This screening is part of the Classic Films series at the Skirball.
An unsuspecting vacuum cleaner shop owner, Jim Wormold (Guinness), finds his life turned upside down when the British Secret Service asks him to recruit agents in Cuba. Without any surveillance or recruiting experience, Wormold relies upon his imagination to appease his superiors. Also starring Maureen O’Hara, Burl Ives, and Nöel Coward. Adapted from a novel by Graham Greene. Directed by Carol Reed. (1959, 111 min. No MPAA rating.)
This screening is part of the Classic Films series at the Skirball. This series is titled, A Tribute to Sir Alec Guinness. April 2 marks what would have been the 100th birthday of Sir Alec Guinness—known for his roles in Bridge on the River Kwai, Star Wars, Doctor Zhivago, and numerous Ealing Studios comedies. During his nearly seventy-year career, Guinness received more than thirty film, television, and theater awards, and was knighted for his contributions to the film and theater industries. This March and April, spend some cozy Tuesday afternoons enjoying him in a few of his more comedic roles.