An elderly artist thinks he has become too stale and is past his prime. His friend (and agent) persuades him to go to an off-shore island to try once more. On the island he rediscovers his muse in the form of a young girl.
James Mason met his future wife Clarissa Kaye-Mason on the set of this movie. Clarissa Kaye played the part of Mason's ex-girlfriend in Australia. Their scene together was filmed in bed, and Clarissa, who was recovering from pneumonia, had a temperature of one hundred three degrees Fahrenheit (39.4 degrees Celsius). After filming, Mason began corresponding with Kaye, and the two were married in 1971, and remained so until Mason's death in 1984. See more »
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 »
A famous painter retreats to a somewhat remote island in Australia's Great Barrier Reef to inspire his creativity and finds a young woman to pose for him. Mason is fine as the painter. In one of her earliest roles, Mirren looks amazingly young and alluring as the object of Mason's desire. MacGowran provides the comedy as Mason's unwanted guest on the island. There isn't much of a plot in this laid-back and light-hearted comedy, but it features a quirky cast of characters and is quite enjoyable. The dog is cute and receives on-screen billing. The island setting is beautifully filmed under Powell's masterful direction.
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