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Writers (WGA):
Edith Wharton (novel)
Jay Cocks (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
1 October 1993 (USA) See more »
In a world of tradition. In an age of innocence. They dared to break the rules.
A tale of nineteenth-century New York high society in which a young lawyer falls in love with a woman separated from her husband, while he is engaged to the woman's cousin. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Daniel Day-Lewis ... Newland Archer

Michelle Pfeiffer ... Ellen Olenska

Winona Ryder ... May Welland
Linda Faye Farkas ... Female Opera Singer
Michael Rees Davis ... Male Opera Singer
Terry Cook ... Male Opera Singer
Jon Garrison ... Male Opera Singer

Richard E. Grant ... Larry Lefferts

Alec McCowen ... Sillerton Jackson

Geraldine Chaplin ... Mrs. Welland

Mary Beth Hurt ... Regina Beaufort

Stuart Wilson ... Julius Beaufort
Howard Erskine ... Beaufort Guest
John McLoughlin ... Party Guest
Christopher Nilsson ... Party Guest

Miriam Margolyes ... Mrs. Mingott

Siân Phillips ... Mrs. Archer
Carolyn Farina ... Janey Archer

Michael Gough ... Henry van der Luyden

Alexis Smith ... Louisa van der Luyden
Kevin Sanders ... The Duke
W.B. Brydon ... Mr. Urban Dagonet
Tracey Ellis ... Gertrude Lefferts

Cristina Pronzati ... Countess Olenska's Maid
Clement Fowler ... Florist

Norman Lloyd ... Mr. Letterblair
Cindy Katz ... Stage Actress

Thomas Gibson ... Stage Actor
Zoe ... Herself (as Zoë)

Jonathan Pryce ... Rivière

June Squibb ... Mingott Maid

Domenica Cameron-Scorsese ... Katie Blenker (as Domenica Scorsese)
Mac Orange ... Archer Maid

Brian Davies ... Philip
Thomas Barbour ... Archer Guest
Henry Fehren ... Bishop
Patricia Dunnock ... Mary Archer

Robert Sean Leonard ... Ted Archer

Joanne Woodward ... Narrator (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kevin Ash ... Ballroom Dancer (uncredited)

Claire Bloom ... (uncredited)

Susan Lynn Bragg ... Debutante (uncredited)
Pasquale Cajano ... Man in Crowd (uncredited)
Tamasin Day-Lewis ... Lady admiring engagement ring (uncredited)

Catherine Scorsese ... (uncredited)

Charles Scorsese ... (uncredited)

Martin Scorsese ... Photographer (uncredited)
Michael Trout ... Man in Crowd / Gentleman with Lady (uncredited)

Directed by
Martin Scorsese 
Writing credits
Edith Wharton (novel "The Age of Innocence")

Jay Cocks (screenplay) &
Martin Scorsese (screenplay)

Produced by
Barbara De Fina .... producer
Bruce S. Pustin .... co-producer
Joseph P. Reidy .... associate producer (as Joseph Reidy)
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
Cinematography by
Michael Ballhaus (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Thelma Schoonmaker 
Casting by
Ellen Lewis 
Production Design by
Dante Ferretti 
Art Direction by
Speed Hopkins 
Set Decoration by
Robert J. Franco 
Amy Marshall 
Costume Design by
Gabriella Pescucci 
Makeup Department
Alan D'Angerio .... hair designer (as Alan Dangerio)
Michael Kriston .... hair stylist
Peter Owen .... wigs
Manlio Rocchetti .... special makeup effects artist
Antonio Sodda .... hair consultant
Ronnie Specter .... makeup artist: Ms. Pfeiffer
Allen Weisinger .... makeup artist
Antoine Garabedian .... head makeup artist: Paris (uncredited)
Craig Lyman .... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Jean-Pierre Avice .... unit production manager: Paris
Patricia Anne Doherty .... assistant production manager
Bruce S. Pustin .... unit production manager
Chantal Feghali .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joe Burns .... second assistant director (as Joseph Burns)
Susan E. Fiore .... second second assistant director (as Susan Fiore)
Vincent Lascoumes .... second assistant director: Paris
Joseph P. Reidy .... first assistant director (as Joseph Reidy)
Mary Rae Thewlis .... dga trainee
Jean-Philippe Blime .... second assistant director: Paris (uncredited)
Art Department
Joanne Belonsky .... art department assistant (as Joanne Belansky)
Dan Davis .... assistant art director
Michele Giordano .... art department coordinator
Vincent Guarriello .... construction grip
Jean-Michel Hugon .... art director: Paris
Tamara Malkin-Stuart .... art department assistant
James Mazzola .... property master
Jeff Mazzola .... assistant property master
Robert Perdziola .... assistant art director
Ron Petagna .... construction coordinator (as Ronald Petagna)
James Sorice .... chargeman scenic artist
Carl Sprague .... assistant art director (as Carl J. Sprague)
Dave Weinman .... key set dresser
Anthony Baldasare .... set dresser (uncredited)
Rick Butler .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Lauren Doner .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Anton Evangelista .... assist. to Mr. Ferretti (uncredited)
Vinny Mazzarella .... props (uncredited)
Christopher Nelson .... set dresser (uncredited)
Elaine O'Donnell .... assistant set decorator (uncredited)
Danny Rovira .... carpenter (uncredited)
Philippe Turlure .... set decorator: Paris (uncredited)
Alyssa Winter .... assistant set decorator (uncredited)
Joan Winters .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gina Alfano .... assistant sound editor (as Gina R. Alfano)
Laura Civiello .... dialogue editor
Chris Fielder .... assistant sound editor
Tom Fleischman .... sound re-recording mixer
Eugene Gearty .... sound effects editor
Frank Kern .... foley editor
Hal Levinsohn .... adr editor
Skip Lievsay .... supervising sound editor
Marissa Littlefield .... dialogue editor
Tod A. Maitland .... production sound mixer (as Tod Maitland)
Sylvia Menno .... assistant sound editor
T.J. O'Mara .... boom operator (as J.T. O'Mara)
Bruce Pross .... foley supervisor
Philip Stockton .... dialogue supervisor
Steven Visscher .... foley editor (as Steve Visscher)
Marko A. Costanzo .... foley artist (uncredited)
Joel Holland .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Mike Maggi .... special effects operator
John Ottesen .... special effects coordinator
Ron Ottesen .... special effects operator (as Ronnie Ottesen)
Visual Effects by
Syd Dutton .... special visual effects: Illusion Arts Inc.
Lynn Ledgerwood .... mechanical effects: Illusion Arts Inc. (as Lynn Ledgewood)
Mark Sawicki .... matte photographer: Illusion Arts Inc.
Robert Stromberg .... matte artist: Illusion Arts Inc.
Catherine Sudolcan .... production manager: Illusion Arts Inc.
John E. Sullivan .... matte photographer: Illusion Arts Inc. (as John Sullivan)
Bill Taylor .... special visual effects: Illusion Arts Inc.
David S. Williams Jr. .... optical photographer: Illusion Arts Inc.
Camera and Electrical Department
Pierre Abraham .... gaffer: Paris
Florian Ballhaus .... first assistant camera
Phillip V. Caruso .... still photographer
David M. Dunlap .... camera operator
Brian Fitzsimons .... dolly grip (as Brian Fitzsimmons)
Charlie Freess .... key grip: Paris
Dennis Gamiello .... key grip
John Lowry .... second grip
Bobby Mancuso .... second assistant camera
Jim Manzione .... assistant chief lighting technician
Larry McConkey .... Steadicam operator
Anastas N. Michos .... Steadicam operator (as Anastos Michos)
Ray Quinlan .... chief lighting technician (as Raymond Quinlan)
Bob Becchio .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (uncredited)
Arnaud Borrel .... still photographer (uncredited)
Michael Condro .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
John Fortunato .... camera trainee (uncredited)
Jean-Yves Freess .... best boy grip (uncredited)
Larry Huston .... first assistant camera Steadicam (uncredited)
David Knox .... Steadicam operator (uncredited)
Gábor Kövér .... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Fleet Emerson .... extras casting associate
Sylvia Fay .... extras casting
Julie Madison .... casting associate (as Julie A. Madison)
Deborah Rudy .... extras casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Michael Adkins .... wardrobe attendant: men
Cheryl Kilbourne-Kimpton .... wardrobe attendant: women (as Cheryl Kilbourne-Klimpton)
George Potts .... assistant costume designer
Hartsell Taylor .... wardrobe supervisor
Deirdre N. Williams .... wardrobe supervisor (as Deirdre Nicola Williams)
Giovanni Casalnuovo .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
Patrick Chevillot .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
Thom Heyer .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
Janice Irwin .... costume production assistant (uncredited)
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Barbara Matera .... costume executor (uncredited)
Roseann Milano .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Alina Panova .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
Carlo Poggioli .... assistant costume designer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Yasmine Amitai .... apprentice film editor
Mark Ginsberg .... color timer
Joel Hirsch .... second assistant film editor (as Joel R. Hirsch)
Alisa Lepselter .... first assistant film editor
Music Department
Emilie A. Bernstein .... orchestrator (as Emilie Bernstein)
Suki Buchman .... music editor
Steven Danenberg .... orchestra contractor
David Montgomery .... consultant: nineteenth century music
Suzana Peric .... music editor
Nic Ratner .... assistant music editor
Adonis Aletras .... music preparation (uncredited)
John Moses .... musician: clarinetist (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Richard Holston .... transportation co-captain
Michael Hyde .... transportation captain
Richard Curry .... driver: Ms. Pfeiffer (uncredited)
Other crew
Sandrine Ageorges .... unit location manager: Paris
Elizabeth Aldrich .... dance consultant
Elaine Bass .... title designer
Saul Bass .... title designer
Margaret Bodde .... assistant: Mr. Scorsese
Christine Bodelot .... unit production accountant: Paris
Len Brooks .... animal wrangler
Joanny Carpentier .... production coordinator: Paris
Kay Chapin .... script supervisor (as Kathryn M. Chapin)
Alesandra M. Cuomo .... production coordinator
John DeSimone .... production assistant (as John De Simone)
Patricia Anne Doherty .... location manager
Rick Ellis .... chef: nineteenth century meals
Amy Henkels .... assistant: Ms. De Fina
Julie Herrin .... production assistant
Joseph E. Iberti .... location associate: New York
Katherine Kennedy .... production secretary (as Katherine A. Kennedy)
Louise Lamanna .... assistant: Ms. Pescucci
Lily Lodge .... consultant: etiquette
Amy Lynn .... assistant: Ms. Pfeiffer
David McFadden .... consultant: table decoration
Tim Monich .... dialect coach
Michael Nickodem .... location associate: Philadelphia
Heather Norton .... assistant: Mr. Scorsese
Wendy Sax .... assistant: Ms. De Fina
Robin Standefer .... video research consultant
Michael Stricks .... location associate: New York
Chris Sullivan .... animal wrangler
Sara Thorson .... production assistant (as Sara A. Thorson)
Melissa Unger .... assistant: Mr. Day-Lewis
Matilde Valera .... production accountant (as Matilde P. Valera)
Mark Van Holstein .... location associate: Troy (as Mark Von Holstein)
David H. Venghaus Jr. .... production assistant (as David Venghaus)
Michael X. Zelenak .... script editor
Julie Belthoise .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
James J. Ferris .... stage manager (uncredited)
Nicolas Foulatier .... location manager trainee: Paris (uncredited)
Jay Horne .... location assistant (uncredited)
Dominic Marcus .... adr supporting artist (uncredited)
Olivier Servanin .... assistant location manager: Paris (uncredited)
Randy Sokol .... location assistant (uncredited)
Letitia Baldrige .... special thanks (as Ms. Letitia Baldridge)
Charles Scorsese .... dedicatee (as Luciano Charles Scorsese)
Crew verified as complete

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Rated PG for thematic elements and some mild language
139 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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The opening scene takes place during a performance of Faust at the Academy of Music, which was the main opera house in New York City prior to the opening of the Metropolitan Opera in 1883. Faust was the first opera staged at the Met when it opened in October 1883.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: At the dinner in Paris, May says, "When we were in London, we could only manage one day at the National," but her lips actually mouth the words "one day at the Tate." The original dialogue would have been anachronistic, as the story is set in the 1870s and the Tate Gallery did not open until 1897.See more »
Newland Archer:[Last lines] Just say I'm old-fashioned. That will be enough. Go on, now.See more »
Quintet In B Flat Op 87, 3rd MovementSee more »


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66 out of 83 people found the following review useful.
Author: Smartcat

Don't get put off by those telling you to give a miss to this film. They belong to the school, insufferable to the true cinema lover and to those of any taste in general, who expects "something to happen" in a film and feel cheated at the end if they haven't had to scramble through an intricate plot, haven't seen the mandatory pound of spilled blood and the round of gunshots. Scorsese is at his most brilliant in this film; it is all the more exquisite as it does not rely on an overloaded plot but prefers to be constructed of lights and half lights, shades and nuances. All the more appropriate as this is exactly what Scorsese wants us to see in the world of end of XIX th century New York- a society brimming with peace and innocence in which nothing appears to ever happen but under the surface of which gossip and intrigue work relentlessly and destinies are decided over the small talk of the dinner table. Accompanied by an impecable narrative voice and an unforgettable richness of color and music it will haunt you forever. Those it sends to sleep do not deserve to be awake. Ten out of ten!

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