Lewis Gilbert (director)
Bill Naughton (play, screenwriter)
Jack Dooley (photographer)
Michael Caine, Shelley Winters, Millicent Martin, Jane Asher (starring)

Hollywood: Paramount Pictures, 1966. Two vintage black-and-white borderless still photographs from the 1966 UK film. Press photos, with cropping annotations in the British style (millimeters) on the verso of one still, and a stamp on the verso of the other still.

Based on Naughton's 1966 play, about a young man from the working classes of sexy, swinging 1960s London, Alfie (Caine in his first starring role), who is a confident, charming ladies' man, whose appetites for sex are met in the fun-loving Ruby (Winters).

Director Gilbert breaks the fourth wall in this film, with Caine directly addressing the camera in attempt to gain sympathy from the audience (a technique later used by Gilbert in "Shirley Valentine," 1989). Gilbert also addressed the then-taboo issues of pregnancy and abortion in candid style.

Set in London, shot on location there and in Middlesex, England.

8 x 10 inches, borderless. About Near Fine.

[Book #133573]