Morgan Delt (David Warner) is a social misfit obsessed with Karl Marx, large primates and stopping his beautiful ex-wife (Vanessa Redgrave in her film debut) from marrying his former best friend. But as Morgan roars through swinging London, his pursuit of both love and sabotage begins to take some very bizarre turns. Can one charming madman save the only thing in the real world that's lived up to his best fantasies?
Karel Reisz's MORGAN! is the tragic yet delirious comedy that defined Swinging London cinema with its 1966 release. While the story has serious undertones about love and loss, it does more than enough to address the universally understood need to sometimes act irrationally--if necessary, in a gorilla costume.
The wildly eccentric artist of the title (played with lunatic delight by David Warner) is driven over the edge when his ex-wife, Leonie (Vanessa Redgrave in her wickedly innocent film debut), with whom he is still smitten, announces that she plans to remarry. Manic Morgan (King Kong is his idol) desperately tries to win Leonie back from her very normal fiance Charles Napier (Robert Stephens). ...See Full Description