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

exactly half a minute to spare.

My dear, I flew.

I'd got Tony with me,

and like a fool, I just bought a new

shade for the lamp in the drawing room.

I could've gotten it

just as easily here in Milford.

Well, it was the most enormous thing.

I could hardly see over it.

I've never been in such a hurry in

my life. I nearly knocked a woman down.

By the time I got home,

it was battered to bits.

- Oh, is that our train?

Is that the Ketchworth train?

- No, it's the express.

- The boat train.

Oh, of course. That doesn't stop,

does it? I want some chocolate, please.

- Milk or plain?

- Plain, I think.

Or, no, perhaps milk would be nicer.

Have you any with nuts?

Nestle's Nut Milk.

Shilling or sixpence?

I'll take one plain

and one nut milk.

- Large or small?

- Large, please.


Where is she?

I never noticed her go.

Oh, I couldn't think

where you'd disappeared to.

I just wanted to see

the express go through.

What on earth's the matter?

Are you feeling ill?

- I feel a little sick.

- My dear, come and sit down.

- Bell Ringing]

- There's our train.

- It's all right.

Have you any brandy?

- I'm afraid it's out of hours.

- Oh, surely,

if somebody's feeling ill...

- I'm all right, really.

- Just a sip of brandy

will buck you up. Please.

- Very well.

- Thank you. How much?

- Tenpence, please.

The train for Ketchworth is now

arriving at platform three.

We shall have to hurry.

Oh, well, this is a bit of luck.

This train's generally packed.

I really am very worried about you,

dear. You look terribly peaky.

I'm all right. Really, I am. I just

felt faint for a minute, that's all.

It often happens to me. I did it once

in the middle of Bobby's school concert.

I don't think he's ever forgiven me.

- Well, he certainly was

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