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An Affair to Remember (1957)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 25 July 1957 (Argentina)
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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In Italy... on the Mediterranean... across an ocean... and all over New York! See more »

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Leo McCarey's An Affair to Remember  »

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During filming cinematographer Milton R. Krasner pointed out to Cary Grant that a lump on his forehead was making it hard to film his close-ups. The lump was the result of a childhood accident, but Grant had been habitually rubbing it for years, leading it to swell. Doctors told him it would take four to six weeks for him to recover from its removal. Instead, he took a few days off, had his wife, Betsy Drake, hypnotize him, and had the procedure performed in the doctor's office under a local anesthetic. He recovered within days with no scarring. See more »

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The street lamp shown near the playground just before Terry is seen in the classroom, is not of a design used in New York City. See more »

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Nickie Ferrante: [opening his cigarette case] You don't happened to have match?
Terry McKay: You could light it from that inscription, couldn't you?
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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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Amazing movie, not at all annoying
27 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movies that you can watch again and again due to its sweet nature and its refreshing look at how the world used to be. It is quaint yet still touching to those of us viewing it 50 years later. It is still relevant and it is still wonderful to watch the chemistry between the charismatic Cary Grant and the beautiful Deborah Kerr. The movie is a reminder of how simple things could make you laugh back in days when comedy was not sarcasm or needing negativity to be funny. "An Affair to Remember" is a wonderfully beautiful movie that creates a wonderful sense of how romance should be. It's lasting quality can be seen in other movies that have followed by deriving inspiration from the use of the Empire State Building as an iconic tower representing romance and this is a testament to the importance and relevance of this movie decades later. Plus, Cary Grant is still a cinematic icon 50 years later. This is a beautiful movie than spans time and still touches hearts this many years later. And it will continue to touch hearts for many years to come.


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