Our Man in Havana 1959

Our Man in Havana

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British expatriate Jim Wormold (Alec Guinness) runs a vacuum cleaner store in Havana, Cuba. He has promised his vain daughter, Milly (Jo Morrow), a horse and a country club membership, which leaves him desperate for money. When Hawthorne (Noel Coward) proposes he become a paid British agent and recruit other spies, he accepts, and haplessly embarks on a new career. Though he's delighted when he meets gorgeous fellow spy Beatrice Severn (Maureen O'Hara), Wormold finds he's now a target.

Cast & Crew

Alec Guinness
Jim Wormold
Burl Ives
Dr. Hasselbacher
Maureen O'Hara
Beatrice Severn
Ernie Kovacs
Capt. Segura
Jo Morrow
Milly Wormold
Paul Rogers
Hubert Carter
Raymond Anzarut
Associate Producer
Oswald Morris
Cinematographer
Bert Bates
Film Editor
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Critic Reviews for Our Man in Havana

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (5) | Fresh (16) | Rotten (1)

  • The mixture of mayhem and heehaw is particularly tricky to handle, and not even the sure hand of Director Reed has always achieved a smooth blend.

    August 2, 2011 | Full Review…
    TIME Magazine
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  • Polished, diverting entertainment, brilliant in its comedy but falling apart towards the end when undertones of drama, tragedy and message crop up.

    August 27, 2008 | Full Review…

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  • A real 'winds of change' film, with traditional values crumbling in the heat of pre-revolutionary Cuba. Guinness is wonderful.

    January 26, 2006 | Full Review…
    Time Out
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  • For those who regard Alec Guinness as the niftiest little con man on the screen, we will guarantee Our Man in Havana to be a source of immeasurable fun.

    May 9, 2005 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…
  • Guinness is in above-average form, and Ernie Kovacs is wonderful as the callous but charming government official with a soft spot for Guinness's daughter.

    September 10, 2003 | Full Review…
  • Coward's performance is a glorious caricature of the impeccable bureaucrat.

    October 21, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Our Man in Havana

  • May 21, 2019
    A very droll comedy. Some of the commentary isn't fully explored but Guiness' central performance is deeply complex and often hilarious. His interactions with Coward are delightful.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Mar 11, 2011
    This is from the Martini Movie Collection, There are a number of movies I never heard of in this collection. this one called Our Man in Havana. Its hard to decided if this is supposed to be a comedy, a suspense film or drama. This movie filmed in Cuba in 1959, before it closed its doors to America, also by the looks of things was quite rich and beautiful, a vacuum cleaner salesman is recruited to be a British Agent, he makes up intelligence and agents that do exist, everything is going alone fine till Britain awards him a secretary and then his world starts to crumple. A very enjoyable film noir title to say the least. The recipe along with this film is Cuban Martini, and you might need a few to help you enjoy the movie more. 3 1/2 stars for this one.
    Bruce B Super Reviewer
  • Jan 14, 2009
    If you're familiar with Alec Guinness' other 1950s comedies, 'Our Man in Havana' fits in nicely among them with its unhurried pace and dry sense of humor. Not as funny as either 'The Ladykillers' or 'The Lavender Hill Mob,' but more sustained than 'The Man In the White Suit.'
    Doctor S Super Reviewer
  • Sep 07, 2008
    a thriller/comedy with alec guiness in the leading role. the acting from guiness is pro as usual but there's not anything too great about this movie but then again it isn't bad. an average affair
    Sanity Assassin ! Super Reviewer

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