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Love Affair (1939)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 7 April 1939 (USA)
A French playboy and an American former nightclub singer fall in love aboard a ship. They arrange to reunite six months later, after he has had a chance to earn a decent living.

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A French playboy and an American former nightclub singer fall in love aboard a ship. They arrange to reunite six months later, after he 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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Michel: Top of the Empire State Building?
Terry McKay: Yes. That's it right there. It's the tallest building in the world - you can't miss that. It's the nearest thing to heaven we have in New York.
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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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Written 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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Such An Appealing Story
14 December 2005 | by See all my reviews

When a film gets done three times for three generations, I guess you have to concede it's definitely got something going for it.

Lovers Charles Boyer/Irene Dunne, Cary Grant/Deborah Kerr, and Warren Beatty/Annette Bening all have their different appeal, but I think the story is universal. What woman who's seen this film hasn't dreamed of an ocean voyage where she will meet the love of her life?

Earnest and hopeful Irene Dunne goes on an ocean voyage where she meets continental playboy Charles Boyer. He's definitely a love 'em and leave 'em type, but there's something about Irene that keeps drawing him back.

It doesn't help that both are involved with different people. But this is the movies and we all know how things work out on film.

Mention should also be made of Maria Ouspenskaya as Boyer's beloved grandmother. She's a grand old lady and you know when I guy takes a girl home to meet granny, it's a sign he's hooked.

Lee Bowman is Irene's involvement and he's such a good guy, I kind of feel sorry for him he's getting dumped.

Leo McCarey directs these romantic films with a sure hand. For lovers of romance of all ages.


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