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The Age of Innocence ()


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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.

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Newland Archer
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Ellen Olenska
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May Welland
Linda Faye Farkas ...
Female Opera Singer
Michael Rees Davis ...
Male Opera Singer
Terry Cook ...
Male Opera Singer
Jon Garrison ...
Male Opera Singer
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Larry Lefferts
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Sillerton Jackson
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Mrs. Welland
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Regina Beaufort
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Julius Beaufort
Howard Erskine ...
Beaufort Guest
John McLoughlin ...
Party Guest
Christopher Nilsson ...
Party Guest
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Mrs. Mingott
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Mrs. Archer
Carolyn Farina ...
Janey Archer
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Henry van der Luyden
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Louisa van der Luyden
Kevin Sanders ...
The Duke
W.B. Brydon ...
Mr. Urban Dagonet
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Gertrude Lefferts
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Countess Olenska's Maid
Clement Fowler ...
Florist
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Mr. Letterblair
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Stage Actress
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Stage Actor
Zoë ...
Herself
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Rivière
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Mingott Maid
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Katie Blenker (as Domenica Scorsese)
Mac Orange ...
Archer Maid
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Philip
Thomas Barbour ...
Archer Guest
Henry Fehren ...
Bishop
Patricia Dunnock ...
Mary Archer
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Ted Archer
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The Narrator (voice)
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Ballroom Dancer (uncredited)
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Debutante (uncredited)
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Man in Crowd (uncredited)
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Lady Admiring Engagement Ring at Beaufort Ball (uncredited)
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Elderly Woman at Jersey City Station (uncredited)
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Elderly Man at Jersey City Station (uncredited)
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Photographer (uncredited)
Michael Trout ...
Man in Crowd / Gentleman with Lady (uncredited)

Directed by

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Martin Scorsese

Written by

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Edith Wharton ... (novel "The Age of Innocence")
 
Jay Cocks ... (screenplay) &
Martin Scorsese ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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Barbara De Fina ... producer
Bruce S. Pustin ... co-producer
Joseph P. Reidy ... associate producer (as Joseph Reidy)

Music by

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Elmer Bernstein

Cinematography by

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Michael Ballhaus ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Thelma Schoonmaker

Editorial Department

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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

Casting By

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Ellen Lewis

Production Design by

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Dante Ferretti

Art Direction by

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Speed Hopkins

Set Decoration by

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Robert J. Franco
Amy Marshall

Costume Design by

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Gabriella Pescucci

Makeup Department

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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

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Jean-Pierre Avice ... unit production manager: Paris
Patricia Hess ... assistant production manager (as Patricia Anne Doherty)
Bruce S. Pustin ... unit production manager
Chantal Feghali ... post-production supervisor (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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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

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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)
Edward Smith ... carpenter
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)
Louis J. Porzio ... carpenter (uncredited)
Danny Rovira ... carpenter (uncredited)
Philippe Turlure ... set decorator: Paris (uncredited)
Alyssa Winter ... assistant set decorator (uncredited)
Joan Winters ... graphic designer (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Gina Alfano ... assistant sound editor (as Gina R. Alfano)
Laura Civiello ... dialogue editor
Chris Fielder ... assistant sound editor
Tom Fleischman ... 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)
Bill Weeden ... adr (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Mike Maggi ... special effects operator
John Ottesen ... special effects coordinator
Ron Ottesen ... special effects operator (as Ronnie Ottesen)

Visual Effects by

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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

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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

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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

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Michael Adkins ... wardrobe attendant: men
Anne Brault ... assistant costume designer
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)
Marcia Patten ... costumer (uncredited)
Carlo Poggioli ... assistant costume designer (uncredited)

Location Management

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Sandrine Ageorges ... unit location manager: Paris
Patricia Hess ... location manager (as Patricia Anne Doherty)
Joseph E. Iberti ... location associate: New York
Michael Nickodem ... location associate: Philadelphia
Michael Stricks ... location associate: New York
Mark Van Holstein ... location associate: Troy (as Mark Von Holstein)
Julie Belthoise ... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Nicolas Foulatier ... location manager trainee: Paris (uncredited)
Jay Horne ... location assistant (uncredited)
Olivier Servanin ... assistant location manager: Paris (uncredited)
Randy Sokol ... location assistant (uncredited)

Music Department

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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

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Richard Holston ... transportation co-captain
Michael Hyde ... transportation captain
Richard Curry ... driver: Ms. Pfeiffer (uncredited)

Other crew

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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
William d'Anthony ... ad and publicity department: Columbia Pictures Corporation
John DeSimone ... production assistant (as John De Simone)
Rick Ellis ... chef: nineteenth century meals
Amy Henkels ... assistant: Ms. De Fina
Julie Herrin ... production assistant
Katherine Kennedy ... production secretary (as Katherine A. Kennedy)
Louise Lamanna ... assistant: Ms. Pescucci
Stuart Levy ... head of facilities
Lily Lodge ... consultant: etiquette
Amy Lynn ... assistant: Ms. Pfeiffer
David McFadden ... consultant: table decoration
Tim Monich ... dialect coach
Heather Norton ... assistant: Mr. Scorsese
Wendy Sax ... assistant: Ms. De Fina
Robin Standefer ... video research consultant
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)
David H. Venghaus Jr. ... production assistant (as David Venghaus)
Michael X. Zelenak ... script editor
Dianne E. Collins ... publicist: M/S Billings Publicity Ltd. (uncredited)
James J. Ferris ... stage manager (uncredited)
Dominic Marcus ... adr supporting artist (uncredited)

Thanks

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Letitia Baldrige ... special thanks (as Ms. Letitia Baldridge)
Charles Scorsese ... dedicatee (as Luciano Charles Scorsese)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Society scion Newland Archer is engaged to May Welland, but his well-ordered life is upset when he meets May's unconventional cousin, the Countess Olenska. At first, Newland becomes a defender of the Countess, whose separation from her abusive husband makes her a social outcast in the restrictive high society of late-19th Century New York, but he finds in her a kindred spirit and they fall in love. Written by Marg Baskin

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Taglines In a world of tradition. In an age of innocence. They dared to break the rules. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le temps de l'innocence (France)
  • Zeit der Unschuld (Germany)
  • La edad de la inocencia (Spain)
  • Az ártatlanság kora (Hungary)
  • Oskuldens tid (Sweden)
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Runtime
  • 139 min
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Budget $30,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Jay Cocks first gave his friend Martin Scorsese a copy of Edith Wharton's novel back in 1980. At the time, he told Scorsese, "When you do that romantic piece, this one is you". It took Scorsese seven years to finally get around to reading the book. See more »
Goofs During the baptism of Newland's and May's child, the family priest blesses the child with "the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit" instead of "the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost". The usage of this phrase only came about after the revision of the Episcopalian prayer book in the 1920s. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in True Romance/The Ballad of Little Jo/Kalifornia/The Joy Luck Club/The Real McCoy (1993). See more »
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Crazy Credits The Columbia logo turns sepia to look like a 19th-century photograph. See more »
Quotes Newland: You gave me my first glimpse of a real life. Then you asked me to go on with the false one. No one can endure that.
Ellen: I'm enduring it.
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