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The Tamarind Seed (1974)

During a Caribbean vacation, a British civil servant finds herself falling in love with a Russian Agent.

Director:

Blake Edwards

Writers:

Blake Edwards (screenplay), Evelyn Anthony (novel)
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julie Andrews ... Judith Farrow
Omar Sharif ... Feodor Sverdlov
Anthony Quayle ... Jack Loder
Dan O'Herlihy ... Fergus Stephenson (as Daniel O'Herlihy)
Sylvia Syms ... Margaret Stephenson
Oskar Homolka ... General Golitsyn (as Oscar Homolka)
Bryan Marshall ... George MacLeod
David Baron David Baron ... Richard Paterson
Celia Bannerman ... Rachel Paterson
Roger Dann Roger Dann ... Colonel Moreau
Sharon Duce Sharon Duce ... Sandy Mitchell
George Mikell George Mikell ... Major Stukalov
Kate O'Mara ... Anna Skriabina
Constantine Gregory ... Dimitri Memenov (as Constantin de Goguel)
John Sullivan John Sullivan ... 1st KGB Agent
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Storyline

While on vacation in Barbados to recover from the lingering effects of a love affair that ended badly, Judith Farrow (Dame Julie Andrews) meets Feodor Sverdlov (Omar Sharif), 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 vacation 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 (Oskar Homolka). British Intelligence Officer Jack Loder (Sir Anthony Quayle) suspects that 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 ... Written by Brian Greenhalgh

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She fell in love with a double agent...that was her only mistake. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Final theatrical movie of Oskar Homolka (General Golitsyn). See more »

Goofs

Toward the end of the film when Andrews is on the aircraft and Sharif boards it, the aircraft is a Boeing 707-330. On take off it is a Boeing 747 "Jumbo Jet".

At the end of the film when Andrews meet Sharif in "Canada" there are "Alpine" style houses in the background, suggesting either Switzerland or Austria. See more »

Quotes

Feodor Sverdlov: Let me teach you the first lesson about these little games. You must try to tell the truth as long as possible. That way, when times change and you have to lie, there is a great chance that you will be believed.
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Connections

Featured in Stars of the Silver Screen: Omar Sharif (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Play It Again
Music by John Barry
Lyrics by Don Black
Sung by Wilma Reading (uncredited)
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Wonderful John Barry Soundtrack
23 October 2003 | by amasseSee all my reviews

Wish the soundtrack were available on CD, also wish the movie were available on DVD. Not a big Sharif fan, but I have always enjoyed this movie. Really enjoy Anthony Quayle and Julie Andrews is very entertaining.


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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Russian

Release Date:

23 August 1974 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Tamarind Seed See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$2,400,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (theatrical)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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