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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:
25 July 1957 (Argentina) See more »
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Tagline:
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 2 wins & 2 nominations See more »
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Rusalka's eighteenth film review: A pearl in Pink Champagne See more (172 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)
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 ... Elevator Operator (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 ... Tyrone (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)
Eddie Lou Simms ... Mr. Boxie(sp?) Student's parent (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
(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:
115 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
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 »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Puzzled Love (2011)See more »
Soundtrack:
Tomorrow LandSee more »

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37 out of 60 people found the following review useful.
Rusalka's eighteenth film review: A pearl in Pink Champagne, 6 May 2003
Author: Jason John Sanicki from Chicago, Illinois

This film has to be the best romantic film that I've ever seen, even above Gone With the Wind, and Casablanca, but on the same level as The English Patient (my favorite film of all time). After I saw Sleepless in Seattle when I was in high school and caught the many references to this film, I decided to check it out for myself. 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 that takes place 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 viewings from me (at least twice a year).

Seeing this film always makes me wonder if something like the kind of relationship describes within this film would actually BE possible in real life. Would and could someone actually leave the person they were engaged to in order to marry a complete and total stranger they just met days ago? I'd like to think that it could, but then again 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 the fourteenth day of February (even if you are single) is always a treat. It allows our fantasies to take wing so that we may think we are actually the one meeting our beloved atop the Empire State Building in a thunderstorm.

Watch this film with a box of industrial-strength kleenex nearby.

My rating: 4 stars

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