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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.


[talking about Gilda's appearance while she is pregnant]
Alfie: Mind you, she came over quite beautified for a while, particularly during the early months. And I told her: I said "Blimey, girl, you ain't as ugly as I thought".


[speaking to camera as he is kissing Lily Clamacraft]
Alfie: Well, what harm can it do? Old Harry will never know. And even if he did, he shouldn't begrudge me - or her, come to that. And it'll round off the tea nicely.


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The picture in Ruby's flat is Vladimir Tretchikoff's "Chinese Girl", popularly called "The Green Lady". It was one of the most popular and highest-selling prints of the 1960s.
Several well-known actors (including Richard Harris, Laurence Harvey, James Booth and Anthony Newley) turned down the title role due to the then taboo subject matter of abortion. Despite having played "Alfie" on Broadway, Terence Stamp categorically declined to reprise the role on film, thus giving his good friend and then roommate Michael Caine the breakthrough role of his career.
Alfie! opened at the Morosco Theater on December 17, 1964 and ran for 21 performances.
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