30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia

30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia is a 1967 British romantic comedy film directed by Joseph McGrath and starring Dudley Moore, Eddie Foy Jr. and Suzy Kendall.[1][2]

30 Is a Dangerous Age, Cynthia
Directed byJoseph McGrath
Produced byWalter Shenson
Written byDudley Moore
Joseph McGrath
John Wells
StarringDudley Moore
Eddie Foy, Jr.
Music byDudley Moore
CinematographyBilly Williams
Edited byBill Blunden
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
  • 4 March 1968 (1968-03-04)


London jazz pianist and aspiring composer Rupert Street (Dudley Moore) is looking to have a 30th birthday to remember, marriage on the big day, but lacks a bride, and in the six weeks that remain, he has set himself the no less formidable additional target of writing a musical, all through fear of reaching that grand age having achieved nothing in life. Luck comes Rupert's way in the form of the gorgeous but taken Louise (Suzy Kendall), a fellow boarder, whose attentions he pursues with all his goofy and inept might and main. The inevitable bust-up with competing suitor Paul leaves Rupert with right arm in plaster and unable to play.

Seeing the need of freedom from distraction, Rupert departs for Dublin. Industry and inspiration abound and Rupert returns to London triumphant having met his deadline. Odds of achieving the other half of his plan look remote, though, as Louise has left for Birmingham with the persistent Paul and Rupert must go in pursuit if he is to be married in the few days remaining till his birthday.

Meanwhile, pressures from the production's major investor on Rupert's agent to lock up his creative work in a contract amendment send private eye Greenslade to Birmingham to hunt down the hunter. Reunited by Greenslade on Rupert's birthday, the couple rush back to London for the opening, via the marriage registry, that is.



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