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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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Amazing movie, not at all annoying See more (164 total) »


  (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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As with many of his films, Leo McCarey allowed his stars to improvise on camera and included many of their lines in the final film.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Nickie makes a painting of Terry and his grandmother who are both wearing the same shawl at the same time.See more »
Terry McKay:I'm not prudish or anything but my mother warned me not enter a man's room first in any month ending in R.See more »
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40 out of 57 people found the following review useful.
Amazing movie, not at all annoying, 27 March 2005
Author: eden-hunt from United States

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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