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30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia (1968)

Rupert Street, a piano player and composer, decides to write a musical and marry before he reaches his thirtieth birthday. One minor problem: he'll be 30 in six weeks...

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Joseph McGrath
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dudley Moore ... Rupert Street
Eddie Foy Jr. ... Oscar
Suzy Kendall ... Louise Hammond
John Bird John Bird ... Herbert Greenslade
Duncan Macrae ... Jock McCue
Patricia Routledge ... Mrs. Woolley
Peter Bayliss ... Victor
John Wells John Wells ... Honorable Gavin Hopton
Harry Towb ... Mr. Woolley
Jonathan Routh Jonathan Routh ... Captain Gore-Taylor
Ted Dicks Jr. Ted Dicks Jr. ... Horst Cohen
Nicky Henson ... Paul
Clive Dunn ... Doctor
Frank Thornton ... Registrar
Derek Farr ... TV Announcer
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Rupert Street, a piano player and composer, decides to write a musical and marry before he reaches his thirtieth birthday. One minor problem: he'll be 30 in six weeks... Written by Homme A. Piest <piest@pobox.leidenuniv.nl>

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If you haven't made by the time you're 30, you never will! Ask anybody!

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 March 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Trau keinem über 30 See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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Color (Technicolor)
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Like Joseph McGrath's previous film, "The Bliss Of Mrs. Blossom", this comedy had a hard time getting released in its own country. Its American opening had been well over six months in advance of its British one, and the film had been completed over a year before that, as is indicated by the presence of Duncan Macrrae, who had died in March of 1967. See more »

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Honorable Gavin Hopton: I'm the idiot with the money.
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References The Wild One (1953) See more »

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Madcap old-fashioned comedy...
30 March 2011 | by moonspinner55See all my reviews

"30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia" could never be lumped in with Richard Lester's irreverent (i.e., disrespectful) comedies of the 1960s, nor the Monty Python movies which came into vogue a few years later. It's too enamored with American nostalgia...and is too eager-to-please to make its mark as a swinging comedy with an edge (such as 1967's "Bedazzled"). Dudley Moore plays 29-year-old British composer who hopes to be married by his 30th birthday (the age when a man is supposed to have his life together); he has his eye on a pretty lodger (named Louise!), but is also consumed by work while writing his first theatrical musical. Moore, who also co-wrote the screenplay with director Joseph McGrath and John Wells, seems to be having a high time here, though he relies too often on exaggerated facial expressions for laughs. McGrath eschews the popular mod trappings of the day for a more old-fashioned visual approach, including Walter Mitty-like daydreams, which is fine for the first three-quarters of an hour; after that, the gags get pushy and desperate, while the Bogart-spoof late in the proceedings is a complete miscalculation. Some spirit and style on a minor scale, and the score (also by Moore) is excellent. ** from ****


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