Love Affair

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"DESPERATELY IN LOVE!- a great, tender romance to give you your deepest heart-thrill in months!"
  • G
  • 1939
  • 1 hr 27 min
  • 7.3  (6,373)
  • 91

Love Affair from 1939 is a romantic drama film which tells the story of two ordinary people who fall in love in the course of a luxurious ocean voyage. The film stars Irene Dunne as Terry McKay and Charles Boyer as Michel Marnet. Both of them are already engaged to someone else, but fate has something special in store for them. Love Affair begins with Terry and Michel meeting each other while travelling on an ocean liner from Europe to New York. Michel is a famous painter, while Terry is a talented singer. Over the course of the voyage, they gradually begin to fall in love. However, they try to keep their distance and their relationship platonic. Both of them are engaged to be married, and they don't want to hurt their partners.

Once they reach New York, Michel proposes that they meet each other after six months at the top of the Empire State Building. If both of them are still in love, they will break off their respective engagements and marry each other. The idea sounds romantic and bizarre, but Terry agrees.

Time passes, and when the date finally arrives, Terry makes her way to the top of the Empire State Building. However, fate intervenes in the form of an accident, and Terry is unable to make it to their rendezvous. She writes a letter to Michel explaining what happened, but she never mails it.

Years go by, and both Terry and Michel move on with their lives. Michel gets married to a wealthy socialite named Lois Clarke, played by Maria Ouspenskaya, and becomes a highly successful painter. Meanwhile, Terry becomes a famous singer and marries Kenneth Bradley, a wealthy businessman.

However, fate brings Terry and Michel together again when they accidentally meet each other in a department store. The old flame is rekindled, and they decide to meet again at the same time and place as before. This time they promise to make it work and start a new life together.

The acting in Love Affair is superb, with both Dunne and Boyer delivering excellent performances. They both portray their characters with ease, making the audience feel their emotions and understand their problems. The chemistry between them is palpable, and the love scenes between them are both romantic and believable.

The film's cinematography is also remarkable, with some stunning shots of the ocean liner and various other locations. The set design is lavish and impressive, conveying the luxuriousness of the ship and the department store they later visit.

The music in Love Affair is also noteworthy, with several memorable songs that have become classics. The theme song, "Wishing," was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.

Overall, Love Affair is a timeless classic that continues to charm audiences with its timeless theme of love and fate. The film captures the mood of a different era, but the emotions it conveys are universal and timeless. It is a must-see for fans of romantic drama and classical cinema.

Love Affair is a 1939 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 27 minutes. It has received poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.3 and a MetaScore of 91.

Love Affair
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    1 hr 27 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (6,373)
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