30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia (1968)

UK, 1968
35mm film, Technicolor
mono (Westrex Recording System), English
Reviewed at The EOFFTV Review

A British comedy film with many fantasy sequences directed by Joseph McGrath.

Plot Summary

Pianist and composer Rupert Street decides to write a musical and marry before he reaches his thirtieth birthday, just six weeks away.


Directed by: Joseph McGrath
© MCMLXVII [1967] Walter Shenson Films Ltd
Columbia Pictures Corporation presents a Walter Shenson production
Produced by: Walter Shenson
Associate Producer: Norman Miller
Original Screenplay by: Dudley Moore, Joseph McGrath, John Wells
Director of Photography: Billy Williams
Editor: Bill Blunden
Music Composed and Conducted by: Dudley Moore
Sound Recording: Charles Poulton, Maurice Askew
Wardrobe: Bermans
Make-up: Cliff Sharpe
Hairdresser: Allan McKeown
Graphic Effects & Titles by: Richard Williams
Art Director: Brian Eatwell
Made at Goldhawk Studios and St John’s Wood Studios, London, England

Dudley Moore (Rupert Street)
Eddie Foy Jr (Oscar)
Suzy Kendall (Louise [Hammond])
John Bird ([Herbert] Greenslade)
Duncan Macrae (Jock [McCue])
Patricia Routledge (Mrs Woolley)
Peter Bayliss (Victor)
John Wells (Gavin [Hopton])
Harry Towb (Mr Woolley)
Jonathan Routh (Gore-Taylor)
Ted Dicks Jr (Horst Cohen Jr)
The Dudley Moore Trio
Nicky Henson (Paul)
Clive Dunn (doctor)
Frank Thornton (registrar)
Derek Farr (TV announcer)
Micheál MacLiammóir (Irish storyteller)

Alternative Titles

Trau keinem über 3 – West German title



  • British National Film Catalogue vol.6 (1968)
  • The Daily Cinema no.9586 (14 October 1968) p.8
  • Films and Filming vol.15 no.3 (December 1968) p.36
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.199 no.47 (4 March 1968) p.3
  • Kinematograph Weekly no.3183 (12 October 1968) p.14
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.35 no.418 (November 1968) p.184
  • Variety 6 March 1968 p.6


  • Film Review 1969-70 by F. Maurice Speed (ed.) p.219 – credits, review
  • The Irish Filmography: Fiction Films, 1896-1996 by Kevin Rockett (ed.) p.177-178
  • Psychedelic Celluloid: British Pop Music in Film and TV 1965-1974 by Simon Matthews p.62 – illustrated review
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.489 – credits