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Alfie

  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • 1966
  • Lewis Gilbert
  • 109 mins
  • X

Summary

Comedy drama starring Michael Caine. Alfie is happy-go-lucky, to the point of selfish amorality. Life and "birds" come easily to him, and it takes the ebullient cockney quite a while to discover what "it's" all about as he moves from one conquest to the next.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

Receiving five Oscar nominations and rave reviews, this was one of the most talked-about British movies of 1966. Today, the frank discussion of pre-marital sex, adultery and illegitimacy may raise fewer eyebrows and the chirpy cockney banter may sound more than a little old hat, but this knowing drama still has much to say about how differently men and women view intimate relationships, and the abortion scene retains its power to shock. Michael Caine has rarely bettered his performance here, conveying in his monologues a charm and a naivety that is as troubling as it is accomplished. Of the wronged women, Julia Foster and Vivien Merchant are outstanding.

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Credits

Cast

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AlfieMichael Caine
RubyShelley Winters
SiddieMillicent Martin
GildaJulia Foster
AnnieJane Asher
CarlaShirley Anne Field
LilyVivien Merchant
DoctorEleanor Bron
AbortionistDenholm Elliott
Harry ClamacraftAlfie Bass
HumphreyGraham Stark
NatMurray Melvin
FrankSydney Tafler
LaceTony Selby

Crew

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DirectorLewis Gilbert

Details

Theatrical distributor
BFI
Released on
2001-05-11
Languages
English
Guidance
Some swearing.
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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