .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Gil Grau .... orchestrator
Bob Harris .... composer: 'Lolita' theme
Nelson Riddle .... conductor
Other crew
Pamela Davies .... continuity
Joyce Herlihy .... assistant continuity (uncredited)
Enid Jones .... unit publicist (uncredited)
Doreen Landry .... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Joan Parcell .... production secretary (uncredited)
Una Pearl .... double (uncredited)
Jack Smith .... production accountant (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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153 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Argentina:16 | Argentina:Atp (re-rating) | Australia:M | Australia:A (original rating) | Brazil:12 | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia) | Canada:AA (Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) | Finland:K-16 | France:Unrated | Germany:12 (re-rating) | Hong Kong:III | Ireland:15 | Italy:VM14 | Japan:R-15 | Netherlands:12 | Norway:16 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | South Korea:18 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1999) | USA:TV-14 | USA:Approved (PCA #20000) | West Germany:18 (nf)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Stanley Kubrick originally wanted Joey Heatherton for the title role of Lolita, but Heatherton's father Ray Heatherton said no - for fear his daughter would be typecast as a promiscuous sex kitten.See more »
Crew or equipment visible: There is a moving shadow of a crew member on Humbert's back when he is talking to Lolita in the kitchen of her house; the same movements can be seen in a crew member's reflection on the television screen facing the camera.See more »
[first lines]
Humbert Humbert:Quilty! Quilty?
Clare Quilty:Ah, wha? Who's there?
Humbert Humbert:Are you Quilty.
Clare Quilty:No, I'm... Spartacus. You come to free the slaves or sumpn?
Humbert Humbert:Are you Quilty?
Clare Quilty:Yeah, yeah, I'm Quilty, yeah, sure.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Theme from LolitaSee more »


Is "Lolita" based on a book?
Why would anyone name their daughter "Lolita"?
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64 out of 90 people found the following review useful.
Brilliant--not really the book--but still brilliant, 10 January 2004
Author: middleburg

What a surreal, dreamlike world Stanley Kubrick creates with this intriguing film! The book, a recognized 20th century classic, is at times disturbing, hysterically funny, uncomfortably erotic, and heartbreakingly sad. The film, made in the 60s, captures many of the same feelings generated by the book--but the censorship

of the time could only allow Kubrick to suggest the more intimate and erotic

aspects of the book--which he slyly succeeds in doing. It is hard to believe now, but when this film was released, it was considered to be unbelievably

provacative and absolutely for adults only.

The movie becomes its own artistic statement---Kubrick doesn't merely try to

recreate the scenes and storyline of the book--although much of it is there--but he uses the period music, speech, clothes and mannerisms to create his own

imaginative and fascinating world. At the same time, we sure do end up caring about the characters. Within the exceptional cast, note the special performance Shelly Winters gives--her character is at once funny and so achingly sad and

pathetic. This is a real tour-de-force of acting. In several instances we go from laughing at her to really disliking her, to feeling so very sorry for her. She creates a truly memorable character.'

The film ranks right up there with all of the spectacfular films Kubrick made during his amazing and very singular career---each of his films was so

distinctive--and Lolita is one of the most distinctive of them all.

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