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Brief Encounter (1974)

Not Rated | | Drama | TV Movie 12 November 1974
Two strangers, both married to others, meet in a railroad station and find themselves in a brief but intense affair.

Director:

Alan Bridges

Writers:

John Bowen (screenplay), Noël Coward (play) (as Noel Coward) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Burton ... Alec Harvey
Sophia Loren ... Anna Jesson
Jack Hedley ... Graham Jesson
Rosemary Leach ... Mrs. Gaines
Ann Firbank ... Melanie Harvey
Gwen Cherrell Gwen Cherrell ... Dolly Messiter
Benjamin Edney Benjamin Edney ... Alistair Jesson
John Le Mesurier ... Stephen
Jumoke Debayo Jumoke Debayo ... Mrs. Harris
Christopher Benjamin ... Porter
Madeleine Hinde Madeleine Hinde ... Grace (as Madeline Hinde)
David Cook David Cook ... Schoolmaster
Marco Orlandini Marco Orlandini ... Dominic Jesson
Patricia Franklin Patricia Franklin ... Beryl Walters
Jacki Harding Jacki Harding ... Ilse
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Storyline

On one of their usual weekly commutes into the city, two perfect strangers--Dr Alec Harvey, an esteemed suburban doctor, and Anna Jesson, a middle-class housewife--will inadvertently find love, when a bit of dirt enters Anna's eye and the good doctor comes to her rescue. Despite both being married to others, this fleeting but powerful interaction will prepare the ground for an unforeseen erotic but unconsummated love affair, as one clandestine rendezvous leads to another. Where is this intense emotional infidelity heading? Written by Nick Riganas

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1970s | 70s | marriage | train | commute | See All (44) »

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Genres:

Drama

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Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | Italy

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 November 1974 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hallmark Hall of Fame: Brief Encounter (#24.1) See more »

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Runtime:

(edited for TV)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Sterling Hayden was originally in the running for the lead role. See more »

Quotes

Anna Jesson: Loving each other isn't enough. Other things matter. Decency. Self-respect. It all seemed so innocent to start with.
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Version of The Dinah Shore Chevy Show: Brief Encounter (1961) See more »

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Brief Encounter
Written and Performed by Cyril Ornadel And His Orchestra
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Flat film.
2 August 2001 | by gridoonSee all my reviews

Unremarkable and unmemorable remake of an old, celebrated English film. Although it may be overly maligned as a total disaster (which it is not), it never builds any tension and betrays its TV origins. Richard Burton sleepwalks through his role, and Sophia Loren's closed (in this movie) face doesn't display much passion, either. (**)


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