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Saturday, January 06, 2007

Love Affair (1939)

A wonderfully touching movie. Michel Marnet (Charles Boyer) is one of Europe's best known playboys. His picture is in the paper all the time and whenever he is seen with a woman it is assumed that she is his next conquest. However, he has decided to settle down and get married. He crosses the Atlantic to meet his fiance in New York and on the passage he meets Terry McKay (Irene Dunn). Terry was in Europe on business for her boss, who is also her fiance. As Terry and Michel begin to spend time together on the ship they slowly begin to fall in love. However, Michel is embarrassed because he has never had a job so they decide to wait six months so they can both make their way in the world. They decide to meet on the observation deck of the Empire State Building. However, on her way there Terry is hit by a car and is paralyzed. When she does not show up Michel is heartbroken. Will they ever meet again or will their love affair end?

This movie was wonderful. Boyer and Dunn are amazing as the couple. This movie has been remade twice. First in 1957 as An Affair to Remember starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. The second remake was in 1994 starring Warren Beatty, Annette Benning and Katherine Hepburn in her next to last role. However, I think the original is terrific and worth watching.



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