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Directed by Lewis Gilbert • 1966 • United Kingdom
Starring Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin
“What’s it all about, Alfie?” Michael Caine delivers one of his most iconic performances in this swinging-sixties classic. He plays the shameless cockney lothario who gets a real-world wake-up call as he begins to understand the consequences of his womanizing ways. A vivid portrait of London at its hedonistic height, this irony-tinged seriocomedy succeeds thanks to Caine’s roguish charm in a bravura turn that propelled him to international stardom. The memorable score is by jazz great Sonny Rollins.