Love Affair is a 1939 American romantic film starring Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer and featuring Maria Ouspenskaya. It was directed by Leo McCarey and written by Delmer Daves and Donald Ogden Stewart, based on a story by McCarey and Mildred Cram. The movie was remade in 1957 as An Affair to Remember, and again with the original title in 1994. A Hindi-languaged version named Mann was released in India in 1999.
French painter Michel Marnet (Charles Boyer) meets American singer Terry McKay (Irene Dunne) aboard a liner crossing the Atlantic Ocean. They are both already engaged, he to heiress Lois Clarke (Astrid Allwyn), she to Kenneth Bradley (Lee Bowman). They begin to flirt and to dine together on the ship, but his notoriety and popularity on the ship make them conscious that others are watching. Eventually, they decide that they should dine separately and not associate with each other. At a stop at Madeira, they visit Michel's grandmother Janou (Maria Ouspenskaya), who approves of Terry and wants Michel to settle down.
|author||Delmer Daves Donald Ogden Stewart Leo McCarey Mildred Cram|
|contentLocation||New York City|
|editor||Edward Dmytryk George Hively|
|keywords||atlantic ocean build empire state building engage french painter how to liner madeira ocean liner teach|
|nomination||Academy Award for Best Actress Academy Award for Best Picture Academy Award for Best Production Design Academy Award for Best Story Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress|
|productionCompany||RKO Radio Pictures|
|publisher||RKO Radio Pictures|