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Brief Encounter


Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway, Joyce Carey


David Lean (Director), NoŽl Coward (Writer), Anthony Havelock-Allan (Screenplay), David Lean (Screenplay) View All

Released: November 25th, 1945
Runtime: 1 hour, 26 minutes
At a railway station cafe, housewife Laura Jesson meets doctor Alec Harvey. Both of them are already married, but they continue to meet at the cafe every Thursday despite the knowledge that their blossoming love is impossible.

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Citizen Rules
By the time I knew what the movie was about, I had grown restless with it.
Of course, the whole "doomed affair" storyline is a tried-and-true one even for 1945, but fortunately the acting, writing, and direction is solid enough to make up for it.