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Alfie (1966) Poster

(1966)

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On its original release, the film had an all instrumental soundtrack, by Sonny Rollins. The Oscar nominated song, by Bacharach and David, was added for the American release, and to a British re-release. For the UK release, the song was sung by Cilla Black over the end credits, which went to #9 on the British charts. For the US release, the song was originally to be sung by Dionne Warwick over the end credits, but was replaced at the last minute by the version sung by Cher. Ironically, Warwick's version outperformed Cher's on the Billboard charts.
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Several well-known actors (including Richard Harris, Laurence Harvey, James Booth and Anthony Newley) turned down the title role due to the then taboo subject matter of abortion. Despite having played "Alfie" on Broadway, Terence Stamp categorically declined to reprise the role on film, thus giving his good friend and then roommate Michael Caine the breakthrough role of his career.
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The hospital scene was filmed in what is now York House, the Town Hall in Twickenham, Middlesex, UK.
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Alfie! opened at the Morosco Theater on December 17, 1964 and ran for 21 performances.
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To judge by Gilda's calendar (showing a date range from Saturday 1st to Monday 31st July) the film begins on Sat 22nd July 1961.
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First of four 'Michael Caine' films also featuring Denholm Elliott.
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A rarity in film, Michael Caine's character sporadically engages the cinema audience by looking straight into the camera as he voices his thoughts, a technique called "breaking the fourth wall". Curiously enough, the film's director Lewis Gilbert went on to direct Pauline Collins as the titular Shirley Valentine (1989) in which she also spoke her thoughts directly to the viewer.
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The film cost only $500,000 about which director Lewis Gilbert famously quipped that the sum was "the sort of money executives spend on cigar bills".
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The Jay twins, Helen Jay and Catherine Jay, (daughters of former UK ambassador to the USA, Peter Jay, and great-grand-daughters of Ernest Jay) made one of their first public appearances in this film.
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The picture in Ruby's flat is Vladimir Tretchikoff's "Chinese Girl", popularly called "The Green Lady". It was one of the most popular and highest-selling prints of the 1960s.
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First cinema film of Vivien Merchant.
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Second billed Shelley Winters only has three scenes.
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