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 ...
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Writer: Vladimir Nabokov (screenplay), Vladimir Nabokov (novel)
Released: 21 Jun 1962
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations.
Movie Video Clips
I've missed you terribly
She had an accident
This mixture in my Lolita of tender
I go as limp as a noodle
We don't read other people's diaries now
Why don't we play a game
I'm really sorry that I cheated so much
What happened to this Oriental minded...
I forbid you to disturb Professor...
Right in the boxing glove
The best people shave twice a day
There's a nice view from this window
If what you're needing is peace and...
I can't read
Would you like me to read you some...
What happened to your bed
What shall we do now
You will promise
I don't want you around them
I told you no dates
I'm going to ask you something about...
You never let me have any fun
Don't smudge your toenails
The facts of life
I have not made my point quite clear
Queer how I misinterpreted the...
You're a sort of bad loser
It's so unsanitary
You are either Australian or a German...
That's a darling little gun you got...
I could fix for you to attend executions
This would be your room
You have a maid living in the house
You must see the garden before you go
You're a very persuasive saleswoman
When you get to know me better
I hope I didn't keep you waiting too...
I wonder if you aren't being too liberal...
I have no sense of rhythm
Must you pamper your pimples
I haven't even had my morning cup of...
You do arouse the pagan in me
She was a wonderful person
Are you sending her to that Camp Climax...
But you don't like to leave
As a matter of fact
The cot came
Go and get some Type A Kodachrome
I have to go to school
Do you think I wanted to have a blow out
Prof. Humbert Humbert - James Mason
Charlotte Haze - Shelley Winters
Lolita - Sue Lyon
Richard T. Schiller - Gary Cockrell
John Farlow - Jerry Stovin
Jean Farlow - Diana Decker
Nurse Mary Lore - Lois Maxwell
Physician - Cec Linder
George Swine - Bill Greene
Mrs. Starch - Shirley Douglas
Vivian Darkbloom - Marianne Stone
Miss Lebone - Marion Mathie
Frederick Beale Sr. - James Dyrenforth
Miss Fromkiss - Maxine Holden
Tom - John Harrison
Charlie Sedgewick - Colin Maitland
Man (as Terence Kilburn) - Terry Kilburn
Potts - C. Denier Warren
Bill Crest - Roland Brand
Clare Quilty - Peter Sellers
Hospital Attendant - Irvin Allen
Friend - Beverly Bennett
Ambulance Attendant - Ed Bishop
Friend - Angela Bradley
Teenager - Jean Carnt
Teenager - Jean Collins
Dr. Frankenstein (archive footage) - Peter Cushing
Dark-Haired Teenager - Jennifer Dodd
Friend - Anne Flack
Mona Farlow - Susanne Gibbs
Teenager - Jacqueline Harris
Jack Brewster - James B. Harris
Cute Girl - Loraine Hart
Police Conference Delegate - Walter Henry
Friend - Gloria Johnson
Friend - Jenny Jones
French-Spanish Girl - Lilian Keeton
Man in Mansion Interior - Stanley Kubrick
Roy - Eric Lane
Frankenstein's Creature (archive footage) - Christopher Lee
Louise - Isabelle Lucas
Friend - Coral Morphew
Girl - Jeanette Neale
Dark Girl - Maria Nicholas
Police Conference Delegate - Jim O'Brady
Kenny Oberton - Robert C. Overton
Blonde Girl - Sonya Petrie
Teenager - Jacqueline Poole
Rex - Craig Sams
Lorna - Roberta Shore
Stagehand - Guy Standeven
Friend - Marti Webb