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An Affair to Remember (1957)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 25 July 1957 (Argentina)
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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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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »


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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 »


Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

25 July 1957 (Argentina)  »

Also Known As:

Leo McCarey's An Affair to Remember  »

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(Westrex Recording System)


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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


A Bollywood film with the title Mann (1999) starring Aamir Khan and Manisha Koirala was inspired by this movie. See more »


When Terry Mckay is teaching the little kids to sing, two of the kids go and do a dance, then walk back around and behind the little girl. In the close-up of the cute little blond girl there is no-one behind her, and in the next shot the boy and the girl are there behind her again. See more »


Interviewer: I'm sure you had some wonderful experiences in Europe.
Nickie Ferrante: Yes.
Interviewer: Would you care to expand on that statement?
Nickie Ferrante: No.
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Referenced in Veep: Debate (2014) See more »


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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A Real Treasure!
26 August 2004 | by 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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