Affair in Havana

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Affair in Havana
Affair in havana 1957 poster small.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Laslo Benedek
Produced by Richard Goldstone
Screenplay by Maurice Zimm
Starring John Cassavetes
Raymond Burr
Music by Ernest Gold
Cinematography Alan Stensvold
Allied Artists Pictures
Dudley Productions
Distributed by Allied Artists Pictures
Release date
  • October 1, 1957 (1957-10-01) (United States)
Running time
77 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Affair in Havana (1957) is a crime film noir directed by Laszlo Benedek and written by Maurice Zimm. It stars Raymond Burr and John Cassavetes.[1]

The film is about a piano player who falls in love with a crippled man's wife.


Mallabee is a millionaire sugar-cane grower in Cuba who blames his wife, Lorna, for an accident that has left him in a wheelchair.

Lorna has been having an affair with Nick, a piano player in a Havana nightclub. Mallabee secretly is aware of this, having hired a private investigator to follow his wife.

The twisted mind of Mallabee has come up with a scheme in which Lorna kills him. She won't do it, but a trusted servant, Valdes, does cause his death by drowning. But the relationship between Nick and Lorna comes to an unhappy end.


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