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Our Man in Havana
Directed by Carol Reed • 1959 • United Kingdom
Starring Alec Guiness, Maureen O’Hara, Burl Ives
Based on the novel by Grahame Greene, this witty spy comedy stars Alec Guiness as Jim Wormold, a vacuum-cleaner salesman in Cuba who joins the British Secret Service in order to keep up with his daughter’s expensive tastes. Stringing his superiors along with phony reports about “recruiting” fictitious agents and “discovering” mysterious installations, Wormold soon becomes enveloped in a web of complications.