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As Time Goes By

In the early '50s, a young army officer and a student nurse fell in love. Four decades later, they meet again by accident. Just a wrinklies' reunion or will romance be rekindled?

Judi Dench is Jean, a hardworking widow who runs a secretarial agency with her beautiful, twice-divorced daughter, Judith (Moira Brooker). Geoffrey Palmer is Lionel, a divorced ex-army officer and coffee-planter, who has returned to write his autobiography entitled "My Life in Kenya". When Lionel becomes displeased with the temporary secretary from the agency, Judith tries to placate him and makes such a good impression that he invites her out to dinner.

Inevitably, Lionel and Jean meet, with the strangest feeling they have met before. As it turns out, they enjoyed a magical but brief affair before he was posted to Korea. His letter went astray, and she never saw him again, until now. Judith is a romantic and takes an immediate interest in their precarious relationship--but a few obstacles stand in the way. Alistair, Lionel's trendy young publisher, takes quite a fancy to Jean, and Lionel is not without his own admirers.

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