An Affair to Remember Overview:

An Affair to Remember (1957) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Leo McCarey and produced by Jerry Wald.


In this legendary tearjerker that served as the female touchstone in Sleepless in Seattle, the world's most eligible bachelor (Grant) is set to marry an heiress. But unfortunately for his bride-to-be, while he's traveling alone on a luxury liner, he meets Kerr and realizes he's engaged to the wrong woman. McCarey and Grant in a sentimental mood. First made by McCarey in 1939 as Love Affair with Dunne and Boyer, later remade as Love Affair (1994) with Beatty and Bening.

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Academy Awards 1957 --- Ceremony Number 30 (source: AMPAS)

Best CinematographyMilton KrasnerNominated
Best Costume DesignCharles LeMaireNominated
Best Music - ScoringHugo FriedhoferNominated
Best Music - SongMusic by Harry Warren; Lyrics by Harold Adamson and Leo McCareyNominated

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ONE MOVIE, THREE QUOTES: An Affair to Remember (1957)

By Carol Martinheira on Feb 13, 2022 From The Old Hollywood Garden

ONE MOVIE, THREE QUOTES: An Affair to Remember (1957) On February 13, 2022 By CarolIn Uncategorized Tomorrow?s Valentine?s Day! So, of course, ONE MOVIE, THREE QUOTES is getting all mushy and romantic with none other than An Affair to Remember (1957, dir. Leo McCar... Read full article

DOUBLE BILL #18: Love Affair (1939) and An Affair to Remember (1957)

By Carol Martinheira on Sep 10, 2018 From The Old Hollywood Garden

DOUBLE BILL #18: Love Affair (1939) and An Affair to Remember (1957) On September 10, 2018 By CarolIn Uncategorized It’s not unusual for a director to remake their own movie. Hitchcock did it, Cecil B. DeMille did it (twice!), and Leo McCarey did it. Love Affair (... Read full article

An Affair to Remember (1957)

on Mar 1, 2017 From Journeys in Classic Film

Modern day romantic films have salted me on the romances of the classics. Raised on a steady diet of reductive and trite ways to “win” someone’s heart can leave one cynical, and it’s only through watching the right romances of the studio era that you uncover that well of admi... Read full article

1001 Classic Movies: An Affair to Remember

By Amanda Garrett on Feb 21, 2017 From Old Hollywood Films

An Affair to Remember (1957), starring Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered go here). February's theme is the l... Read full article

Win Tickets to see ?TCM Big Screen Classics: An Affair to Remember? (giveaway runs Jan 13-28)

By Annmarie Gatti on Jan 13, 2017 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Win Tickets to see ?An Affair to Remember??on the Big Screen! in Select Cinemas Nationwide?Sunday Feb 12 & Wednesday Feb 15! “It was the nearest thing to heaven! You were there…” CMH is thrilled to announce the?2nd of our 14?movie ticket giveaways this year,?courtesy of Fathom ... Read full article

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Quotes from

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?

Terry McKay: I'm getting married and I want you to be the first to congratulate me.
NYC Cab Driver: Marriage is something to rush to?

Nickie: There must be something between us, even if it's only an ocean.

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Facts about

Deborah Kerr plays Terry McKay, previously played by Irene Dunne in Love Affair, of which this film is a remake - both were directed by Leo McCarey. The year before this film was made, Kerr played Anna Leonowens in The King and I, also a role that had previously been played by Irene Dunne in the black-and-white classic Anna and the King of Siam. "The King and I" is a musical based on the same book.
References to this movie in Nora Ephron's Sleepless in Seattle, revitalized interest in the film, and led to 2 million additional sales of the 1957 classic on VHS.
In the "50th anniversary" DVD release, one of the bonus features is a Movietone News piece about the shipboard premiere of the movie aboard the S.S. Constitution, identified in the newsreel as the location for filming.
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