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Brief Encounter (1945) Poster

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Character error 

Near the beginning of the film Laura's husband refers to a Symphony concert he once took her to. Later Laura tells Alec that her husband is not musical.
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Continuity 

Laura runs through a downpour but is dry when she walks into the refreshment room.
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When Laura is running away from Dr. Lynn's apartment in the rain, her book is next to her body, under her purse. Halfway down the street, the angle changes on the still-running Laura, but now the book is outside her purse. And it never gets wet!
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In the middle of the film the refreshment room owner pours milk into Albert's tea twice, once just before and again just after the point of view changes.
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As Laura enters the apartment, the pattern of water marks on her back changes.
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Errors in geography 

Carnforth Station has had its name board covered and replaced with a big sign reading Milford Junction, but the smaller platform notices (behind Laura when Alec tells her about the job in South Africa) still show the next train's destinations as Hellifield, Skipton, Bradford and Leeds.
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Revealing mistakes 

When Laura buys a brandy for herself late in the film she hand over a single coin which the girl throws into the register without giving change. We later see that she rang up 10d, the price stated earlier in the film for the same drink. The was no 10d coin.
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