Rapture (1965 film)

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Directed by John Guillermin
Screenplay by Ennio Flaiano
Stanley Mann
Based on Rapture in My Rags
by Phyllis Hastings
Starring Melvyn Douglas
Patricia Gozzi
Dean Stockwell
Music by Georges Delerue
Cinematography Marcel Grignon
Edited by Max Benedict
Françoise Diot
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
  • 8 November 1965 (1965-11-08)
Running time
104 minutes
Country France
United States
Language French

Rapture (French: La fleur de l'âge) is a 1965 French-American film directed by John Guillermin, and starring Melvyn Douglas, Patricia Gozzi, and Dean Stockwell.


Agnes, a lonely teenage girl and her father befriend an escaped convict, named Joseph, who arrives at their farmhouse in Brittany, France. When Joseph develops an attraction to Agnes, her father threatens to break up their relationship.[1]



Time magazine called the film a "penumbral play of love against loneliness" that "boost[s] the artistic stock of English director John Guillermin" and "clinch[es] the reputation of France's 15-year-old Patricia Gozzi."[2]

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  1. ^ Rapture on Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ "Darkness in Brittany". Time. August 27, 1965. Retrieved 2011-11-05. 

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