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Dangerous Romance Double Feature: Brief Encounter/The Tamarind Seed [DVD]

Release Date:11/19/2013
The flames of passion burn bright in Brief Encounter and The Tamarind Seed.

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    Brief Encounter
    Ignoring the old adage "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," producer Carlo Ponti mounted a TV remake of the 1945 British masterpiece Brief Encounter. Sophia Loren (Mrs. Ponti) stars as a bored married woman who embarks upon a brief romantic fling with an equally married man (Richard Burton). Throughout their relationship, Loren and Burton are plagued by guilt; ultimately, they sacrifice their potential happiness in favor of "the right thing." John Bowne based his script on the 1936 Noel Coward playlet Still Life. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    The Tamarind Seed
    Blake Edwards's stylish direction bolsters this Cold War romance starring Julie Andrews and Omar Sharif. Andrews plays Judith Farrow, a British civil service functionary who meets dashing Russian agent Feodor Sverdlov (Omar Sharif) under the romantic skies of the Caribbean. The Caribbean breezes work their magic and soon Judith is head-over-heels in love with Feodor. Feodor then tries to enlist Judith to become an agent for the Soviet Union. But after Judith is warned by the British government to stay away from him, Feodor decides that he'd rather have her than the Soviet Union. However, a kink is thrown into their love affair when an undercover Russian secret agent, posing as a British agent, decides to eradicate the two lovers. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Sophia Loren
      Sophia Loren - Anna Jesson
    • Richard Burton
      Richard Burton - Alec Harvey
    • Jack Hedley
      Jack Hedley - Graham Jesson
    • Rosemary Leach
      Rosemary Leach - Mrs. Gaines
    • Ann Firbank
      Ann Firbank - Melanie Harvey

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