A prostitute's self-loathing makes her reluctant to marry an idealistic soldier during World War One.

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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 Will Gilbert

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23 July 1934 (Denmark)  »

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A Ponte de Waterloo  »

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$251,289 (estimated)
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[Mae Clarke in 1985 speaking of working with James Whale] I knew James Whale was imported as one of England's very best and was aware of the great success of the play and film "Journey's End." I wanted to meet Mr. Whale the way I would have entered college to begin learning... Our relationship was the adoration between a teacher (who was expert) and a pupil (who was most willing.) And our objectives became 'What did the author want? What did he not say and assumed we would? We could forget ourselves.' See more »

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Mrs. Hobley, Landlady: Of course, its none of my business, sir, what you do and what you don't do. But I know 'er and I know 'er kind... and if you take my advice, when you do see her, you'll take that receipt and you'll throw it in her painted face and then you'll 'ave no more to do with her! But traffic women, like 'ers, only leads to sin and sin leads to suffering. And a soldier like you has had enough of suffering in this awful war, without having to be contaminated and robbed by the likes of those...
Roy Cronin: Oh, shut ...
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Traditional; earliest known version by John Bull (1562-1628)
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Mae Clarke gives a ferocious performance as a prostitute .
6 September 1999 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Mae Clarke is a revelation as a prostitute in the original "Waterloo Bridge". The film was eclipsed by the 1940 remake starring Vivian Leigh and until recently this earlier version was unavailable. This pre-code version holds up beautifully and is better in many ways because of its frankness and because of Mae Clarke's ferocious performance. Kent Douglas plays the 19 year old soldier who falls in love with the prostitute, not realizing her true profession.The movie seems more realistic than the remake because, Douglas looks and acts like a callow 19 year old,and Clarke is very believable as the prostitute who tries to protect her soldier lover from the truth about herself. Neither Clarke nor Douglas became major stars and you can see that they lack the larger than life glamour of Vivian Leigh and Robert Taylor who starred in the remake.However, Clarke and Douglas add a touch of realism which was a hallmark of many of the pre-code movies and which wouldn't be found in American movies in abundance until the 1970's.


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