Alfie is a cad. A chauffeur who doesn't hesitate to rip off his boss, he also carries on reckless affairs with married and single women, gets not one but two girls pregnant, pushes one to have an abortion, all the while avoiding anything that might be considered responsible. But when one of his girlfriends decides to keep her baby, Alfie is confronted with something utterly new - feelings. Caine couldn't turn down the role of this working-class Cockney, whose behavior is so repellant no one else would take the role. Despite this, Caine made Alfie totally human, funny and despairing, often breaking the fourth wall to seek solace from the audience. ALFIE ended up being the surprise hit of 1966, garnering five Academy Award nominations, including one for Caine's performance.
DCP - Paramount