Love Affair

Love Affair

Streaming Video - 2015
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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.
Publisher: [United States] : The Film Detective : Made available through hoopla, 2015
Branch Call Number: Streaming Hoopla Video
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 88 min.)) : sd., col

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voisjoe1_0
Dec 10, 2015

This 1939 film utilizes three major film figures, actors Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer, and director Leo MaCarey in the story of two souls falling in love on a ship that was traveling from Europe to the USA, where each had a lover awaiting their arrival. They must decide if their feelings are infatuation rather than a love that would last. And should they cut ties with the ones they supposedly already loved? The film garnered 6 Oscar nominations, including best picture, best actress, and best supporting actress.

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Monolith
Sep 07, 2014

I watched director Leo McCarey's '57 remake of this ("An Affair To Remember", with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr) prior to watching this, his original version, and although the dialogue and the plot were virtually identical, they both hold their own unique and equal charm for me. I don't think I'll check out the third '94 version with Warren Beatty and Annette Bening, however...

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rslade
Jul 10, 2014

Intriguing to see how slavishly Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr followed the dialogue and styling in their later version.

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Monolith
Sep 07, 2014

Terry McKay (to Michel): "...My father used to say, "Wishes are the dreams we dream when we're awake." ...He drank a lot."

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Monolith
Sep 07, 2014

Terry McKay (to Michel): "My father used to say... "It's a funny thing, but the things we like best are either illegal, immoral, or fattening."

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