A Severed Head (1971)

01/21/1971 (GB) Comedy 1h 38m

A Severed Head is not a horror story ... It's something else!


Antonia, the pampered wife of Martin Lynch-Gibbon, an upper class wine merchant, tells her husband that she is in love with their best friend, the psychiatrist Palmer Anderson. Palmer and Antonia want to deal with the situation in a civilized way, by remaining friends with Martin. Meanwhile Martin tries to keep his mistress, Georgie Hands, a secret, but Palmer's sister, Honor Klein, who taught Georgie at Oxford, tells Palmer and Antonia about her. Furthermore, Honor introduces Georgie to Martin's womanizing brother, Alexander. This is just the beginning of the various liaisons.

  1. Dick Clement


  2. Iris Murdoch


  3. Frederic Raphael


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  1. Ian Holm

    Ian Holm

    Martin Lynch-Gibbon

  2. Lee Remick

    Lee Remick

    Antonia Lynch-Gibbon

  3. Richard Attenborough

    Richard Attenborough

    Palmer Anderson

  4. Claire Bloom

    Claire Bloom

    Honor Klein

  5. Jennie Linden

    Jennie Linden

    Georgie Hands

  6. Clive Revill

    Clive Revill

    Alexander Lynch-Gibbon

  7. Ann Firbank

    Ann Firbank

    Rosemary Lynch-Gibbon

  8. Rosamund Greenwood

    Rosamund Greenwood

    Miss Seelhaft

  9. Nerys Hughes

    Nerys Hughes


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A Severed Head

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Original Language English

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