Our Man in Havana

Our Man in Havana

DVD - 2009
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Vacuum cleaner salesman Jim Wormold is recruited by the British Secret Service. He 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 local 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.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2009]
ISBN: 9781435944398
Branch Call Number: DVD OUR
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 111 min.) : sd., b&w ; 4 3/4 in


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Oct 22, 2017

"Our Man in Havana", 1959, a Carol Reed production and direction starring some great stars portraying a great writer's production of farce in the world of international politics and spydom. Alec Guinnes, Burl Ives, Maureen Ohara, Noel Coward, Ralph Richardson, Ernie Kovacs, Jo Morrow are wonderful. Add in some specialty characters and Cuban locations and you hve a real winner here. How did Graham Greene come up with this stuff? I would give this movie more than 5 stars if given a chance. If you don't enjoy this film then the fault likes within you.

Sep 03, 2016

I got excited about this movie because the main character is a vacuum cleaner salesman. After the vacuum cleaners fell out of the plot, I lost interest.

7duffy Sep 02, 2015

An awesome cast is led by Alec Guinness' great performance. Spy movie spoof is funny, until it gets serious at the end. Humorous precursor to the James Bond movies, w/o the gadgets. Little known gem.

Aug 21, 2012

This movie has a script by Graham Greene, direction by Carol Reed, acting by Alec Guinness and Ernic Kovacs (and many good character actors), and a remarkable foresight into the near future (it was made in 1959). Although shot in black and white without a big budget at times the lighting conveys the heat of Cuba and the warmth of conspiracy. This is a spoof of spy movies before Bond even hit the screen. The Tailor from Panama is pretty much a remake but with more sex and violence and less dry humor and depth of character. Guiness is at his humorous best here, as he was in The Horse's Mouth.

Feb 28, 2012

Good movie for Graham Greene fans - Carol Reed directs. If you like this you should check out The Fallen Idol + The Third Man - other great Greene - Reed collaborations.


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