Blake Edwards (center) with Omar Sharif and Julie Andrews during Barbados filming of 'The Tamarind Seed'
Blake Edwards (center) with Omar Sharif and Julie Andrews during Barbados filming of 'The Tamarind Seed'

Anyone curious to read further regarding the late Blake Edwards is referred to Kathleen Murphy's 1974 appreciation of The Tamarind Seed, just posted at Parallax View, here. Unfortunately, the film has never been distributed in DVD, and the long-ago videotape was one of those pan&scan jobbies that give you only a portion of the original widescreen images. Still, the movie was a beauty, the third-best on my 1974 year-end list - and who knows, maybe you're among those intrepid souls who scout out such things in cyberland.... -RTJ