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Waterloo Bridge (1931)

 -  Drama | Romance | War  -  1 September 1931 (USA)
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A prostitute's self-loathing makes her reluctant to marry an idealistic soldier during World War One.

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Roy Cronin (as Kent Douglass)
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Major Fred Wetherby
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Mrs. Mary Cronin Wetherby
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Janet Cronin
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Mrs. Hobley, Landlady
Rita Carlyle ...
The Old Woman (as Rita Carlisle)
Ruth Handforth ...
Augusta, the Maid
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Storyline

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 Will Gilbert

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1 September 1931 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Ponte de Waterloo  »

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$251,289 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.20 : 1
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The original Broadway production of "Waterloo Bridge" by Robert E. Sherwood opened at the Fulton Theatre on January 6, 1930 and ran for 64 performances. See more »

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Although the film is set in 1918 the cast are wearing early-1930s fashions See more »

Quotes

Myra Deauville: Lovely night, huh?
Kitty: Lovely night for what? Air raids? Those fellows up there give me the willies.
Myra Deauville: Well, they're men, aren't they? I'd rather they throw bombs on me, than take no notice of me at all.
Kitty: I expect they do that just to please you, dearie.
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Version of Waterloo Bridge (1940) See more »

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God Save the King
Traditional; earliest known version by John Bull (1562-1628)
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Real acting, real characters
4 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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