Brief Ecstasy (1937)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Release Date - Aug 1, 1937 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 71 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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A brief encounter forms the basis of this romantic drama. It all begins when Helen Bernardi meets Jim Wyndham in a London restaurant. They end up spending the night and falling hopelessly in love. Unfortunately, in the cold morning light, they realize that must go back to their separate lives. Jim must got to India on business while Helen must continue her scientific research. When Jim gets to India, the lovesick fellow realizes that life without her is nothing and immediately sends her a cable asking for her hand. The message never arrives. Five years pass. Jim comes back to London and discovers that Helen is happily married to her professor. But when Helen sees her old love, all her repressed passion rushed back causing her husband to become quite jealous. Just as the lovers are planning their escape, they overhear the professor defending Helen's honor to the servant who is accusing her of adultery. This naturally, gives the two pause. In the end they decide that it is better to keep things as they are. Gallant Jim walks away, and the Helen happily returns to her husband for a lifetime of marital bliss.



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