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Lolita (1962)

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Plot  Set in the 1950s, the film begins ''in medias res'' near the end of the story, with a confrontation between two men: one of them, Clare Quilty, drunk and incoherent, plays Chopin's ''Polonaise in A major, Op. 40, No. 1'' on the piano before being shot from behind a portrait painting of a young woman. The shooter is Humbert Humbert, a 40-something British professor of French literature.

The film then flashes back to events four years earlier. Humbert arrives in Ramsdale, New Hampshire, intending to spend the summer before his professorship begins at Beardsley College, Ohio. He searches for a room to rent, and Charlotte Haze, a cloying, sexually frustrated widow, invites him to stay at her house. He declines until seeing her daughter, Dolores, affectionately called "Lolita". Lolita is a soda-pop drinking, gum-snapping, overtly flirtatious teenager, with whom Humbert falls in love.

To be close to Lolita, Humbert accepts Charlotte's offer and becomes a lodger in the Haze...
  

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James Mason
Humbert "Hum" Humbert
Shelley Winters
Charlotte Haze-Humbert
Sue Lyon
Dolores "Lolita" Haze
Peter Sellers
Clare Quilty
Diana Decker
Jean Farlow
Lois Maxwell
Nurse Mary Lore
Cec Linder
Dr. Keegee
Bill Greene
George Swine
Shirley Douglas
Mrs. Starch
Marianne Stone
Vivian Darkbloom

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