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An Affair to Remember -- In this poignant and humorous love story nominated for four Academy Awards, Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr meet on an ocean liner and fall deeply in love. Though each is engaged to someone else, they agree to meet six months later at the Empire State Building if they still feel the same way about each other. But a tragic accident prevents their rendezvous and the lover's future takes an emotional and uncertain turn.
An Affair to Remember -- 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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Writers (WGA):
Delmer Daves (screenplay) and
Leo McCarey (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
11 July 1957 (USA) See more »
On the Riviera...across the ocean...and all over New York! See more »
A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen? Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Cary Grant ... Nickie Ferrante

Deborah Kerr ... Terry McKay
Richard Denning ... Kenneth Bradley
Neva Patterson ... Lois Clark
Cathleen Nesbitt ... Grandmother Janou
Robert Q. Lewis ... Himself - Announcer
Charles Watts ... Ned Hathaway
Fortunio Bonanova ... Courbet
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Dorothy Adams ... Mother at Rehearsal (uncredited)
Richard Allen ... Orphan (uncredited)
Geneviève Aumont ... Gabriella (uncredited)
Al Bain ... (uncredited)
Butch Bernard ... (uncredited)
Dino Bolognese ... Italian TV Commentator (uncredited)
Paul Bradley ... Ship Passenger (uncredited)
George Calliga ... Ship Passenger (uncredited)
Mary Carroll ... Teacher (uncredited)
Steve Carruthers ... Ship Passenger (uncredited)
Norman Champion III ... Orphan (uncredited)
Kathleen Charney ... Orphan (uncredited)
Brian Corcoran ... Boy - Age 5 (uncredited)
Anthony De Mario ... Waiter (uncredited)
Alphonso DuBois ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Minta Durfee ... Ship Passenger (uncredited)
Michka Egan ... Waiter on Ship (uncredited)

Suzanne Ellers ... Teacher (uncredited)
Juney Ellis ... Teacher (uncredited)
Theresa Emerson ... Orphan (uncredited)

Franklyn Farnum ... Ballet Audience Member (uncredited)
Jesslyn Fax ... Terry's Landlady (uncredited)
Priscilla Garcia ... Marie - French Child (uncredited)
Rudy Germane ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Kenneth Gibson ... Ballet Audience Member (uncredited)
Stuart Hall ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Sam Harris ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Lars Hensen ... Man at Gangway (uncredited)
Rachel Holmen ... Viola player in children's orchestra (uncredited)
Ken Kane ... (uncredited)
Terry Kelman ... Orphan (uncredited)
Walter Woolf King ... Doctor in Hospital (uncredited)
Jeanne Lafayette ... Ballet Audience Member (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Ship Passenger (uncredited)
Richard LaMarr ... Ship Passenger (uncredited)
Caryl Lincoln ... Ballet Audience Member (uncredited)
Jack Lomas ... Sign Painter (uncredited)
Leota Lorraine ... Ballet Audience Member (uncredited)
Robert Lynn ... Second Doctor (uncredited)
Wilbur Mack ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Max Mannes ... Ballet Audience Member (uncredited)
Leo Marcus ... Orphan (uncredited)
Nora Marlowe ... Gladys - Terry's Maid (uncredited)
Nita Mathews ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Helen Mayon ... Nurse (uncredited)
Anthony Mazzola ... Page Boy (uncredited)
Louis Mercier ... Mario (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Ship Passenger (uncredited)
Hans Moebus ... Ship Passenger (uncredited)
Matt Moore ... Father McGrath (uncredited)
Alberto Morin ... Bartender (uncredited)

Scotty Morrow ... Orphan (uncredited)
Charles Morton ... Elevator Passenger (uncredited)
Sol Murgi ... Elevator Passenger (uncredited)
Alena Murray ... Airline Stewardess (uncredited)

Marni Nixon ... Terry McKay (singing voice) (uncredited)
Tom Nolan ... Redhead (uncredited)
Monty O'Grady ... Ship Passenger (uncredited)
Don Pietro ... Page Boy (uncredited)
Murray Pollack ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Patricia Powell ... Blonde (uncredited)
Jack Raine ... British TV Commentator (uncredited)
Jean Ransome ... Ballet Audience Member (uncredited)
Fred Rapport ... Ballet Audience Member (uncredited)
Leoda Richards ... Audience Member (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Man in Audience (uncredited)
Sarah Selby ... Miss Lane (uncredited)
Carl Sklover ... Chauffer (uncredited)
Marc Snegoff ... (uncredited)
Marc Snow ... Ship's Photographer (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Maitre d' (uncredited)
Tina Thompson ... Orphan (uncredited)
Roger Til ... French Commentator (uncredited)
Geraldine Wall ... Miss Webb (uncredited)

Directed by
Leo McCarey 
Writing credits
Delmer Daves (screenplay) and
Leo McCarey (screenplay)

Leo McCarey (story) and
Mildred Cram (story)

Donald Ogden Stewart  screenplay (originally uncredited)

Produced by
Jerry Wald .... producer
Original Music by
Hugo Friedhofer 
Cinematography by
Milton R. Krasner (director of photography) (as Milton Krasner)
Film Editing by
James B. Clark 
Art Direction by
Jack Martin Smith 
Lyle R. Wheeler 
Set Decoration by
Paul S. Fox 
Walter M. Scott 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Helen Turpin .... hair stylist
Production Management
Gaston Glass .... unit production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gilbert Mandelik .... assistant director
Jack Gertsman .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
Charles Peck .... sound
James Loomis .... recordist (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Le Maire .... executive wardrobe designer
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Kay Reed .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Mickey Sherrard .... wardrobe (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Leonard Doss .... color consultant
Lyman Hallowell .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Ken Darby .... vocal supervisor
Pete King .... orchestrator
Lionel Newman .... conductor
Edward B. Powell .... orchestrator
Bernard Mayers .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Pat Miller .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Leo McCarey's An Affair to Remember" - USA (complete title)
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119 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

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During filming cinematographer Milton R. Krasner pointed out to Cary Grant that a lump on his forehead was making it hard to film his close-ups. The lump was the result of a childhood accident, but Grant had been habitually rubbing it for years, leading it to swell. Doctors told him it would take four to six weeks for him to recover from its removal. Instead, he took a few days off, had his wife, Betsy Drake, hypnotize him, and had the procedure performed in the doctor's office under a local anesthetic. He recovered within days with no scarring.See more »
Continuity: Nicolo walks past the Empire State Building at night, after the concert, but when he looks up at the building, it is seen in daylight.See more »
Kenneth Bradley:I really hope you've found happiness, and if you're ever in need of anything, like someone to love you, don't hesitate to call me.See more »
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An Affair to Remember (Our Love Affair)See more »


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31 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Lovely, Lilting Romance, 25 March 2001
Author: twanurit from United States

What one has to consider about the Deborah Kerr/Cary Grant characters is that they are both "kept" individuals: Kerr by a wealthy Texan named Ken (-doll, played by Richard Denning), Grant a gigolo engaged to an heiress (Neva Patterson). They meet on an ocean cruise, with this some cute and also silly comedy thrown in. Kerr & Grant are British and speak the accents yet their characters are from the U.S.; a not too distracting error, however. An unusually touching scene is when they de-bark in Italy and visit Grant's 82-year-old grandmother (Cathleen Nesbitt). It's a beautiful setting with wonderful music and pathos. Back in the states the couple agree to meet atop the Empire State Building in 6 months. One wonders why Kerr won't marry the handsome Denning, athletic, wealthy and kind (in real-life the actor was married to the British-raised actress Evelyn Ankers, a beauty in the Kerr-mold). Much of the second half is infused with un-necessary scenes of singing children but this all leads up the the final, long scene, beautifully acted and directed (by Leo McCarey). A mystery is very slowly unraveled in layers until the peak of the scene, scored by the emotional title theme song. This scene "gets" one every time, that's how effective it is. Beautiful costumes, scenery, clever photography (note the scene where the open patio door reveals the Empire State Building in its reflection), great cast make this an enduring, never-forgotten golden classic.

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