Fred, dear Fred. There's so much that I want to say to you. You're the only one in the...

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You're the only one in the world with enough wisdom and gentleness to understand
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Laura Jesson:
[thinking to herself while looking at her husband, Fred]
Fred, dear Fred. There's so much that I want to say to you. You're the only one in the world with enough wisdom and gentleness to understand. If only it was somebody else's story and not mine. As it is, you're the only one in the world that I can never tell. Never never. Because even if I waited until we were old, old people and told you then, you'd be bound to look back over the years and be hurt. And my dear, I don't want you to be hurt. You see, we're a happily married couple and let's never forget that. This is my home. You're my husband. And my children are upstairs in bed. I'm a happily married woman - or I was, rather, until a few weeks ago. This is my whole world, and it's enough, or rather, it was until a few weeks ago. But, oh, Fred, I've been so foolish. I've fallen in love. I'm an ordinary woman. I didn't think such violent things could happen to ordinary people.


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There's so much l want to say.
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You're the only one with the wisdom and gentleness to understand...
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if only it were somebody else's story and not mine.
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You are the only one in the world that l can never tell.
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Never, never.
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Because even if l waited until we were old and told you then...
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you'd look back over the years and be hurt.
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l don't want you to be hurt.
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You see...
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we're a happily married couple...
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and must never forget that.
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This is my home.
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You are my husband...
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and my children are upstairs in bed.
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l am a happily married woman...
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or l was until a few weeks ago.
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This is my whole world...
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and it's enough...
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or it was until a few weeks ago.
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l've been so foolish.
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l've fallen in love.
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l'm an ordinary woman.
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l didn't think such violent things happened to ordinary people.
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lt all started on an ordinary day...
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in an ordinary place...
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The Refreshment Room at Milford Junction.
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l was having a cup of tea and reading a book that l'd got from Boots.
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My train wasn't due for ten minutes.
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l looked up and saw a man come in from the platform.
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ln an ordinary mac, and hat. l didn't even see his face.
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He got his tea and turned...
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and then l did see his face. A nice face.
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-Any sugar? -ln the spoon.
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He passed by my table on the way to his.
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The woman was going on as usual.
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l told you about her the other day...
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the one with the refined voice.
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-Minnie hasn't touched her milk. -Did you put it down for her?
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Yes, but she never came for it.
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-Fond of animals? -ln their place.
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My landlady's mad for animals.
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She's got two cats, one manx, one ordinary...
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three rabbits in the kitchen. They belong to her little boy.
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And one of those daft looking dogs with hair over its eyes.
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-l don't know what breed you mean. -l don't think it knows itself.
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Go and clean Number 3, Beryl. l can see the crumbs on it from here.
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And my other cup? l have to go. The 5:40 will be here in a minute.
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-Who's on the gate? -Young William.

Clip duration: 159 seconds
Views: 96
Timestamp in movie: 00h 15m 28s
Uploaded: 28 September, 2021
Genres: drama, romance
Summary: 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.


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Laura Jesson - Celia Johnson