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An Affair to Remember (1957)

Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 25 July 1957 (Argentina)
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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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Complete credited cast:
... Nickie Ferrante
... Terry McKay
... Kenneth Bradley
... Lois Clark
... Grandmother Janou
... Himself - Announcer
Charles Watts ... Ned Hathaway
... Courbet
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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

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On the Riviera...across the ocean...and all over New York! See more »

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The movie is the first of two remakes of Love Affair (1939), starring Charles Boyer and Irene Dunne. Leo McCarey directed both the original and the remake. Cary Grant, the star of this film, co-starred with Irene Dunne in The Awful Truth (1937), which was also directed by McCarey. The second remake was Love Affair (1994), which featured a cameo by Katharine Hepburn as the grandmother. Cary Grant co-starred with Hepburn in Bringing Up Baby (1938), Holiday (1938), and The Philadelphia Story (1940). See more »

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Just after Terry and Nick get their telegrams on deck, you can see a whale repeatedly breaching in the background loop of the ocean scene. See more »

Quotes

Nickie Ferrante: But you have such an honest face.
Terry McKay: I have?
Nickie Ferrante: I can trust you can't I?
Terry McKay: Yes, I suppose so.
Nickie Ferrante: Good, come with me.
Terry McKay: Yes, but the Captain has an honest face too! Why can't you tell him your troubles?
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Referenced in 90210: Javianna (2010) See more »

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The Tiny Scout (He Knows You Inside Out)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Harold Adamson and Leo McCarey
Sung by children's chorus and Marni Nixon (dubbing for Deborah Kerr)
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When nostalgic for old-fashioned movies, this is it
9 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

If you think you cannot stand another headline about people trying to blow up airplanes with shoe bombs, when you are on the verge of depression because the world is so hard and immoral and unkind, when you want to return to the Good Old Days of the 1950's, then plop this video into your player and watch two film STARS give lovely sweet performances in a GROWN UP, sensitive film called "An Affair To Remember". Ok, ok, so the Catholic touches go a bit overboard (Kerr in the chapel praying to the Virgin like a good Catholic, while she is a kept woman and playing around on her fiance with Grant, the little kids singing about hell and the devil, etc.) but other than that this film is romantic and enjoyable, nostalgic and fun. The two main characters grow emotionally and spiritually during the course of the film. That does not happen too often in modern films. And you don't forget this film once you have seen it. It stays with you, it haunts your consciousness and your memories. How many modern films can you say that about? I forget their plots 10 minutes after I am out of the theater. Not this film. You don't want this film to end: you want to see the couple get married, have children, see them successful in their careers, grow old together (and you know they do).


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