A Severed Head

Overview

This sophisticated black comedy sex romp is based on the novel by Iris Murdoch, which she also turned into a stage play with J.B. Priestley. Ian Holm, is hapless wine-taster Martin Lynch-Gibbon who has both a mistress Jennie Linden and a nymphomaniac wife, Antonia Lynch-Gibbon Lee Remick. His best friend, psychiatrist Palmer Anderson Richard Attenborough, is having an affair with Antonia. Palmer's half-sister Honor Klein Clair Bloom is having sexual relations with him also, which he is slightly apologetic about. ...
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Overview

This sophisticated black comedy sex romp is based on the novel by Iris Murdoch, which she also turned into a stage play with J.B. Priestley. Ian Holm, is hapless wine-taster Martin Lynch-Gibbon who has both a mistress Jennie Linden and a nymphomaniac wife, Antonia Lynch-Gibbon Lee Remick. His best friend, psychiatrist Palmer Anderson Richard Attenborough, is having an affair with Antonia. Palmer's half-sister Honor Klein Clair Bloom is having sexual relations with him also, which he is slightly apologetic about. The wine taster has had a lifelong antagonism for his friend's half-sister, but after his wife and mistress leave him, he takes up with Honor.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/16/2010
  • UPC: 043396359574
  • Original Release: 1971
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  • Source: Sony Pictures Home
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 56,061

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Lee Remick Antonia Lynch-Gibbon
Richard Attenborough Palmer Anderson
Ian Holm Martin Lynch-Gibbon
Claire Bloom Honor Klein
Jennie Linden Georgie Hands
Clive Revill Alexander Lynch-Gibbon
Ann Firbank Rosemary Lynch-Gibbon
Yvette Rees Women at Party
Robert Gillespie Winking Patient
Constance Lome Miss Hernshaw
Rosamond Greenwood Miss Seelhaft
Katherine Parr Nurse
Technical Credits
Dick Clement Director
Peter Bolton Asst. Director
John Clark Art Director
Austin Dempster Cinematographer
Jerry Gershwin Producer
Elliott Kastner Producer
Alan Ladd Jr. Producer
Richard MacDonald Production Designer
Stanley Myers Score Composer
Frederic Raphael Screenwriter
Hugh Scaife Set Decoration/Design
Peter Weatherly Editor
Freddie Williamson Makeup
Sue Yelland Costumes/Costume Designer
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