Brief Encounter Poster

Release Date: January 9th, 2005

DVD Release Date: June 27th, 2000

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 26 min

Plot Summary
Returning home from a shopping trip to a nearby town, bored suburban housewife Laura Jesson (Celia Johnson) is thrown by happenstance into an acquaintance with virtuous doctor Alec Harvey (Trevor Howard). Their casual friendship soon develops during their weekly visits into something more emotionally fulfilling than either expected, and they must wrestle with the potential havoc their deepening relationship would have on their lives and the lives of those they love.

Cast: Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard, Stanley Holloway, Cyril Raymond, Joyce Carey, Everley Gregg, Marjorie Mars, Margaret Barton

Director: David Lean

Genres: Romance

Production Co: G.C.F., The Rank Organization [gb], Cineguild

Distributors: Paramount Pictures, Samuel Goldwyn Company, Universal Pictures, Criterion Collection

Keywords: Doctor, Love, Marriage, 1940s, Husband, England, Forbidden love, Friend, Wife


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