Pretty much a perfect old fashioned romantic drama. I think it's probably Grant's best dramatic performance, although he's still playing a variation of his rake persona. On the surface it seems like Kerr wouldn't have the best chemistry with Grant, but it all worked out. It looked great too, the sets were so lush. There was also some really good cinematography, the long shot of them praying in the chapel was excellent.
If there's two things I din't like it's that Kerr's fiance was kind of a pathetic character, and the stuff with the kids singing was gratuitous and annoying. But those are relatively small gripes. One of my favorites.
One of the most perfect romantic dramas from the classic era. The chemistry between Kerr and Grant is great, and the story is beautifully crafted, very similar to director Leo McCarey' first version, Love Affair, starring Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer. But there's something about his one that is even more special, more moving, I think. I love it, and I never fail to stop to watch it if it shows up on tv. That probably defines a "classic" film.
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