Morgan: A Suitable Case for Treatment (1966) UK Quad Poster (Style B)
Comic book style artwork from one of the mainstay's of Private Eye magazine, both as a writer and artist. Based on David Mercer's 1960 BBC TV play (which had a harder edge than the film) it stars David Warner as a young artist who lives in a fantasy world, attempting to woo back his estranged wife, generally while wearing a gorilla costume. It aims for a broad style, big events and cut-out characters, while still retaining a joie de vivre that earned its Oscar and BAFTA nominations and awards.
Like Jack Clayton, director Karel Reisz came out of short films (documentaries in his case) in the 50s, and had a comparatively short filmography, that essentially ended in the mid 90s. But his extraordinary CV compromised Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960), Night Must Fall (1964), Isadora (1968), The Gambler (1974) with James Caan, Dog Soldiers (1978) with Nick Nolte, The French Lieutenant's Woman (1981) and the story of Patsy Cline Sweet Dreams (1985) with Jessica Lange.
Artist: Barry Fantoni
Condition: FINE - creasing along top border, ABC snipe at top
Cast: David Warner, Vanessa Redgrave, Robert Stephens, Irene Handl (who called Warner 'a cold fish'), Bernard Bresslaw, Arthur Mullard, Graham Crowden