IA #31: Love Affair (1939)

 Love Affair (1939) on IMDb

A painter meets a young American woman on a ship bound for New York. This isn’t Titanic, but Love Affair definitely steers towards romance. Charles Boyer plays the French painter who, ducking notoriety, promises to meet Irene Dunne six months after they disembark. As you might guess, plenty of stuff happens in those six months.

Leonard Maltin gave this movie 3½ (of 4) stars, and you can see the high IMDb user rating above. Boyer and Dunne’s chemistry make this drama with a touch of comedy better than most, even in the Internet Archive Top 100.