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Age of Consent (1969)

R  |   |  Biography, Comedy, Drama  |  14 May 1969 (USA)
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An elderly artist thinks he has become too stale and is past his prime. His friend (and agent) persuades him to go to an offshore island to try once more. On the island he re-discovers his ... See full summary »

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Bradley Morahan
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Cora
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Nat Kelly
Neva Carr-Glynn ...
Ma Ryan (as Neva Carr-Glyn)
Andonia Katsaros ...
Isabel Marley
Michael Boddy ...
Hendricks
Harold Hopkins ...
Ted Farrell
Slim DeGrey ...
Cooley (as Slim De Grey)
Max Meldrum ...
TV Interviewer
Hudson Faucett ...
New Yorker (as Hudson Faussett)
Peggy Cass ...
His Wife
Eric Reiman ...
An Art Lover
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Godfrey
Tommy Hanlon Jr. ...
Levi-Strauss (as Tommy Hanlon Jnr.)
Dora Hing ...
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An elderly artist thinks he has become too stale and is past his prime. His friend (and agent) persuades him to go to an offshore island to try once more. On the island he re-discovers his muse in the form of a young girl. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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There Is A Time Of Beauty... There Is A Day Of Yearning... There Is An "AGE OF CONSENT"! See more »


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14 May 1969 (USA)  »

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Norman Lindsay's Age of Consent  »

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(Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

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Trivia

Based on the life of Norman Lindsay, later the subject of Sirens (1993) See more »

Goofs

When Mirren's character strips off her frock beside the boat and dives nude, she is wearing only a pair of swim fins. However, when she gets to the bottom, she is wearing a dive mask and snorkel. Later in the same sequence, Mason's character is standing in the ocean at one point, supposedly watching her, while Mirren's character is swimming in water the whole time that is at least 12 feet deep. See more »

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Lonsdale ... Godfrey the dog See more »

Connections

Featured in Martin Scorsese on Age of Consent (2009) See more »

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Peaches 'n' Cream
(uncredited)
Written by Tommy Boyce and Steve Venet
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A light film, with some hilarious moments.
24 October 1999 | by (Adelaide, South Australia) – See all my reviews

Compared to the many classics Michael Powell had previously directed, this Australian film is just a light, piece of fluff, but it is worth watching to see the young Helen Mirren and another solid performance by James Mason, who must have had a particular interest in playing this part as he also co-produced the film. Don't be misled by the title, the issue of sexual relations between an older man and an under-age girl is only really hinted at, the main theme being the need for an artist to find new inspiration. The tone of the film is essentially light, and, for me, the highlight is a couple of hilarious scenes in which Jack McGowran, as Mason's scrounging mate Nat Kelly, meets his comeuppance at the hands of a man-hunting neighbor of Mason's.


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