Our Man in Havana (1959)

7.0 / Rated by 2 people

111 min.
Plot  In pre-revolutionary Cuba, James Wormold (Alec Guinness), a vacuum cleaner salesman, is recruited by Hawthorne (Noël Coward) of the British Secret Intelligence Service to be their Havana operative. Instead of recruiting his own agents, Wormold invents agents from men he knows only by sight and sketches "plans" for a rocket-launching pad based on vacuum parts to increase his value to the service and to procure more money for himself and his expensive daughter Milly (Jo Morrow).

Because his importance grows, he is sent a secretary, Beatrice (Maureen O'Hara), and a radioman from London to be under his command. With their arrival, it becomes much harder for Wormold to maintain his facade. However, all of his invented information begins to come true: his cables home are intercepted and believed to be true by enemy agents who then act against his "cell". One of his "agents" is killed, and he is targeted for assassination. He admits what he has done to his secretary, and he is recalled...



Alec Guinness
Jim Wormold
Burl Ives
Dr. Hasselbacher
Maureen O'Hara
Beatrice Severn
Ernie Kovacs
Captain Segura
Noël Coward
Jo Morrow
Milly Wormold
Grégoire Aslan
Paul Rogers
Hubert Carter
Ferdy Mayne
Professor Sanchez
Maurice Denham


All Titles

Our Man in Havana
English Original Title

Release Dates


United Kingdom




Onur rated Our Man in Havana (1959) with 7.5 stars / 14.08.2017

montbravo rated Our Man in Havana (1959) with 6.5 stars / 13.08.2017

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