Main title from Brief Encounter (1945).  Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter.  A Noel Coeard – Cineguild Production

Brief Encounter

(1945)

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| Film | United Kingdom | B&W | Drama, Romance | 1h 26min |
A
| Stars: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway | Director: David Lean

A suburban housewife on her weekly shopping visits develops a love affair with a local doctor; but he gets a job abroad and they agree not to see each other again

A chance meeting between two happily married strangers. Two people who met by accident, and fell in love.

Cast

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British actress Celia Johnson in a promotional picture for the film Brief Encounter (1945).  Johnson pairs a smart herringbone jacket with jumper and pearls
Laura Jesson
British actor Trevor Howard smokes a cigarette.  Howard is dressed in a herringbone jacket and tie
Dr Alec Harvey
British comedian Stanley Holloway wears a trilby, jacket and tie as he smokes his pipe
Albert Godby
Joyce Carey
Myrtle Bagot
Cyril Raymond
Fred Jesson
Everley Gregg
Dolly Messiter
Marjorie Mars
Mary Norton
Margaret Barton
Beryl Walters – Tea Room Assistant
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Reviews

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An outstanding example of good middle-class cinema turned by sheer professionalism into a masterpiece; even those bored by the theme must be riveted by the treatment, especially the use of a dismal railway station and its trains. (Halliwell’s)

See also

Pictures

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Main title from Brief Encounter (1945).  Noel Coward’s Brief Encounter.  A Noel Coeard – Cineguild Production
Alec (Trevor Howard) shakes hands with Laura (Celia Johnson) to bid farewell as she leaves on a train in Brief Encounter

Production

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David Lean
Director

Companies

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Cineguild
Production company
Associated British Film Distributors (A.B.F.D.)
Distribution company
Eagle-Lion Distributors Limited
Distribution company
G.C.F.
Distribution company
Park Circus
Distribution company