Brief Encounter

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Director(s): David Lean
Production: Universal Pictures
  Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 3 wins.
Rotten Tomatoes:
86 min

Evening, Mr. Godby.

- Hello, hello, hello.

- Quite the stranger, aren't you?

- I couldn't get in yesterday.

- I wondered what had happened to you.

- I had a bit of a dustup.

- What about?

Saw a chap getting out

of a frst-class compartment.

When he came to give up his ticket,

it was only third class.

I told him to pay the excess,

and he turned nasty.

- I had to send for Mr. Saunders.

- Fat lot of good he'd be.

- He ticked him off.

- Seeing's believing.

I tell you,

he ticked him off proper.

"You pay the balance at once,

or I'll hand you over to the police. "

You ought to have seen the chap's face

at the mention of the word "police."

Changed his tune.

Then he paid up like lightning.

That's what I mean. He didn't have

the courage to handle it himself.

- He had to call in the police.

- Aw, he's not a bad lot, Mr. Saunders.

You can't expect much spirit from a man

with one lung and a wife with diabetes.

I thought something must be wrong

when you didn't come.

- I would've popped in to explain,

but I had a date and had to run.

- Indeed.

- Chap I know is getting married.

- Very interesting, I'm sure.

- What's up with you, anyway?

- I'm sure I don't know

to what you're referring.

- You're a bit unfriendly

all of a sudden.

- Beryl, hurry up.

Put some more coal in the stove

while you're at it.

I'm afraid I can't really

stand here wasting my time

in idle gossip, Mr. Godby.

- Aren't you going

to offer me another cup?

- When you've fnished that one.

Beryl'll give it to you.

I've got my accounts to do.

I see.

I'd rather you gave it to me.

Time and tide wait for no man,

Mr. Godby.

- Laura, what a lovely surprise!

- Oh, Dolly.

My dear, I've been shopping

till I'm dropping.

My feet are nearly off,

my throat's parched.

I thought of having tea in Spindle's,

but I was terrifed of losing the train.

- Oh, dear.

- This is Dr. Harvey.

- How do you do?

- Would you be a perfect dear

and get me my cup of tea?

I really don't think I could drag

my poor old bones over to the counter.

No, please.

Dear, what a nice-looking man.

Who on earth is he?

You're quite a dark horse.

I shall telephone Fred in

the morning and make mischief.

This is a bit of luck.

I haven't seen you for ages.

I've been meaning to pop in,

but Tony's had measles and I had

all that fuss over Phyllis.

- But, of course, you don't know.

My dear, she left me.

- Oh, how dreadful.

Mind you, I never cared for her much,

but Tony adored her.

I'll tell you all about that later

in the train. Thank you so very much.

There's certainly enough milk in it,

but still, it'll be refreshing.

- Oh, dear, no sugar.

- It's in the spoon.

Oh, of course.

What a fool I am.

Laura, you're looking

frightfully well. I wish I'd

known you were coming in today.

We could've come together

and lunched and had a good gossip.

I loathe shopping

by myself anyway.

- There's your train.

- Yes, I know.

- Aren't you coming with us?

- I go in the opposite direction.

My practice is in Churley.

- Oh, I see.

- I'm a general practitioner.

- Dr. Harvey's going out

to Africa next week.

- Oh, how thrilling.

... the 5:

to Churley, Leigh Green and Langdon.

- I must go.

- Yes, you must.

- Good-bye.

- Good-bye.

He'll have to run, or he'll miss it.

He's got to get over to the platform.

Talking of missing trains reminds me of

that awful bridge at Broadham Junction.

You've got to go traipsing all up one

side along the top and down the other.

- Well, the other day, I'd been

over about renewing the lease.

- Train Engine Chugging]

I arrived at the station at

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