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Brief Encounter ()


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Meeting a stranger in a railway station, a woman is tempted to cheat on her husband.

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Laura Jesson
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Dr. Alec Harvey
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Albert Godby
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Myrtle Bagot
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Fred Jesson
Everley Gregg ...
Dolly Messiter
Marjorie Mars ...
Mary Norton
Margaret Barton ...
Beryl Walters - Tea Room Assistant
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wilfred Babbage ...
Policeman at War Memorial (uncredited)
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Waiter at the Royal (uncredited)
Wallace Bosco ...
Doctor at Bobbie's Accident (uncredited)
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Johnnie - Second Soldier (uncredited)
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Train Station Announcer (uncredited)
Nuna Davey ...
Herminie Rolandson - Mary's Cousin (uncredited)
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Stephen Lynn - Alec's 'Friend' (uncredited)
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Cellist and Organist (uncredited)
Dennis Harkin ...
Stanley - Beryl's Man (uncredited)
Edward Hodge ...
Bill - First Soldier (uncredited)
Frederick Kelsey ...
Man in Cinema (uncredited)
Jack May ...
Boat Rental Man (uncredited)
Avis Scott ...
Kardomah Waitress (uncredited)
George V. Sheldon ...
Clergyman - Train Passenger (uncredited)
Richard Thomas ...
Bobbie Jesson (uncredited)
Henrietta Vincent ...
Margaret Jesson (uncredited)

Directed by

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David Lean

Written by

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Noël Coward ... (play "Still Life") (uncredited)
 
Anthony Havelock-Allan ... () (uncredited)
 
David Lean ... () (uncredited)
 
Ronald Neame ... () (uncredited)

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Noël Coward ... producer (as Noel Coward)
Anthony Havelock-Allan ... producer (uncredited)
Ronald Neame ... producer (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Robert Krasker ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Jack Harris

Editorial Department

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Margery Saunders ... associate editor
John Cooke ... second assistant editor (uncredited)
Winston Ryder ... assistant editor (uncredited)

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Lawrence P. Williams ... (as L.P. Williams)

Production Management

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Anthony Havelock-Allan ... in charge of production
E.J. Holding ... production manager (as E. Holding)
Ronald Neame ... in charge of production

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George Pollock ... assistant director
Victor Wark ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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G.E. Calthrop ... art supervisor: Noel Coward
William Kellner ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Elven Webb ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Herbert Westbrook ... draughtsman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Desmond Dew ... sound recordist
Stanley Lambourne ... sound recordist
Harry Miller ... sound editor
Peter Davies ... dubbing sound camera (uncredited)
Harry Raynham ... sound camera operator (uncredited)

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George Blackwell ... special effects (uncredited)

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Charles Staffell ... back projection (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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B. Francke ... camera operator
Jim Body ... focus puller (uncredited)
Alan Bryce ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Arthur Ibbetson ... focus puller (uncredited)
Ronald Neame ... director of photography: additional photography (uncredited)
E. Owen ... clapper loader (uncredited)

Location Management

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T. Tomson ... location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

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John Hollingsworth ... associate musical director (uncredited)
Percival Mackey ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Muir Mathieson ... composer: additional music (uncredited)

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Maggie Unsworth ... continuity (as Margaret Sibley)
Renée Glynne ... production secretary (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

At a café on a railway station, housewife Laura Jesson meets doctor Alec Harvey. Although they are both already married, they gradually fall in love with each other. They continue to meet every Thursday in the small café, although they know that their love is impossible. Written by Mattias Thuresson

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Taglines A chance meeting between two happily married strangers. Two people who met by accident, and fell in love. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Noel Coward's Brief Encounter (United Kingdom)
  • Brève rencontre (France)
  • Begegnung (Germany)
  • Breve encuentro (Spain)
  • Breu encontre (Spain, Catalan title)
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  • 86 min
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Budget GBP170,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia According to several Billy Wilder biographies, the scene in this film where Alec tries to use a friend's apartment in order to be alone with Laura inspired Wilder to write The Apartment (1960). See more »
Goofs 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. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen (2012). See more »
Soundtracks Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.2. See more »
Quotes Fred Jesson: You've been a long way away.
Laura Jesson: Yes.
Fred Jesson: Thank you for coming back to me.
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