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An Affair to Remember Details


An Affair to Remember, director Leo McCarey's scene-for-scene remake of his own 1939 film Leo McCarey, isn't really an improvement on the original, but it's equally as enjoyable. Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, high-profile types both engaged to be married to other people, meet and fall in love during an ocean voyage. To test the depth of their commitment to each other, Grant and Kerr promise that, if they're still in love at the end of six months, they will meet again at the top of the Empire State Building. Clips from An Affair to Remember were used as "reference points" throughout the 1993 romantic comedy Deborah Kerr, which likewise concluded atop the Empire State Building. Disproving the theory that "Third Time's the Charm," Warren Beatty attempted to remake Affair to Remember, again titled Leo McCarey, in 1994. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:January 1, 1957


Awarded by
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Harold Adamson Best Song 1957 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Charles LeMaire Best Costume Design 1957 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Harry Warren Best Song 1957 Nominee
Directors Guild of America Leo McCarey Best Director 1957 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Leo McCarey Best Song 1957 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Milton Krasner Best Cinematography 1957 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Hugo W. Friedhofer Best Score 1957 Nominee


Cary Grant
as Nickie Ferrante
Deborah Kerr
as Terry McKay
Richard Denning
as Kenneth
Neva Patterson
as Lois Clarke
Cathleen Nesbitt
as Grandmother
Robert Q. Lewis
as Announcer
Charles Watts
as Hathaway
Fortunio Bonanova
as Courbet
Matt Moore
as Fr. McGrath
Louis Mercier
as Mario
Geraldine Wall
as Miss Webb
Nora Marlowe
as Gladys
Sarah Selby
as Miss Lane
Alberto Morin
as Bartender
Genevieve Aumont
as Gabriello
Walter Woolf King
as Doctor
Scotty Morrow
as Orphan
Helen Mayon
as Nurse
Marni Nixon
as Terry McKay [singing voice]
Jack Raine
as British TV commentator
Alena Murray
as Airline stewardess
Juney Ellis
as Teacher
Roger Til
as French commentator
Brian Corcoran
as Boy, age 5
Dorothy Adams
as Mother
Tina Thompson
as Orphan
Jack Lomas
as Painter
Jesslyn Fax
as Landlady
Marc Snow
as Ship's photographer
Bert Stevens
as Maitre D'
Tony DeMario
as Waiter


Leo McCarey
Jerry Wald
Leo McCarey
Delmer Daves
Leo McCarey
Screen Story
Mildred Cram
Screen Story
Donald Ogden Stewart
Milton Krasner
Leo McCarey
Leo McCarey
Composer (Music Score)
Harold Adamson
Composer (Music Score)
Harold Adamson
Harry Warren
Harry Warren
Composer (Music Score)
Hugo W. Friedhofer
Composer (Music Score)
Lionel Newman
Musical Direction/Supervision
James B. Clark
Lyle Wheeler
Art Director
Jack Martin Smith
Art Director
Walter Scott
Set Designer
Charles LeMaire
Costume Designer
Charles Peck
Sound/Sound Designer
Robert Sidney