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An Affair to Remember (1957)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 11 July 1957 (USA)
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A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen?

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Nickie Ferrante's return to New York to marry a rich heiress is well publicized as are his many antics and affairs. He meets a nightclub singer Terry McKay who is also on her way home to her longtime boyfriend. She sees him as just another playboy and he sees her as stand-offish but over several days they soon find they've fallen in love. Nickie has never really worked in his life so they agree that they will meet again in six months time atop the Empire State building. This will give them time to deal with their current relationships and for Nickie to see if he can actually earn a living. He returns to painting and is reasonably successful. On the agreed date, Nickie is waiting patiently for Terry who is racing to join him. Fate intervenes however resulting in misunderstanding and heartbreak and only fate can save their relationship. Written by garykmcd

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Every precious moment of the glad...tender...triumphant love they found -- and almost lost! See more »

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Leo McCarey's An Affair to Remember  »

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On board when Nicky and Terry are talking, the remark was made that they had already missed the Spring. On my calendar July 1st is NOT six months after spring. See more »

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Nickie's position when leaning on the piano changes. See more »

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Nickie Ferrante: Tell me. Did you write the song "I'll Never Smile Again"?
Terry McKay: [laughs] No. But I'm thinking of writing one called "Moon Over La Gabriella." Do you think it will ever take the place of night baseball?
[Shakes her head]
Terry McKay: .
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Referenced in Boy Meets World: An Affair to Forget (1996) See more »

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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Harold Adamson and Leo McCarey
Heard as instrumental near beginning of movie
also sung by Marni Nixon (dubbing for Deborah Kerr) in an out-take
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When nostalgic for old-fashioned movies, this is it
9 February 2002 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

If you think you cannot stand another headline about people trying to blow up airplanes with shoe bombs, when you are on the verge of depression because the world is so hard and immoral and unkind, when you want to return to the Good Old Days of the 1950's, then plop this video into your player and watch two film STARS give lovely sweet performances in a GROWN UP, sensitive film called "An Affair To Remember". Ok, ok, so the Catholic touches go a bit overboard (Kerr in the chapel praying to the Virgin like a good Catholic, while she is a kept woman and playing around on her fiance with Grant, the little kids singing about hell and the devil, etc.) but other than that this film is romantic and enjoyable, nostalgic and fun. The two main characters grow emotionally and spiritually during the course of the film. That does not happen too often in modern films. And you don't forget this film once you have seen it. It stays with you, it haunts your consciousness and your memories. How many modern films can you say that about? I forget their plots 10 minutes after I am out of the theater. Not this film. You don't want this film to end: you want to see the couple get married, have children, see them successful in their careers, grow old together (and you know they do).


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