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Charlie Bubbles (1967)

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A married writer has an affair with his secretary.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Blakely ...
Smokey Pickles
Timothy Garland ...
Richard Pearson ...
Nicholas Phipps ...
Charles Hill ...
Head Waiter
Charles Lamb ...
Mr. Noseworthy
Margery Mason ...
Mrs. Noseworthy
Diana Coupland ...
George Innes ...
Garage Attendant
Arthur Pentelow ...
Man With Car
Alan Lake ...


Charlie Bubbles, a writer, up from the working class of Manchester, England, who, in the course of becoming prematurely rich and famous, has mislaid a writer's basic tool - the capacity to feel and to respond. Now he must visit his estranged wife and son, whom he has set up on a farm outside his native city. His journey accidentally becomes an attempt to reestablish his connections with life, people, and his own history. Written by alfiehitchie

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If You Think You're Old Enough


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Release Date:

11 February 1968 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Berømmelsens pris  »

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Actor/director Albert Finney, like his character Charlie Bubbles, was born in the Greater Manchester area in England. See more »


Charlie Bubbles: You used to sleep without clothes.
Lottie Bubbles: Well, I'm cooling down in the middle age.
Charlie Bubbles: You looked lovely without clothes.
Lottie Bubbles: Can you still remember?
Charlie Bubbles: I've a very selective memory.
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Arranged by Syd Dale
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Mostly remembered as Liza's first film, this is worth your time
22 September 1999 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

"Charlie Bubbles" actually won Billie Whitelaw a Best Supporting Actress award from the New York Film Critics circle back in 1968, but it is mostly remembered today as Liza Minnelli's film debut. She's in it for about a third of the running time, and it's an assured comic performance, quite different from her later screen personas. Albert Finney's direction and performance are fresh and intriguing, and Whitelaw deserved her accolade--she walks off with the last third of the film. You'll either love or hate the ending.

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