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Love Affair -- 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.
Love Affair -- A US/French collaboration of a French man and American woman who fall in love on ship going from Europe to New York. They plan a meeting in six months atop the Empire State Building.

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Director:
Writers:
Delmer Daves (screen play) and
Donald Ogden Stewart (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
7 April 1939 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
French playboy Michel Marnet and American Terry McKay fall in love aboard ship. They arrange to reunite 6 months later... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 6 Oscars. See more »
User Reviews:
Such An Appealing Story See more (42 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Irene Dunne ... Terry

Charles Boyer ... Michel
Maria Ouspenskaya ... Grandmother

Lee Bowman ... Kenneth Bradley
Astrid Allwyn ... Lois Clarke
Maurice Moscovitch ... Maurice Cobert (as Maurice Moscovich)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Scotty Beckett ... Boy on Ship (uncredited)
Ferike Boros ... Terry's Landlady (uncredited)
Mary Bovard ... Autograph Seeker (uncredited)
Tom Dugan ... Drunk with Christmas Tree (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Woman in Couple on Deck (uncredited)
Dell Henderson ... Cafe Manager (uncredited)
Leyland Hodgson ... Doctor (uncredited)
Carol Hughes ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Lloyd Ingraham ... Doctor (uncredited)
Phyllis Kennedy ... Annie - Terry's Maid (uncredited)

Joan Leslie ... Autograph Seeker (uncredited)
Fred Malatesta ... Shipboard Photographer (uncredited)
Frank McGlynn Sr. ... Orphanage Superintendent (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Man in the Couple on Deck (uncredited)

Gerald Mohr ... Man (uncredited)
Bert Moorhouse ... Shipboard Passenger (uncredited)
Henry Norton ... Shipboard Passenger (uncredited)
Oscar O'Shea ... Priest (uncredited)
The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir ... Choir (uncredited)

Directed by
Leo McCarey 
 
Writing credits
Delmer Daves (screen play) and
Donald Ogden Stewart (screen play)

Mildred Cram (story) and
Leo McCarey (story)

S.N. Behrman  contributor to screenplay (uncredited)

Produced by
Leo McCarey .... producer
 
Original Music by
Roy Webb 
 
Cinematography by
Rudolph Maté (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Edward Dmytryk (edited by)
George Hively (edited by)
 
Art Direction by
Van Nest Polglase 
 
Set Decoration by
Darrell Silvera (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Howard Greer (gowns)
Edward Stevenson (gowns)
 
Makeup Department
Mel Berns .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James H. Anderson .... assistant director (as James Anderson)
 
Art Department
Alfred Herman .... associate art director (as Al Herman)
 
Sound Department
John L. Cass .... recordist
 
Special Effects by
Vernon L. Walker .... special effects
 
Editorial Department
Douglas Travers .... montage
 
Music Department
Robert Russell Bennett .... orchestrator (uncredited)
David Buttolph .... orchestrator (uncredited)
George Parrish .... orchestrator (uncredited)
David Raksin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
88 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor System)

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Trivia:
"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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: Toward the end of the film, when Terry is on the sofa talking to Michel, she offers a cigarette to him. He picks it up, puts it in the mouth a little while and takes it out. Next shot, the cigarette is in his mouth.See more »
Quotes:
Terry McKay:The things we like best are either illegal, immoral or fattening.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Bachelor Mother (1939)See more »
Soundtrack:
Plaisir d'AmourSee more »

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19 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Such An Appealing Story, 14 December 2005
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

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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