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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:
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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Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 1 win & 2 nominations See more »
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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 Rehersal (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 Ross 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)
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)
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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:
Deborah Kerr plays Terry McKay, previously played by Irene Dunne in Love Affair (1939), of which this film is a remake. Both were directed by Leo McCarey. The year before this film was made, Kerr played Anna Leonowens in The King and I (1956), also a role that had previously been played by Irene Dunne in the black-and-white classic Anna and the King of Siam (1946). "The King and I" is a musical based on the same book.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: At the end of the movie, Nickie is drying Terry's tears with his right hand. In the next shot, he is using his left hand.See more »
Quotes:
Nickie Ferrante:[opening his cigarette case] You don't happened to have match?
Terry McKay:You could light it from that inscription, couldn't you?
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Making Love (1982)See more »
Soundtrack:
ContinuéSee more »

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49 out of 69 people found the following review useful.
Truly a film (and affair!) to remember!, 17 May 2001
Author: Ashley (classicfilmbroad@aol.com) from North Carolina

This is an absolutely beautiful flim, with two beautiful, shining stars. Deborah Kerr, always the epitome of British lady-like reserve... that dainty face and that curled red hair... always bringing a grace to the roles she plays (except for Karen Holmes in "From Here To Eternity"... but that's another story). She's breathtakingly grand as Terry McKay, the class-act who falls in love with a playboy (Grant), though she is engaged to another. And Cary ... the most gorgeous person to EVER grace this earth! He's absolutely marvelous as playboy Nickie Ferrante, who finds himself falling quickly in love with someone other than his fiancee. I have never seen chemistry on screen like this! Although the movie may be classified as "sap" or "a love story"... it's got it's funny moments ("Do you think it will ever take the place of night baseball?", "Top of the mornin' to ya!"--"And the rest of the day to you!"). But there are some scenes that just absolutely take your breath away... like when they are visiting Nickie's grandmother (in my opinion, the point that they realize their deep love for each other). Also, when they meet their fiancees in New York and while Terry's hugging Ken, Nickie gently kisses his fingertips and places them on her glove, and then she holds her glove to her cheek. Truly divine. However, the defining moment of this film (believe me, you better have some hankies handy!) is at the end... the look on Grant's face whenever he sees the portrait is PRICELESS. And of course, Kerr's voice trembling at the words "Darling, don't look at me like that." I give this movie a definite 10.

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