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Peter Yeldham (screenplay)
Norman Lindsay (novel)
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Release Date:
14 May 1969 (USA) See more »
There Is A Time Of Beauty... There Is A Day Of Yearning... There Is An "AGE OF CONSENT"! See more »
An elderly artist thinks he has become too stale and is past his prime. His friend (and agent) persuades... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Odd movie, but definitely worth watching See more (37 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Mason ... Bradley Morahan

Helen Mirren ... Cora

Jack MacGowran ... 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

Frank Thring ... Godfrey
Tommy Hanlon Jr. ... Levi-Strauss (as Tommy Hanlon Jnr.)
Dora Hing ... Receptionist
Clarissa Kaye-Mason ... Brisbane Bird · Meg (as Clarissa Kaye)
Judith McGrath ... Brisbane Bird · Grace (as Judy McGrath)
Lenore Caton ... Brisbane Bird · Edna
Diane Strachan ... Brisbane Bird · Susie
Roberta Grant ... Brisbane Bird · Ivy
Geoff Cartwright ... Newsboy
Lonsdale ... 'Godfrey' (as Godfrey in opening credits)
Prince Nial ... 'Jasper'

Directed by
Michael Powell 
Writing credits
Peter Yeldham (screenplay)

Norman Lindsay (novel)

Produced by
James Mason .... producer
Michael Pate .... associate producer
Michael Powell .... producer
Original Music by
Stanley Myers (international version)
Peter Sculthorpe (restored version)
Cinematography by
Hannes Staudinger (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Anthony Buckley 
Casting by
Gloria Payten 
Art Direction by
Dennis Gentle 
Makeup Department
Peggy Carter .... makeup artist
Robert Hynard .... hairdresser
Production Management
Brian Chirlian .... production supervisor
Kevin Powell .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Crocker .... assistant director
Art Department
Reg Bevear .... construction manager
John Coburn .... paintings: New York Exhibition
Paul Delprat .... sketches and paintings: Island
Marshall Lusted .... property master
Bill Piggott .... set dresser
Sound Department
Lloyd Colman .... sound recordist
Paul Ennis .... sound recordist
Tim Wellburn .... sound editor
Alfred Wiggins .... boom operator
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Doig .... chief grip
Graham Lind .... cameraman
John R. McLean .... cameraman (as John McLean)
Ron Taylor .... underwater photographer
Tony Tegg .... chief electrician
Valerie Taylor .... underwater photographer (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anna Senior .... wardrobe (as Anne Senior)
Editorial Department
Margaret Cardin .... negative matcher (uncredited)
Music Department
Stanley Myers .... conductor (uncredited)
Other crew
Rita Cavill .... continuity
Scotty Denholm .... Lonsdale trained by
Crew believed to be complete

Production Companies
  • Nautilus Productions (made in Australia by) (as Nautilus Productions Ltd., 23 College Hill, London, England)
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Norman Lindsay's Age of Consent" - International (English title) (alternative title), UK (complete title)
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103 min | USA:98 min
Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Netherlands:18 (1970) | UK:A (original rating) | UK:12 (video re-rating) (2008) | UK:15 (video rating) (1986) (1995) | USA:R | West Germany:16

Did You Know?

The storyline contains elements of Shakespeare's "The Tempest". Director Powell intended to film Tempest with James Mason as Prospero, and Mia Farrow as Ariel, but failed to get the funding.See more »
Revealing mistakes: In the scene where Helen Mirren is sitting nude in front of a mirror applying makeup, when her grandmother appears and strikes her on the back, they get into a scuffle. As the scene shifts, we can see that the formerly naked Mirren is now wearing a pair of white panties.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Martin Scorsese on Age of Consent (2009) (V)See more »
Daydream BelieverSee more »


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20 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Odd movie, but definitely worth watching, 30 April 2008
Author: lazarillo from Denver, Colorado and Santiago, Chile

I caught this rather odd but interesting movie at 1 AM on TCM one night (I guess insomnia isn't always a bad thing). James Mason stars as famous, very jaded middle-aged painter who decides to get away from the frustrations of his public life by relocating to a rural Australian island. Unfortunately, once there he finds more frustrations with his eccentric and annoying neighbors, and bothersome former associates who show up unexpectedly. He also meets a young girl (Helen Mirren) who, uh, "re-inspires" him by agreeing to pose for him in the nude.

The tone of this movie is kind of strange, going from light-hearted comedy to sudden tragedy and back again. It was directed Michael Powell, after this once- respected director had pretty much torpedoed his own career with the movie "Peeping Tom", which was considered unforgivably sleazy in its era in Britain, but is regarded as somewhat of classic today. Mason (who also co-produced) plays a role similar to the one he played in Stanley Kubrick's notorious film version of "Lolita". He walks the same fine line between an erudite artist trying shake off the shackles of bourgeois morality and a mere pervert lusting after some nubile flesh. Nevertheless, this movie doesn't take the predictable May-December sex route. It may be a little "politically incorrect" by today's standards, but I actually found far less creepy than the hypocritical morality of America today (where the media goes into morally-outraged hysterics every time some celebrity nymphet appears in a racy photo or video clip, even as they show this same photo or clip over and over. . .).

For what it's worth, Helen Mirren was well over "the age of consent" in real-life here, and she has the same GREAT body that would become in fixture in British art films and theater over the next three or four decades (even if she doesn't quite demonstrate the acting chops that recently earned her academy award for playing Queen Elizabeth II). This movie has its problems, including its very uneven tone, but it's definitely worth watching.

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