Richard Burton (Brown)
Elizabeth Taylor (Martha Pineda)
Alec Guinness (Major H. O. Jones)
Peter Ustinov (Ambassador Manuel Pineda)
Paul Ford (Smith)
Lillian Gish (Mrs. Smith)
Set in the Haiti of "Papa Doc" Duvalier, The Comedians tells the story of a sardonic white hotel owner and his encroaching fatalism as he watches Haiti sink into barbarism. Complications include a friendship with a rebel leader, politically "charged" hotel guests, an affair with the wife of a European ambassador, and the manipulations of a conniving British arms dealer.