A Severed Head (film)
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|A Severed Head|
|Directed by||Dick Clement|
|Produced by||Elliott Kastner|
Alan Ladd, Jr.
|Written by||Frederic Raphael|
|Based on||A Severed Head|
by Iris Murdoch
|Music by||Stanley Myers|
|Edited by||Peter Weatherley|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
A Severed Head is a 1970 British drama film directed by Dick Clement, and starring Claire Bloom, Lee Remick, Richard Attenborough, and Ian Holm. It is based on the novel of the same name by Iris Murdoch.
Antonia is the pampered wife of an upper class wine merchant, Martin Lynch-Gibbon. She tells her husband that she is in love with their best friend, psychiatrist Palmer Anderson. Palmer and Antonia wish to deal with the situation in a civilized manner by remaining friends with Martin.
Meanwhile, Martin tries to keep his mistress, Georgie Hands, a secret. However, Palmer's sister, Honor Klein, who once taught Georgie at Oxford University, tells Palmer and Antonia about their affair. Honor then introduces Georgie to Martin's womanizing brother, Alexander. This is just the start of the various liaisons.
- 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
- Rosamund Greenwood - Miss Seelhaft
- Constance Lorne - Miss Hernshaw
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