Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Classic Movie - An Affair to Remember

An Affair to Remember - 1957

Starring Cary Grant as Nickie Ferrante and Deborah Kerr as Terry McKay. Directed by Leo McCarey.
This is the best romance movie ever made, according to me. I love this movie, it is one of my favorites.
It goes like this: A man (Nickie), falls in love with a woman (Terry), while on a cruise. They are both engaged to other people who are waiting for them back in New York.
They try to hide their feelings from the other passengers and crew but it doesn't work. Everyone knows they are secretly meeting just by the way they look at each other and act around each other.
On their last day at sea, they agree to meet in 6 months at the top of the Empire State Building, if everything goes as planned. When the day arrives, Terry gets hit by a car while running to the Empire State Building. Nickie is already at the top waiting for her, pacing and checking his watch. He stays there until midnight, 6 hours after they were supposed to meet. When Terry doesn't show up, Nickie thinks she has decided to stay with her fianceƩ.
After a year goes by they run into each other at the ballet, neither one has married. Terry doesn't want Nickie to know she is in a wheelchair. She doesn't want his sympathy. They exchange pleasantries and after Nickie leaves Terry gets into her wheelchair.
Nickie decides to pay her a visit at her apartment and all the truth comes out. They still love each other.
You have to see this movie, especially if you are a romantic at heart.

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