Cinema: The New Pictures, Feb. 12, 1951

September Affair (Paramount), a slick product for a ready market, is just what a cynic might arrive at if he tried to imagine how Hollywood would have made Britain's 1946 Brief Encounter. Like the British picture, September Affair tells a wistfully ro mantic story of a couple thrown together into what readers of women's-magazine fiction know as a love that can never be.

Brief Encounter set the story in a London suburb, told it plausibly and sensitively. Its plain, conscience-smitten lovers each nearing respectably married middle age, could never enjoy their unglamorous fun...