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Charlie Bubbles (1968)

A married writer has an affair with his secretary.

Director:

Albert Finney

Writer:

Shelagh Delaney
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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Albert Finney ... Charlie Bubbles
Colin Blakely ... Smokey Pickles
Billie Whitelaw ... Lottie Bubbles
Liza Minnelli ... Eliza
Timothy Garland Timothy Garland ... Jack Bubbles
Richard Pearson ... Accountant
Nicholas Phipps ... Agent
Peter Sallis ... Solicitor
Charles Hill Charles Hill ... Head Waiter
Charles Lamb Charles Lamb ... Mr. Noseworthy
Margery Mason Margery Mason ... Mrs. Noseworthy
Diana Coupland Diana Coupland ... Maud
George Innes ... Garage Attendant
Arthur Pentelow Arthur Pentelow ... Man With Car
Alan Lake Alan Lake ... Airman
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Storyline

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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Comedy | Drama

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Trivia

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

Quotes

Jack Bubbles: Your life is not your own, is it?
Lottie Bubbles: Oh, eat your orange!
Jack Bubbles: Don't take your bad temper out on me, or I'll leave home.
Lottie Bubbles: I got a better idea. You stay here and I'll leave home.
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Connections

Referenced in Stella Street: Very Twisty Turny (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

My Tane
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Written by Johnny Noble, Gus Goupil and Richard Gump
Arranged by E. Penfold
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Amazing! I wish Mr Finney had directed more films...
3 April 2010 | by k-commSee all my reviews

I think it's a classic existentialist movie, very much of the European school. Man can never be truly happy or satisfied, with what he's got or with what he gets even if all his ambitions and dreams come true.I think Albert Finney has done an amazing job. It takes true guts and real skill to make a film like this and 'get life' out of it without resorting to fist fights, car chases and shootouts. I love the small moments, like where he puts the eyelashes on his sons lip to make a 'moustache', or when his wife takes the tea cup and his acting when he reaches for it. Billie Whitelaw looks super-sexy in the film and her performance is beautiful. Her gaze at him when he's tucked in bed said more than a million lines of dialogue could. I wish Mr Finney had directed more films, if his debut as a director was this good, imagine what would have come after a few more films. Aah we'll never know...


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 February 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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