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Not Yet Rated| 2 hr. 32 min.

Plot Summary
With a screenplay penned by the author himself, Stanley Kubrick brings Vladimir Nabokov's controversial tale of forbidden love to the screen. Humbert Humbert (James Mason) is a European professor who relocates to an American suburb, renting a room from lonely widow Charlotte Haze (Shelley Winters). Humbert marries Charlotte, but only to nurture his obsession with her comely teenage daughter, Lolita (Sue Lyon). After Charlotte's sudden death, Humbert has Lolita all to himself -- or does he?

Cast: James Mason , Shelley Winters , Sue Lyon , Peter Sellers , Marianne Stone , Diana Decker , Gary Cockrell , Jerry Stovin

Director: Stanley Kubrick

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc., Metro Goldwyn Mayer, Criterion Collection, Warner Home Vídeo

Lolita (1962)

Release Date: August 1st, 2009|2 hr. 32 min.

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'Lolita': How Stanley Kubrick Turned Vladimir Nabokov's Novel Into a Mainstream Hit

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Gary Susman on June 11, 2012

"How did they ever make a movie of 'Lolita'?" asked the poster for Stanley Kubrick's 1962 film adaptation, which premiered 50 years ago this week (on June 12, 1962). Short answer, as many critics note...

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