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A cynical Welsh hotel owner secretly romances a diplomat's wife in Haiti, under the violent reign of the despot "Papa Doc" Duvalier.
In the movie (and the book) 'Major' Jones remarks that he once worked with the actor Noel Coward while in Asia. Greene likely picked Coward as a playful nod to the actor who had been in the 1958 movie Our Man in Havana, based on another of Greene's novels.
I don't believe in causes.
Dr. Magiot: The role of cynic doesn't really suit you, Brown.
Brown: I don't believe in play-acting either.
Dr. Magiot: You imagine because you've lost one faith, you've lost all? You're wrong, Brown. There is always an alternative to the faith we lose.
Brown: I ...
When Brown and Jones wake up in the country graveyard, it is supposed to be morning and their shadows are clear on the large gravestone right behind them where they slept, even though it is bright all around them. But as Brown moves through the graveyard, his shadow splits into multiple shadows at different angles, revealing that there are multiple lights from different angles. And in fact, before long several more realistic sun-cast shadows appear on the ground around him from taller objects, pointing in the opposite direction from the artificial lighting, showing that the sun is actually behind and above them, just past noon, and not low in front of them.
English, French, Haitian, Spanish