Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr in 'An Affair to Remember' (1957) Walt Disney Company
Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr in 'An Affair to Remember' (1957) Walt Disney Company
An Affair to Remember (1957) Walt Disney Company Australia

ACMI presents

An Affair to Remember

Leo McCarey | USA | 1957 | G

This event has ended and tickets are no longer available.


Fri 30 Dec 2022 - Tue 10 Jan 2023

See below for additional related events

Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr can’t resist a shipboard romance in Leo McCarey’s memorable romantic drama.

A swoony, romantic melodrama, Grant and Kerr are terrific together... for those who love [‘weepies’], 'An Affair to Remember' is the Mona Lisa.

Groucho Reviews

International ‘ladies’ man’ Nickie Ferrante (Cary Grant) and nightclub singer Terry McKay (Deborah Kerr) are sailing on a passenger liner from Europe towards romantic partners awaiting their arrival in New York but just can’t seem to avoid each other on the ocean crossing. Despite repeated avowals that their mutual crush shall remain platonic, Nickie invites Terry to accompany him on a visit to his grandmother’s villa during a port-of-call stopover on the French Riviera and pretty much clinches the deal, romantically, once Terry meets his charming grandmother, Janou.

The pair insist on remaining faithful to their respective partners despite a flirtatious Atlantic crossing – film critic Richard Brody, writing in The New Yorker, credits director Leo McCarey with “[playing] the shipboard courtship for generous and tender laughs – the wryly staged first kiss is one of the sweetest in all cinema” – but the two resolve to meet again in six months’ time, once they’ve had time to break off their respective engagements, at the top of the Empire State Building.

One of the Hollywood studio era’s most memorable and best-loved romantic dramas, An Affair to Remember was an almost scene-for-scene remake of Love Affair (1939), a film likewise directed by Leo McCarey, with French actor Charles Boyer appearing in the role taken up by Grant almost two decades later. Hollywood lore has it that Grant was instrumental in persuading McCarey to direct the remake Grant was determined to be cast in.

– Roberta Ciabarra; Curator, Film

Format: DCP
Language: English
Source: Walt Disney Company Australia
Courtesy: Walt Disney Company Australia
Runtime: 115 min

Event duration

115 mins



The content is very mild in impact


General $9
ACMI Member $7

ACMI Membership is free to Concession Card holders. Sign up online or visit the Ticket desk at ACMI to become a member today.

Get tickets


Cinemas, Level 2
ACMI, Fed Square

How to get there

Not an ACMI Member yet?

Experience ACMI in the very best way. Get a range of discounts and invitations to exclusive previews. Membership is free for Concession card holders


2022 Matinees & Soirees program

There are no upcoming related events at this time.

ACMI building at night - photograph by Shannon McGrath

Plan your visit

COVIDSafe visitor guidelines, information on accessibility, amenities, transport, dining options and more.

Start planning
Hero gnocchi - Jake Roden

Looking for dining options?

Our restaurant, cafe and bar in the heart of Fed Square features a seasonally driven menu developed by acclaimed Melbourne chef Karen Martini.

20 per cent off in the ACMI Shop


Melbourne's favourite shop dedicated to all things moving image. Every purchase supports your museum of screen culture.


Join our newsletter

Get updates on the latest news, exhibitions, programs, special offers and more.

You might also like