Alfie is a 1966 British film directed by Lewis Gilbert, 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 man who leads a promiscuous lifestyle until several life reversals make him rethink his purposes and goals in life. 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.
The film was followed by Alfie Darling in 1975, with Alan Price replacing Caine in the title role.
The film begins with Alfie Elkins (Caine) ending a relationship with a married woman (Millicent Martin) and getting the woman from another of his affairs, Gilda (Julia Foster), pregnant. The film then follows his life for a few years, documenting events that lead to the character's emotional growth, starting with the birth of his son.
Watching his child grow brings...