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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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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Delmer Daves (screenplay) and
Leo McCarey (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
11 July 1957 (USA) See more »
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On the Riviera...across the ocean...and all over New York! See more »
Plot:
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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Awards:
Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A pearl in Pink Champagne See more (161 total) »

Cast

  (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 ... Man (uncredited)
Mary Carroll ... Teacher (uncredited)
Norman Champion III ... Orphan (uncredited)
Kathleen Charney ... Orphan (uncredited)
Brian Corcoran ... Boy - Age 5 (uncredited)
Anthony De Mario ... Waiter (uncredited)
Minta Durfee ... Ship Passenger (uncredited)
Michka Egan ... Waiter on Ship (uncredited)

Suzanne Ellers ... Teacher (uncredited)
Juney Ellis ... Teacher (uncredited)
Theresa Emerson ... Orphan (uncredited)
Jesslyn Fax ... Terry's Landlady (uncredited)
Priscilla Garcia ... Marie - French Child (uncredited)
Rachel Holmen ... Viola player in children's orchestra (uncredited)
Ken Kane ... (uncredited)
Terry Kelman ... Orphan (uncredited)
Walter Woolf King ... Doctor in Hospital (uncredited)
Mike Lally ... Ship's Dance Floor Extra (uncredited)
Jack Lomas ... Sign Painter (uncredited)
Robert Lynn ... Second Doctor (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)
Matt Moore ... Father McGrath (uncredited)
Alberto Morin ... Bartender (uncredited)

Scotty Morrow ... Orphan (uncredited)
Alena Murray ... Airline Stewardess (uncredited)

Marni Nixon ... Terry McKay (singing voice) (uncredited)
Tom Nolan ... Redhead (uncredited)
Don Pietro ... Page Boy (uncredited)
Patricia Powell ... Blonde (uncredited)
Jack Raine ... British TV Commentator (uncredited)
Jeffrey Sayre ... Man in Audience (uncredited)
Sarah Selby ... Miss Lane (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
(WGA)
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)
 
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Additional Details

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

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Trivia:
A Bollywood film with the title Mann (1999) starring Aamir Khan and Manisha Koirala was inspired by this movie.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: An open water shot of the Constitution shows the wake from the camera boat.See more »
Quotes:
Grandmother Janou:[talking about Nickie] Everything comes too easily to him. He's always attracted by the art he isn't practising, the place he hasn't been, the girl he hasn't met.See more »
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25 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
A pearl in Pink Champagne, 12 February 2003
Author: JSanicki from Chicago, Illinois

This film has to be probably the best romantic film I've ever seen, even above Gone With The Wind, but on the same level as The English Patient (my favorite film of all time). I got intrigued by this film back in high school when my sister dragged me to see Sleepless in Seattle. I caught the references to this film that Meg Ryan made throughout that film and thought that I'd like to rent this film (Affair to Remember) to see what the commotion was about. Needless to say, with the whole "shipboard romance" aspect of it, and the promise to meet again in six months atop the Empire State Building of all places, I quickly became hooked. The scene on the French Riviera with Nickie's grandmother playing the piano, oh God is it beautiful! Cary Grant is so debonair and suave and Deborah Kerr is so ravishing and stunningly beautiful, that it always demands repeated viewing from me (at least three times a year). Seeing this film always makes me wonder if something like the kind of relationship that Nickie had with Terry in the film would really be possible. Would and could someone actually leave the person they were engaged to to marry a complete and total stranger that they just met days ago? I'd like to think that it could, but then I am nothing but a hopeless romantic. The final scene always tears my heart out, no matter how many times I've seen it, I'm always sobbing. Watching this film around Valentine's Day (even if you are single) is always a treat. It allows our fantasies to take flight so that we may think that we are actually the one meeting our beloved atop the Empire State Building in a thunderstorm. Watch with a box of Kleenex nearby. My rating: 4 stars

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