Jim Wormold is an expatriate Englishman living in pre-revolutionary Havana with his teenage daughter Milly. He owns a vacuum cleaner shop but isn't very successful so he accepts an offer from Hawthorne of the British Secret Service to recruit a network of agents in Cuba. Wormold hasn't got a clue where to start but when his friend Dr. Hasselbacher suggests that the best secrets are known to no one, he decides to manufacture a list of agents and provides fictional tales for the benefit of his masters in London. He is soon seen as the best agent in the Western Hemisphere but it all begins to unravel when the local police decode his cables and start rounding up his "network" and he learns that he is the target of a group out to kill him. Written by
19 February 1960 (West Germany)
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Also Known As:
Our Man in Havana
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Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?
All of the London filming was for interiors in the studio except for one day of exteriors location shooting at Parliament Square. See more
When Wormold and Hasselbacher are discussing the recruitment of agents in the bar, Hasselbacher, when being shot over his shoulder, is heard to say a line while seen to be drinking deeply from his glass. See more
Are you married?
In a way.
Did you leave him?
I'm not sure. He used to go to UNESCO conferences on culture. One day he just didn't come back.
Referenced in Company Man
LA BELLA CUBANA
(traditional Cuban melody)
Composed by Jose White Lafitte (1853)
used as love theme in the opening credits See more