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A Severed Head (1970)

R | | Comedy | December 1970 (UK)
The wine taster and merchant Martin Lynch-Gibbon is married with the shallow and spoiled Antonia Lynch-Gibbon and loves his mistress Georgie Hands. Antonia is under therapy with Martin's ... See full summary »

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Antonia Lynch-Gibbon
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Palmer Anderson
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Martin Lynch-Gibbon
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Honor Klein
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Georgie Hands
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Alexander Lynch-Gibbon
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Rosemary Lynch-Gibbon
Rosamund Greenwood ...
Miss Seelhaft
Constance Lorne ...
Miss Hernshaw
Robert Gillespie ...
Winking Patient
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Anne Jameson ...
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The wine taster and merchant Martin Lynch-Gibbon is married with the shallow and spoiled Antonia Lynch-Gibbon and loves his mistress Georgie Hands. Antonia is under therapy with Martin's best friend, the psychiatrist Palmer Anderson. One day, Antonia decides to ask for the divorce to Martin to live with Palmer, but they want to keep Martin as their friend. When Palmer's sister Dr. Honor Klein comes from Oxford to stay with her brother, she discloses the affair of Georgie, who was her student, and Martin to Palmer and Antonia. Meanwhile Martin's brother Alexander Lynch-Gibbon has a love affair with Georgie and Martin falls in unrequited love with Honor, but he discovers a secret about Palmer. Who will stay with whom in the end? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A Severed Head is not a horror story ... It's something else! See more »

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Amantes Infieis  »

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Elliott Kastner's ideal cast included Elizabeth Taylor as Antonia Lynch-Gibbon, Marlon Brando as Palmer Anderson, Richard Burton as Martin Lynch-Gibbon and Julie Christie as Georgie Hands. See more »

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Referenced in McCloud: Top of the World, Ma! (1971) See more »

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yawn!
24 October 2002 | by (manchester, england) – See all my reviews

a pseudo, worthless load of tosh about a group of english toffs (and one yank) who are all having their wicked way with each other; infidelity wise. this self satisfied adaptation from a better novel by iris murdoch was more enjoyable mainly because it worked better in it's original literature format while this dreary exercise comes over like a tired party piece and a mite dated. read the book instead.


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