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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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  (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?

Based on the life of Norman Lindsay, later the subject of Sirens (1993)See more »
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.See more »
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39 out of 43 people found the following review useful.
He only wanted her for her body, 13 May 2004
Author: jshoaf from Florida

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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