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Pier 5, Havana (1959)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Crime | October 1959 (USA)
A Yank comes to Havana in search of an old friend who disappeared during the Cuban Revolution, and discovers a group of Batista sympathizers plotting to overturn Castro.

Director:

Edward L. Cahn

Writers:

Robert E. Kent (screenplay) (as James B. Gordon), Joseph Hoffman (story)
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Cast overview:
Cameron Mitchell ... Steve Daggett
Allison Hayes ... Monica Gray
Eduardo Noriega ... Fernando Ricardo
Michael Granger Michael Granger ... Lt. Garcia
Logan Field Logan Field ... Hank Miller
Nestor Paiva ... Lopez
Otto Waldis ... Schluss
Paul Fierro Paul Fierro ... Sergeant
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A Yank comes to Havana in search of an old friend who disappeared during the Cuban Revolution, and discovers a group of Batista sympathizers plotting to overturn Castro.

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October 1959 (USA) See more »

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our man in havana
12 November 2009 | by RanchoTuVuSee all my reviews

Steve Dagget (Cameron Mitchell) goes to Havana to find out what happened to his friend from Miami, Hank Miller (Logan Field). The overthrow of Batista had just occurred and is the background for this story, wherein Dagget tries to find Miller but runs into ex flame Monica (Allison Hayes) who is now a night club singer and is being taken care of by a wealthy Cuban Fernando Ricard (Eduardo Noriega). Dagget's search for Miller gets him involved with the police who apparently now are defending the new government from being overthrown and retaken by the old order. This is all fairly interesting because at the time this film was made Castro had not yet been declared enemy number 1 by the US. Poor Dagget just wants to find his friend, but Miller had been used by the loyalists because he had expertise they needed, and now that they were done with him, he needed to be liquidated. Miller shows up one evening as night is closing in in a Havana beach house and Dagget, Monica, and him relive there old times together back in Miami. The film seems too stagey at first and would be easy to just turn off, but given a good half an hour to develop, it kicks into gear later. Directed by the super prolific Edward Cahn, none of whose movies I've ever seen before, but the titles sound pretty good.


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