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A brilliant Guinness comedy that plays upon British Secret Service's gullibility and desperation, with scenes set in old Havana!
on June 29, 2016
This is one of the fabulous early Alec Guinness films. It is based on the enticing novel by Graham Greene. It makes a mess of and fun of the British Secret Service. Great lines, comedy, suspense, brilliant. Wonderful scenes shot in early Havana too. I hope that it is never "remade" because nothing could top off this production.
We were recently gifted with a few film channels and are looking forward to revisiting Guinness's "Lady Killers", "Man in the White Suit", and "The Horse's Mouth". Those are my favorite, top four films mostly because of the unique, brilliant characterizations that Guinness brings to these great scripts, and the fabulous, ridiculous scenes and characters that the directors and writers weave with and around Alec and into the story. Actually these four films do rival my other top favorite, Dr. Strangelove, and this confession gives you an insight into my sense of humor about human nature and our potential (or real) screw ups. And a bonus: no 'suspension of disbelief' is required for these films as the ludicrous human misbehavior is quite believable.