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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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Linda Cavendish
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Christabel Cavendish
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Professor Jason Cavendish
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Daniel Young
Gareth Forwood ...
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Jack Hill
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Joel Samuel ...
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Alvar Liddell ...
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A reclusive, elderly author is visited by a young admirer...but both men are more than they claim to be.

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19 October 1980 (UK)  »

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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 »

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Professor Jason Cavendish: Now, what was it you wanted to talk to me about?
Daniel Young: Treachery.
Professor Jason Cavendish: Ah. By that you mean "loyalty," of course.
Daniel Young: Oh, of course.
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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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