Celia Johnson in "Brief Encounter" (1945). Director: David Lean.

Celia Johnson in "Brief Encounter" (1945). Director: David Lean.

One of my favourites. "Brief Encounter", romantic drama film by David Lean (UK, 1945)

Brief Encounter (1945)

One of my favourites. "Brief Encounter", romantic drama film by David Lean (UK, 1945)

Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard in Brief Encounter

Brief Encounter: the best romantic film of all time

"I had no thoughts at all, only an overwhelming desire not to feel anything ever again."

"I had no thoughts at all, only an overwhelming desire not to feel anything ever again."

-Don't leave me Sam. -I got to.  They'll find me soon. -Come with me.  We'll go somewhere they'll never find us. -That's a swell dream but it's just smoke. -But Sam...I could be good for you and.... -Look ya crazy dame...I'm skating on ya. Gone. Outta here, leaving, catching the next train...don't ya get me?

-Don't leave me Sam. -I got to. They'll find me soon. -Come with me. We'll go somewhere they'll never find us. -That's a swell dream but it's just smoke. -But Sam...I could be good for you and.... -Look ya crazy dame...I'm skating on ya. Gone. Outta here, leaving, catching the next train...don't ya get me?

Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard in "Brief Encounter" (dir. David Lean, 1945).

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Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard in "Brief Encounter" (dir. David Lean, 1945).

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Brief Encounter (1945)

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