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Lola (1970)

Twinky (original title)
A 38 year old American novelist discovers the difficulties of being married to a British 16 year old schoolgirl.

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Cast

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Mr. Wardman, Scott's Father
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Lola's Grandfather
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Solicitor
Kay Medford ...
Mrs. Wardman, Scott's Mother
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Judge Roxborough
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Twinky
Peggy Aitchison ...
Nice Mrs. Finchley
Tony Arpino ...
Mean New York Judge
Eric Barker ...
Tight Scottish Clerk
Erik Chitty ...
Lawyer's Elderly Client
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Storyline

A middle aged writer of pornographic novels meets and falls in love with a sixteen year old school girl. This alone is cause for concern but when the couple get married and move to America, the trouble (and fun) really begins. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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Theirs was a forbidden love. (dvd) See more »

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Drama | Romance | Comedy

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8 May 1970 (France)  »

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Producer Clive Sharp died on August 14th 1969, after the film was completed but before its release. See more »

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Featured in Great Adaptations: 50 Movie Mega Pack (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lonely Year
Written by Jim Dale
Performed by Jim Dale
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Sort of a cartoony variation on "Lolita"
19 May 2001 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

If Vladimir Nabakov had been born about 40 years later (and had been 20-something in the British Mod era), he might have devised a story similar to this. It's an erratic but amusing, sometimes sincere flick starring Charles Bronson as a writer of pulpy novels who falls in love with a schoolgirl (youthful and brash Susan George). Early directorial effort by Richard Donner has expressive eyes and ears, but it doesn't quite know how to wrap itself up, leading to a final act which is a bit rote. Very well edited however, and full of appealing scenes and lots of energy. Fine acting by the game cast, especially Bronson. Worth seeing. **1/2 from ****


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