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Leo McCarey (1898–1969)

Autor(a) de An Affair to Remember [1957 film]

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Obras por Leo McCarey

An Affair to Remember [1957 film] (1957) — Director — 286 exemplares
The Bells of St. Mary's [1945 film] (1945) — Director — 138 exemplares
Duck Soup [1933 film] (1933) — Director — 115 exemplares
The Awful Truth [1937 film] (1937) — Director & Producer — 83 exemplares
Going My Way [1944 film] (1944) — Director — 70 exemplares
Bing Crosby Double Feature: Going My Way [and] Holiday Inn (2001) — Director — 58 exemplares
Make Way for Tomorrow [1937 film] (1937) — Director — 29 exemplares
Love Affair [1939 film] (1939) — Director — 22 exemplares
Once Upon a Honeymoon [1942 film] (1942) — Director — 21 exemplares
Ruggles of Red Gap [1935 film] (1935) — Director — 12 exemplares
Satan Never Sleeps [1962 film] (1962) — Director — 8 exemplares
Belle of the Nineties [1934 film] (1993) — Director — 7 exemplares
Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! [1958 film] (1958) — Director — 5 exemplares
Indiscreet [1931 film] (1931) — Director — 3 exemplares
The Cary Grant Film Collection (6 Films) (2013) — Director — 3 exemplares
The Kid from Spain [1932 film] (1932) — Director — 3 exemplares
Cary Grant 7-Movie Collection — Director — 2 exemplares
Sopa de ganso 2 exemplares
We Faw Down [1928 film] — Director — 2 exemplares
Good Sam [1948 film] (1948) — Director — 2 exemplares
Six of a Kind [1934 film] — Director — 1 exemplar
Irene Dunne Romance Classics (1999) — Director — 1 exemplar
Diva 20 Movie Pack — Director — 1 exemplar
Liberty [1929 film] — Director — 1 exemplar
The Classics: 5 Movies — Director — 1 exemplar
Universal Rarities: Films of the 1930s (2018) — Director — 1 exemplar
My Son John [1952 film] (1952) — Director — 1 exemplar
Wrong Again [1929 short] (1929) — Director — 1 exemplar
The Best of Laurel and Hardy: III — Director — 1 exemplar
Soupe au canard [film] (1933) 1 exemplar

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McCarey, Thomas Leo
Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Los Angeles, California, USA
Local de falecimento
Santa Monica, California, USA
film director



The depth and charm of Leo McCarey’s 1939 film, Love Affair places it a notch above most love stories. It is easy to understand why he himself felt this version had the edge over his own remake, starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr. Irene Dunne really shines in this film, giving one of her finest performances. A fine script by Delmer Daves and Donald Ogden Stewart takes us from sparkling wit to bittersweet love with ease, thanks to McCarey’s fine direction and the performances of Dunne and Charles Boyer.

Terry McKay (Dunne) and Michel Marnet (Boyer) are on an ocean cruise aboard the S.S. Napoli, both contemplating their impending marriages; she to a decent fellow who is more a friend than anything, and he to a very wealthy industrial heiress who doesn't excite him much but can afford his playboy lifestyle. They meet by chance — or fate — and soon must avoid prying eyes when a charming romance begins taking shape. His engagement, in fact, has been touted profusely in all the society papers.

Dunne is a witty hoot as the very American girl from New York and Boyer gives a very charming performance as Michel Marnet, a man squandering his talents by living in the moment. Terry gets a glimpse of what Michael might be when she meets his charming elderly grandmother in a beautiful rose-covered villa in Porto Santo, Madeira. The chapel there moves her deeply and she connects with his grandmother, who fears there will soon be a price to pay for her grandson's way of life.

The couple promise to meet in six months on top of the Empire State building at 5:00 to see if Michel can earn a living through his painting and be worthy to ask her hand in marriage. If you’ve seen the remake, which nearly everyone has, you know one of them doesn’t show up, but only due to tragic circumstances. An unexpected sighting, and a chain of events involving a painting will lead Michael to the truth, and perhaps a second chance at romantic heaven.

A love story of rare beauty, the original version of this film is a neglected treasure in American cinema. The lovely Irene Dunne gets to sing “Spring in My Heart” in this film, and the Oscar nominated “Wishing” is sung by her group of orphans. A nice score by the always reliable — and very underrated — Roy Webb enhances the mood of another RKO classic. A truly memorable romance with great charm.
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Matt_Ransom | 1 outra crítica | Nov 25, 2023 |
Acting: 5.0; Theme: 5.0; Content: 5.0; Language: 5.0; Overall: 5.0

Father O'Malley (Bing Crosby) shows up at St. Mary's, a failing parochial school, and meets the no-nonsense Sister Benedict (Ingrid Bergman) along with other sisters at the school. The school is not far from closing due to its dilapidation. The sisters pray that a wealthy local business man (Henry Travers) will donate his recently built building to the school. This is a wonderful and fun movie. Highly recommend.

***July 2, 2023***… (mais)
jntjesussaves | Jul 4, 2023 |
A film starring the Marx Brothers (Paramount, 1933).

Groucho is put in charge of a country.

B (Good).

It's hilarious, up until it keeps going for 10 or 15 minutes after it should have ended.

(Jan. 2023)
comfypants | Jan 15, 2023 |
Very funny and well acted. Despite being made in 1932, this doesn't show the signs of the early talkies with wooden acting. Cantor is great, despite an unfortunate blackface episode, with the young Marcus Welby pretending to be a Mexican supporting him. The sadly doomed Lyda Roberti is quite memorable. Recommended.
datrappert | Jan 9, 2023 |



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