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An Affair to Remember (1957)

Not Rated | | 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 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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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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(Westrex Recording System)


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2.35 : 1
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To help promote the film, Cary Grant did a product endorsement, something he had tried to avoid for years. In this case, however, he was being honest. The ad was for TWA, his airline of choice. See more »


An open water shot of the Constitution shows the wake from the camera boat. See more »


Terry McKay: And all I could say was, "hello".
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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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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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