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London Affair (1970)

Twinky (original title)
GP | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 1971 (Italy)
A 38 year old American novelist discovers the difficulties of being married to a British 16 year old schoolgirl.


Richard Donner


Norman Thaddeus Vane (original story), Norman Thaddeus Vane (screenplay)




Cast overview, first billed only:
Charles Bronson ... Scott Wardman
Orson Bean ... Hal Wardman
Honor Blackman ... Mummy
Michael Craig ... Daddy
Paul Ford ... Mr. Wardman, Scott's Father
Jack Hawkins ... Judge Millington-Draper
Trevor Howard ... Lola's Grandfather
Lionel Jeffries ... Solicitor
Kay Medford ... Mrs. Wardman, Scott's Mother
Robert Morley ... Judge Roxborough
Susan George ... Twinky
Peggy Aitchison Peggy Aitchison ... Nice Mrs. Finchley
Tony Arpino Tony Arpino ... Mean New York Judge
Eric Barker Eric Barker ... Tight Scottish Clerk
Erik Chitty ... Lawyer's Elderly Client


A middle aged writer of pornographic novels meets and falls in love with a sixteen year old school girl. This alone is cause for concern but when the couple get married and move to America, the trouble (and fun) really begins. Written by Kevin Steinhauer <K.Steinhauer@BoM.GOV.AU>

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Comedy | Drama | Romance


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Filmed in 1969, not released in the US until 1971. See more »

Alternate Versions

To receive an 'A' certificate the UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC to remove some sex references in Twinky's diary and dialogue mentioning the Pagoda Position. The 1989 video featured the same cut cinema version though both later DVD releases were shorter re-edited prints. The 2001 Delta DVD featured the U.S print (known as "Lola") and the 2006 Orbit release (once again titled "Twinky") restored the original cinema cut scenes. See more »


References Lolita (1962) See more »


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What Can I Say?
17 February 2006 | by teddyryanSee all my reviews

What can I say? This is a weird one. Filled with sitcom jingles and 60s freeze frames, LOLA is a product of its time. It's also got some stinky performances. Chucky Bronson sleeps his way through the role of a writer. Unable reveal a single note emotion, Bronson displays the sensitivity of a gravy bowl. His stone grimace may be good for getting it done and blowing away bad dudes, but it's not going to do anything for relationships. Susan George (who plays Lola) is certainly attractive. But, she's her one-note "I'm going to be a 12-year old" approach to the role grows tiresome. All and all, it's very funny to see this thing. You can't help but wonder what was going in with these B-flicks or why in the world Bronson wanted to take this role.

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Release Date:

1971 (Italy) See more »

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London Affair See more »

Filming Locations:

Chelsea, London, England, UK See more »

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