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 lives and the lives of those they love.

  1. David Lean

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Anthony Havelock-Allan


  3. Ronald Neame


  4. Noël Coward


Top Billed Cast

  1. Celia Johnson

    Celia Johnson

    Laura Jesson

  2. Trevor Howard

    Trevor Howard

    Dr. Alec Harvey

  3. Stanley Holloway

    Stanley Holloway

    Albert Godby

  4. Joyce Carey

    Joyce Carey

    Myrtle Bagot

  5. Cyril Raymond

    Cyril Raymond

    Fred Jesson

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Status Released

Release Information

  • August 24, 1946


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 26m

Budget -

Revenue -



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