(AKA Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment)

Screening on Film
Directed by Karel Reisz.
With David Warner, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Stephens.
US, 1966, 35mm, color, 97 min.

David Warner stars as Morgan, a young man with two passions in life: Karl Marx and gorillas. When his ex-wife (Vanessa Redgrave, in an impressive film debut which earned her an Oscar nomination) decides to marry a rather well-tempered art dealer, Morgan enlists all of his zany faculties to sabotage the impending union. In the vein of Richard Lester’s social realist comedies, Karel Reisz’s Morgan! captures both the grit of the everyday and the irreverence of Swinging London.

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