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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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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on July 6, 1942 with Charles Boyer and Irene Dunne reprising their film roles. See more »

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When Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer are on the ship during the day and they are next to the railing talking and reading their letters, the ocean is moving behind them. Just after the close up on Dunne, she turns and faces the ocean, but you can see the shadow of her head on the screen that displays the ocean. See more »

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Terry McKay: The things we like best are either illegal, immoral or fattening.
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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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Plaisir d'Amour
(1775) (uncredited)
Music by Johann Martini
Libretto by Jean-Pierre Claris de Florian
Performed by Irene Dunne with Maria Ouspenskaya playing piano
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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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