A Clockwork Orange

In a near-future Britain, young Alexander DeLarge and his pals get their kicks beating and raping anyone they please. When not destroying the lives of others, Alex swoons to the music of Beethoven. The state, eager to crack down on juvenile crime, gives an incarcerated Alex the option to undergo an invasive procedure that'll rob him of all personal agency. In a time when conscience is a commodity, can Alex change his tune?

Directed by: Stanley Kubrick Dusty Symonds June Randall Derek Cracknell
Genres: Science Fiction, Drama,
Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures, Hawk Films,

A Clockwork Orange - Being the adventures of a young man whose principal interests are rape, ultra-violence and Beethoven. - Azwaad Movie Database
  • Release Date: 19-12-1971
  • Runtime: 137 Minutes
  • Popularity: 31.10
  • Vote Count: 8,974
  • IMDB Rating: 8.2
  • Budget: USD 2,200,000
  • Revenue: USD 26,589,000
  • Region: United Kingdom ( GB ), United States of America ( US ),
  • Homepage: N/A

Photo Name Character
Malcolm McDowell - Azwaad Movie Database Malcolm McDowell Alexander DeLarge
Patrick Magee - Azwaad Movie Database Patrick Magee Mr. Alexander
Adrienne Corri - Azwaad Movie Database Adrienne Corri Mrs. Alexander
Michael Bates - Azwaad Movie Database Michael Bates Chief Guard
Warren Clarke - Azwaad Movie Database Warren Clarke Dim
James Marcus - Azwaad Movie Database James Marcus Georgie
Michael Tarn - Azwaad Movie Database Michael Tarn Pete
Carl Duering - Azwaad Movie Database Carl Duering Dr. Brodsky
Paul Farrell - Azwaad Movie Database Paul Farrell Tramp (uncredited)
Miriam Karlin - Azwaad Movie Database Miriam Karlin Catlady (uncredited)
Photo Name Department
Stanley Kubrick-Writing Stanley Kubrick Writing (Screenplay)
Stanley Kubrick-Directing Stanley Kubrick Directing (Director)
Stanley Kubrick-Production Stanley Kubrick Production (Producer)
Wendy Carlos-Sound Wendy Carlos Sound (Original Music Composer)
Anthony Burgess-Writing Anthony Burgess Writing (Novel)
John Alcott-Camera John Alcott Camera (Director of Photography)
James Liggat-Production James Liggat Production (Casting)
Bernard Williams-Production Bernard Williams Production (Associate Producer)
Milena Canonero-Costume & Make-Up Milena Canonero Costume & Make-Up (Costume Design)
Bill Butler-Editing Bill Butler Editing (Editor)

See Full Cast & Crew of A Clockwork Orange


As time goes by, I'll always appreciate my Grade 10 English class (1984-85), taught by Mr. Terry. Looking back, it's probably the year that I was introduced to the most great literary works of all my life (especially 'Anthem' by Ayn Rand and 'Nausea' by Jean-Paul Sartre). Included that year in the course's curriculum was Anthony Burgess' dystopian masterwork, 'A Clockwork Orange' (as well as George Orwell's 'Animal Farm'--like Frank Sinatra would have said, 'It was a very good year'). I was mesmerized with it from the instant I noticed the unique approach to language, the 'ultraviolence' and of course, the eternal question of free will, its relationship to good-and-evil, and the can of worms of the myriad of ethical dilemmas that comes to the fore of individual freedom and rights versus that of society at large. The genius of Burgess was being able to put so well and forcibly, yet in such an entertaining way, so many issues that, had most anyone else set forth on the endeavor, would have come up with the type of off-putting, heavy-handed sermon that would never have reached such a literary pinnacle, and been required reading even now, generations later. It hasn't aged or dated a day. Most cinematic observers felt the book unfilmable. Director Kubrick's adaptations work so well, particularly this, '2001: A Space Odyssey' and 'The Shining' (even though Stephen King would fervently disagree about the latter) because he, as he did with 'Dr. Strangelove', can so easily both find unforgettable visual metaphors for his ideas and so handily combine humour (an under-recognized trait of his, much more readily associated with say, Sir Alfred Hitchcock) with these heavy and daunting philosophical and intellectual volleys. In the wrong hands (particularly a Stanley Kramer, or his ilk), this could have failed miserably, like typical cinematic treatments of Ayn Rand novels. But this worked triumphantly, and heartily exemplifies one of the greatest directors ever at the apex of his craftsmanship. No self-respecting cinephile can avoid this movie, and I heartily recommend you to read the novel as well, though Kubrick nails it so effectively, reading the novel isn't necessary in the slightest for the film to be enjoyed. One of the many 'gamechanger' films of Kubrick's storied and remarkable career.

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