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Morgan! (1966)

Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment (original title)
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After his wife leaves him for his former best friend, a failed London artist begins his descent into madness in trying to win her back.

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Karel Reisz

Writer:

David Mercer
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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 4 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Warner ... Morgan Delt
Vanessa Redgrave ... Leonie Delt
Robert Stephens ... Charles Napier
Irene Handl ... Mrs. Delt
Bernard Bresslaw ... Policeman
Arthur Mullard Arthur Mullard ... Wally
Newton Blick Newton Blick ... Mr. Henderson
Nan Munro Nan Munro ... Mrs. Henderson
Peter Collingwood ... Geoffrey
Graham Crowden ... Counsel
John Garrie ... Tipstaff
John Rae John Rae ... Judge
Angus MacKay Angus MacKay ... Best Man
Marvis Edwards Marvis Edwards ... Maid
Peter Cellier ... Second Counsel
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Storyline

Morgan Delt is a failed and irresponsible left-wing artist whose Communist parents own a fish and chips shop in downmarket London. He is also an aggressive and self-admitted dreamer obsessed with Karl Marx, gorillas and stopping his beautiful wife from marrying his former best friend. He uses his rich fantasy world as refuge from external reality, where his unconventional behavior lands him in a divorce from his wife, trouble with the police and, ultimately, incarceration in an insane asylum. Written by alfiehitchie

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The cinema's wildest sex comedy

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Comedy | Drama | Fantasy

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1966 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Morgan! See more »

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Final feature film of Newton Blick who died before the film came out. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning, Morgan is supposed to returned from being in Greece for a few days. However, when he goes up into his studio and pulls the sheets off, large clouds of dust fly up. See more »

Quotes

Morgan Delt: [to Leoni] Do you really want little Napiers growing inside you?
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Featured in Hollywood U.K.: Making It in London (1993) See more »

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The Star Spangled Banner
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Arranged by John Dankworth
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A Lot of MORGAN Comes Across as Anachronistically as the Hammer & Sickle He Insists on Placing Everywhere!
25 October 2013 | by KissEnglishPastoSee all my reviews

............................................................from Pasto,Colombia...Via: L.A. CA., CALI, COLOMBIA and ORLANDO, FL

"Movies That Stand the Test of Time" is a list I recently compiled... "Morgan" WON'T be on it! Granted, the basic concept is starkly original, with outstanding performances by both David Warner and Vanessa Redgrave (In her first leading screen role!) There are a few savagely funny lines and bits sprinkled throughout here and there. But on the whole, a lot of the film comes across as anachronistically as the hammer and sickle Morgan insists on drawing or carving everywhere.

Also, the constant insertion of Keystone Cop Slapstick bits (Ala "Hard Days Night") gets old really fast, especially since most of them fall flat. And my biggest gripe: I saw this movie 3 times at age 18 and 19, during its theatrical release and I clearly recall footage (1 minute?) where a then VERY HOT Vanessa Redgrave was romping around the bedroom being chased in a state of semi-undress. The scenes managed to be simultaneously humorous and sexy (Very risqué in 1966, but not more than PG by today's standards!) These scenes were about the best in the film and the main reason I rented it. COMPLETELY EDITED OUT!

Does anyone else recall them? Ironically, at the beginning, the British Cinema Board announces, "This film is to be viewed only by Adults!" On EXTRAS, watch the Original Trailer and you'll see a couple seconds of snippets of the bedroom romp scene that was edited out of the DVD release! You decide what you want to do with this one! 6* (Being a bit generous?) ....ENJOY//DISFRUTELA?!?!?

Any comments, questions or observations, in English o en Español, are most welcome!

KissEnglishPasto@Yahoo.com


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