Monday, November 30, 2009
Hello friends! I have met the novel requirement and am back to blogging. Thanks again for all the support and encouragement. It means more to me than you know. I have decided to write about one of my favorite movies of all time, "An Affair to Remember." I love watching this movie especially at Christmas. Here are some fun facts about the film and some photos to go along with them. Have a great Monday, friends!
Deborah Kerr's singing was dubbed by Marni Nixon, who also dubbed her in The King and I (1956) the previous year.
Deborah Kerr and Cary Grant improvised many of their scenes throughout filming, and a number of lines that made it to the final cut of the film came from the actors' improvisation.
References to this movie in Nora Ephron's Sleepless in Seattle (1993), revitalized interest in the film, and led to 2 million additional sales of the 1957 classic on VHS.
Ingrid Bergman was the first choice to play Terry McKay.
Cary Grant would later admit that, like many of An Affair to Remember's fans, he always cried while watching the film's ending.
Robert Wagner, still at the start of his career, was a frequent visitor to the set so he could watch Grant work.
While filming a scene on board the luxury liner, Grant pointed out that the steward's jacket had the wrong buttons for the Queen Mary. Although crew members insisted nobody would know the difference, he said, "Yes, but I'll know it," so they changed the buttons.
Kerr had not seen Cathleen Nesbitt, cast as Grant's grandmother, in 19 years. Back then, Nesbitt had played Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, with Kerr as a lady in waiting. The film marked the start of a long friendship between them.
In France, the film was called "She and He", "A Splendid Love" in Italy, "The Great Love of My Life" in Portugal, "Too Late to Forget" in Brazil, "All of Love" in Sweden and "Unforgettable Fondness" in Finland.
With $3.85 million in box office receipts, An Affair to Remember was one of the top-grossing films of 1957.
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