Love old movies...comfort for the soul. An Affair to Remember is a 1957 film starring Cary Grant, Deborah Kerr, Richard Denning and Cathleen Nesbitt as Grsndmother Janou and directed by Leo McCarey. It was distributed by 20th Century Fox. The film is considered one of the most romantic of all time, according to the American Film Institute. Wikipedia. No one could replace Cary Grant. Or, Deborah Kerr.