Now and Forever
1983 Cheryl Ladd
A loving, and seemingly perfect marriage is destroyed when the husband is wrongfully accused of rape. After he is sent to prison his wife begins taking drugs and drinking excessively.
Addendum by Gerry Willburn
There were three Morgans used for the scenes in "War of the Roses." The "Pre-Restoration" car was (and is) owned by Jim Whelan. The writer of that film was Michael Leeson who previously owned the SNOBMOG 3375.
An interesting aside to that story...it would have made a better TV mini-series than a movie. They shortened it quite a bit to fit the movie length and lost the major thread of the plot (as well as most of the Morgan scenes). In the film, you never really know why the marriage went sour or why she hated the Morgan. In the story, it was when he decided to restore the Morgan and started spending more time in the garage with it than he did in the bedroom with her that things started to go wrong.
Barbara and our son, Derek prepared the three cars used
in the film. Whelan's car was the "before" car, the "restored"
car was purchased by the studio and sold after the picture was over and
the car that was "crushed" was a rolling hulk rented from Bob Couch.
It was modified by the prop department and was actually mounted on a dolly
(the same one that was used to lift the front of the 4-seater in "Silent
Movie") so that it could be lowered even more during the crush scene. After
the film, it was restored by Bob and now lives somewhere in the East.
1982-1987 TV Series.
In the wake of the successful movie of the same name, a TV series was spawned baded on the stories of the students and faculty of the famous New York City High School for the Performing Arts. In one episode, the aging music professor, is taught to drive in a Morgan.
TV series 1986-1994 Ian McShane, Dudley Sutton, Chris Jury and Phyllis Logan
Lovejoy is a loveable rogue and an antiques dealer with an amazing talent for spotting hidden treasures. When not looking for the odd collectible, Lovejoy spends most of his time using his con-artist skills to help out the less fortunate. His partners in crime are wealthy Lady Jane, his dim assistant Eric, and the genially intoxicated Tinker.
Dempsey & Makepeace
1985-1986 British Television Series. Starring Michael Brandon and Glynis Barber in the title roles
James Dempsey was a tough New York cop who got himself into a lot of trouble by killing his partner during a corruption investigation. With things too hot for him in New York, Dempsey was seconded to London's elite SI10, where he was assigned to work with Detective Sergeant Harriet Makepeace, under the supervision of Chief Superintendent Spikings. Dempsey found British police methods slow and infuriating, and his new colleagues considered him a violent maverick, entirely too attached to his .357 Magnum. The immediate antagonism between Dempsey and Makepeace was countered by a strong physical attraction, and while they fought continuously, they made a good, effective team. A Morgan Plus makes an appearance in the fourth episode series.
Have His Carcase
1987 Starring Harriet Walter, Edward Petherbridge, Richard Morant.
From the 1932 novel of the same name. Harriet Vane, author of crime and mystery novels, goes off on a hiking holiday. She finds a fresh corpse on a lonely beach, and although she is able to collect photos and evidence, the body is washed away before it can be recovered. The plot concerns the efforts of the local police, assisted by Harriet and Lord Peter Wimsey, to identify the dead man, recover his body, determine whether his death was suicide or murder, and if the latter, to unmask the killer. A 1933 Morgan Supersports Threewheeler makes an appearance.
Matlock: The Billionaire
1987 Andy Griffith The action takes place in London and one of the main characters drives an Ivory Morgan roadster. He is on trial for murder. As Matlock has just taken his case, he MUST be "good guy" after all. Thanks to Doug Davee for this one
Den Ofrivillige Golfaren
1991 Starring Lasse Åberg, Jon Skolmen, Mats Bergman
n this Swedish comedy and satire, a gentle and shy man is fired from his job by an obnoxious yuppie. When that same yuppie challenges him to learn golf in a week's time, the beleaguered man seeks the help of a friend, who takes him to Scotland to learn the game in its spiritual homeland. Along the way, he not only picks up the basics but falls in love with the daughter of a Scottish golf pro. Meanwhile, his path crosses that of some of the snobbiest and most class-conscious individuals ever to have teed up for a round of golf. A Morgan Plus 8 makes an appearance on the way to the Golf course.
My Girl 2
1994 Starring Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Anna Chlumsky and Austin O'Brien
The plot involves the main character, Vada Sultenfuss, going to Los Angeles for the spring break to learn more about her deceased biological mother. Vada has spring break coming up, and an assignment: to do an essay on someone she admires and has never met. She decides she wants to do an assignment on her mother, but quickly realizes she knows very little about her. She manages to get her father (Aykroyd) to agree to let her go to LA to stay with her uncle and do some research on her mother. Once in LA, she finds herself under the protection of Nick (O'Brien), the son of Phil's girlfriend, who at first is very annoyed at losing his own spring break to escort a "hick girl" around town. However, he soon becomes more involved in the difficult search. A Morgan Plus 4 DHC makes an appearance.
Dream for an Insomniac
1997 Starring Ione Skye, Jennifer Aniston and McKenzie Astin. Girl leads a
lonely life until she meets the boy of her dreams. The boy, however, has a
live-in girlfriend. There is a scene where a condom is demonstrated. This
demonstration is on the hood of a silver/blue (two tone) Morgan.
to the Perverted
1997 Starring Guinevere Turner. A minister on a moral crusade employs a young
computer whizzkid to infiltrate the London S?M scene. The whiz has to gather
evidence of physical "assaults" in order for the Minister to prosecute but our boy
unwittingly gets drawn in and falls for the grand Mistress. Blue Morgan Plus 8
appears about halfway through the film.
|Dangerfield TV Series: Tying the Knot
The last episode of the drama series featured a Morgan 4/4. First aired 19 November 1999. GoMoG thanks Brian Goree for this one! Keep them coming!
2000 starring Gary Bakewell.
Gary Bakewell is really trading in on his resemblance to Paul McCartney being as this is the second time that he has played the man. He also does a credible job at it. The title of this movie is a little deceiving as it doesn't really tell the story of Linda, but more about her marriage to Paul. The love story between them is, as always, inspiring and Elizabeth Mitchell does a good job as Linda. The movie shows Paul McCartney driving a green Morgan in the 1960's. The car is actually a 1955 Morgan Plus 4 owned by Fred Ernst of West Vancouver. Larry Sharp
2000 starring Keifer Sutherland, Rebecca de Mornay
A detective falls for the man she's supposed to be investigating - until he frames her for murder. Sutherland drives Mike Hattem's snappy white Morgan Plus 8 in the film.
2000 starring Charlie Sheen and directed by Emilio Estevez
This is a movie biography of the Mitchell Brothers who opened up a successful San Francisco strip club. Sheen drives a red 8 interim cowled Plus 4. Many thanks to Chris Wnek for this contribution.
The Morgan used in this movie is the 1957 Plus 4 owned by Arthur Beatty. He has owned it since 1959 and it is an original car with the high cowl and grill. The movie was largely shot on his road in Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada. He reports it was great fun to chat with Emilio Estevez!
a Girl Like You
2000 Sienna Guillory joins Rupert Graves and Hugh Bonneville to take her first leading role in Andrew Davies’ adaptation of Kingsley Amis’ 20th century classic playing on BBC television. A BRG 4/4 Morgan plays a supporting role.
Addendum by David Spraggett
Your details regarding the Morgan in this BBC film are incorrect. The car is a BRG +4 4 seater (Chassis No. 3436, reg SLB 930) from 1956. I know because I own it!
Bright Young Things
2003 A comedy-drama film directed by Stephen Fry,. making his directorial debut. Starring Emily Mortimer, Stephen Campbell Moore James McAvoy, Michael Sheen, David Tennant, Fenella Woolgar, Dan Aykroyd, Jim Broadbent, Simon Callow, Jim Carter, Stockard Channing, Richard E. Grant, Julia McKenzie and Sir John Mills (in his final film role).
It is an adaptation of Evelyn Waugh's satirical 1930 novel Vile Bodies.The central plot is a romance story, but the film provides social commentary on younger people in the 1930s, as well as society in general. The lead character, Adam, is played by Stephen Campbell Moore in his screen debut. A 1932 Morgan Super Sports Three Wheeler makes an appearance.
Fisher King" An Episode in the Midsomer Murders TV Series
January 2004 Starring John Nettles and John Hopkins. Thirty years ago, Roger Heldman, notorious in the locality as a womaniser, died one night at the site of an archeological dig on the ancient mound of Midsomer Barrow, on his land. Now his only legitimate child, Gareth Heldman, is killed by a violent blow from a Celtic spear that was taken from the mound's central chamber. Local antiquities author David Hartley-Reade, who is widely known to be an illegitimate son of Heldman's, asks his widow for permission to hold a midsummer ceremony on the mound, invoking the possibility of an inheritance claim on the land to persuade her. As the reasons for wanting to hold the ceremony start to be realised, he is shot in the back with an arrow in front of the large crowd gathered there. Barnaby and Scott's investigation stirs up a maze of twisted relationships, professional jealousies and lies festering within the picturesque village community, as they discover other illegitimate children of Heldman's.
In the beginning of the mystery, you can see a red Morgan Plus 8. numberplate FJ03PVF.
2004 UK Television Series.
Also known as Chris Barrie's Massive Engines. A Morgan of '70s vintage.
2005 Swedish Television Series. Crime drama. Kurt Wallander is a fictional Swedish police inspector created by author Henning Mankell. The protagonist of many of Mankell's novels, he lives and works in the town of Ystad, outside the city of Malmö in the southern province of Skåne, Sweden. Wallander was born in approximately 1948, and has been divorced since his wife, Mona, left him. He has one daughter, Linda, who eventually joins the police force as well. He has few close friends and had a tempestuous relationship with his elderly father prior to his death. In the episode Bröderna, ("the Brothers) a Connaught Green Morgan 4/4 can be spotted.
2007 Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Alec Baldwin
Brett, from the suburbs, is an associate editor at a small New York publishing hous. She meets a literary lion, Archie Knox, who's 50. Brett is soon dating Archie, then moves in with him. He's charming, attentive, and gives advice. He also has a history - ex-wives, a distant daughter, a couple of diseases, and a photo album of former girlfriends. However, he also has a blue Morgan Plus 8!
|Who is Clark Rockefeller?
2010 Starring Eric McCormack. A con man presents himself as Clark Rockefeller, a member of the famous Rockefeller Family. The movie is not especially good. However, there was a lovingly photographed view of a BRG/Cannaught Green late model trad Morgan, from the side view. As the car is being driven by Clark Rockefeller (played badly by Eric Macormack) the camera pans a side view from the front bumper, passing rearward over the grill, cowel, bonnet and then side door and cockpit. It is LHD, w/o side curtains, and the car appears to be in brilliant condition. It appears about 80% through the movie. (Contributed by Audrey Morris and Art Greenberg). The picture below is of Tom Van Zuiden, the former editor of Toronto's MSCCC's Blurb, the Club's newsletter.
18 anni dopo (18 Years Later)
2010 Starring Edoardo Leo and Marco Bonini. To dispose of their father’s ashes, two estranged brothers are forced to travel across Italy together in a Morgan 4-seater. The brothers haven’t spoken since their mother died years ago. Sophisticated Mirko has been working in London as a successful merchant banker while Genziano has been helping with the family business. When their father dies, the two brothers discover his last wish is to have his ashes laid to rest in a small cemetery in Calabria. The only catch is that the two brothers must make the journey together in the family’s vintage car. found by Steve Stierman
2020 This one was spotted by the keen eyes of Morgan owner John McNulty and features a model Morgan! It stars Michelle Pfeiffer, Lucas Hedges and directed by Azazel Jacoob and based on the novel of the same name by Patrick deWitt, who also wrote the screenplay. It tells the story of a Manhattan heiress (Michelle Pfeiffer) who moves to Paris with her son with the little money they have left. Pfeiffer's performance was praised and she was nominated for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.