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Age of Consent (1969)

An elderly artist thinks he has become too stale and is past his prime. His friend (and agent) persuades him to go to an off-shore island to try once more. On the island he rediscovers his ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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)
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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 off-shore island to try once more. On the island he rediscovers his muse in the form of a young girl. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Let yourself go ...... they do! 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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1.85 : 1
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James Mason met his future wife Clarissa Kaye-Mason when they appeared together in Age of Consent. Clarissa Kaye played the part of Mason's ex-girlfriend in Australia. Their scene together was filmed in bed, and Clarissa, who was recovering from pneumonia, had a temperature of 103 degrees F. After the filming, Mason began corresponding with Kaye, and the two were married in 1971, and remained so until Mason's death in 1984 See more »

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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. See more »

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Lonsdale ... Godfrey the dog See more »


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Daydream Believer
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Written by John Stewart
Performed by The Monkees
(from Ted Farrel's transistor radio)
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A light film, with some hilarious moments.
24 October 1999 | by 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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