New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

Our Man in Havana

December 5, 2003 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(United Kingdom, 1959, 111 minutes, b&w, 35mm)

Directed by Carol Reed
Starring Alec Guiness, Burl Ives, Maureen O'Hara,
Ernie Kovacs, Noel Coward

Alec Guiness and Maureen O'Hara
Our Man in Havana

An English vacuum cleaner salesman living in Havana is recruited by the British Secret Service in this satirical spy caper. Jim Wormold (Alec Guiness) invents phony intelligence and recruits imaginary agents for the sole purpose of making extra money. Written by Graham Greene and based on his novel of the same name, OUR MAN IN HAVANA was filmed in Cuba shortly after the 1959 revolution--with the permission of the Castro government.