Alfie Overview:

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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[final words of the film]
Alfie: You know what? When I look back on my little life and the birds I've known, and think of all the things they've done for me and the little I've done for them, you'd think I've had the best of it along the line. But what have I got out of it? I've got a bob or two, some decent clothes, a car, I've got me health back and I ain't attached. But I ain't got me peace of mind - and if you ain't got that, you ain't got nothing. I dunno. It seems to me if they ain't got you one way they've got you another. So what's the answer? That's what I keep asking myself - what's it all about? Know what I mean?


Alfie: [hugging Ruby] She's in beautiful condition.


Alfie: What I loved once and what I love now are two different things.


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The hospital scene was filmed in what is now York House, the Town Hall in Twickenham, Middlesex, UK.
Second billed Shelley Winters only has three scenes.
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.
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