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 April 1, 1940 with Irene Dunne reprising her film role. See more »

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On the ship, at the railing, before and after disposing of the photographer's film of a compromising photo, shadows of Dunne are visible on the background screen of the ocean.; a shadow of her head before the photo incident, and her arm as she stretches, afterward. See more »

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Terry McKay: How's your fiancee?
Michel: She's got a cold.
Terry McKay: Oh, that's too bad. Got it at Lake Como?
Michel: No, she wasn't there.
Terry McKay: Uhh... , Uh, you mean the Lady of the Lake was not...
Michel: [Shakes head] That was her best friend.
Terry McKay: Oh.
Michel: [Another shake, and grimace]
Terry McKay: Chummy bunch.
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Music and Lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva (as B.G. De Sylva)
Performed by a group of children (partly The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir (uncredited)) coached by Terry
Reprised by the Choir at the end
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Wonderful, charming, great performance
2 January 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I didn't really intend to watch this whole movie--it was on the channel my satellite dish was tuned to, when i turned off my DVD player after watching another movie, late at night. But after only a couple scenes, i was glued to it! I was so impressed with the characterization and the witty humor (unlike other films of its era, the humor was not corny at all, and was genuinely funny), and I just HAD to keep watching, even though I wasn't looking forward to the tears that this film (and its later version, An Affair to Remember), is reputed to bring to all who watch it.

The humor centering around the nosiness and gossip among the other cruise patrons, was especially funny and timeless.

I found Irene Dunn's character (Terry) to be extremely appealing and likable, with a very expressive and beautiful face (and, as someone else mentioned, those pearly whites are stunning!). Boyer (Michael), was quite believable as a playboy experiencing true love for the first time. You could see the love in his eyes when he looked at Terry, and when he listened to her sing. And all of his other emotions throughout the movie, whether happy or sad, were readable via his expressive eyes alone--no need for any other expression!

Of course, the children at the orphanage were too good to be true (typical for old movies), but they were so adorable and likable, and I could just feel the love and pride that Terry felt while working with them. It really seemed genuine.

I had always thought of these old movies as corny, but this one changed my perspective! Highly recommended for all ages!


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