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Alfie Details

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[[Performer~P10198~Michael Caine~michaelcaine]]'s first starring role was a foray into dramatic irony, scripted by [[Performer~P104116~Bill Naughton~billnaughton]] from his novel and play. Alfie ([[Performer~P10198~Caine~michaelcaine]]) is a charming, rogueish Cockney who cannot get his fill of women. He uses them without shame or malice, jumping from one promiscuous female's bed to another without much thought or feeling. Of course, Alfie's not as carefree as he would have the audience -- to whom he often speaks directly -- think: he treats his pregnant, common-law wife, Gilda ([[Performer~P24447~Julia Foster~juliafoster]]), quite shabbily, and has an affair with a married woman ([[Performer~P48496~Vivien Merchant~vivienmerchant]]) that leaves her pregnant, for which Alfie arranges an abortion. In the end, Alfie never finds lasting meaning or pleasure but remains an unrepentant, if low-class, Don Juan. [[Performer~P10198~Caine~michaelcaine]] was Oscar-nominated for his performance. ~ Don Kaye, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
National Society of Film Critics Michael Caine Best Actor 1966 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Michael Caine Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama 1966 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Michael Caine Best Actor 1966 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Bill Naughton Best Screenplay 1966 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Bill Naughton Best Adapted Screenplay 1966 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Vivien Merchant Most Promising Newcomer 1966 Winner
National Board of Review Vivien Merchant Best Supporting Actress 1966 Winner
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Vivien Merchant Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1966 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Vivien Merchant Best Supporting Actress 1966 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Burt Bacharach Best Original Score 1966 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Burt Bacharach Best Song 1966 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Shelley Winters Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture 1966 Nominee
British Academy of Film and Television Arts Lewis Gilbert Best British Film 1966 Nominee
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Lewis Gilbert Best Director 1966 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Lewis Gilbert Best Director 1966 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Lewis Gilbert Best Picture 1966 Nominee

Cast

Michael Caine
as Alfie
Shelley Winters
as Ruby
Julia Foster
as Gilda
Jane Asher
as Annie
Shirley Ann Field
as Carla
Vivien Merchant
as Lily
Eleanor Bron
as Woman Doctor
Denholm Elliott
as Mr. Smith, abortionist
Alfie Bass
as Harry
Graham Stark
as Humphrey
Murray Melvin
as Nat
Sydney Tafler
as Frank

Crew

Lewis Gilbert
Director
Lewis Gilbert
Producer
Bill Naughton
Play Author
Bill Naughton
Screenwriter
Otto Heller
Cinematographer
Sonny Rollins
Composer (Music Score)
Burt Bacharach
Composer (Music Score)
Thelma Connell
Editor
Peter Mullins
Production Designer
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