A married writer has an affair with his secretary.

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Colin Blakely ...
Smokey Pickles
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Timothy Garland ...
Richard Pearson ...
Accountant
Nicholas Phipps ...
Agent
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Solicitor
Charles Hill ...
Head Waiter
Charles Lamb ...
Mr. Noseworthy
Margery Mason ...
Mrs. Noseworthy
Diana Coupland ...
Maud
George Innes ...
Garage Attendant
Arthur Pentelow ...
Man With Car
Alan Lake ...
Airman
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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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11 February 1968 (USA)  »

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

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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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My Tane
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Written by Johnny Noble, Gus Goupil and Richard Gump
Arranged by E. Penfold
Courtesy of Reditune
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one of finney's finest
22 February 2002 | by (cherry hill, nj) – See all my reviews



Although the apparent unhappiness of Finney as a successfull, and rich writer might seem difficult to accept, think of all the things you thought of as beyond you as a kid. Some of the people reading these words are making a lot of money, live in a beautiful house, have a beautiful, handsome, wife, husband, and dread each new day. Some of it is good old chemical deppression, and some of it is, who the hell knows. That Finney, a working class kid, realized this at such a young age makes me respect him even more than my admiration for him as an actor. The film I feel looks back to the post WW2 Italian existential movies where very little happens. Life is almost slow motion wandering around. Witness Finney's pitiful relationship with his son and his complete lack of interest in his legal an financial affairs with his lawyers in the opening scene. The cast is wonderful. I'm sure the idea of Liza Minelli as his assistant was laughed at. Liza, playing with British pros? Are you kidding? But it works. Billie Whitelaw was born for the movies, and is incidentally Samuel Beckett's favorite actress. She has premiered many of his plays. That Julia Roberts is a superstar, and few people know who Billie Whitelaw is, says something about "something". As a personal aside, one of the great supporting character actors, the late Colin Blakely, who plays Finney's failed sidekick and I, met in front of a London theatre. I told him I came all the way from the US to tell him how wonderful I thought he was. "Did you see my show tonight", he asked. "No sir, I haven't had a chance yet", I replied. He quickly turned away, and walked in a different direction!!!!


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