Love Affair Overview:

Love Affair (1939) was a Comedy - Drama Film directed by Leo McCarey and produced by Leo McCarey.

Academy Awards 1939 --- Ceremony Number 12 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActressIrene DunneNominated
Best Supporting ActressMaria OuspenskayaNominated
Best Art DirectionVan Nest Polglase, Al HermanNominated
Best Music - SongMusic and Lyrics by Buddy de SylvaNominated
Best PictureRKO RadioNominated
Best WritingMildred Cram, Leo McCareyNominated
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Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer in “Love Affair”

By Stephen Reginald on Feb 6, 2024 From Classic Movie Man

Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer in “Love Affair” Love Affair (1939) is the original romance directed by Leo McCarey (The Awful Truth) starring Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer.French painter Michel Marnet (Boyer) and American singer Terry McKay (Dunne) meet aboard a transatlantic ocean l... Read full article


Watching 1939: Love Affair (1939)

on Apr 11, 2019 From Comet Over Hollywood

In 2011, I announced I was trying to see every film released in 1939. This new series chronicles films released in 1939 as I watch them.?As we start out this blog feature, this section may become more concrete as I search for a common thread that runs throughout each film of the year. Right now, tha... Read full article


Gilda (1946) and my greatest love affair

By Carol Martinheira on Jan 28, 2019 From The Old Hollywood Garden

Gilda (1946) and my greatest love affair On January 28, 2019 By CarolIn Uncategorized I created The Old Hollywood Garden because I wanted to express my love for the classics. I wanted to make people want to watch them, and I wanted to share my?undying fascination?with ... 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


Great films of 1939: "Love Affair" October 1 at the Daystar Center

By Stephen Reginald on Sep 24, 2016 From Classic Movie Man

Great films of 1939: "Love Affair" October 1 at the Daystar Center Great films of 1939: Love Affair Where: The Venue 1550 at the Daystar Center, 1550 S. State Street, Chicago, IL When: October 1, 2016 Time: 6:45 p.m. Hosted by Stephen Reginald Love Affair (1939) is the original romance directe... Read full article


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Quotes from

Terry McKay: How's your fiancee?
Michel: She's got a cold.
Terry McKay: Oh, that's too bad. Got it at Lake Como?
Michel: No, she wasn't there.
Terry McKay: Uhh... , Uh, you mean the Lady of the Lake was not...
Michel: [Shakes head] That was her best friend.
Terry McKay: Oh.
Michel: [Another shake, and grimace]
Terry McKay: Chummy bunch.


Terry McKay: The things we like best are either illegal, immoral or fattening.


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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie onJuly 6, 1942 with Charles Boyer and Irene Dunne reprising their film roles.
This was Irene Dunne's favorite among her films. This also happened to be Charles Boyer's favorite among his films as well.
After this movie was released restaurants were suddenly bombarded with requests for pink champagne.
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