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Writers:
Peter Yeldham (screenplay)
Norman Lindsay (novel)
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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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User Reviews:
Pleasant surprise See more (35 total) »

Cast

  (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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Runtime:
103 min | USA:98 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Netherlands:18 (1970) | UK:A (original rating) | UK:12 (video re-rating) (2008) | UK:15 (video rating) (1986) (1995) | USA:R | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
A studio version was made with a soundtrack by Stanley Myers. The original soundtrack by Peter Sculthorpe has now been restored. The Sculthorpe soundtrack was the director's choice.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The opening title gives Nautilus Productions as producer. Columbia Picture Corporation also appears there. There is no such corporation. The word Picture should be, Pictures.See more »
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Soundtrack:
I Know An IslandSee more »

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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Pleasant surprise, 25 January 2009
Author: zetes from Saint Paul, MN

A very pleasant surprise. I had expected Michael Powell's last feature to be mediocre at best, with the one selling point of a nude, young Helen Mirren, but it's actually a pretty good movie. Not the director's best, of course, but it's quite sweet and beautiful. James Mason plays an Australian painter who has difficulty perfecting an Australian accent. He flees the city for an island in the Great Barrier Reef, where he can relax and paint. There he meets a 17 year old girl (Mirren in her first film role) who dreams of moving to the big city. He's entranced by her beauty, and agrees to fund her dreams if she'll pose for him, often nude. Despite the lurid title, the film isn't sensationalistic or pornographic. Mason's interest, despite what some of the townsfolk might think, is purely artistic. It's much like the film, actually. You might watch it for the naked lady, but you stick around for the artistry. And Powell's artistry is intact, fully. Besides the enveloping cinematography (not to mention some beautiful underwater photography), you'll find plenty of Archers-esquire touches, like the dog chasing toads out the door. The story is pretty thin, but that's not uncommon amongst Powell's many travelogue films. It's often very funny, especially with Jack MacGowran and Neva Carr-Glynn. Oh yeah, and Helen Mirren, 24, gets naked a lot. That's definitely worth checking out!

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