A Question of Attribution

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A Question of Attribution ★★½ 1991

Sir Anthony Blunt (Fox) is an internationally respected art expert who also serves as an art adviser to Queen Elizabeth II. His life unravels when an ongoing British Intelligence investigation reveals him to be the fourth man in the BurgessMacleanPhilby scandal involving Englishmen who spied for, and eventually defected to, the USSR. The investigation of Blunt's covert past is paralleled with his own art investigation of a painting attributed to Titian. Three men are depicted in the art work—with a fourth male figure discovered to have been painted over. Alan Bennett adapted his play for this TV drama. 90m/C VHS . GB James Fox, David Calder, Geoffrey Palmer, Prunella Scales, Mark Payton, Jason Flemyng, Edward De Souza, Ann Beach; D: John Schlesinger; W: Alan Bennett. TV

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