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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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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 fiancé. 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 engagements 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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A motion picture all your friends will tell you to see ... and you'll tell all your friends to see! See more »

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During filming, Cary Grant's wife, Betsy Drake, had him visiting a hypnotist to help him quit smoking. She also packed him a hamper full of health food for his lunch, though he often finished it before starting filming because without cigarettes he was hungry all the time. See more »

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When Nickie sees Terry in the theater, she has a fur coat over both shoulders and her left hand on the middle of the seat back in front of her. In the next shot, only her right shoulder is covered and her hand has moved to the corner of the seat. See more »

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Terry McKay: What makes life so difficult?
Nickie Ferrante: People?
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Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Harold Adamson and Leo McCarey
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A Real Treasure!
26 August 2004 | by (San Ramon, California) – See all my reviews

There is a reason why "An Affair to Remember" has remained a classic over the years. It contains all the elements the audience is looking for in an entertaining film. It has two marvelous stars, a timeless plot, and it transports the audience to a different world.

I think it is almost impossible for a movie with Cary Grant in it to be anything other than first rate entertainment. Not only is he handsome, charming, and sophisticated, but he also knows how to grab the viewers' attention and manage to keep. Each time we see his movies,connects with us in a way that fascinates us, and yet it is comforting and familiar. Deborah Kerr is a lady who knows how to capture the audience's heart. She can always manage to get us rooting for her.

I love "An Affair to Remember" because it showcases the incomparable talents of my two favorite stars at their best. I know some people say that this movie is too sentimental and corny, but part of its allure is that it is not too realistic. It gives us an escape into the ideal world where everyone is good looking and charming. Nowadays, movies like to play on the realism of life. This movie is for all the romantics out there who are looking for a film to fall in love with!


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