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Ex-football star Mike Gambril meets Terry McKay on a flight to Sydney, which is forced to land on a small atoll. Both engaged to others, they become romantic on board the ship sent to take the passengers to a larger island. They agree to meet in New York City three months later to see if the attraction is real. One shows up, the other doesn't, but they run into each other afterwards. Written by
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If anyone thinks that we've seen the last remake of Love Affair, think
again. The Indian cinema has done a version of it a few years after
this film came out. This story has a timeless appeal that Warren Beatty
Anyone who has seen the original Love Affair and the remake An Affair
To Remember will know the plot of this film exactly. Warren Beatty and
Annette Bening fill the shoes of previous lovers Charles Boyer and
Irene Dunne and Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. With very few deviations
except those to update the story this film has the same plot.
One of those deviations has our star crossed lovers Warren Beatty and
Annette Bening meeting on a transoceanic flight to Sydney, Australia
which is certainly a lot of time to get acquainted. They get even
better acquainted when they are forced to land on a Pacific island
where Beatty's grandmother Katharine Hepburn has a nice tropical place.
The kind of setting where romance has to bloom.
This was Katharine Hepburn's last big screen appearance, she did one
more television film and then her Parkinson's Disease and other
ailments that beset people of the age she lived to forced her
retirement. I'll bet she never thought she would in 1939 wind up in a
remake of a film doing a part Maria Ouspenskaya created. She does it
grand style though and only Kate can make an old Anglo-Saxon expletive
That Warren Beatty got nominated for a Razzie award for remaking Love
Affair is a disgrace. This is old fashioned romantic entertainment, the
kind that old Hollywood used to do. I think Beatty and everyone
connected with this Love Affair should be proud.
I notice that Leo McCarey who wrote and directed Love Affair and An
Affair To Remember is prominently listed on the screen credits. He'd be
proud of this remake himself, I'm sure.
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