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Love Affair [1939]

Director:Leo McCarey
Writer:Delmer Daves
Donald Ogden Stewart
Composer:Roy Webb
Length:88 minutes
(1 hour 28 minutes)
MPAA Rating:UR
Suggested Event Use:Valentines Day
Sorting Category:Romance
IMDB Rating:7.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:86%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: French playboy Michel Marnet and American Terry McKay fall in love aboard ship. They arrange to reunite 6 months later, after Michel has had a chance to earn a decent living.

Reaction: Charming characters. The movie definitely belongs to Dunne and Boyer. This movie is the inspiration for "An Affair to Remember" which was heavily alluded to on "Sleepless in Seattle".

Personal Rating: 7/10

Leo McCarey => Director
Delmer Daves => Writer
Donald Ogden Stewart => Writer
Roy Webb => Composer
Astrid Allwyn => Lois Clarke
Bess Flowers => Woman in Couple on Deck (uncredited)
Carol Hughes => Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Charles Boyer => Michel
Dell Henderson => Cafe Manager (uncredited)
Ferike Boros => Terry's Landlady (uncredited)
Irene Dunne => Terry
Joan Leslie => Autograph Seeker (uncredited)
Lee Bowman => Kenneth Bradley
Leyland Hodgson => Doctor (uncredited)
Lloyd Ingraham => Doctor (uncredited)
Maria Ouspenskaya => Grandmother
Mary Bovard => Autograph Seeker (uncredited)
Maurice Moscovitch => Maurice Cobert (as Maurice Moscovich)
Oscar O'Shea => Priest (uncredited)
Phyllis Kennedy => Annie - Terry's Maid (uncredited)
Scotty Beckett => Boy on Ship (uncredited)
The Robert Mitchell Boy Choir => Choir (uncredited)
Tom Dugan => Drunk with Christmas Tree (uncredited)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Lux Radio Theater broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on July 6, 1942 with Charles Boyer and Irene Dunne reprising their film roles.
  • Lux Radio Theater broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 1, 1940 with Irene Dunne reprising her film role.
  • After this movie was released restaurants were suddenly bombarded with requests for pink champagne.
  • This was Irene Dunne's favorite among her films. This also happened to be Charles Boyer's favorite among his films as well.