Major James Prentis VC (Sir Alan Bates) is a British spy of World War II and war hero who goes under the code name of "Shuttlecock". Alienated from his family and children, he ends up in a mental institution in Lisbon, Portugal.
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Nearly at the end of the credits there is the following: '"SHUT TLE COCK" (shu' el kok), A rounded piece of cork stuck with feathers that is struck back and forth in badminton.' See more