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Norman Lindsay (novel)
Peter Yeldham (screenplay)
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Release Date:
14 May 1969 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
There Is A Time Of Beauty... There Is A Day Of Yearning... There Is An "AGE OF CONSENT"! See more »
Plot:
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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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

James Mason ... Bradley Morahan

Helen Mirren ... Cora Ryan

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

Frank Thring ... 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
Lonsdale ... Godfrey - Dog
Prince Nial ... Jasper the dog
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peggy Cass ... New Yorker's Wife
Hudson Faucett ... New Yorker
Tommy Hanlon Jr. ... Levi-Strauss (as Tommy Hanlon Jnr.)
Dora Hing ... Receptionist
Eric Reiman ... An Art Lover
Geoff Cartwright ... Newsboy (uncredited)

Directed by
Michael Powell 
 
Writing credits
Norman Lindsay (novel)

Peter Yeldham (screenplay)

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 
 
Film Editing by
Anthony Buckley 
 
Casting by
Gloria Payten 
 
Art Direction by
Dennis Gentle 
 
Makeup Department
Peggy Carter .... makeup artist
Robert Hynard .... hair stylist
 
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
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 .... camera operator
John R. McLean .... camera operator (as John McLean)
Ron Taylor .... underwater photographer
Valerie Taylor .... underwater photographer
Tony Tegg .... chief electrician
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anna Senior .... wardrobe (as Anne Senior)
 
Editorial Department
Margaret Cardin .... negative matcher
 
Music Department
Stanley Myers .... conductor
 
Other crew
Rita Cavill .... continuity
Scotty Denholm .... animal trainer: Lonsdale
 
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Also Known As:
"Norman Lindsay's Age of Consent" - International (English title) (alternative title)
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Runtime:
103 min | USA:98 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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In this picture, actor Slim DeGrey played a character called "Cooley" whilst actor Harold Hopkins portrayed a character called Ted Farrell. Around seven years after this film, in the later Australian cinema movie Don's Party (1976) directed by Bruce Beresford and written by David Williamson, Hopkins played a character named "Cooley" from which he became particular renown and famous for.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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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78 out of 81 people found the following review useful.
Restored ! with nudity!, 19 June 2005
Author: ptb-8 from Australia

THE AGE OF CONSENT made in 1969 on Dunk Island of the great barrier (coral) reef was quite a success in Australia in its day. Apparently though it was heavily cut Internationally with some nude scenes deleted and the first 10 minutes shortened. Well the planet can now rejoice because a carefully restored complete version is now available and has had a premiere screening in Sydney in the magnificent 2300 seat State Theatre as part of the 2005 Sydney Film Festival. It will appear Internationally in festivals and then on DVD for all to savor. The story is by Norman Lindsay, a world renowned artists whose bacchanalian paintings of luscious nude sirens have caused erotic reactions (good and bad) for over 100 years. (See the film SIRENS)..... THE AGE OF CONSENT details an artist (here called Bradley Morrison) similar to Lindsay, played by a fit and tanned James Mason who travels to tropical isolation in an attempt to regain his artist eye. He does of course with the form of shapely nude teenage island muse, Cora: Helen Mirrenin her first voluptuous role. There is so much to enjoy in THE AGE OF CONSENT from Mason and Mirren's balanced careful performances to the secondary characters, mainly in the form of spectacular handsome and virile 24 year old Harold Hopkins, an Australian actor in one of his first appearances. He has been unjustly ignored in this film's reputation and it is time to celebrate his appearance (as the spunky gauche youth, Ted) and recognize his astonishing good looks and hilarious turn trying to be Cora's boyfriend. Ten years ahead of Mel Gibson and far better looking, fitter and far more screen presence. Unfortunately his film career did not succeed as well. Today, Hopkins is not well known and looks more like Andy Warhol. Celebrated Brit director Michael Powell whose comedy THEY'RE A WEIRD MOB was a massive local success in 1966 turned his adept hand to this romantic tropical artistic fruit salad with generally very enjoyable results. Certain sequences just between Mirren and Mason are so effective that the viewer is left with the extraordinary feeling of having actually been there with them that day on the beach. Sadly this was Powell's last film in a career lasting over 30 years producing endurable classics in both the UK and Oz. Subplots involving Mason's racing pal who pesters him for cash and follows him about, to Cora's hag-like granny who berates her beauty are overplayed and create pantomime, but this is a small detraction from what is a generally astonishingly visually beautiful romantic drama of loneliness and artistic endeavor. The color photography, I was thrilled to learn, was achieved by duplicating the original Technicolour method of a three reel tint (YCM) on black and white stock then matching all three to create a color negative. As I marveled at the sublime color of this restored print I had wondered how it was so perfect. An after-film Q&A segment revealed this color film(ed) method and I am happy to pass on this important piece of tech info. THE AGE OF CONSENT is a film of its time but also with content explicit and exquisite for a new century audience. If one gets the opportunity to see this restored version, it contains visual delights and location atmosphere captured carefully and restored lovingly that transfers to the viewer with humorous ease. Yes Mirren has hairy legs and Mason doesn't wear underpants and the lesser characters are Aussie parrots..but that's part of the story! Enjoy THE AGE OF CONSENT. It is a film of which Helen Mirren today would be especially so proud...as would Harold Hopkins. One scene where Cora wistfully buys herself a cheap children's plastic handbag at the local store is genuinely touching depicting her lonely wish to own something 'nice'. The delusion and loneliness captured perfectly for this beautiful sad girl stuck in paradise but without real appreciation (except for Mason). The opening scene is now hilarious with a risqué painting of the Columbia woman Logo as part of a provocative art exhibition.

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