Rating: M
Length: 152 mins
Cast: James Mason, Shelley Winters, Sue Lyon

“How did they ever make a movie of Lolita?” ran the original tag-line, and with hindsight it seems obvious that only a director as maverick as Kubrick could have ever managed it. Adapting Vladimir Nabokov’s controversial novel, James Mason stars as Humbert Humbert, a European professor with an unhealthy fixation on young girls, who falls for the precocious Dolores ‘Lolita’ Haze (Sue Lyon). Skirting around censorship strictures that didn’t allow for the novel’s more provocative aspects to be more than alluded to, Kubrick nonetheless distils the disturbing nature of the novel into a fascinating and darkly ironic film.

Official Trailer