Morgan – A Suitable Case for Treatment
Morgan – A Suitable Case for Treatment (also called Morgan!) is a 1966 comedy film made by British Lion. It was directed by Karel Reisz and produced by Leon Clore from a screenplay by David Mercer, based on his BBC television play A Suitable Case for Treatment (1962), the leading role at that time being played by Ian Hendry.
Morgan Delt (David Warner) is a failed working-class London artist, who was raised as a communist by his parents. His upper-class wife, Leonie (Vanessa Redgrave), has given up on him and is in the process of getting a divorce in order to marry Charles Napier (Robert Stephens), an art gallery owner of her own social standing. Locked into a personal world of fantasy, Morgan performs a series of bizarre stunts in a campaign to win back Leonie, including putting a skeleton in her bed and blowing up the bed as her mother sits on it. When these stunts fail, Morgan secures the help of Wally "The Gorilla" (Arthur Mullard), a pro wrestler friend of his mother (Irene Handl), to kidnap Leonie, who still nurtures residual feelings of love tinged with pity for Morgan. Leonie is left with Morgan and Wally on the British countryside (with ironically intercut clips from Tarzan). Leonie soon gets rescued, and Morgan is arrested and imprisoned.
|editor||Jack Harris Tom Priestley|
|keywords||arrest art gallery arthur mullard communist fantasy world gallery owner hammer and sickle insane asylum king kong locked in pro wrestling rescue tarzan tarzan triumphs wedding reception|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Costume Design, Black-and-White|
|publisher||British Lion Films|