The Tamarind Seed

The Tamarind Seed

Blake Edwards (1974)

15 Certificate


Our Score
"I am a man and I want you," Omar Sharif says to Julie Andrews. "I know we are dialectically opposed to each other, but we must keep materialist thinking out of it." Julie thinks for a minute, maybe of England, and then says: "Are you trying to enrol me in the KGB or are you really defecting?" Omar is the most gorgeous spy in the Soviet bloc and Julie is the prettiest Foreign Office employee, so why shouldn't the Iron Curtain melt? There are occasional hints that Blake Edwards saw this as a satire on all those spy melodramas, but mostly it's tosh of a laughable order, lusciously shot in Barbados, Paris and London.


A holiday romance develops into a passionate love affair between British Home Office secretary Julie Andrews and KGB official Omar Sharif - but the star-crossed pair have to fight against their contrasting backgrounds to stay together. Thriller, also starring Anthony Quayle and Sylvia Syms.

Cast & Crew

Judith Farrow Julie Andrews
Feodor Sverdlov Omar Sharif
Jack Loder Anthony Quayle
Margaret Stephenson Sylvia Syms
Fergus Stephenson Dan O'Herlihy
Gen Golitsyn Oscar Homolka
George MacLeod Bryan Marshall
Richard Paterson David Baron
Rachel Paterson Celia Bannerman
Director Blake Edwards
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains some violence.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray