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The working title of the film was The Havana Story. The film opens with a voice-over narration by Cameron Mitchell as "Steve Daggett," briefly explaining the Cuban Revolution. His narration continues sporadically throughout the film. The Cuban Revolution began in 1953 and in January 1959 resulted in the overthrow of dictator Fulgencio Batista by rebel Fidel Castro. For more information on the revolution, please see the entry below for The Truth About Fidel Castro Revolution.