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Our Man in Havana
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Director:
Writer:
Graham Greene (novel)
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Release Date:
19 February 1960 (West Germany) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Jim Wormold is an expatriate Englishman living in pre-revolutionary Havana with his teenage daughter Milly... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 1 nomination See more »
NewsDesk:
(17 articles)
Oswald Morris obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 19 March 2014, 5:05 PM, PDT)

Top 10 film noir
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 29 November 2013, 8:20 AM, PST)

Paul Rogers obituary
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 15 October 2013, 3:05 AM, PDT)

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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Alec Guinness ... Jim Wormold

Burl Ives ... Dr. Hasselbacher

Maureen O'Hara ... Beatrice Severn

Ernie Kovacs ... Capt. Segura

Noel Coward ... Hawthorne (as Noël Coward)

Ralph Richardson ... 'C'
Jo Morrow ... Milly Wormold
Grégoire Aslan ... Cifuentes (as Gregoire Aslan)
Paul Rogers ... Hubert Carter
Raymond Huntley ... General
Ferdy Mayne ... Prof. Sanchez
Maurice Denham ... Admiral
Joseph P. Mawra ... Lopez (as Jose Prieto)
Duncan Macrae ... MacDougal
Gerik Schjelderup ... Svenson
Hugh Manning ... Officer
Karel Stepanek ... Dr. Braun
Maxine Audley ... Teresa
Elisabeth Welch ... Woman
Yvonne Buckingham ... Woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Enrique Almirante ... Man at the Film Introduction (uncredited)
Timothy Bateson ... Rudy (uncredited)
René de la Cruz ... Man Beaten by Police (uncredited)
Madeleine Kasket ... Black-haired girl (uncredited)
Shan Lawrence ... Native Canadian Girl (uncredited)

John Le Mesurier ... Louis - Waiter (uncredited)
Anne Padwick ... Dark-haired woman (uncredited)
Rachel Roberts ... Prostitute (uncredited)
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Directed by
Carol Reed 
 
Writing credits
Graham Greene (novel and screenplay)

Produced by
Raymond Anzarut .... associate producer
Carol Reed .... producer
 
Original Music by
Frank Deniz (uncredited)
Laurence Deniz (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Oswald Morris (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Bert Bates 
 
Art Direction by
John Box 
 
Costume Design by
Phyllis Dalton 
 
Makeup Department
Gordon Bond .... hairdresser
Harry Frampton .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
James H. Ware .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gerry O'Hara .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Syd Cain .... assistant art director
John Graysmark .... set designer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John Cox .... sound supervisor
Red Law .... sound recordist
Teddy Mason .... sound editor (as Ted Mason)
John W. Mitchell .... sound recordist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Denys N. Coop .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Betty Adamson .... wardrobe
Arthur Newman .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Frank Deniz .... music played by (as The Hermanos Deniz Cuban Rhythm Band)
Laurence Deniz .... music played by (as The Hermanos Deniz Cuban Rhythm Band)
 
Other crew
Maggie Unsworth .... continuity (as Margaret Shipway)
 
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Runtime:
USA:111 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Canada:14+ (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) (2005) | West Germany:12 (original rating)
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Trivia:
Ernie Kovacs reportedly smoked 25 Cuban cigars every day.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Millie puts the saddle on the horse backwards. Also, the saddle has no stirrups or girth. The saddle had stirrups on it in the previous scene.See more »
Quotes:
Beatrice Severn:Who are you showing off to?
Jim Wormold:You.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Mindshadows (1988)See more »
Soundtrack:
¿Domitila, dónde vas?See more »

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24 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Excellent throughout, 31 December 2000
Author: ebbets-field from Seattle

This superb noir comedy has wonderful depth and balance -- based on a fine novel, well-scripted, spectacularly well-lit and photographed, and vwey well performed, particularly by Alec Guiness and Ernie Kovacs, who was virtually as good an actor as he was a comedian. Havana itself is another major contributor to this masterpiece, shot at perhaps the peak period of its physical condition.

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