By Mike D'Angelo
Updated May 14, 1999 at 04:00 AM EDT

Somebody apparently imagined that a Casablanca-derived story of passion denied for the sake of politics, set against the Spanish civil war, was so foolproof a concept that no energy need be wasted on developing the character of the Irish governess (Walker, blandly pretty) and the married Spanish revolutionary (Perez, pretty bland) in Talk of Angels. An extra demerit, too, for the meaningless title. C-