Lady Chatterley's Lover (1981 film)

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Lady Chatterley's Lover
Lady Chatterley's Lover film poster.jpg
Directed by Just Jaeckin
Produced by

André Djaoui
Christopher Pearce

Yoram Globus (executive producer)
Menahem Golan (executive producer)
Written by Marc Behm
Just Jaeckin
Christopher Wicking
D. H. Lawrence (novel)
Starring Sylvia Kristel
Nicholas Clay
Music by Richard Harvey
Stanley Myers
Cinematography Robert Fraisse
Edited by Eunice Mountjoy
Distributed by Cannon Films (USA)
Columbia Pictures (non-USA)
Release dates
  • May 7, 1982 (1982-05-07) (USA)
Running time 104 min
Country United Kingdom
West Germany
Language English
Budget $1.5-$2 million (est.)[1]

Lady Chatterley's Lover is a 1981 film directed by Just Jaeckin, and starring Sylvia Kristel and Nicholas Clay.



1981 film adaptation of the D.H. Lawrence novel. After an injury leaves her husband impotent and crippled, Lady Chatterly is torn between love for her husband and her desires. With her husband's consent, she seeks out the means of fulfilling her physical needs.


The film was not as popular as the filmmakers expected and Cannon films ended up recording a loss.[1]

Home Video[edit]

The film is rated R16 in New Zealand.


Sylvia Kristel's voice was dubbed by someone else.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Andrew Yule, Hollywood a Go-Go: The True Story of the Cannon Film Empire, Sphere Books, 1987 p19, 24

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