Age of Consent

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Michael Powell
Production: Columbia Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
98 min

People in Central Queensland say

the scheme is the greatest thing

that ever happened in that area.

The beef cattle population

now stands at two million,

but the new scheme is expected

to double that in a few years.

That is a lot of cattle.

Let's hope there is a lot of water.

Of more than local interest is

the arrival in our midst

of world-famous painter Bradley Morahan.

Case of local boy makes good.

Brad had his first exhibition

in Sydney in 1946

and now has paintings

in the London Tate Gallery,

- The Richard Gallery in New York...

- Brad, look, you're on telly.

...and other galleries all over

both hemispheres. Right, Brad?

Yes, that's right, Fred.

- "That's right, Fred."

- Brad Morahan,

like Australian painters, William Dobell,

Sidney Nolan, Arthur Boyd...

- You don't want to watch that.

- I do want to watch it!

...fabulous Whitechapel Art Gallery,

has come back to revisit old scenes...

- Brad, stop it! "That's right, Fred."

- Come on. settle down and work.

Come on!

No! Brad!

The viewers would like

to hear from you, Brad.

I'm very glad to be back in Queensland

where I was born.

I don't have any plans,

just wander around a bit and take a look.

Find a beach, maybe, and comb it.

- Like Gauguin, huh?

- No, not like Gauguin.

Like me.

- Hello.

- Meg, this is Nat.

- Who?

- Nat Kelly.

Hello, Nat.

Hello, Meg, how's the girl?

Can I speak to Brad Morahan?

Brad Morahan here with me?

Whatever gave you that idea?

Don't kid me. The grapevine says

you two met at Leonard's last week

and haven't been seen since.

Well, the grapevine is wrong, doll.

Well, tell him when he calls

I'm looking for him.

He may call. What's the message?

Want to buy him a beer.

Put him in the scene.

- I'll tell him.

- Thanks, Meg. You're a mate.

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Peter Yeldham

Peter Alan Yeldham (born 25 April 1927) is an Australian screenwriter for motion pictures and television, playwright and novelist. more…

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