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Love Affair (1939)

Approved | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 7 April 1939 (USA)
A French playboy and an American former nightclub singer fall in love aboard a ship. They arrange to reunite six months later, after he has had a chance to earn a decent living.

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A French playboy and an American former nightclub singer fall in love aboard a ship. They arrange to reunite six months later, after he has had a chance to earn a decent living. Written by Diana Hamilton <hamilton@gl.umbc.edu>

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Trivia

Astrid Allwyn, who plays Boyer's heiress fiancé, also appeared in the unrelated film Love Affair (1932), starring a young and relatively-unknown Humphrey Bogart. See more »

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When Michel is waiting for Terry on the Empire State Building into the evening, and a thunder storm breaks out, the same forked lightning strike is seen at least 4 times in the background, always in the identical location - which is highly unlikely. See more »

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Terry McKay: What are you trying to say, Michel?
Michel: I'm trying to say that it would take me six months to find out if I'm worthy to say what's in my heart.
Terry McKay: Oh, that's just about the nicest thing...
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Opening credits are on pages of a book, through which a female hand is paging. See more »

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Wishing
(1939)
Written by Buddy G. DeSylva (as B.G. De Sylva)
Performed by a group of children (partly The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir (uncredited)) coached by Terry
Reprised by the Choir at the end
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1939 - the classic Hollywood year
21 July 2002 | by See all my reviews

What a year that was... 1939! So many great movies produced in a 12 month period! And this ranks up there with any of them. especially if you are looking for a romance.

Irene Dunne is wonderful in her role, her expressive face conveyed her emotions and reactions so well it is like reading her mind. She ws beautiful and charming and perfect in her part. Charles Boyer as the quintessential French gadabout, seemingly unfeeling toward women but true love melts his heart.

Yes this indeed was the original "Meet me at the top of the Empire Stae Building" film and it sets a standard hard to beat.

Recommended highly, would make a great triple feature with "An Affair To Remember" and "Sleepless In Seattle". (in that order)


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