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Love Affair (1939) Poster

(1939)

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After this movie was released restaurants were suddenly bombarded with requests for pink champagne.
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This was Irene Dunne's favorite among her films. This also happened to be Charles Boyer's favorite among his films as well.
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In 1957, director Leo McCarey remade the movie as An Affair to Remember (1957), starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. (Cary Grant and Irene Dunne had previously co-starred in The Awful Truth (1937), which was also directed by McCarey.) The movie was remade a second time as Love Affair (1994), starring Warren Beatty, Annette Bening, and Katharine Hepburn, directed by Glenn Gordon Caron.
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Charles Boyer and Irene Dunne were paired again as a romantic couple in When Tomorrow Comes (1939), made the same year as this film. Both films feature a scene where Dunne sings while Boyer plays the piano. Their third and final film together was Together Again (1944).
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on July 6, 1942 with Charles Boyer and Irene Dunne reprising their film roles.
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Astrid Allwyn, who plays Boyer's heiress fiancé, also appeared in the unrelated film Love Affair (1932), starring a young and relatively-unknown Humphrey Bogart.
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"Lux Radio Theater" broadcast a 60 minute radio adaptation of the movie on April 1, 1940 with Irene Dunne reprising her film role.
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According to the newspaper headlines displayed on screen, Charles Boyer's character name is Marnay in the US version and Marnet in the French one.
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Two years later in 1941, this was again adapted for radio by the Screen Guild Theater with Madeleine Carroll & Melvyn Douglas. The transatlantic cruise was rerouted to come from Rio as part of Hollywood's pivot to South America during WWII.
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Terry and Michel go the entire film without kissing each other.
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