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Our Man in Havana

  • Film

Time Out says

A real 'winds of change' film, with traditional values crumbling in the heat of pre-revolutionary Cuba. Guinness is wonderful. Discovering an unexpected ability to recognise the real in the game of make-believe, he emerges as master of the situation through the boldness of his fantasies. This mad world, where fictional characters die real deaths and even the Clean-Easy man can't be trusted, has little in common with Le Carré's Circus, but as Guinness' vacuum-cleaner salesman/spy sheds his innocence, he becomes dimly recognisable as an early incarnation of mole-catcher Smiley. Graham Greene's 'entertainment' is only gently macabre and the threats never quite materialise, but the film cleverly captures the confusion of optimism, cynicism and money-grubbing greed of the 'never had it so good' years.
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Release Details

  • Rated:PG
  • Duration:111 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Carol Reed
  • Screenwriter:Graham Greene
  • Cast:
    • Alec Guinness
    • Burl Ives
    • Maureen O'Hara
    • Ernie Kovacs
    • Noël Coward
    • Ralph Richardson
    • Paul Rogers
    • Jo Morrow
    • Grégoire Aslan
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