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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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Leo McCarey

Writers:

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

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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
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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

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Our Love Affair is a Wondrous Thing! See more »

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Drama | Romance

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

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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 »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.40 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Terry Mckay is teaching the little kids to sing, two of the kids go and do a dance, then walk back around and behind the little girl. In the close-up of the cute little blond girl there is no-one behind her, and in the next shot the boy and the girl are there behind her again. See more »

Quotes

Grandmother Janou: [talking about Nickie] Everything comes too easily to him. He's always attracted by the art he isn't practising, the place he hasn't been, the girl he hasn't met.
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Connections

Referenced in Will & Grace: An Affair to Forget (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

An Affair to Remember (Our Love Affair)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Harold Adamson and Leo McCarey
Sung by Vic Damone over opening credits
reprised in French by Marni Nixon (dubbing for Deborah Kerr)
reprised in English by Marni Nixon (dubbing for Deborah Kerr)
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Men simply do not talk this way!....
31 December 2014 | by AlsExGalSee all my reviews

...especially if that man is being played by Cary Grant! I'm not going to spoil it for you by repeating WHAT Grant's character says that sounds ridiculous, I'll let you watch and find out. I'd just like to know what kind of bucks the studio held out to Grant to get him to speak some of these lines, which are mainly the lines every woman wants to hear from a man who looks and moves like Cary Grant.

The idea behind this film is that two people on the threshold of middle age - at least in the 1950's - meet on a long cruise and fall in love. So far, so good. But there are complications, or else there would be no movie. Both are involved with wealthy members of the opposite sex and have no money or real skills of their own. They agree to try to make a go of it independently, having no contact with the other, and to meet at the top of the Empire State Building six months from the day of landing in New York if all works out. Complications ensue.

You are obviously setting yourself up for disaster or at least miscommunication and bitterness if you say things like "if one of us doesn't show up, no questions". No grudge maybe, but no questions, no bothering to find out what went wrong? Wouldn't it just eat at you not knowing during the six months if the other person just forgot all about this plan in the first place and you are eking out a living for nothing? I shall now prepare to be pelted by eggs, tomatoes, and tear stained handkerchiefs.


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