Facts and Figures
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Cast & Crew
Also starring: Richard Burton, Sophia Loren, Gwen Cherrell, Jumoke Debayo, Benjamin Edney, Anne Firbank, Patricia Franklin, Christopher Hammond, Jack Harding, Jacki Harding, Jack Hedley, Madeleine Hinde, John Le Mesurier, Rosemary Leach, Norman Mitchell, Marco Orlandini, Maggie Walker, Cecil Clarke, Carlo Ponti, John Bowen, John Bowne
Brief Encounter (1974) Review
By Christopher Null on Tuesday 1st November 2005
About half an hour into Brief Encounter, I began to wonder why it was acclaimed as a great film. Then I did a little research and discovered I was watching the wrong Brief Encounter. The 1946 version, directed by David Lean, that's the good one. This one, despite a promising cast of Richard Burton and Sophia Loren is made-for-TV crap. Based on Noel Coward's play (aka Still Life), we find Loren falling for a guy who picks some grit out of her eye at a train station. Will they shrug off society and hook up?