An Affair to Remember

Remake of McCarey's own Love Affair of 1939, with Grant and Kerr taking over from Charles Boyer and Irene Dunne in this comedy drama about a shipboard romance between a wealthy playboy and an ex-chanteuse. Entertaining enough while the action's still afloat, the plot later gets bogged down in soapy clich├ęs when the characters debark in New York, agreeing to separate and test their love before they marry. Boyer's romantic gravity is much missed in the second half.

Release details

Duration: 115 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Leo McCarey
Screenwriter: Delmer Daves, Leo McCarey
Cast: Cary Grant
Deborah Kerr
Cathleen Nesbitt
Richard Denning
Neva Patterson
Robert Q Lewis

Average User Rating

5 / 5

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BlooNose

A classic rainy afternoon romance with style. Yes it's schmaltzy but Kerr and Grant carry it off and their performances distract admirably from the worst excesses of plot and dialogue.

BlooNose

A classic rainy afternoon romance with style. Yes it's schmaltzy but Kerr and Grant carry it off and their performances distract admirably from the worst excesses of plot and dialogue.