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Pier 5, Havana (1959)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Crime | October 1959 (USA)
A Yank comes to Havana in search of an old friend who disappeared during the Cuban Revolution, and discovers a group of Batista sympathizers plotting to overturn Castro.

Director:

Edward L. Cahn

Writers:

Robert E. Kent (screenplay) (as James B. Gordon), Joseph Hoffman (story)
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Cast overview:
Cameron Mitchell ... Steve Daggett
Allison Hayes ... Monica Gray
Eduardo Noriega ... Fernando Ricardo
Michael Granger Michael Granger ... Lt. Garcia
Logan Field Logan Field ... Hank Miller
Nestor Paiva ... Lopez
Otto Waldis ... Schluss
Paul Fierro Paul Fierro ... Sergeant
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A Yank comes to Havana in search of an old friend who disappeared during the Cuban Revolution, and discovers a group of Batista sympathizers plotting to overturn Castro.

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When things were hottest in Cuba...here was one reason why (original ad) See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Agente federale See more »

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Referenced in World by Night (1960) See more »

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Anti-Batista film
26 July 2009 | by Bronco46See all my reviews

Cheesy melodrama set during the time after the fall of Battista in Cuba. While the film has a man shot in the airport for crimes that a never specified this film seems to be a starting point for Hollywood's fixation with tin pot Latin American dictators/despots. In this film the bad guys are the supporters of Battista and the law abiding guys are working for the Castro Government. The only thing missing is a rally for Che. Not a very good film the acting is surprisingly wooden. I had a lot of good memories of Cameron Mitchell but this film made me question my recollections. The film was obviously shot on sets and very little location work is done. The dialog is uninspiring, and unlike other films of this era this film is not much fun to watch.


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