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Love Affair
     

Love Affair

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Director: Leo McCarey

Cast: Irene Dunne, Charles Boyer, Maria Ouspenskaya

 

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Leo McCarey's classic tale of romance stars Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer as two strangers who fall in love on an ocean voyage. Charles Boyer is Michel Marnet, engaged to be married to Lois Clarke (Astrid Allwyn). Irene Dunne is Terry McKay, also engaged to be married, in this case to Kenneth Bradley (Lee Bowman). But when Michel and Terry meet aboard a ship, they

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Leo McCarey's classic tale of romance stars Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer as two strangers who fall in love on an ocean voyage. Charles Boyer is Michel Marnet, engaged to be married to Lois Clarke (Astrid Allwyn). Irene Dunne is Terry McKay, also engaged to be married, in this case to Kenneth Bradley (Lee Bowman). But when Michel and Terry meet aboard a ship, they fall instantly in love. In order to prove to themselves their love affair is not just a shipboard romance, they agree to meet six months hence on the top of the Empire State Building. If they still feel the same way about each other, they will bid adieu to their fiancees and start their affair anew. Six months later, they are still thinking about each other and proceed to their meeting at the Empire State Building. Michel awaits Terry's arrival, but Terry, on the way to their meeting, is involved in a terrible car accident, leaving her a cripple. Later, by a twist of fate, they are reunited and Michel vows to stay with Terry to help her walk again.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Richard Gilliam
Love Affair is among the most influential romance films of its era, a smooth tale of a shipboard romance and the obstacles that love must overcome. At the core of the film are the performances of Charles Boyer and Irene Dunne as the lovers. They make the audience want their love to succeed and overcome the obstacles in its way. Leo McCarey was among Hollywood's top commercial directors of the 1930s and 1940s, and Love Affair, with its 87-minute running time and brisk pace, is a good example of his skills. In the 1950s, McCarey attempted to become a more serious director, but the public rejected his propagandist anti-Communist films. The one success he found in the 1950s was a direct remake of Love Affair -- An Affair to Remember, which was the inspiration for the later hit Sleepless In Seattle.

Product Details

Release Date:
07/09/2015
UPC:
0644827141425
Original Release:
1939
Source:
Nostalgia Family
Sales rank:
21,961

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Irene Dunne Terry McKay
Charles Boyer Michel Marnet
Maria Ouspenskaya Grandmother Janou
Lee Bowman Ken Bradley
Astrid Allwyn Lois Clarke
Maurice Moscovich Maurice Cobert
Ferike Boros Boarding House Keeper
Tom Dugan Drunk with Christmas Tree
Dell Henderson Cafe Manager
Leyland Hodgson Doctor
Carol Hughes Nightclub Patron
Lloyd Ingraham Actor
Phyllis Kennedy Maid
Frank McGlynn Orphanage Superintendent, "Picklepuss"
Gerald Mohr Extra
Oscar O'Shea Priest
Lee Brown Kenneth Bradley
Scotty Beckett Boy on Ship
Bess Flowers Couple on Deck
Harold Miller Couple on Deck
Joan Leslie Autograph Seeker

Technical Credits
Leo McCarey Director,Producer,Screenwriter
James H. Anderson Asst. Director
Harold Arlen Score Composer
Delmer Daves Screenwriter
Buddy G. DeSylva Score Composer
Edward Dmytryk Editor
Howard Greer Costumes/Costume Designer
Alfred Herman Art Director,Production Designer
George Hively Editor
Ted Koehler Score Composer
Rudolph Maté Cinematographer
Van Nest Polglase Production Designer
Darrell Silvera Set Decoration/Design
Edward Stevenson Costumes/Costume Designer
Donald Ogden Stewart Screenwriter
Vernon Walker Special Effects
Roy Webb Score Composer

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Love Affair 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic: What a cute and funny movie. With great stars like Charles Boyer and Irene Dunne, you can't go wrong. Maria  Ouspenskaya gives a wonderful performance and this is movie that all fans should treasure!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Irene Dunne is spectacular in this movie. The musical numbers are striking and moving. And the children singing are just glorious. Unfortunately, the quality of the video is very poor....and there are even some momentary gaps. If I could find another supplier for this film, I'd buy it in an instant.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This film was made in 1939, same year as Gone With the Wind and the Wizard of Oz, and has consequently been ignored. The subtle humor of Irene Dunne is irresistable; Charles Boyer is charming. A much better film than its remakes: An Affair to Remember with Cary Grant and the Beatty version of Love Affair. The little girl at the end with laryngitis is particularly cute: she's my mom! This is a great family film.