Our Man in Havana

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Facts and Figures

Run time: 111 mins

In Theaters: Friday 19th February 1960

Production compaines: Kingsmead Productions, Columbia Pictures Corporation


Contactmusic.com: 3.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Fresh: 11 Rotten: 2

IMDB: 7.3 / 10

Cast & Crew



Starring: Alec Guinness as Jim Wormold, Burl Ives as Dr. Hasselbacher, Maureen O'Hara as Beatrice Severn, Ernie Kovacs as Capt. Segura, Noël Coward as Hawthorne, Ralph Richardson as 'C', Jo Morrow as Milly Wormold, Grégoire Aslan as Cifuentes, Paul Rogers as Hubert Carter, Raymond Huntley as General, Maurice Denham as Admiral, Duncan Macrae as MacDougal, Ferdy Mayne as Prof. Sanchez

Our Man in Havana Movie Review

Incredibly droll, this Graham Greene-scripted black comedy offers a can't miss premise: In pre-Castro Cuba (though shot shortly after the revolution), Alec Guinness sells vacuum cleaners to support a daughter with expensive tastes. He's soon made an offer he can't refuse: Become a spy for the British government to earn more cash. When he doesn't encounter much in the way of secrets, he makes them up. Soon, one of his made-up contacts somehow turns out to be a real person, with disastrous results. Crammed full of subtle sight gags and bone-dry one-liners, it's an underseen treat.


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Our Man in Havana Rating

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