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In World War I London, Myra is an American out of work chorus girl making ends meet by picking up men on Waterloo Bridge. During a Zeppelin air raid she meets Roy, a naive young American who enlisted in the Canadian army. They fall for each other, and he tricks Myra into visiting his family who live in a country estate outside London, where his step-father is a retired British Major. However Myra is reluctant to continue the relationship with Roy, because she has not told him about her past. Written by
Because of its controversial material, censor boards in Chicago, New York City, and Pennsylvania insisted extensive cuts be made to this pre-code film. When the Production Code was enforced in July 1934, it became impossible to re-release the original version of Waterloo Bridge. See more »
Although the film is set in 1918 the cast are wearing early-1930s fashions See more »
Where would I be likely to find her?
Mrs. Hobley, Landlady:
Oh, anywhere along the Strand, Leicester Square, Piccadilly. And of course there's always Waterloo Bridge. A good many of 'em hangs about there to try to get the soldiers just coming in on leave.
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It's not often one sees a film of this era with as much straightforward, realistic acting and characterization. It's not perfect in that regard, of course, and there's still a bit of the silent era heavy makeup and staging, but the honest and unstylized delivery of actor after actor is astonishing.
Although Mae Clarke's performance as Myra is justifiably lauded, Kent Douglass's (his screen name here) clean, fluid, unexaggerated portray is a delight to watch (in spite of the aforementioned eye makeup). Both Frederick Kerr and Enid Bennett as Roy's step-father and mother are priceless. The scenes between Mary, Roy's mother, and Mae are especially satisfying for their unassuming honesty.
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