The Tamarind Seed (1974) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Tamarind Seed (1974)

The Tamarind Seed





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Blake Edwards's stylish direction bolsters this Cold War romance starring Julie Andrews and Omar Sharif. Andrews plays Judith Farrow, a British civil service functionary who meets dashing Russian agent Feodor Sverdlov (Omar Sharif) under the romantic skies of the Caribbean. The Caribbean breezes work their magic and soon Judith is head-over-heels in love with Feodor. Feodor then tries to enlist Judith to become an agent for the Soviet Union. But after Judith is warned by the British government to stay away from him, Feodor decides that he'd rather have her than the Soviet Union. However, a kink is thrown into their love affair when an undercover Russian secret agent, posing as a British agent, decides to eradicate the two lovers.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance, Mystery & Suspense
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Written By: Blake Edwards, Evelyn Anthony
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Julie Andrews
as Judith Farrow
Omar Sharif
as Feodor Sverdlov
Anthony Quayle
as Jack Loder
Dan O'Herlihy
as Fergus Stephenson
Sylvia Syms
as Margaret Stephenson
Oscar Homolka
as Gen Golitsyn
Bryan Marshall
as George McLeod
David Baron
as Richard Paterson
Celia Bannerman
as Rachel Patterson
Roger Dann
as Col. Moreau
Sharon Duce
as Sandy Mitchell
George Mikell
as Maj. Stukalov
Kate O'Mara
as Anna Skriabina
Constantin de Goguel
as Dmitri Memenov
Leslie Crawford
as KGB Agent
Alexei Jawdokimov
as Igor Kalinin
Janet Henfrey
as Embassy Section Head
John Sullivan
as KGB Agent
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Critic Reviews for The Tamarind Seed

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | June 26, 2008
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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June 17, 2005

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for The Tamarind Seed


Some good twists and John Barry's beautiful score are the highlights of this slow, old-fashioned romantic spy thriller.

Pierluigi Puccini

Super Reviewer


:up: [FONT=Tahoma] A great cold war thriller; good plot development; a good film vehicle even for non-fans of Andrews and Shariff. [/FONT]

Kat R.
Kat Rod

This is a good mystery in which Julie Andrews and Omar Sharif have an on screen chemistry that adds to the excitement. It is very hard to find. It is not available on DVD in the US, as far as I can find. John Barry wrote the music which adds significantly to the excitement. If you can find it: it's worth your time.

Judy O.
Judy Okazaki

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