Love Affair (1939)
First screened in May 2010
Director: Leo McCarey. Cast: Charles Boyer, Irene Dunne, Maria Ouspenskaya, Lee Bowman, Astrid Allwyn, Maurice Moscovitch, Scotty Beckett, Ferike Boros, Fred Malatesta. Screenplay: Delmer Daves and Donald Ogden Stewart (based on an original screen story by Mildred Cram and Leo McCarey).

Twitter Capsule: I wouldn't have thought of Boyer and Dunne together. Now, I can't not. Strong adult drama, though last act is weakest.

VOR:   One of Hollywood's most fondly remembered adult romances, and among the most often remade. Not innovative in a conventional sense, but represented something new and desirable.



Photo © 1939 RKO Radio Pictures

Not yet reviewed in full. B+


Academy Award Nominations:
Best Picture
Best Actress: Irene Dunne
Best Supporting Actress: Maria Ouspenskaya
Best Original Story: Mildred Cram & Leo McCarey
Best Art Direction: Van Nest Polglase; Alfred Herman
Best Original Song: "Wishing"

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