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Film Matinee: Brief Encounter


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concludes the season of British films of the 40s. starring
Celia Johnson , Trevor Howard
This classic love story was made just after the war with an emotional maturity rare in British films. It is the story of Laura and Alec, both married, who fall in love, but cannot endure the feeling of guilt and deceit their love brings. The romance is counter-pointed by Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 2, varying in volume and expression with Laura's mood.
Produced and adapted by NOE:L coward from his play Still Life Directed by DAVID LEAN
. Films: page 11


Unknown: Celia Johnson
Unknown: Trevor Howard
Directed By: David Lean
Laura Jesson: Celia Johnson
Alec Harvey: Trevor Howard
Albert Godby: Stanley Holloway
Myrtle Bagot: Joyce Carey
Fred Jesson ,: Cyril Raymond
Dolly Messiter: Everley Gregg
Beryl Waters: Margaret Barton

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Film Matinee: Brief Encounter

BBC One London, 29 March 1981 13.55

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