About

Returning home from a shopping trip to a nearby town, bored suburban housewife Laura Jesson is thrown by happenstance into an acquaintance with virtuous doctor Alec Harvey. Their casual friendship soon develops during their weekly visits into something more emotionally fulfilling than either expected, and they must wrestle with the potential havoc their deepening relationship would have on their l...

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Directed by

David Lean

Written by

Noël Coward (Writer)
David Lean (Screenplay)
Ronald Neame (Screenplay)
Anthony Havelock-Allan (Screenplay)

Runtime

86 minutes

Country

United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

A story of the most precious moments in woman's life!

Cast

Keywords

marriage wife husband relationship infidelity doctor love affair housewife impossible love narration told in flashback farewell tearjerker train station duty shame guilty conscience broken heart hopelessness scheduled rendezvous secretiveness

Photos

Lists

#148 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#171 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#20 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Director David Lean

Oscar nomination for Best Writing, Screenplay David Lean

Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role