Love Affair (dir. Leo McCarey, 1939)

CrowdCast, Saturday 21 November 2020, 10am GMT

Running Time: 1hr 29

Rating: U


Join festival director Charlotte Crofts and Ross Wilcock as they embark on the Love Affairs to Remember Marathon with a brief introduction and countdown to a watch-along screening the original Love Affair (1939).

English Captions made with the help of UWE Filmmaking student Charlotte Butler Blondel. Timed transcript available here.

The original version was directed by Leo McCarey, and stars Charles Boyer (as Michel Marnet, the Nickie Ferrante character) and Irene Dunne (as Terry McKay), who starred alongside three Cary Grant films: The Awful Truth (1937), My Favorite Wife (1940) and Penny Serenade (1941). McCarey also directed An Affair to Remember (1957), starring Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr, which is an almost shot for shot remake of the original.

Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer in Love Affair (1939)

Join us for this watch-along with an introduction to the Love Affairs to Remember marathon by our festival director Charlotte Crofts and Ross Wilcock. You can also catch-up or watch again on our Crowdcast Channel where you can see the original chat.

What is a “watch-along screening”?

Sadly we can’t actually stream films due to distribution rights, but we aim to create a sense of togetherness in isolation through sharing our love of Cary Grant. Before the start of the screening you need to source your own copy of the film and cue it up ready to play. After a brief 5-10 minute introduction on CrowdCast we will count down and all press play at the same time. The CrowdCast will end and we’ll watch-along together using the #CaryStaysHome hashtag on Twitter and Instagram @carycomeshome.

Viewing options:

YouTube (out of copyright) or 

Free on Amazon Prime UK

Free on Amazon Prime USA

Part of the Love Affairs to Remember Marathon

What is “Pay what you feel”?

We want to make our events accessible whatever your budget, but for those that can afford it, we’d really appreciate it if you can give generously to keep the festival afloat in these difficult times.

We rely on ticket sales as our main source of income, but Covid-19 has made this impossible this year, creating a huge shortfall in our finances. We’re a biennial festival so we’re hoping by 2022 we’ll be able to return to live events, but in the meantime we’re determined to celebrate Cary Grant as best we can virtually. If you’ve enjoyed watching this event, please consider donating.

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