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Our Man in Havana (1959) was a Drama - Thriller/Suspense Film directed by Carol Reed and produced by Carol Reed.

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Our Man in Havana (1959)

By Beatrice on Nov 2, 2016 From Flickers in Time

Our Man in Havana Directed by Carol Reed Written by Graham Greene (novel) 1959/UK/USA Kingsmeade Productions/Columbia Pictures Corporation Repeat viewing/Netflix rental I find this cold war comedy to be darker than many?do. The film is set immediately before the Cuban revolution. ?Jim Wormold (Al... Read full article

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Dr. Hasselbacher: They strike at you through what you love.

Jim Wormold: We should all be clowns, Milly.

Dr. Hasselbacher: A man can smile and be a villain.

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Alec Guinness originally wanted to play his character as an untidy, defeated soul instead of a generally hapless non-entity.
Fidel Castro's government gave permission for this film, which presents the fallen regime of Fulgencio Batista, in an unflattering light and also condemns American and British meddling, to shoot on location in Havana, only months after the revolution. It was completed during the brief period in 1959 before Cuba had aligned itself with the Soviet Union.
The Cuban scenes were filmed over a period of five weeks, and were frequently interrupted by local Cuban residents getting very excited by all the filming.
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