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Yes, Cary Grant is...well Cary Grant, and therefore perfect in everything....But the remake, An Affair to Remember PALES in comparison to the original, Love Affair. The great Maria Ouspenskaya steals the movie as Charles Boyer's beloved grandmother. Oscar realized this and nominated her for Best Supporting in 1939! Personally, I never FELT a love connection between Grant & Deborah Kerr...I mean, did they ever REALLY kiss? Each scene was hidden by scenery! But Boyer & Dunne...they tease...they flirt...Watch the movie & compare for yourself.
I love this film! It is much better than the remake with Annette Benning, although I do like her very much as an actress. I believe this film is better because of the remarkable performances of Charles Boyer and the incomparable Maria Ouspemskaya as his precious and wise Grandmother. Irene Dunne is so beautiful and innocent in this film that she breaks your heart. The idea of keeping secrets for what we believe is the good of someone else shows clearly how bad a decision like this can be. Make no mistake about it. This is a love story, a glorious one too! It is perfect in every way. Two things to note: The beautiful lace shawl is paramount in this story and you cannot possibly not be affected by the children singing "Wishing" which was nominated for an Oscar.
one of the greats
- c burkett
one of the best I've seen.I've watched this movie at least six times in my life and I still find it entertaining,I think it is better than the remakes and I watch it every time TCM shows it -great movie!
- Mark Sutch
Um filme nota 10
Este filme é excelente. Irene Dunne e Charles Boyer estão afinados e existe uma química entre eles muito forte no filme. Que foi indicado a 6 oscar incluse por melhor atriz e melhor trilha sonora. Muito Bom.
love affair with love affair
Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer, two of the screen's most appealing stars. And both of them stated later that this was their favorite film. (How can anybody not love Irene Dunne? What personality! What talent!) I can see this movie over and over. As for those remakes, just forget them. Why tamper with perfection?
- Jim Parmer
I didn't know this version existed. I have seen "An Affair to Remember" many, many times, and again, I cried at the end. Want to see this one many more times.
"An Affair tio Remember" but with heart.
I never knew "Love Affair" had been remade into "Am Affair to Remember". In fact, I never knew "Love Affair" existed until today when turning CM on early this morning thanks to the time change! This has so much more heart than the other version. Kerr is so flat, emotionless is "An Affair" and Grant, of whom I am a huge fan, is not convincing. But in this movie. emotions are well acted and lifelike. Dunne and Boyer- who I never saw so handsome - sparkle together. And Maria Ouspenskya as his mother is marvelous! I prefer this movie over "An Affair" and its 50's starch and overacting.
A Natural Love Match
Although I always tear up at the end of the Cary Grant/Deborah Kerr version, "An Affair to Remember", the pairing of Boyer and Dunne, resulted in a far more believable love match. Their rapport is natural, light, humorous and affectionate. And who could resist the sexy French accent of the suave Charles Boyer. Think I'll pop a bottle of pink champagne!
Love Affair vs. An Affair to Remember
I stumbled upon Love Affair during an insomnia event and it didn't take long to realize that the story was familiar. I liked Irene Dunne but having seen the Deborah Kerr/Cary Grant version first (and being a Grant fan) I prefer that version. I was surprised that there is no recognition that one is a remake of the other in any of the databases I researched. Perhaps it is because the male character name is different in each.
Irene Dunne sings -- bird listens
Irene Dunne is always magical. I turned on the TV in the kitchen as Dunne began to sing "Plaisirs d'Amour". The baby chickadee in the birdbath outside the window cocked his head and listened - obviously with great pleasure!