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Age of Consent
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Writers:
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)
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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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Additional Details

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:
Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Trivia:
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:
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 »
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I Wonder What She's Doing Tonight?See more »

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12 out of 13 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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