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Director:
Writers:
Bill Naughton (screenplay)
Bill Naughton (based on the play: "Alfie")
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Release Date:
24 August 1966 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Michael Caine is Alfie is Wicked ! See more »
Plot:
An unrepentant ladies' man gradually begins to understand the consequences of his lifestyle. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 5 Oscars. Another 8 wins & 16 nominations See more »
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(110 articles)
Film Review: ‘Bad Match’
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'Alfie': THR's 1966 Review
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael Caine ... Alfie

Shelley Winters ... Ruby

Millicent Martin ... Siddie

Julia Foster ... Gilda

Jane Asher ... Annie

Shirley Anne Field ... Carla
Vivien Merchant ... Lily Clamacraft

Eleanor Bron ... The Doctor

Denholm Elliott ... The Abortionist
Alfie Bass ... Harry

Graham Stark ... Humphrey

Murray Melvin ... Nat
Sydney Tafler ... Frank
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Del Baker ... Man in Pub (uncredited)
Pauline Boty ... One of Alfie's Girlfriends (uncredited)
Peter Brayham ... Man in Pub (uncredited)

John Cater ... Siddie's Husband (uncredited)
Billy Cornelius ... Man in Pub (uncredited)

Peter Diamond ... Man in Pub Fight (uncredited)
Steve Donahue ... Barman (uncredited)

Romo Gorrara ... Man in Pub Fight (uncredited)
Peter Graves ... Gentleman with Ruby (uncredited)
Philip Joste ... Man in Pub Fight (uncredited)
Leonard Llewellyn ... Man in Pub (uncredited)
Harry Locke ... Foreman (uncredited)
Bryan Marshall ... Perce (uncredited)
Ken Morley ... Man (uncredited)
James Payne ... Man in Pub Fight (uncredited)
Ronald Rich ... Big Man in Pub (uncredited)
Cardew Robinson ... Gay Man in Pub (uncredited)
Tony Selby ... Lacey (uncredited)
John Triplett ... Man in Pub (uncredited)

Terry Walsh ... Man in Pub Fight (uncredited)
Queenie Watts ... Blonde Pub Singer (uncredited)
Virginia Wetherell ... (uncredited)

Neil Wilson ... Bus Passenger (uncredited)

Directed by
Lewis Gilbert 
 
Writing credits
Bill Naughton (screenplay)

Bill Naughton (based on the play: "Alfie")

Produced by
John Gilbert .... associate producer
Lewis Gilbert .... producer
 
Original Music by
Sonny Rollins (music by)
 
Cinematography by
Otto Heller (lighting cameraman)
 
Film Editing by
Thelma Connell 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Mullins 
 
Makeup Department
Betty Glasow .... hairdresser
Freddie Williamson .... makeup (as Fred Williamson)
 
Production Management
Denis Johnson .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William P. Cartlidge .... assistant director (as Bill Cartlidge)
Brian W. Cook .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Ernie Lewis .... second assistant director (uncredited)
John Desmond O'Brien .... trainee assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Terence Morgan .... set dresser
Peter Williams .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Gilbert Wood .... scenic artist (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Stephen Dalby .... dubbing mixer (as Steve Dalby)
Peter Davies .... sound recordist
Peter Musgrave .... dubbing editor
Paul Carr .... dubbing crew (uncredited)
Gerry Humphreys .... dubbing crew (uncredited)
Ken Nightingall .... boom operator (uncredited)
Mike Silverlock .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Peter Diamond .... stunt arranger (uncredited)
Peter Diamond .... stunts (uncredited)
Steve Emerson .... stunts (uncredited)
Terence Maidment .... stunts (uncredited)
Mark McBride .... stunts (uncredited)
Manny Michael .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Stacey .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Harry Gillam .... camera operator
Jack Dooley .... still photographer (uncredited)
Ray Parslow .... second camera operator (uncredited)
Ronnie Fox Rogers .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Sally Nicholl .... casting supervisor
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jack Dagemais .... costumes: Miss Winters
Jean Fairlie .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Graham Shipham .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Bernard Williams .... location manager (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Oliver Nelson .... music arranger (uncredited)
Oliver Nelson .... music conductor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Pamela Davies .... continuity
Loretta Ordewer .... production secretary
Harri Peccinotti .... titles
Vic Singh .... titles
Geoff Freeman .... unit publicist (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
114 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Recording System)
Certification:
Argentina:18 | Australia:SOA (original rating) | Australia:M (re-rating) (1994) | Canada:18A | Canada:PA (Manitoba) | Canada:R (Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:G (Quebec) (video rating) (1995) | Finland:K-16 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (tv rating) | UK:12 (re-rating) (2001) | UK:15 (video rating) (1985) (2001) | USA:TV-14 | USA:Approved (Suggested for Mature Audiences) (original rating) | USA:PG (re-rating) (1972) | West Germany:18 (nf)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The Jay twins, Helen Jay and Catherine Jay, (daughters of former England ambassador to the U.S., Peter Jay and Margaret Jay, and great-grand-daughters of Ernest Jay) made one of their first public appearances in this film.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: Fly-wire visible on the guy who is thrown through the paneling at the end of the pub fight.See more »
Quotes:
[speaking to camera as he is kissing Lily Clamacraft]
Alfie:Well, what harm can it do? Old Harry will never know. And even if he did, he shouldn't begrudge me - or her, come to that. And it'll round off the tea nicely.
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Movie Connections:
Spoofed in I Believe in Love (1998) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
Rolling BonesSee more »

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16 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
Rogue on the loose, 9 August 2005
Author: jotix100 from New York

Alfie Elkins, that irresistible roguish Cockney character, takes us into his confidence right at the start of this film, as he invites us, his audience, to follow him in this fantasy filled with sex that reflected a Mod society of London in the sixties. Alfie, by talking directly to the camera, seems to be performing asides a character would do in a play to emphasize a point. Some comments in here indicate they are an annoyance, but in fact, they enhance the charm of Alfie. He is a happy go lucky man who scores with all kinds of women, who find him, not only attractive, but hard to forget. Alfie is not bashful in telling us his sexual encounters with the women we get to meet.

Lewis Gilbert's 1966 film made an impact when it was released. Watching it in the DVD format, one can clearly see the film has been preserved well. It still has a crisp look and frankly, it doesn't have that "dated" look of other films of that period. Aside from some of those 60s hair styles, seen in some of the actresses, the film looks as though it was recently shot.

This is a film to relish Michael Caine in one of his best creations. As Alfie, he is never mean. He is a man who is only interested in satisfying the women he meets. This was Mr. Caine's break through film, which indicated, even then, his potential as the versatile actor one has always cherished.

The women in Alfie's life show a lot of different types. Shelley Winters is at her best with her take of Ruby, the wealthy American "bird" that loves her encounters with Alfie. Millicent Martin, seen briefly, makes a fun Siddie. Vivian Merchant is Lily, the married woman who strays when she can't resist Alfie's charms. Jane Asher as Annie is excellent. Julia Foster plays Gilda, the only one to give Alfie an heir. Eleonor Bron is seen briefly. Alfie Bass is the only actor who has any extended role in the film.

This is a film that reflects that sexual liberating era.

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