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An Affair to Remember

Released 1957
Distributor 20th Century Fox

One of the then-rare examples of a director remaking his own film, Leo McCarey’s 1957 remake of his 1939 Love Affair casts Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr as lovers for the second time, in parts originated by Charles Boyer and Irene Dunne. This all-time champion weepie gained a new fan base when it was excerpted in the 1993 Tom Hanks-Meg Ryan hit Sleepless in Seattle.

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About Dan Ireland

Dan Ireland loved movies of all shapes, sizes, genres and formats. As co-founder (and co-director) of The Seattle International Film Festival and Co-Artistic Director of The Louisiana International Film Festival, Dan produced over 15 movies including John Huston’s final film, The Dead, and Bernard Rose’s Paperhouse. He made his directorial debut in 1996 with the award winning The Whole Wide World starring Vincent D’Onofrio and a then unknown Renee Zellweger. His other directorial credits include Passionada, Mrs. Palfrey at The Claremont, starring Dame Joan Plowright and E.L. Doctorow’s Jolene, which launched the career of actress Jessica Chastain. What was to be Dan's next project, Mr. Lively, fell apart mere weeks before its scheduled production, a month before his passing on April 14, 2016.

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