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Love Affair (1939)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 7 April 1939 (USA)
French playboy Michel Marnet and American Terry McKay fall in love aboard ship. They arrange to reunite 6 months later, after Michel has had a chance to earn a decent living.

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French playboy Michel Marnet and American Terry McKay fall in love aboard ship. They arrange to reunite 6 months later, after Michel has had a chance to earn a decent living. Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@gl.umbc.edu>

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Astrid Allwyn, who plays Boyer's heiress fiancé, also appeared in the unrelated film Love Affair (1932), starring a young and relatively-unknown Humphrey Bogart. See more »

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When Michel is waiting for Terry on the Empire State Building into the evening, and a thunder storm breaks out, the same forked lightning strike is seen at least 4 times in the background, always in the identical location - which is highly unlikely. See more »

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Michel: If you don't mind, I think I'll take my pride for a walk.
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Opening credits are on pages of a book, through which a female hand is paging. See more »

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Sing My Heart
(1939)
Music by Harold Arlen
Lyrics by Ted Koehler
Performed by Irene Dunne (uncredited) at a nightclub
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Romantic Dream
2 September 2001 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the best of the two films (Love Affair, An Affair To Remember). I love the two stars; Boyer has never been so charming and Irene so darn loveable. The song "Wishing" by the 3 little girls gets to me every time. Just so sweet. And Irene sings two lovely songs herself. The scene at the end when Boyer looks at his painting and realizes what has happened to keep his love from him is so much more true than when Grant does the same in "Affair" that it makes all the difference. I always think Grant is too obviously acting, and it just doesn't ring true. But Boyer does it just right.

The story has been reviewed many times here so I won't do it again. Just say that the spell cast by the film is perfect for all romantics. Just watch and enjoy.


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