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Serge Véber (novel) and
Peggy Barwell (writer)
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1950 (USA) See more »
Arlette is a malicious schoolgirl who uses her feminine charms to attract, and then destroy, every man gullible enough to respond to her flirtations... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Respectable teacher ensnared by the charms of a French tart! See more (3 total) »


  (in credits order)

Mai Zetterling ... Arlette
Hugh Williams ... Arnold Dickson
Margot Grahame ... Helen Dickson

Petula Clark ... Julie Dickson
Carol Marsh ... Patricia
Raymond Lovell ... Hedges
Paul Dupuis ... Henri Sinclair
Margaret Barton ... Bessie
Marie Ney ... Miss Hallam
Mark Daly ... Withers
Judith Furse ... Miss Adams
Betty Impey ... Jill

Adrienne Corri ... Norah
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jacqueline Allerton ... A Lady (uncredited)
Jean Anderson ... Miss Sankey (uncredited)
Margaret Anderson ... Eileen (uncredited)
Brenda Cameron ... Ivy (uncredited)
June Charlier ... Avice (uncredited)
Howard Douglas ... Mr. Harbin (uncredited)
Susan Dudley ... Susan (uncredited)
Christine Finn ... Jennie (uncredited)
Christina Forrest ... Joan (uncredited)
May Hallatt ... Matron (uncredited)
Walter Horsbrugh ... A Husband (uncredited)
Viola Johnstone ... Miss Thorley (uncredited)
Joan Kirkpatrick ... Eva (uncredited)
Dorothy Latta ... Virginia (uncredited)
Colette Melville ... Miss Holland (uncredited)
Mary Merrett ... Dorothy (uncredited)
Charlotte Mitchell ... Charlotte (uncredited)
Margaret Ridgway ... Rita (uncredited)
Ann Smith ... Heather (uncredited)
Betty Leslie Smith ... May (uncredited)
Cicely Walper ... Mrs. Wheeler (uncredited)

Directed by
Edmond T. Gréville 
Writing credits
Serge Véber (novel "Lycee des jeunes filles")

Peggy Barwell  writer
Edward Dryhurst  writer

Produced by
Edward Dryhurst .... producer
Eric L'Epine Smith .... producer
Original Music by
Charles Williams 
Cinematography by
Hone Glendinning 
Film Editing by
Ralph Kemplen 
Art Direction by
Anthony Mazzei 
Costume Design by
Eleanor Abbey 
Production Management
Herbert Smith .... executive in charge of production
Sound Department
Dudley Messenger .... sound
Peter Davies .... first assistant dubbing mixer (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"The Romantic Age" - UK (original title)
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80 min | West Germany:85 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Film debut of Christine Finn.See more »
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Respectable teacher ensnared by the charms of a French tart!, 31 May 2000
Author: Marc Capralis ( from California

I recently had the pleasure of viewing The Romantic Age again after about 25 years from an underground video. It used to occasionally play on the local LA late show back then, along with other such nostalgic films as Miranda, Cynara, No Minor Vices, The Lady Says No, etc. I found that I could remember much of the dialog which brought back a flood of youthful memories. A classic scene is when Hugh Williams' daughter, Petula Clark, starts dancing and drinking wildly in a British nightclub as her shocked father enters to pull her out of there. Over the sound of the jazz, a disreputable-looking fat lady starts laughing at this, and you can still hear her piercing laugh as Williams yanks Petula out into the streets. I can still hear that laugh 25 years after seeing the movie! The irony of this is that Williams has been having an affair with one of his students, namely Arlette Tessereau, a French flirt played by a young Mai Zetterling. This film may be fluff, but it ranks high with me probably due to its nostalgia power. It should be released on video as well as Miranda and other obscure British comedies which are my favorites. But where are these films now? Who owns them? And will they ever be shown or released again?

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