An Affair to Remember (1957)

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A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will it happen?

"An Affair to Remember" is a timeless 1957 romantic drama directed by Leo McCarey, starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. The movie is extensively applauded for its engaging character development and lovely storytelling, which effectively pulls on the heartstrings of its audience.

The story revolves around 2 characters, Nickie Ferrante (Cary Grant) and Terry McKay (Deborah Kerr), who satisfy on an ocean cruise from Europe to New York. Although both are engaged to other people, they form an instant, strong bond.

Nickie is a global playboy engaged to a rich heiress, while Terry is a previous bar singer engaged to a popular businessman. Regardless of their connections, they fall deeply in love with each other during the journey. They consent to end their present relationships and reunite on the top of the Empire State Building in 6 months if their love for each other remains the same.

Awful Twist
Nevertheless, disaster strikes on the selected day. Terry, hurrying to fulfill Nickie, is hit by a taxi and is left unable to stroll. Unwilling to burden Nickie with her impairment, she does not notify him about the mishap and conceals away.

Climactic Scene
Without knowing the reason for her lack, Nickie thinks he is jilted. However the story takes a remarkable turn on one unsuspecting Christmas Eve when Nickie, now a painter, visits Terry's apartment or condo to offer a painting. He notices his own painting, a hint led him to Terry's home. Upon seeing Terry in her bedridden state, he learns more about her destructive accident and comprehends why she never showed up for their meeting.

The climactic scene, filled with feeling, sees Nickie inform Terry, "I was searching for. It was the closest thing to paradise. You were there", signifying their undying love for each other. The movie ends with an exceptionally touching minute when Nickie finds out that Terry has kept a painting he did of his grandmother, showing her unmentioned love throughout their time apart.

"An Affair to Remember" is not simply a film, it's a cinematic milestone. Although the story appears simple on the surface, the movie's success lies in the amazing chemistry in between Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, in addition to their impressive performances.

The film was chosen for four Academy Awards, including Best Music and Best Original Song, and it's distinguished by its sad scenes and remarkable dialogues. Throughout the years, the film has actually secured its position in popular culture as one of the greatest romance ever told onscreen and continues to be celebrated by critics and audiences alike.

With its classic appeal, "An Affair to keep in mind" stands as a testimony to timeless Hollywood romance, filled with passion, sorrow, delight, and hope-- all the aspects of love that go beyond time.

Top Cast

  • Cary Grant (small)
    Cary Grant
    Nickie Ferrante
  • Deborah Kerr (small)
    Deborah Kerr
    Terry McKay
  • Richard Denning (small)
    Richard Denning
    Kenneth Bradley
  • Neva Patterson (small)
    Neva Patterson
    Lois Clark
  • Cathleen Nesbitt (small)
    Cathleen Nesbitt
    Grandmother Janou
  • Robert Q. Lewis (small)
    Robert Q. Lewis
  • Charles Watts (small)
    Charles Watts
    Ned Hathaway
  • Fortunio Bonanova (small)
    Fortunio Bonanova
  • Dorothy Adams (small)
    Dorothy Adams
    Mother at Rehearsal (uncredited)
  • Al Bain (small)
    Al Bain
    Man (uncredited)
  • Frank Baker (small)
    Frank Baker
    Ship Passenger (uncredited)