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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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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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Shortly after arriving in Villefranche, as they are traveling up a hill, seen in the background the USS Des Moines, CA-134, the flagship for the Commander of the Sixth Fleet of the U.S. Navy, which was home ported in Villefranche. Villefranche was the home port for COMSIXTHFLT from 1948 until 1967, when President De Gaulle removed all NATO troops from France. See more »

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Nickie makes a painting of Terry and his grandmother who are both wearing the same shawl at the same time. This is not an error - it's artistic imagination. See more »

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Nickie: There must be something between us, even if it's only an ocean.
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Tomorrow Land
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Harold Adamson and Leo McCarey
Sung by Marni Nixon (dubbing for Deborah Kerr)
reprised by children's chorus
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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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