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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.

Director:

Richard Donner

Writers:

Norman Thaddeus Vane (original story), Norman Thaddeus Vane (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Bronson ... Scott Wardman
Orson Bean ... Hal Wardman
Honor Blackman ... Mummy
Michael Craig ... Daddy
Paul Ford ... Mr. Wardman, Scott's Father
Jack Hawkins ... Judge Millington-Draper
Trevor Howard ... Lola's Grandfather
Lionel Jeffries ... Solicitor
Kay Medford ... Mrs. Wardman, Scott's Mother
Robert Morley ... Judge Roxborough
Susan George ... Twinky
Peggy Aitchison Peggy Aitchison ... Nice Mrs. Finchley
Tony Arpino Tony Arpino ... Mean New York Judge
Eric Barker 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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It may be love... but it's definitely exhausting! See more »

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Drama | Romance | Comedy

Certificate:

GP | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1970 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Child Bride See more »

Filming Locations:

Chelsea, London, England, UK See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

First appearance of actress Jill Ireland in a Charles Bronson film. The two were married in 1968. See more »

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Sort of a cartoony variation on "Lolita"
19 May 2001 | by moonspinner55See 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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