Brief Encounter

Brief Encounter

Director: Alan Bridges Cast: Sophia Loren, Richard Burton, Jack Hedley


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Ignoring the old adage "If it ain't broke, don't fix it," producer Carlo Ponti mounted a TV remake of the 1945 British masterpiece Brief Encounter. Sophia Loren (Mrs. Ponti) stars as a bored married woman who embarks upon a brief romantic fling with an equally married man (Richard Burton). Throughout their relationship, Loren and Burton are plagued by guilt; ultimately, they sacrifice their potential happiness in favor of "the right thing." John Bowne based his script on the 1936 Noel Coward playlet Still Life.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/01/1998
UPC: 0012235107638
Original Release: 1974

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sophia Loren Anna Jesson
Richard Burton Alec Harvey
Jack Hedley Graham Jesson
Rosemary Leach Mrs. Gaines
Ann Firbank Melanie Harvey
Gwen Cherrell Dolly
John Hedley Actor
Benjamin Edney Alistair Jesson
John Le Mesurier Stephen
Jumoke Debayo Mrs. Harris
Madeline Hinde Dominic Jason
Cyril Ornadel Conductor

Technical Credits
Alan Bridges Director
Duane C. Bogie Executive Producer
John Bowen Screenwriter
Cecil Clarke Producer
Denis Holt Associate Producer
Arthur Ibbetson Cinematographer
Cyril Ornadel Score Composer
Peter Roden Art Director
Peter Weatherly Editor

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