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Director  Alan Bridges
Initial release  November 12, 1974 (USA)
Screenplay  John Bowen
Language  English
5.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Music director  Cyril Ornadel
Duration  
Country  United Kingdom Italy
Brief Encounter (1974 film) movie poster
Writer  John Bowen, Noel Coward
Cast  Richard Burton (Alec Harvey), Sophia Loren (Anna Jesson), Jack Hedley (Graham Jesson), Rosemary Leach (Mrs. Gaines), Ann Firbank (Melanie Harvey), Gwen Cherrell (Dolly Messite)
Similar movies  Richard Burton appears in Brief Encounter and The Gathering Storm

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Brief Encounter is a 1974 British-Italian television film starring Richard Burton and Sophia Loren, adapted from the play Still Life by Noël Coward. The plot of the film is about two strangers, both married to others, who meet in a railway station and find themselves in a brief but intense affair. The material was previously the basis for the David Lean film Brief Encounter (1945). Burton was cast at the last moment, after Robert Shaw dropped out.

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The film had its premiere on U.S. television on 12 November 1974 as part of the Hallmark Hall of Fame series on NBC.

The two leads were cast with "wild disregard for suitability" according to Brian McFarlane, who has described the film as "a total disaster." Originally intended to have a television screening in the United States, followed by a cinema release in the rest of the world, its poor reception in New York led to the international plans being abandoned. Rank, who owned the theatrical rights in the UK, sold them to television. According to David Shipman, reviewing Burton's career in The Great Movie Stars, this remake was "widely viewed as a ludicrous undertaking."

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Cast

  • Richard Burton as Alec Harvey
  • Sophia Loren as Anna Jesson
  • Jack Hedley as Graham Jesson
  • Rosemary Leach as Mrs Gaines
  • Ann Firbank as Melanie Harvey
  • John Le Mesurier as Stephen
  • References

    Brief Encounter (1974 film) Wikipedia
    Brief Encounter (1974 film) IMDb Brief Encounter (1974 film) themoviedb.org


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