7.6/10
25,054
184 user 79 critic

An Affair to Remember (1957)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 25 July 1957 (Argentina)
Trailer
2:53 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $3.99 (HD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen?

Director:

Leo McCarey

Writers:

Delmer Daves (screenplay), Leo McCarey (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
Reviews
Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 2 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Mystery | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

When a reformed jewel thief is suspected of returning to his former occupation, he must ferret out the real thief in order to prove his innocence.

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Stars: Cary Grant, Grace Kelly, Jessie Royce Landis
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A rich businessman and a young woman are attracted to each other, but he only wants an affair while she wants to save herself for marriage.

Director: Delbert Mann
Stars: Cary Grant, Doris Day, Gig Young
Love Affair (1939)
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

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.

Director: Leo McCarey
Stars: Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer, Maria Ouspenskaya
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Victor and Hillary are down on their luck to the point that they allow tourists to take guided tours of their castle. But Charles Delacro, a millionaire oil tycoon, visits, and takes a ... See full summary »

Director: Stanley Donen
Stars: Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Robert Mitchum
Charade (1963)
Comedy | Mystery | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Romance and suspense ensue in Paris as a woman is pursued by several men who want a fortune her murdered husband had stolen. Whom can she trust?

Director: Stanley Donen
Stars: Cary Grant, Audrey Hepburn, Walter Matthau
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

When a rich woman's ex-husband and a tabloid-type reporter turn up just before her planned remarriage, she begins to learn the truth about herself.

Director: George Cukor
Stars: Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn, James Stewart
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A couple's big dreams give way to a life full of unexpected sadness and unexpected joy.

Director: George Stevens
Stars: Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Beulah Bondi
Indiscreet (1958)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An actress who has given up on love meets a suave banker and begins a flirtation with him...even though he's already married.

Director: Stanley Donen
Stars: Cary Grant, Ingrid Bergman, Cecil Parker
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Unfounded suspicions lead a married couple to begin divorce proceedings, whereupon they start undermining each other's attempts to find new romance.

Director: Leo McCarey
Stars: Irene Dunne, Cary Grant, Ralph Bellamy
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A high school girl falls for a playboy artist, with screwball results.

Director: Irving Reis
Stars: Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Shirley Temple
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
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 Charles Watts ... Ned Hathaway
Fortunio Bonanova ... Courbet
Edit

Storyline

Nickie Ferrante's return to New York to marry a rich heiress is well publicized as are his many antics and affairs. He meets a nightclub singer Terry McKay who is also on her way home to her longtime boyfriend. She sees him as just another playboy and he sees her as stand-offish but over several days they soon find they've fallen in love. Nickie has never really worked in his life so they agree that they will meet again in six months time atop the Empire State building. This will give them time to deal with their current relationships and for Nickie to see if he can actually earn a living. He returns to painting and is reasonably successful. On the agreed date, Nickie is waiting patiently for Terry who is racing to join him. Fate intervenes however resulting in misunderstanding and heartbreak and only fate can save their relationship. Written by garykmcd

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Every precious moment of the glad...tender...triumphant love they found -- and almost lost! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Italian

Release Date:

25 July 1957 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Leo McCarey's An Affair to Remember See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Jerry Wald Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.40 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The working title was Love Affair. This film is a remake of Love Affair (1939). See more »

Goofs

The street lamp shown near the playground just before Terry is seen in the classroom, is not of a design used in New York City. See more »

Quotes

Nickie Ferrante: I'll just take my ego for a walk.
See more »

Connections

Remade as Mann (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

You Make It Easy To Be True
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Harold Adamson and Leo McCarey
Sung by male chorus, Cary Grant & Deborah Kerr
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A classic, but a little boring
22 March 2018 | by HotToastyRagSee all my reviews

While there have been countless films about shipboard romances, An Affair to Remember is perhaps the most famous. Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant meet on a cruise ship, and even though Cary's a notorious playboy and Deborah's practically engaged to another man, they fall in love.

The scenes on the ship are the most adorable of the film. They try to hide their romance from prying eyes by eating at separate tables and walking in opposite directions when they're seen together, even when they have to stop talking mid-sentence!

While the ship scenes are very cute, the rest of the movie is a drama, so be prepared when you rent it for a light-hearted afternoon. This is the second of three version of the film, the first in 1939 with Charles Boyer and Irene Dunne, and the third in 1994 with Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, but I like this version the best. It's not my favorite classic romance, but it's a classic you'll probably want to watch if you a fan of Cary or Deborah. I like their third pairing in the comedy The Grass is Greener best, because I like seeing Deborah's hidden comic talents. This movie really is a must see, though, especially if you've ever sat through the 90s classic Sleepless in Seattle. This iconic, tearjerker ending has been included in many a romance montage.

Parts of the movie feel a little boring, namely when Cary takes Deborah to meet his grandmother, Cathleen Nesbitt. Since I don't really find his character particularly sympathetic, I'm not really moved when Cathleen talks about how sweet he really is underneath his cool, playboy persona. But, to each his own. Give it a watch, and even if you don't end up liking it, there's a good chance you'll, well, remember it.


3 of 3 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 184 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Trending Movies With Prime Video

Enjoy a night in with these popular movies available to stream now with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed