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.

Cast & Crew

Director :

Producer :

Starring : , , Maureen O'Hara, Ernie Kovacs,


Our Man in Havana Rating

" Good "

Rating: NR, 1959


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