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Director:
Writers:
Stanley Kubrick (screenplay)
Anthony Burgess (novel)
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Release Date:
2 February 1972 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Being the adventures of a young man ... who couldn't resist pretty girls ... or a bit of the old ultra-violence ... went to jail, was re-conditioned ... and came out a different young man ... or was he ? See more »
Plot:
In future Britain, charismatic delinquent Alex DeLarge is jailed and volunteers for an experimental aversion therapy developed by the government in an effort to solve society's crime problem - but not all goes according to plan. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 11 wins & 13 nominations See more »
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psychological, entertaining, brilliant. See more (1255 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Malcolm McDowell ... Alex
Patrick Magee ... Mr. Alexander

Michael Bates ... Chief Guard

Warren Clarke ... Dim
John Clive ... Stage Actor

Adrienne Corri ... Mrs. Alexander
Carl Duering ... Dr. Brodsky
Paul Farrell ... Tramp
Clive Francis ... Lodger
Michael Gover ... Prison Governor
Miriam Karlin ... Catlady
James Marcus ... Georgie

Aubrey Morris ... Deltoid
Godfrey Quigley ... Prison Chaplain
Sheila Raynor ... Mum
Madge Ryan ... Dr. Branom
John Savident ... Conspirator
Anthony Sharp ... Minister
Philip Stone ... Dad
Pauline Taylor ... Psychiatrist

Margaret Tyzack ... Conspirator

Steven Berkoff ... Det. Const. Tom
Lindsay Campbell ... Police Inspector
Michael Tarn ... Pete

David Prowse ... Julian
Barrie Cookson
Jan Adair ... Handmaiden in Bible Fantasy
Gaye Brown ... Sophisto

Peter Burton
John J. Carney ... Detective sergeant
Vivienne Maya ... Handmaiden in Bible Fantasy (as Vivienne Chandler)
Richard Connaught ... Billyboy
Prudence Drage ... Handmaiden in Bible fantasy

Carol Drinkwater ... Nurse Feeley
Lee Fox ... Desk Sergeant
Cheryl Grunwald ... Rape Victim in Film
Gillian Hills ... Sonietta
Craig Hunter ... Doctor
Shirley Jaffe ... Victim of Billyboy's gang
Virginia Wetherell ... Stage Actress
Neil Wilson ... Prison Check-in Officer
Katya Wyeth ... Girl in Ascot Fantasy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frankie Abbott ... Rex - Police Landrover Driver / 1st Policeman at Duke of York (uncredited)
Roy Beck ... Prison Officer in Chapel (uncredited)
Robert Bruce ... Milkbar Bouncer (uncredited)
Maurice Bush ... Charlie - Security Guard outside Alex's Ludovico Room (uncredited)
Steadman Clark ... 3rd Milkbar Bouncer (uncredited)
George Coulouris ... Professor (uncredited)
Jeremy Curry ... Jesus Christ (uncredited)
David Dawkins ... Humming Technician (uncredited)
Andros Epaminondas ... Bearded Man in Record Shop (uncredited)
Helen Ford ... Old Lady at Duke of York (uncredited)
Norman Gay ... BBC Producer (uncredited)
Dr. Gundry ... Dr. Lidlock (uncredited)
Peter Hannon ... 2nd Policeman at Duke of York (uncredited)
Margaret Heald ... Nurse Braindrain (who comes in with psychiatrist) (uncredited)
Nicholas Hill ... Biblio Oldie / Drunk Tramp (uncredited)
Heinrich Himmler ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Adolf Hitler ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Fred Hugh ... Biblio Oldie / Drunk Tramp (uncredited)
Katharina Kubrick ... Girl Passing Alex in Record Store (uncredited)
Viktor Lutze ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Olive Mercer ... Old Lady at Duke of York (uncredited)
Leslie Nye ... Biblio Oldie / Drunk Tramp (uncredited)
George O'Gorman ... Record Bootik Clerk (uncredited)
Nat Pearn ... Biblio Oldie / Drunk Tramp (uncredited)
Rex Rashley ... Biblio Oldie / Drunk Tramp (uncredited)
Fred Real ... Prison Check-In (uncredited)
Pat Roach ... Milkbar Bouncer (uncredited)
Henry Robert ... Desk Policeman (uncredited)
Billy Russell ... Professor attacked by Alex & Droogs in Library (uncredited)
Winifred Sabine ... Old Lady at Duke of York (uncredited)
Barbara Scott ... Marty (uncredited)
Shane Shelton ... Burbling Boy (uncredited)
Tom Sye ... Biblio Oldie / Drunk Tramp (uncredited)
Arthur Tatler ... Convict Pianist (uncredited)
Alec Wallis ... Conspirator D.B. Da Silva (uncredited)
Sister Watkins ... Dr. Lidlock's Assistant (uncredited)
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Directed by
Stanley Kubrick 
 
Writing credits
Stanley Kubrick (screenplay)

Anthony Burgess (novel)

Produced by
Stanley Kubrick .... producer
Si Litvinoff .... executive producer
Max L. Raab .... executive producer
Bernard Williams .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
John Alcott (lighting cameraman)
 
Film Editing by
Bill Butler 
 
Casting by
James Liggat  (as Jimmy Liggat)
 
Production Design by
John Barry 
 
Art Direction by
Russell Hagg 
Peter Sheilds 
 
Costume Design by
Milena Canonero 
 
Makeup Department
Olga Angelinetta .... hairdresser
Barbara Daly .... makeup artist
George Partleton .... makeup artist
Freddie Williamson .... makeup artist (as Fred Williamson)
Jim Gillespie .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Derek Cracknell .... assistant director
Dusty Symonds .... assistant director
Raymond Becket .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Frank Bruton .... prop master
Peter Hancock .... prop man
Tommy Ibbetson .... prop man
Christiane Kubrick .... special paintings and sculpture
Cornelius Makkink .... special paintings and sculpture
Herman Makkink .... special paintings and sculpture
Liz Moore .... special paintings and sculpture
John Oliver .... prop man
Bill Welch .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Brian Blamey .... sound editor
André Dias .... dialogue recordist (international versions)
André Dias .... dubbing editor (international versions)
Peter Glossop .... boom operator
Eddie Haben .... dubbing mixer
John Jordan .... sound recordist
Bill Rowe .... dubbing mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Sandy DellaMarie .... digital production coordinator: Pacific Title & Art Studio: re-release
Mark Freund .... visual effects supervisor: Pacific Title & Art Studio: re-release
George Gervan .... digital paint artist: Pacific itle & Art Studio: re-release
Richard Gervan .... digital paint artist: Pacific Title & Art Studio: re-release
Martin Hall .... digital paint artist: Pacific Title & Art Studio: re-release
Maureen Healy .... digital paint artist: Pacific Title & Art Studio: re-release
Heather Hoyland .... lead digital compositor: Pacific Title & Art Studio: re-release
Greg Kimble .... digital compositor: Pacific Title & Art Studio: re-release
Chris Crowell .... digital compositor (restored version) (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Roy Scammell .... stunt arranger
Eddie Frewin .... stunt driver (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Lou Bogue .... electrician (as Louis Bogue)
Don Budge .... grip
Tony Cridlin .... grip
Ernest Day .... camera operator (as Ernie Day)
Ron Drinkwater .... focus puller
Laurie Frost .... camera assistant
Derek Gattrell .... electrician (as Derek Gatrell)
David Lenham .... camera assistant
Mike Molloy .... camera operator
Frank Wardale .... supervising electrician
Ken Worringham .... camera operator (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ron Beck .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
David Beesley .... assistant editor
Peter Burgess .... assistant editor
Gary Shepherd .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Wendy Carlos .... electronic music composed and realised by (as Walter Carlos)
Erika Eigen .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Len Barnard .... production accountant
Terence A. Clegg .... location manager (as Terence Clegg)
Andros Epaminondas .... production assistant
Jan Harlan .... assistant to producer
Kay Johnson .... director's secretary
Mike Kaplan .... promotion coordinator
Jonathan Marshall .... technical advisor (as Jon Marshall)
Arthur Morgan .... location liaison
Loretta Ordewer .... production secretary
June Randall .... continuity
Margaret Adams .... production assistant (uncredited)
Pablo Ferro .... title designer (uncredited)
Anthony Frewin .... assistant: Stanley Kubrick (uncredited)
Dick Haydon .... stand-in: male (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Stanley Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange" - USA (poster title)
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Runtime:
136 min
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Language:
Color:
Black and White | Color (Warnercolor) (uncredited)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital (re-issue) | Mono
Certification:
Argentina:X (original rating) | Argentina:18 (re-rating) | Australia:R | Brazil:16 (TV rating) | Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia) | Canada:R (Ontario) (original rating) | Canada:16+ (Quebec) | Canada:18A (Ontario) (re-rating) (2008) | Canada:R (Alberta) (re-rating) (1999) | Chile:18 | Finland:K-18 (original rating) | Finland:K-16 (re-rating) | France:18 (original rating) | France:16 (re-rating) | Greece:K-17 | Hong Kong:III | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 (re-rating) (2000) | Ireland:(Banned) (1971-2000) | Israel:X (original rating) | Israel:18 (video rating) | Italy:VM18 (original rating) | Italy:VM18 (video rating) | Italy:VM14 (re-rating on appeal) (1998) | Japan:R-15 | Malaysia:(Banned) | Mexico:D | Netherlands:18 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 | Peru:18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:(Banned) (original rating) | Singapore:R21 (re-rating) | South Africa:18 (Certificate G/1999/0748 DVD) | South Korea:(Banned) | South Korea:18 (2005) (DVD rating) | South Korea:18 (2004) | Spain:(Banned) (original rating) | Spain:18 (re-rating) (1975) | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (tv rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (additional material: 35m) (2011) | UK:18 (video rating) (2000) (2001) (2006) | UK:18 (re-rating) (1999) | UK:(Banned) (withdrawn by director) (1973-1999) | USA:X (original rating) | USA:R (re-rating on appeal) (Approved No. 22996) | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Stanley Kubrick said in an interview that he considered the Prison Chaplain (Godfrey Quigley) to be the most sympathetic and morally admirable character in the film.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The wine Alex drinks appears far too light in color to be a 10 year old Medoc. Stanley Kubrick did use the actual wine described by Alex (specifically a 1960 Chateau Beau Site Haut Vignoble). But after each take water was added, ostensibly to keep the wine level consistent without intoxicating Malcolm McDowell. By the time Kubrick got what he wanted the wine was visibly watered down.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Alex:There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie, and Dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar trying to make up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening. The Korova milkbar sold milk-plus, milk plus vellocet or synthemesc or drencrom, which is what we were drinking. This would sharpen you up and make you ready for a bit of the old ultra-violence.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Bowling for Columbine (2002)See more »
Soundtrack:
Biblical DaydreamsSee more »

FAQ

If the 'Singin' in the Rain' bit was added just before filming, how was the writer originally supposed to find out that Alex is the guy who assaulted him and his wife?
What about the masturbation scene?
Was this film banned in the UK?
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8 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
psychological, entertaining, brilliant., 18 September 2013
Author: Michelle Willows from United States

**gives away scenes in the movie**

This movie is one of my favorites. It really gets you into the mind of a psychopath and what makes him tick. Every scene of this movie shows just how his mind is set and what exactly he is after. He is violent and aggressive. To me the name of the movie really can say a lot about it. ''Clockwork'' meaning mechanical. When Alex is arrested he is then placed in a mental hospital where they basically brainwash him to be good. Well, what this movie really symbolizes is you can't play the role of God. Alex is being forced to be good when it's not in his nature. ''Orange'' actually represents a person. How their bright and can stand out. They're simply trying to take is individuality away. They're just trying to make him mechanical. After all the therapy and brainwashing he endures he realizes that every time he is exposed to violence he gets ill. And at a few other scenes in the movie you notice he gets ill from hearing Beethoven.(something he actually found beauty in) Which at some point drives him crazy and he attempts suicide. As he lays in the hospital and promises to keep what really happened secret it shows how he is no longer brainwashed. This is shown when they play Beethoven in the background and his sudden vision at the end. It also represents that you can never mold someone into what they are not. You can't change someone if they don't want to be changed. And in the words of the writer Anthony Burgess: "What I was trying to say was that it is better to be bad of one's own free will than to be good through scientific brainwashing" he also says "When Alex has the power of choice, he chooses only violence. But, as his love of music shows, there are other areas of choice."

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