10 July 2015 | clanciai
Jane Seymour caught in a vendetta rivalry between great Greek ship holders.
It's not as bad as it looks. On the contrary, it's a great story, there is nothing wrong with its screening and direction, and I can't see why so many fail to appreciate it for what it is. It's a regular Greek tragedy, and the wife of Omar Sharif is the centre of the drama - her exit is simply magnificent, and is followed by the intricate scheming of Theodore Bikel, who plays an important part as the final nemesis - when he first gets disposed of it provides an interesting question mark, since his death is never followed up, but then this story is a series of deaths that inevitably fail and turn up again as ghosts too much alive. Omar Sharif, who happened to die today at 83, makes an excellent performance all the way, he is actually the star, while Jane Seymour, beautiful as always, accompanies him excellently - no one brings the show down. It's a wholly Greek story of rivalry between dominant ship builders, great fortunes are at stake and are gambled and wasted, and love gets caught in between and is sacrificed, while it turns the other way by a surprising twist of fate. A much underrated film and story, also the music is very satisfactory and excellent accompaniment all the way, so it definitely deserves better appraisal. Better than most of the Bond movies of the time.