|Alfie is a British production starring Michael Caine as the title character, a selfish skirt-chaser who only begins to question his values at film's end. The women come and go in his life. While he needs their love and companionship, they are replaceable objects to him. He refers to a woman in the third person, as ‘it’ or ‘bird’. He prevents having an emotional attachment to a woman by not considering her as a person. His character is contrasted against that of romantic rival Humphrey whose love is permanent and unconditional. But Alfie is not without feelings. He can feel sorry for himself, of course, but also shows love for his out-of-wedlock son Malcolm, sympathy for a sickly man in a sanatorium, and remorse towards his aborted foetus.