An Affair to Remember (1957)

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


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Release Date:

11 July 1957 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Leo McCarey's An Affair to Remember  »

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


When Nicky enters Terry's apartment, he calls her "Debbie". See more »


Terry McKay: Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories... we've already missed the spring!
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Referenced in Friends: The One Where Chandler Gets Caught (2004) See more »


An Affair to Remember (Our Love Affair)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Harold Adamson and Leo McCarey
Sung by Vic Damone over opening credits
reprised in French by Marni Nixon (dubbing for Deborah Kerr)
reprised in English by Marni Nixon (dubbing for Deborah Kerr)
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A wonderful movie
10 September 2001 | by (texas) – See all my reviews

Why do people hate this movie so much? It is a wonderful film , Cary Grant is so handsome and sexy,in my opinion -the sexiest man to ever have walked this earth.. and Deborah Carr is terrific as the love interest. The shipboard fun and the kiss on the stairs , i know if Cary had kissed me i would have gone crazy. The beautiful scenes in France and the shipboard romance were terrific. I do admit that the musical numbers involving the children were very unnecessary and somewhat annoying adding too much extra time to the film but they needed to show her life after the accident I guess. A shame that Deborah Kerr did not sing ,her voice was dubbed in this movie as well as in the King and I by Marnie Nixon but she was the leading lady and they needed a singing voice for her . That last scene where Cary sees the painting and the truth hits him , he is so overwhelmed with emotion that he wants to almost cry. I love that scene , I could watch it over and over again . go watch with your favorite sweetheart and a good cuddly sofa. 4 out of 4

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