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Our Man in Havana (UK, 1959)

Directed by Carol Reed. Cast: Alec Guinness, Burl Ives, Maureen O'Hara, Ernie Kovacs, Noel Coward, Ralph Richardson, Jo Morrow. Vacuum cleaner salesman Jim Wormold is recruited by the British Secret Service to become an unlikely agent in Cuba. As he has nothing to report, he invents facts, pretends to recruit agents and spins a web of lies about foreign government secrets. When the local coppers decode his fake messages, all hell breaks loose in Havana and Wormold must become the spy he dreads in order to survive his own swindle. Based on the novel by Graham Greene. Special features: Original trailer; Martini minutes: "Secrets of seduction" and "How to travel in style." 111 min. Credits and other information from the Internet Movie Database