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 »
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
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.
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