Newly arrived in Ramsdale, New Hampshire, European Émigré Humbert Humbert is smitten. He plans to marry Charlotte Haze. That way he'll always be close to his dear one - Charlotte's precocious daughter! Filmmaker Stanley Kubrick explores the theme of sexual obsession with his darkly comic and deeply moving version of Vladimir Nobokov's novel. James Mason plays devious, deluded Humbert: wedded to needy Charlotte; rivaled by the ubiquitous Clare Quilty and enraptured to his gelatinous core by the blithe teen with that "lovely, lyrical, lilting name" - Lolita.