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Middle Age Spread Film (Excerpts) – 1979 Adaptation Drama Romance Comedy

Middle Age Spread

Film (Excerpts) – 1979 Adaptation Drama Romance Comedy

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A rare and early case of a Kiwi play being adapted for the big screen, Middle Age Spread asks whether adultery is inevitable (or whether the adulterers will inevitably be found out). Grant Tilly stars as a philandering teacher fearing a future of stress, decay and marital dissatisfaction. Roger Hall's acclaimed middle-aged comedy was adapted in the first flush of the Kiwi film renaissance, and marks the feature debut of many talents: director John Reid, cinematographer Alun Bollinger, writer Keith Aberdein, editor Mike Horton, and composer Stephen McCurdy.

All your jogging doesn't seem to have done much good.
– Elizabeth (Dorothy McKegg) to her husband Colin (Grant Tilly)

Produced by

Endeavour Films

Source

Private Collection

Acknowledgements

Made in association with South Pacific Merchant Finance Ltd.

Music

Music composed by Stephen McCurdy.