An Affair to Remember
An Affair to Remember ★★½ 1957
McCarey remakes his own “Love Affair,” with less success. Nightclub singer Kerr and wealthy bachelor Grant discover love on an ocean liner and agree to meet six months later on top of the Empire State Building to see if their feelings are the same. Not as good as the original, but a winner of a fairy tale just the same. Notable for causing many viewers to sob uncontrollably. “Affair” was gathering dust on store shelves until “Sleepless in Seattle” used it as a plot device and rentals skyrocketed. In 1994 real life couple Warren Beatty and Annette Bening attempted a third “Love Affair” remake. 115m/C VHS, DVD. Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning, Cathleen Nesbitt, Neva Patterson, Robert Q. Lewis, Fortunio Bonanova, Matt Moore, Nora Marlowe, Sarah Selby; D: Leo McCarey; W: Leo McCarey, Delmer Daves, Donald Ogden Stewart; C: Milton Krasner; M: Hugo Friedhofer.