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Alfie Darling (1974)

This misjudged sequel to the Oscar-nominated Alfie (1966) finds pop singer Alan Price replacing Michael Caine as the cockney casanova, with director Ken Hughes taking over from Lewis Gilbert.

This time around Alfie is a long-distance truck driver involved with the usual bevvy of beauties, none of whom makes any impact apart from Jill Townsend as Abby, the beautiful and sophisticated editor of a travel magazine.

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The description “soft porn” seems appropriate – more breasts are bared in the first 10 minutes of this film than were uncovered in the entirety of its famous predecessor (including a topless Joan Collins).

It certainly lacks much of the verve and pathos of the original, however.

Alfie Elkins
Alan Price
Abby Somers
Jill Townsend
Fay
Joan Collins
Claire
Annie Ross
Norma
Sheila White
Dora
Hannah Gordon
Louise
Rula Lenska
Bird
Vicki Michelle
Bakey
Paul Copley

Director
Ken Hughes

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