Tamarind Seed, The

Date: 1974
Director: Blake Edwards
Production Company: Jewel / Lorimar / Pimlico

Stars: Julie Andrews, Omar Sharif, Anthony Quayle, Bryan Marshall, Dan O'Herlihy, Sylvia Syms, Oskar Homolka
Location(s): Barbados, London, Paris

Region(s): ,


Cold war intrigue as Russian agent meets foreign office attache on holiday in Barbados, all to a sumptuous John Barry score. SJ

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Andrews on a Barbadian beach, probably the calm west coast. See capture 4 for thoughts on this.

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Andrews and Sharif meet for coffee on the hotel terrace. The Colony Club Hotel, Barbados.

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A country house in England.

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Andrews and Sharif jeep off from the front of their hotel in Barbados ... "Fairly certain capture 1 and this are from Settlers Beach Hotel on the west coast of Barbados. Sadly it's closed down now. I stayed there in 2011." says Helen Persighetti.

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Distinctive chimney in Barbados: still there?

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Andrews and Sharif on the wilder east coast. Great rock formation in the background.

By those intriguing rocks.

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This may be the place, Bathsheba Beach: rocks look promising. SJ

Chester Row looking east towards St. Michael's, London SW1. Marshall in the car.

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Adrian Wild and Google got there a few days before me, but here's a real shot. Note the rebuilt corner. SJ

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Sharif driving in Paris.

Andrews and Sharif on Whitehall, SW1. A similar then and now shot appears in London Film Location Guide.

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Adrian Wild and Google reach the same conclusion.

The sign that gives it all away but not easy to read. South Eaton Place.

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The sign has gone but the frame remains. SJ

Opposite corner with a Chester Row sign.

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Now. SJ

Quayle outside no13 South Eaton Place.

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Google and Adrian concur and confirm, and a few days later I've annoyingly replaced the Google view with this. SJ

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Andrews and Sharif back in Barbados.

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The hotel with a jetty.

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The same jetty as a bad guy bites the dust/sand.

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Quayle and O'Herlihy: looks like the end of a wing of the Louvre, Paris.

So that should be L'Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel as opposed to the bigger de l'Etoile.

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This'll have to do until a sunnier replacement is taken from the other side. SJ

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Andrews almost back in Sound of Music territory... Only this is not in Austria, because this final scene, set in Canada, was filmed in Switzerland, more specifically somewhere in the Saanenland (canton of Bern), where Andrews and her husband Blake Edwards owned a chalet in Gstaad, suggests Manuel G. (SJ)