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Brief Synopsis: "At a railway station cafe, housewife Laura Jesson meets doctor Alec Harvey. Both of them are already married, but they continue to meet at the cafe every Thursday despite the knowledge that their blossoming love is impossible."

Overall Ranking: 41 (Rank from 1945: # 1)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 75%
Regular 25%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 0%
Burnt 0%


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People Involved

  • Celia Johnson (Laura Jesson)
  • Trevor Howard (Dr. Alec Harvey)
  • Stanley Holloway (Albert Godby)
  • Joyce Carey (Myrtle Bagot)
  • Cyril Raymond (Fred Jesson)
  • Everley Gregg (Dolly Messiter)
  • Marjorie Mars (Mary Norton)
  • Margaret Barton (Beryl Walters, Tea Room Assistant)
  • Ronald Neame (Director)