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A young woman has a perfect love affair with a zealous writer. When she finds out that he's also a highly manipulative womanizer, it's too late - she's already too much in love to quit him. Things start to get really complicated.
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In the early years of the 20th Century, two British yachtsmen (Michael York and Simon MacCorkindale) stumble upon a German plot to invade the east coast of England in a flotilla of specially designed barges. They set out to thwart this terrible scheme, but must outwit not only the cream of the German Navy, but the feared Kaiser Wilhelm himself.Written by
Jonathon Dabell <J.D.@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>
Publicity for this picture stated that famed spy novelist John Buchan once described Erskine Childers's 'Riddle of the Sands' novel as "the best story of adventure published in the last quarter century". See more »
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Do you realize that England has not defenses at all facing Germany? No North Sea fleet? And all her naval bases are in the south: Portsmouth, Chatham.
Oh quite! But now it's not France whom we have to guard against. Germany is growing stronger every single day, and very soon, her navy will rival ours.
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Opening credits prologue: Frisian Islands, Germany 1901 See more »
The Riddle of the sands is an espionage thriller, but it is also a coming of age story. Carruthers begins as a prat and little by little under Davies' gentle tutelage, he becomes a great human being and a man. The film draws this beautifully, and the three leads are adorable together. For people who like boats, it's a feast, and major actors of the film are the boats... Dulcibella is a great fictional heroine and she (and the others) are beautifully rendered here.
The music is haunting. Yes it doesn't move fast, but that's what sailing's about. It's a pleasure in a fast-moving world to imagine a time when things happened at sailboat speed.
The DVD print is crisp and clear, and there are no format problems A joy to watch!
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