Our Man in Havana

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Recruited by the British Secret Service, vacuum cleaner salesman Jim Wormold (Alec Guinness) becomes an unlikely agent in Cuba. To avoid working while cashing the checks, Wormold spins a web of lies about foreign government secrets. read more
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Recruited by the British Secret Service, vacuum cleaner salesman Jim Wormold (Alec Guinness) becomes an unlikely agent in Cuba. To avoid working while cashing the checks, Wormold spins a web of lies about foreign government secrets. When the locals coppers decode his fake messages, all hell breaks loose in Havana and Wormold must become the spy he dreads in order to survive his own swindle. Oscar-winning screen legend Alec Guinness (1957, Best Actor, The Bridge on the River Kwai) stars with Burl Ives and Maureen O'Hara in this classic film noir directed by Carol Reed and penned by Graham Greene.

Original Release

12/30/1959

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Cast

Alec Guinness Jim Wormold
Burl Ives Dr. Hasselbacher
Maureen O'Hara Beatrice Severn
Ernie Kovacs Capt. Segura
Noël Coward Hawthorne
Ralph Richardson 'C'
Jo Morrow Milly Wormold
Gregoire Aslan Cifuentes (as Gregoire Aslan)
Paul Rogers Hubert Carter
Raymond Huntley General
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Carol Reed

Writers

Graham Greene

Cast

Alec Guinness Jim Wormold
Burl Ives Dr. Hasselbacher
Maureen O'Hara Beatrice Severn
Ernie Kovacs Capt. Segura
Noël Coward Hawthorne
Ralph Richardson 'C'
Jo Morrow Milly Wormold
Gregoire Aslan Cifuentes (as Gregoire Aslan)
Paul Rogers Hubert Carter
Raymond Huntley General
Maurice Denham Admiral
Duncan Macrae MacDougal
Ferdy Mayne Prof. Sanchez
Timothy Bateson Rudy
René de la Cruz Man Beaten by Police
Reginald Holder Bartender
Juba Kennerley Luncheon Guest
John Le Mesurier Louis - Waiter
Bob Raymond Barman
John Tatham Luncheon Guest

Producers

Editors

Bert Bates

1961 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Comedy Nominated
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