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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.

Director:

Richard Loncraine

Writer:

Dennis Potter
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2 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kika Markham ... Linda Cavendish
Phoebe Nicholls ... Christabel Cavendish
Donald Pleasence ... Professor Jason Cavendish
Tom Conti ... Daniel Young
Gareth Forwood ... Doctor
Denholm Elliott ... Jack Hill
Bill Weston ... Andrew Cartwright
Joel Samuel Joel Samuel ... Young Daniel
Alvar Liddell Alvar Liddell ... Newsreader (as Alvar Lidell)
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Storyline

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

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A British Assassin, a Soviet Spy...Double Agents in a Most Dangerous Game. See more »


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 1980 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Deep Cover See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Professor Jason Cavendish: You said England was safe, but it isn't. It can't be. Because there isn't any sort of England that anyone of my generation would think he had inherited.
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A great spy film with great acting and dialogue but no significant blood and guts.
12 July 1999 | by Hans-69See 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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