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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Nuestro hombre en La Habana
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All of the on-location street footage shot in Cuba was dubbed in post-production due to the high levels of noise from the crowds on-looking the filming. See more
In the sequence where Wormold seeks revenge on Carter, Wormold stands in an alley way, with a window behind him to his left. He shoots at Carter, misses him, and walks quite a distance down the alley while putting on his jacket. Carter then pulls out a gun, shoots twice at Wormold who is walking away. Suddenly, the scene cuts back to Wormold back in his original location standing in the alley way with the same distinctive window behind him to his left. He is now without the jacket he had just been seen putting on while walking away. Wormold then shoots Carter. See more
Forgive me, I couldn't help overhearing what you said. Perhaps we could have a word privately.
Haven't I met you somewhere before? The Embassy?
Good heavens, no. I never go there.
I afraid you'll have to if you want to see me in private. I happen to be the Ambassador.
Referenced in Doctor Who: School Reunion
¿Domitila, dónde vas?
Written by Ricardo Díaz
Sung often by the three street musicians See more