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  1. I’m in the Love Affair over An Affair to Remember camp with you.

    For years I would pass over this title in the Leonard Maltin movie book and wonder if I would ever get the chance to see it. Then I almost missed the darn thing because of the bland title – then I got to see an adorable movie – then I forgot what it was called.

    Coincidence time: last night’s final Jeopardy! category was sculpture and this movie popped right into my head.

    Title time: My candidate for the worst title is Conflict (1945). They paid somebody for that.

    • You forgot too!:) I love it. Conflict IS worse! I haven’t seen that–probably for just that reason. That’s so funny the film was in your head after the Jeopardy! question. The sculpture as a unifying plot concept is so odd in this film. I kept thinking there was a better way to get them together.

  2. Oh my goodness, yes! I agree with you about Love Affair and Deborah Kerr. I’ve seen many of her films and she seems so remote and lacking warmth.

  3. Yup, I’m another one who prefers Love Affair to the remake. Dunne and Boyer are exquisite together, which means I must check out this film…the one with the boring name…What’s it called again? ๐Ÿ˜‰

  4. This sounds like a hoot! I just realized I haven’t seen enough of Dunne and this one sounds like a good one to correct that. And yeah, ‘Together Again’?? It’s like the studio heads couldn’t think of anything better and gave up!

  5. Yikes! I can’t believe I’ve never heard of this – as I adore Mr. Boyer and love Ms. Dunne. Thanks for a crackerjack review and adding yet another list to my very long list of “gotta see”s.

  6. This blogathon has some of the best entries I’ve ever seen in one event, and yours adds yet another (as you point out, totally forgettable) title to my endless must-watch list. I’m nuts about Coburn (who isn’t?) and Boyer, and often Dunne, especially if she’s not singing. For me a little of her warbling goes a loooooong way. Hope I can find this one soon, I’d love to watch it with my Mom before her visit ends in a few days, it’s right up our alley. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

  7. Charles Boyer is enough to scare me away from any movie, too. (Just don’t scare for him.) But I like Dunne, so I will have to be on the lookout for this one the next time it turns up on Tee Cee Em. Splendid job!

  8. I know what you mean about the title! As I read the title of your post, I totally zoned out what film went with it, even though I’ve seen it. ๐Ÿ™‚ I love Coburn and Dunne…I could have watched a whole film with just them! For some reason, what I always remember is the line where she tells him that he has the right shape for Cupid, but his aim’s a little off. ๐Ÿ™‚

    You’ve inspired me! Several months ago I was going to write a post about the two films – Affair to Remember and Love Affair – and for some reason put it off. You’ve made me want to revisit that topic. Thanks!

  9. Thanks for the suggestion of another Irene Dunne film that bears watching, I think the film of hers that I prefer the most is “My Favorite Wife”. I enjoy Coburn very much, too!

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