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Retrospective - Britain's Finest Leading Ladies
Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment

Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment

Vanessa Redgrave

Featuring a commanding leading performance from the late David Warner as Morgan Delt, a struggling artist who refuses to accept the end of his marriage to his upper-class wife, Leonie, played by Vanessa Redgrave.

Set against the backdrop of the swinging 1960s in London, the film explores themes of class conflict, unconventional behavior, and the clash between artistic idealism and societal norms. Morgan's eccentric and anarchic behavior, including his obsession with Karl Marx and his efforts to win back his wife, lead to a series of comic and often surreal situations.

The film is known for its unconventional narrative structure, blending realism with fantasy sequences and political satire. David Warner's performance as the unpredictable and rebellious Morgan earned critical acclaim. A satirical exploration of the counterculture of the 1960s and the individual's struggle against the establishment, making it a unique and thought-provoking cinematic experience.

1966 | 97 min | UK | Comedy
Director: Karel Reisz
Cast: David Warner, Vanessa, Robert Stephens, Irene Handl
A brilliant exploration of societal conformity and rebellion, with David Warner delivering a tour de force performance.

Festivals and Awards

Special Jury Prize, Cannes Film Festival 1966
Best Actress, Best Actor, BAFTA Awards 1967
Best Actor, Academy Awards 1967