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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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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:
A technical comment (mostly)... See more (39 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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88 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Victor System)

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Trivia:
This was Irene Dunne's favorite among her films. This also happened to be Charles Boyer's favorite among his films as well.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: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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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Bachelor Mother (1939)See more »
Soundtrack:
Plaisir d'AmourSee more »

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37 out of 40 people found the following review useful.
A technical comment (mostly)..., 16 November 2004
Author: Greg Couture from Portland, Oregon

I'd always been curious about this original version of the romantic 1957 hit, "An Affair to Remember" which was a bona fide box-office success, made so memorable by the classy pairing of Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. That CinemaScope remake in Color by DeLuxe, of this black-and-white original, was also co-written and directed by Leo McCarey, a man who wasn't afraid to regularly mix genuine sentiment with some fairly gloppy sentimentality in the same (admittedly tasty) cinematic dish.

I join those who prefer the original, thanks mostly to the restrained and very professional performances of a quite young-looking Charles Boyer and Miss Irene Dunne, who looks quite ravishing throughout (modelling some gowns that are as chic today as the first time this film was shown). And what a set of pearly whites she had... the better to charm the stuffing out of us with that glowing smile!

Anyway, Turner Classic Movies showed it the other evening and I couldn't believe the terrible condition of the print. Scratches, skips, muddiness, sound problems, every possible defect seemed to be in appalling evidence! Apparently the DVD now in circulation is every bit as bad. Hey! Come on guys! This film is considered one of the better ones during a year (1939) when Hollywood studios unleashed a cornucopia of goodies. How about giving us a version worth watching, for heaven's sake!

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