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Sunday, December 28, 2014

"Love Affair" (1939)


"Love Affair" (1939) Sappy, soapy, schmaltz...but it works due to an effervescent Irene Dunne and mega-suave Charles Boyer. The director, Leo McCarey, remade this twenty years later as the leaden "An Affair to Remember" with Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr; avoid it. Go for the lighter touch of his first try. And don't miss the scene stealing Maria Ouspenskaya (say that three times fast) as the heart tugging granny. 


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