Dir: Karel Reisz
Starring: David Warner and Vanessa Redgrave
An aggressive fantasist uses his flights of fancy as refuge from reality resulting in no end of trouble
Time does strange things to some films. Morgan was considered one of British cinemas most memorable movies from an era of memorable movies, but this black fantasy eccentric oddity has not worn well at all. Today, this bizarre motion picture simply comes across as just plain odd. The film includes some fantasy scenes filmed in Chelsea Basin Goods Yard, and a large number of BR 16T mineral wagons can be seen, along with a rail mounted steam crane, and an ex-GWR ‘Toad’ brake van. In the background of a couple of shots is a Class 08 diesel shunter although the views are far from distinct. In addition, there is an earlier scene filmed in the ticket hall of Notting Hill Gate Underground station, plus a shot of an ex-GWR ‘Hall’ hauling a night freight, the consist of which is mainly formed of cattle trucks. This latter shot is taken from the 1952 British Transport Films production Train Time. The screenplay for this ‘comedy’ was adapted by David Mercer, based on his 1962 BBC television play A Suitable Case for Treatment.