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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.

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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:
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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:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
Terry McKay:The things we like best are either illegal, immoral or fattening.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in That Happy Couple (1953)See more »
Soundtrack:
WishingSee more »

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28 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Ocean voyage, 21 April 2005
Author: jotix100 from New York

"Love Affair", the fabulously romantic film of 1939, is the model in which two other remakes were fashioned, yet, this classic film stands out in our memory because the great chemistry between Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer.

The stars of "Love affair" exuded charm and sophistication, as well as good looks. It's easy to see why Michel falls for the beautiful Terry on board the luxury liner that is bringing them back to New York. The passengers' curiosity play well in the ship sequences. It's a great fun to watch Michel and Terry fall madly in love with one another, yet they must resolve their own entanglements with other people in order to be able to be together. Fate gets in their way.

Irene Dunne was an exquisite woman that played everything with enormous panache. Charles Boyer matches his co-star as the suave playboy who suddenly finds the love of his life. It's a joy to watch these two actors filling the screen. They made it so easy that their acting seems effortless.

In minor roles Maria Ouspenskaya, is seen as Michel's grandmother Janou, a lady who saw in Terry the perfect woman for her grandson. Lee Bowman is Kenneth, and Astrid Allwyn is the elegant Lois.

Thanks to Leo McCarey, this is a timeless film that will bring joy to audiences forever.

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