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Alfie (1966) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Lewis Gilbert and produced by John Gilbert and Lewis Gilbert.

Academy Awards 1966 --- Ceremony Number 39 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorMichael CaineNominated
Best Supporting ActressVivien MerchantNominated
Best Music - SongMusic by Burt Bacharach; Lyrics by Hal DavidNominated
Best PictureLewis Gilbert, ProducerNominated
Best WritingBill NaughtonNominated
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Alfie: What I loved once and what I love now are two different things.


Alfie: She's got a little ginger moustache. But I find I'm quite willing to overlook the odd blemish in a woman, providing she's got something to make up for it. Well, that's what we're all here for, innit - to help each other out in this life.


Alfie: Make a married woman laugh and you're halfway there.


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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.
Second billed Shelley Winters only has three scenes.
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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