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Lolita ()


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A middle-aged college professor becomes infatuated with a fourteen-year-old nymphet.

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Prof. Humbert Humbert
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Charlotte Haze
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Lolita
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Richard T. Schiller
Jerry Stovin ...
John Farlow
Diana Decker ...
Jean Farlow
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Nurse Mary Lore
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Physician
Bill Greene ...
George Swine
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Mrs. Starch
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Vivian Darkbloom
Marion Mathie ...
Miss Lebone
James Dyrenforth ...
Frederick Beale Sr.
Maxine Holden ...
Miss Fromkiss
John Harrison ...
Tom
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Charlie Sedgewick
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Man (as Terence Kilburn)
C. Denier Warren ...
Potts
Roland Brand ...
Bill Crest
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Clare Quilty / Dr. Zempf
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Hospital Attendant (uncredited)
Beverly Bennett ...
Friend (uncredited)
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Ambulance Attendant (uncredited)
Angela Bradley ...
Friend (uncredited)
Jean Carnt ...
Teenager (uncredited)
Jean Collins ...
Teenager (uncredited)
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Dr. Frankenstein (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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)
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Man in Mansion Interior (uncredited)
Eric Lane ...
Roy (uncredited)
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Frankenstein's Creature (uncredited) (archiveFootage)
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)
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Lorna (uncredited)
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Stagehand (uncredited)
Marti Webb ...
Friend (uncredited)

Directed by

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Stanley Kubrick

Written by

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Vladimir Nabokov ... (screenplay)
 
Vladimir Nabokov ... (novel "Lolita")
 
Stanley Kubrick ... () (uncredited)
 
James B. Harris ... () (uncredited)

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James B. Harris ... producer
Eliot Hyman ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Nelson Riddle

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Oswald Morris ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Anthony Harvey

Editorial Department

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Lois Gray ... assistant editor
W.W. Armour ... assistant editor (uncredited)
John Crome ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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James Liggat

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William C. Andrews ... (as Bill Andrews)

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Betty Glasow ... hairdresser
George Partleton ... makeup artist
Stella Morris ... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Raymond Anzarut ... production supervisor
Robert Sterne ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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René Dupont ... assistant director (as Rene Dupont)
Dennis Stock ... second unit director
John Danischewsky ... assistant director (uncredited)
Roy Millichip ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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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)

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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)

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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)

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Gene Coffin ... costumes: Miss Winter
Elsa Fennell ... wardrobe supervisor
Barbara Gillett ... wardrobe mistress (uncredited)
Keeley 'Wyn' Ellen Winifred ... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

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Gil Grau ... orchestrator
Bob Harris ... composer: 'Lolita' theme
Nelson Riddle ... conductor

Other crew

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Pamela Davies ... continuity
Amy Allen ... publicity secretary (uncredited)
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)
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Plot Summary

Humbert Humbert forces a confrontation with a man, whose name he has just recently learned, in this man's home. The events that led to this standoff began four years earlier. Middle aged Humbert, a European, arrives in the United States where he has secured at job at Beardsley College in Beardsley, Ohio as a Professor of French Literature. Before he begins his post in the fall, he decides to spend the summer in the resort town of Ramsdale, New Hampshire. He is given the name of Charlotte Haze as someone who is renting a room in her home for the summer. He finds that Charlotte, widowed now for seven years, is a woman who puts on airs. Among the demonstration of those airs is throwing around the name of Clare Quilty, a television and stage script writer, who came to speak at her women's club meeting and who she implies is now a friend. Those airs also mask being lonely, especially as she is a sexually aggressive and liberated woman. Humbert considers Charlotte a proverbial "joke" but decides to rent the room upon meeting Charlotte's provocative daughter, Dolores Haze - more frequently referred to as Lolita - who he first spots in a bikini tanning in the back yard. He is immediately infatuated with Lolita, with who he becomes obsessed in a sexual manner despite her age, she being just into her teens. He will also learn that Charlotte has the exact same feelings for him. While Charlotte does whatever she can to be alone with Humbert, Humbert does the same with Lolita. As the summer progresses, Humbert, based on the circumstances, decides to enter into a relationship with Charlotte just to be near Lolita. In that new arrangement, Humbert has to figure out how to achieve his goal of being with Lolita with Charlotte out of the way. As things begin to go Humbert's way, he is unaware that Charlotte is not the only thing standing in his way between him and Lolita, that other thing being Lolita's possible interest in other boys, and other members of the male sex, young or old, who may have their own designs on Lolita. Written by Huggo

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Also Known As
  • Stanley Kubrick's Lolita (Australia)
  • Λολίτα (Greece)
  • Лолита (Soviet Union, Russian title)
  • Лолита (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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  • 153 min
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Budget $2,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Peter Sellers modeled the voice of his character Clare Quilty on that of his director, Stanley Kubrick. See more »
Goofs Director Stanley Kubrick walks out of the very first interior shot (center to right bottom) of Humbert entering Quilty's house. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Hai-Kubrick (1999). See more »
Soundtracks Theme from Lolita See more »
Crazy Credits The credits are played over footage of Lolita's toenails being painted. See more »
Quotes Charlotte Haze: Do you believe in God?
Humbert Humbert: The question is does God believe in me?
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