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

- It's been a great success, Mr. Morahan.

- Yes.

- Shall I tell Mr. Godfrey you're here?

- No. I can find him.

What are those little red stickers

in the corners?

That means they're sold.

- Hey, that one doesn't have a sticker.

- Yeah.

I wonder why that one hasn't been sold.

- It's a tapestry.

- Yeah.

It's very nice.

I think it's good.

It'll look good in that place

above the fireplace, you know.

Look, it's not too big and it's not too small.

I guess so.

- I wonder what they want for it.

- Well, how shall I know?

Well, find out, can't you?

Hey, Miss...

I was wondering about these pictures here.

I imagine they're worth a buck or two.

I mean, do they rate high?

Well, that's a matter of opinion, isn't it?

As you can see,

most of them have been sold.

Well, this one hasn't.

- I like it.

- Yes.

Yes, you won't find

a better Brad Morahan than that.

Actually, there is someone after it,

but it hasn't been sold


How much is it?

This one? Just let me find out.

Tai. Tai.

This one's five.

Five, eh?


It's very nice.

Perhaps you'd like to talk it over together.

Well, dear...


Excuse me.

I see it hasn't gone yet.

No. No, it hasn't. Not actually.

Well, it has now.

Let me see.

You said five for this one, didn't you?

Good. It's a deal.

I suppose you want to keep it

until the end of the exhibition.

Well, yes. Yes, I do.

Well, you can't, bubeleh.

I got a buyer for it already.

- It is sold?

- Yes.

It was really marvelous, wasn't it?

Yes, it was quite a good one.

I could never understand

why nobody bought it.

Bradley Morahan does something to me.

Maybe it's because he's an Australian.

- He seems to have a vision...

- Brad! Brad, wait a minute. Brad.

Was that him?

If somebody had told me

when I first wanted to be a painter

that I'd end up living the way I do,

I'd never have started.

I might just as well

be making chronometers.

I sit here all day in this bloody little studio,

meticulously devising

these things that I make.

Beautiful things, Brad, lovely things.

Beautiful, yes. Clever.

Beautiful and cheap at the price.

Godfrey, that's a load of bull.

There isn't a painter alive who's worth

the fancy prices that you charge.

It's just lucky for you that people have

a blind faith in what they don't understand.

You need a holiday.

I started painting because it was my way

of responding to the things that I love.

Light, color, life,

people, sensuality.

But I'm out of touch with them now.

I'm indoors behind bars,

and I want to get out.

I suppose you'll think it in bad taste

for me to mention it,

but I must point out that your share alone

from the November exhibition

will come to $30,000.

And with your chronic alimony situation,

I'm sure you can use it.

Godfrey, my friend, I find you revolting.

Take your sketchbook.

You just don't want to understand, do you?

This isn't a bloody sketching expedition!

- Could we have a forwarding address?

- Australia.

Yes, I saw that one coming.

Could you be a little more specific?

Brisbane, points north

up the Queensland coast.

- That's where I belong.

- But do you belong there anymore?

That's what I'm gonna find out.

Paper! Paper! Get your paper!

Daily! Daily Mail! Paper!

Paper, mister?

- Paper, mister?

- I don't read.

You don't have to.

Wrap your peas and pies in it, you big nong.

The first blow in a fresh onslaught

against the old enemy drought

is being struck in the Emerald district.

Preliminary work has just started on the site

of the Commonwealth Government's

$28 million Maraboon Dam, Nogoa River.

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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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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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