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Age of Consent (1969)

 -  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 Ryan
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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
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Godfrey, the Art Dealer
Clarissa Kaye-Mason ...
Meg (as Clarissa Kaye)
Judith McGrath ...
Grace (as Judy McGrath)
Lenore Caton ...
Edna
Diane Strachan ...
Susie
Roberta Grant ...
Ivy
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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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A Idade da Reflexão  »

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Final theatrical feature film directed by UK director Michael Powell. See more »

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In the subtitles, the radio announcer provides a station ID as 'Foreign Kay McKie'. It should actually be 'Four Em Kay (4MK) Mackay'. See more »

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Lonsdale ... Godfrey the dog See more »


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I Know An Island
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Music by Peter Sculthorpe and lyrics by Alan Dean
Performed by Alan Dean
Heard on the transistor radio
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He only wanted her for her body
13 May 2004 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

He only wanted her for her body--to paint, of course....

I just saw this film and found it absolutely delightful. As others have noted, Helen Mirren is a wonder as a young girl working out the relationship between her body's strength and its beauty, and how each can help her get what she wants. There is one moment, when she takes control of a motorboat after having dumped a would-be lover overboard, when I saw the future Jane Tennison. James Mason is also marvelous as the obsessive painter. The natural setting, on the Great Barrier Reef, is liberating and beautiful but the heart of the movie is the little cabin which goes from a dump to a layered, painted work of art. This man's passion to make things, to create color and line on every available surface, seems to fill the movie's surface too. Near the end, when Cora enters the cabin and we see her surrounded by his paintings of her, the relationship between art and life seems to be a very happy one. It's too bad Michael Powell didn't get to make more films in the 1960s and early 70s. I think that if I could have seen this film at the time it was made (when I was a girl in my late teens, for whom nudity was not an option) it would have meant a lot to me.


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