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Brief Encounter (Noel Coward\'s Brief Encounter) (1945)

Brief Encounter
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Celia Johnson Celia Johnson
Laura Jesson
Trevor Howard Trevor Howard
Dr. Alec Harvey
Stanley Holloway Stanley Holloway
Albert Godby
Joyce Carey Joyce Carey
Myrtle Bagot
Cyril Raymond Cyril Raymond
Fred Jesson
Everley Gregg Everley Gregg
Dolly Messiter
Marjorie Mars Marjorie Mars
Mary Norton
Margaret Barton Margaret Barton
Beryl Walters - Tea Room Assistant


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Noel Coward Noel Coward
play Still Life
Anthony Havelock-Allan Anthony Havelock-Allan
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Great romantic classic!

9 years, 7 months ago at Jul 23 1:01
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Brief Encounter was made at a dark time (towards the end of WWII in England) and I would've thought that it would have been a risky project back then but obviously not. The war didn't stop them from creating a fine film that is still classed as one of the best romantic films of all time. I suppose adultery teaches the audience of this film that just how easily you can fall in love with someone els... read more

Masterpiece of style, mood, acting and direction

9 years, 2 months ago at Dec 21 7:47
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"It's awfully easy to lie when you know that you're trusted implicitly. So very easy, and so very degrading."

If one mentions the name David Lean, the director's grand, big-budget spectacles will likely come to mind. Among them are such motion pictures as Lawrence of Arabia, Bridge on the River Kwai and Doctor Zhivago. Yet, one of the most enduring of Lean's works is 1945's Brief En... read more

A classic

7 years ago at Jan 28 14:43
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After hearing many great things about this flick, I was really eager to check it out. Personally, I was more familiar with Lean's later work, composed of great epic adventures such as 'Doctor Zhivago', 'Lawrence of Arabia' or 'The Bridge on the River Kwai'. Here, it is something quite different entirely, in fact, it is the complete opposite. Indeed, it is in black and white and it deals only with ... read more
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At a railway station café, housewife Laura Jesson meets doctor Alec Harvey. Although they are both already married to other partners, they gradually fall in love with each other. They continue to meet every Thursday at the small café, although they know that their love is impossible.
Release date: 26 November 1945
UPC: 037429150726
Tags: Romance (15), 1940s (14), Drama (12), 1945 (8), UK (7), Love (7), Adultery (6), Railway Station (6), Doctor (5), Housewife (5), Infidelity (5), Tea (5), Bw (5), Impossible Love (4), Shopping (4), Based On Play (4), 1940's (3), Doomed Lovers (3), British (3), Rowboat (3)
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