Tag: David Lean

The Passionate Friends | 1949 | Claude Rains, Trevor Howard

In this adaptation of H. G. Wells’s novel, Ann Todd plays a young woman who rejects suitor Steve (Trevor Howard) in order to marry a wealthy banker. Years later she meets Steve again and finds she still has feelings for him. Also known as One...

Great Expectations | 1946, John Mills, Alec Guinness

The definitive version of the Dickens classic about an orphaned British boy befriended by a mysterious benefactor who enables him to become a gentleman of means. In the gloom of a country graveyard, a young boy encounters an escaped convict, a...

Brief Encounter | 1946 | Celia Johnson, Trevor Howard

Adapted from Noel Coward’s one-act play Still Life," this romantic drama follows two married strangers who have a chance encounter in a London railway station. English housewife Laura Jesson (Johnson) is on her way home when a cinder...

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