Filmed in the former African republic of Dahomey (now Benin), this Graham Greene story of Haiti was adapted, perhaps unfortunately, by Greene himself. At 156 minutes, it seems interminable. Burton is having a hard time finding a buyer for his resort hotel. Ford and Gish are a pair of
American guests who want to open a vegetarian center in Haiti. Another guest is Alec Guinness, who is jailed by the police almost upon arrival; Ford and Gish convince Burton to aid in freeing him. Haiti's corrpution and brutality, however, prove too much for the couple, and they depart,
devastated. Ustinov is a South American ambassador married to Taylor, with whom Burton is having an ...