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Blade on the Feather (1980)

A reclusive, elderly author is visited by a young admirer...but both men are more than they claim to be.




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Complete credited cast:
Linda Cavendish
Christabel Cavendish
Professor Jason Cavendish
Daniel Young
Gareth Forwood ...
Jack Hill
Bill Weston ...
Andrew Cartwright
Joel Samuel ...
Young Daniel
Alvar Liddell ...
Newsreader (as Alvar Lidell)


A reclusive, elderly author is visited by a young admirer...but both men are more than they claim to be.

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Release Date:

19 October 1980 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Deep Cover  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The title, which turns out to be a code-phrase used by Russian spies, comes from the words of the "Eton Boating Song". See more »


Professor Jason Cavendish: I was born into a class that loves only what it owns... and we don't own quite enough of it anymore.
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A great spy film with great acting and dialogue but no significant blood and guts.
12 July 1999 | by (Corpus Christi, Texas) – See all my reviews

This is a really wonderful film. It is almost like a play set on an estate in England. There are a few flashbacks but these are of short duration. It is one of those films that need to be viewed multiple times to really appreciate. A spy drama rather than a spy thriller.

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