Alfie

Alfie (1966)

Genres - Comedy, Drama, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |   Release Date - Mar 29, 1966  |   Run Time - 114 min.  |   Countries - United States of America  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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Alfie is a 1966 British romantic comedy-drama film directed by Lewis Gilbert and starring Michael Caine. It is an adaptation by Bill Naughton of his own novel and play of the same name. The film was released by Paramount Pictures.

Alfie tells the story of a young womanising man who leads a self-centred life, purely for his own enjoyment, until events force him to question his uncaring behaviour, his loneliness and his priorities. He cheats on numerous women, and despite his confidence towards women, he treats them with disrespect and refers to them as "it", using them for sex and for domestic purposes. Alfie frequently breaks the fourth wall by speaking directly to the camera narrating and justifying his actions. His words often contrast with or totally contradict his actions.

This was the first film to receive the "suggested for mature audiences" classification by the Motion Picture Association of America in the US, which evolved into the modern PG rating. The film had its World Premiere at the Plaza Theatre in the West End of London on 24 March 1966.

Movie Info

Budget

$800,000

Themes

Tags

British, Film Based On Literature, Womanizer

Attributes

Based On: Alfie
Filming Location: London
Narrative Location: London

Alternate Titles

Alfie
AU, CA, DK, IE, IT, JP, RO, ES, GB, US
Alfie - Der Verführer läßt schön grüßen
DE
Alfie - kvinnoförförare
FI
Alfie - naisten viettelijä
FI
Alfie - Szívtelen szívtipró
HU
Alfie Le Dragueur
CA
Alfie, de verleider
NL
Alfie, el seductor irresistible
AR, CO, MX
Alfie, le dragueur
BE, FR
Alfie, o satrapis
GR
Como Conquistar as Mulheres
BR
Der Verführer läßt schön grüßen
AT, DE
Elfi
, RU
Fallet Alfie
SE
Алфи
BG
Элфи
, RU
アルフィー(1966)
JP
偷情浪子
CN
風流奇男子
TW