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Noel Coward's Brief Encounter

Brief Encounter is a classic romantic drama directed by David Lean that is set in 1945 during WWII in and around the fictional Milford Junction railway station. A married woman, Laura (Celia Johnson), meets a Doctor (Trevor Howard) in the station's waiting room, the Doctor kindly removes a piece of grit from her eye then leaves to catch his train. During her following shopping trips to Milford, Laura meets Alec again and a friendship begins to develop, soon the meetings become a fixed arrangement.