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A Love Affair to Remember

March 24, 2009

“Watch mo yung ‘An Affair to Remember’ starring

Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. Yan ang mother of all mother

ng mga hindi nagkita sa Empire State Tower.

As in the mother of all hopeless romantics.”


My good friend and highschool classmate Gary, buzzed me with that message this morning. And so I sensed that he already read my lastest blog post. Then I replied him back with,


“Yeah, I know. May VCD copy ako nyan.

Did you know na remake na lang yan?

Ang first ever version is entitled ‘Love Affair’ din yata.”


Oh well, I have been a fan of uber romantic slash chick-flick movies that’s why I somehow know about this. That is in fact in my stored fats knowledge. Although I really haven’t seen the original Love Affair film, I was able to get glimpse of some of the scenes. I guess I should get a copy soon so I could compare all three films. LOL.

For the younger readers, you may not dig this post as these films are way too old. I guess, your parents were not yet born when the first film was made or your parents have not yet met when the remake was launched. So the film that I referred to in my latest post is actually a second remake. All the three films share the same plot. Hmmm, that’s why it’s called remake. LOL! 

Here’s the plot, courtesy of yahoo movies:


The magic of a shipboard romance charms a Frenchman and American woan into each other’s arms, but promises made to other people and the notoriously fleeting nature of affairs convince the couple to part ways for six months and meet again atop the Empire State Builing to see if their love is a lasting one. Although their hearts remain true, an accident and a misunderstanding might lead to heartbreak.


And here are the three famous films:

Love Affair, 1939

Click here to watch a short clip at youtube.

Main Characters:

Charles Boyer – Michel Marnet

Irene Dunne – Terry McKay

Maria Ouspenskaya – Grandmother Janou


An Affair to Remember, 1957

Click here to watch a short clip at youtube.

Main Characters:

Cary Grant – Nickie Ferrante

Deborah Kerr – Terry McKay

Cathleen Nesbit – Grandmother Janou


Love Affair, 1994

Click here to watch a short clip at youtube.

Main Characters:

Warren Beatty – Mike Gambril

Annette Bening – Terry McKay

Katherine Hepburn – Aunt Ginny


I guess you already noticed that there are some inconsistencies. The male character’s name was never the same. LOL! And the grandmother instantly became an aunt on the second remake. Another LOL!

And for the younger readers to dig this, I know you have at some point watched Sleepless in Seattle. That famous Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan movie? Well, it doesn’t have the same plot. But Tom and Meg’s characters somehow imitated that Empire State meet-up. And remember the scene when Meg and another female charater were weeping over a film while the guys laughed at them? They were watching the 1939 film there. That, apparently, led the movie to end at the Empire State Tower.

16 Comments leave one →
  1. March 24, 2009 7:10 pm

    mukha ngang luma na.hehe

    hindi ako masyadong fan ng love story.gusto ko horror.takutan.patayan.asteeegg.

    btw, BASE!

    • March 25, 2009 12:47 pm

      luma ever yan, rye. as in classic movie 🙂

      naku out ako sa takutan na movies. pag labas ko lang sa community namin, parang horror na. no need to watch those movies anymore, hehehe!

      base na naman ah!

  2. March 25, 2009 5:00 am

    Hmmm… wala pa akong napanood ni isa man lang dito ah. Maybe I will.. Maybe I won’t.. hehe. Medyo mahilig dn ako sa romantic-comedy.

    • March 25, 2009 12:48 pm

      naku mon, kasama ka kasi dun sa nga “younger readers” ko. baka magulat pa ako kung napanood mo yan eh!

  3. March 25, 2009 8:11 am

    believe it or not…

    napanood ko yung “love affair to remember”

    gusto ko yung part na nasa bangka sila

    • March 25, 2009 12:54 pm

      i believe epfi. di ka naman pasok sa “younger readers” category noh?!

      eh teka, alin ba ang napanood mo? love affair o an affair to remember?

      kaw ha, mahilig ka… sa love story 🙂

  4. March 25, 2009 8:54 am

    hehe love story na napanood ko po ung the notebook lang hehe,,,ang ganda din po ng storya nun ..
    ang luma na po pala nyang movie na yan hehe…:)

    • March 25, 2009 12:56 pm

      ay oo lovely, ganda nga yang The Notebook. ka-inlab ang story. wagas ang pagmamahal…. haaay!

  5. prinsesamusang permalink
    March 25, 2009 12:53 pm

    1939 ang una? wowwowowoww naka ilang birthday na din to LOL

    • March 25, 2009 12:56 pm

      opo, mega old noh?! halos kasing tanda ng nanay ko! hehehe!

  6. snglguy permalink
    March 25, 2009 2:52 pm

    Hah, I’ve seen the original, as well as the first and second remake. Actually, what made the first remake (the Grant and Kerr starrer) popular was because of the theme song which Deborah Kerr sang in the movie. She was of course, lipsynching, which she will again do in the screen adaptation of “The King and I”…;-)

    BTW, since you are into tearjerkers, try to find (that is, if you can) a copy of the 1973 telemovie, “Sunshine”, am sure you’ll be groping for a hankie towards the end of the movie, hehe

    • March 25, 2009 3:47 pm

      Why am I not surprised to know about this? LOL. Yeah, I read about that Kerr doing lipsync in the movie.

      It seems that “Sunshine” is such a hard find, huh?! If you have a copy, can you lend it to me? LOL.

  7. March 26, 2009 3:28 pm

    di ako makarelate! im just 18 years old…waaaaa…

    i haven’t seen both.. pero i would prefer the new one.. try ko watch yan this weekend..

    • March 27, 2009 4:08 pm

      hehehe, i really don’t expect my readers to relate to his post. but if you have time, do watch any of them. kaka-inlove yan, rees!

  8. March 29, 2009 9:03 pm

    Coincidence siguro dahil medyo naiyak din ako sa last scene Love Affair ni Warren Beatty & Annete Bening. ganon din sa Sleepless in Seattle w/c is obviously the same plot ng Affair to Remember. Ewan ko ba bakit hindi ako maiyak sa mga tearjerker movie natin. May mga simpleng eksena kasi nata-touch ako tulad sa Nothing Hills. But there is one movie that really makes me cry at nalungkot ako for 1 week. It was Million Dollar Baby.

    • March 30, 2009 3:48 am

      nakakaiyak naman talaga ung scene na yun di ba? more than 20x ko na napanood yang version na yan at everytime na darating sa part na yan eh iyak galore na ako.

      di rin ako fan ng local films or teleserye. natatawa ako sa drama nila eh, hehehe! i havent seen million dollar baby. di kasi ako mahilig sa boxing. feeling ko violent film cya 😛 i’ll try to watch though.

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