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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.

Director:

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
Vanessa Redgrave ... Leonie
Robert Stephens ... Napier
Irene Handl ... Mrs. Delt
Bernard Bresslaw ... Policeman
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 (as Angus Mackay)
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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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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Quintra See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

American actress Morgan Fairchild took her first name from this film. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning, Morgan is supposed to return 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: Saw me old ma yesterday.
Leonie Delt: And how is she?
Morgan Delt: She refuses to de-Stalinise...
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Featured in Free Cinema (1986) See more »

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Tango Meleva
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Music by Walter Warren
De Wolfe Music Ltd
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So good it's my part of my e-mail address
8 March 2002 | by morganyossarianSee all my reviews

A film that acheives what it sets out to be. It is an immature and unreasonable storyline that takes no account for anyones feelings but those of our hero, Morgan... But 1966 was a time of big brush strokes, not subtle pointers. Most of the situations and characters are cardboard and stereotypical, but done with a sense of style and flair that allows you not to get bogged down in it all. When at the end of the film, the seemingly battered and beaten Morgan still has the clenched fist of rebellion, it's time for a hot cocoa and then off to bed clutching Das Kapital in your rebellious mitts, with a wistful smile on your face for the simple values of yesteryear, when it was good versus evil. I gave it 9 0ut of 10. Very watchable and great fun


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