What's it all about, Alfie? Caine, in his first starring role, plays the British playboy out of control in mod London. Alfie is a despicable, unscrupulous and vile sort of guy who uses woman after woman to fulfill his basic needs and then casts them aside until...tragedy strikes. Though this box office hit was seen as a sophisticated take on current sexual mores upon release, it now seems a dated but engaging comedy, notable chiefly for its performances. From the play by Bill Naughton. The title song "Alfie," sung by Dionne Warwick, was a top ten hit.
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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 114 minutes.
Originally from British.
Cannes 1967: Grand Jury Prize; Golden Globes 1967: Foreign Film; Natl. Bd. of Review 1966: Support. Actress (Merchant); Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1966: Actor (Caine).
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