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The Tamarind Seed (1974)

During a Caribbean holiday, a British civil servant finds herself falling in love with a Russian agent.

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Feodor Sverdlov
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Jack Loder
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Fergus Stephenson (as Daniel O'Herlihy)
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Margaret Stephenson
Oskar Homolka ...
Gen. Golitsyn (as Oscar Homolka)
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George MacLeod
David Baron ...
Richard Paterson
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Rachel Paterson
Roger Dann ...
Col. Moreau
Sharon Duce ...
Sandy Mitchell
George Mikell ...
Maj. Stukalov
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Anna Skriabina
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Dimitri Memenov (as Constantin de Goguel)
John Sullivan ...
1st KGB Agent
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While on holiday in Barbados to recover from the lingering effects of a love affair that ended badly, Judith Farrow meets Feodor Sverdlov, a handsome Russian. They find pleasure in each other's company as they visit colorful places on the island, but there are complications to their budding romance after their holiday in the tropical paradise comes to an end. Problems arise due to geopolitical concerns of the Cold War, for Judith is the assistant to an important minister serving in the British Home Office in London, and Feodor is the Soviet air attaché assigned in Paris to Soviet General Golitsyn. British intelligence officer, Jack Loder, suspects the Sverdlov is attempting to recruit Judith to work as a Soviet spy, and this is in fact what Feodor tells his boss that he is attempting to accomplish. Feodor tells Judith that this is a way for him to be able to see her without bringing about suspicion from his people. Due to somewhat similar thinking on the British side, she is ... Written by Brian Greenhalgh

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The Tamarind Seed . . . where love grows and passion flowers. See more »

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Romance | Drama

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22 July 1974 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

La leyenda del tamarindo  »

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First big major cinema movie produced by production company Lorimar Films. The production house, now known as Lorimar Productions, predominantly produced for television, but had previously made the theatrical feature film The Sporting Club (1971). See more »

Quotes

Feodor Sverdlov: I belong to a great country and a great socialist movement which one day will be accepted by the whole world.
Judith Farrow: God forbid.
Feodor Sverdlov: How could He if He doesn't exist?
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Features Foreign Correspondent (1940) See more »

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Play It Again
Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Don Black
Sung by Wilma Reading (uncredited)
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A wonderful romantic spy film that should be re-released!
12 February 2001 | by (Brooklyn, New York) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie while I lived in Spain in 1974. It was subtitled or maybe dubbed, I don't remember but since I speak Spanish, it didn't matter. I loved the movie. At the time, Spain was still under Franco's rule (he died in '75) and foreign (as well as domestic)films were heavily censored. But this movie wasn't (or didn't seem to be) and I never forgot it. I have an extensive video collection and have searched for this movie far and wide and am happy to see that I finally found a private seller through Amazon.com today. I will treasure it and can't wait to see it again after 27 years! Besides, Julie Andrews and Omar Sharif were romantic and wonderful. A great "old" movie.


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