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What is the name of this 40's (?) movie? About an affair?

Asked by DarlingRhadamanthus (11201 points ) June 18th, 2011

I hope someone can help me out with this as I am drawing a total blank. I think it was made in the 1940’s but it could have been earlier (or later for that matter.)

I want to say it starred Leslie Howard, Joseph Cotton or someone like that. ( I may be totally off here.)

It’s a movie about two married people (I think?) and they meet at a train station. It’s in black and white. I won’t give the plot here because I don’t want to write a spoiler. I just know that they meet at a train station cafe (perhaps?) and this is how the affair starts.

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance!

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filmfann's avatar

a few more details might be nice
Is it a romance? A thriller? A mystery?

tedibear's avatar

Is it September Affair ?
This link has a list of all of Joseph Cotten’s movies

This has Leslie Howard’s.

Bellatrix's avatar

Edited… Brief Encounter

I love this movie. With Celia Johnson and Trevor Howard play the couple who meet at the train station.

bkcunningham's avatar

It is the original version of Sleepless in Seattle. An Affair to Remember is the remake of September Affair and Sleepless in Seattle is based on September Affair. I loved all of those movies.

DarlingRhadamanthus's avatar

@Bellatrix…..Yes…“Brief Encounter”! That’s it! Thank you! ( I knew there was a Howard in there somewhere!) Thank you sooooooooo much. I had this movie in my head and could not remember the name of it!

Thanks to ALL of you for posting…now I have some more movies to add to my list of old recommended films…...lurve coming to all….!!

filmfann's avatar

Side note: An Affair to Remember is a remake of Love Affair, not September Affair. Two very different movies.

bkcunningham's avatar

I knew it was one of those @filmfann. Thanks for the correction.

gailcalled's avatar

They desire each other and try to consummate the relationship, but being a movie from just after the end of WWII, morality wins. So there is no affair, just a lot of googly-eyes and lusting in their hearts.

It has to be Brief Encounter.

An Affair to Remember is another classic tear-jerker, made in 1957 but with a completely different theme and dénoument. Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr.:

perspicacious's avatar

Don’t worry about a spoiler, you are asking us so you presume we already know the movie.

More details needed. Any one of a million movies could possibly be the answer.

DarlingRhadamanthus's avatar

@perspicaciousuh, I just said that I had found the movie above? Did you not see that?

And the spoiler I didn’t want to put in was for _other _people who had not seen the movie yet…but that’s okay because @gailcalled just filled everyone in!! lol!

chewhorse's avatar

Well I feel absolutely cheated !!.. I had the PERFECT name that would describe that movie.. But… Someone gave you the answer.. which wasn’t what.. I.. was.. thinking?.. uh, .. never mind.

ucme's avatar

Brief Encounter, not my bag but immediately recognisable by your description.

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