Alfie (1966)


(out of 5)

‘s first signature role was in this story about a callous, self-centered young man who leaves broken hearts in his wake. Alfie thinks he is hip, smart and modern, but he’s actually just cruel to the two women who love him most: a patient girlfriend who waits for him at home () and a married housewife () who gets involved before she realizes the consequences. When he does finally decide to settle down with someone, this ladies’ man finds himself threatened by competition. Lewis Gilbert’s smart direction points out the downside of youthful recklessness in this poignant film that still retains its timely message. ¬†Remade in 2004 with Jude Law.

United Kingdom, 1966

Directed by

Screenplay by , based on his play

Cinematography by

Produced by Lewis Gilbert

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by ,

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1966

Cannes Film Festival 1966

Golden Globe Awards 1966

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