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An Affair to Remember (1957)

 -  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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Handsome playboy Nicky Ferrante and beautiful night club singer Terry McKay have a romance while on a cruise from Europe to New York. Despite being engaged to other people, both agree to reunite at the top of the Empire State Building in six months. However, an unfortunate accident keeps Terry from the reunion, and Nicky fears that she has married or does not love him anymore. Will he discover the truth behind her absence and reunite with his one true love, or has fate and destiny passed them by? Written by <jgp3553@excite.com>

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In Italy... on the Mediterranean... across an ocean... and all over New York! See more »

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11 July 1957 (USA)  »

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Leo McCarey's An Affair to Remember  »

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After the confrontation with the photographer on the ship's deck, Deborah Kerr turns to Cary Grant and says, "So, I go my way [traces a straight path by her hand] and you go yours [traces a twisty path with the wave of her hand]." The same exchange takes place between Irene Dunne and Cary Grant in The Awful Truth (1937), where she says, "As we go down the life's highway, you go in your way [traces a twisty path with the wave of her hand] and I go in my way [traces a straight path]." See more »

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A camera shadow falls on a man and a plant when Terry comes out of the dress shop. See more »

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Terry McKay: Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories... we've already missed the spring!
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The Tiny Scout (He Knows You Inside Out)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Harold Adamson and Leo McCarey
Sung by children's chorus and Marni Nixon (dubbing for Deborah Kerr)
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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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