The Press: Bad Intersection

THE TAMARIND SEED Directed and Written by BLAKE EDWARDS

The only sensible use for Omar Sharif's talent is a script that would take him to the nearest pound and put him up for adoption. He is incapable, it would seem, of conveying any emotion other than woebegone wistfulness.

That's kibbles in the bowl for stray puppies but not exactly money in the bank for producers of romantic spy thrillers.

In Blake Edwards' adaptation of Evelyn Anthony's novel, Sharif is cast as an allegedly dashing Soviet spy named Sverdlov. Liberal views and a developing taste for...

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