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Waterloo Bridge (1940)

Passed  -  Drama | War | Romance  -  17 May 1940 (USA)
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During WWI, believing her fiancé to be dead, a young ballerina loses her job and is forced to turn to prostitution.

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Lucile Watson ...
Lady Margaret Cronin
Virginia Field ...
Maria Ouspenskaya ...
Madame Olga Kirowa
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The Duke
Janet Shaw ...
Maureen
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Elsa
Steffi Duna ...
Lydia
Virginia Carroll ...
Sylvia
Leda Nicova ...
Marie
Florence Baker ...
Beatrice
Margery Manning ...
Mary
Frances MacInerney ...
Violet
Eleanor Stewart ...
Grace
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Storyline

On the eve of World War II, a British officer revisits Waterloo Bridge and recalls the young man he was at the beginning of World War I and the young ballerina he met just before he left for the front. Myra stayed with him past curfew and is thrown out of the corps de ballet. She survives on the streets of London, falling even lower after she hears her true love has been killed in action. But he wasn't killed. Those terrible years were nothing more than a bad dream is Myra's hope after Roy finds her and takes her to his family's country estate. Written by Dale O'Connor <daleoc@interaccess.com>

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ballerina | love | officer | bridge | ballet | See more »

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Drama | War | Romance

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17 May 1940 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El puente de Waterloo  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Premiered on the same day (May 14, 1940) that Rotterdam was bombed by the German Luftwaffe. See more »

Goofs

When Roy travels back down to London from Scotland by express train, the train shown is a Great Western Railway one which did not serve Scotland as it only served routes from Paddington (London) to the West of England and Wales. See more »

Quotes

Roy Cronin: Well, darling.
Myra Lester: Oh, Roy.
Roy Cronin: Shall we face it?
Myra Lester: It's been so quick. Are you quite, quite sure?
Roy Cronin: Myra, I was never so sure of anything in my life. In the moment you left me after the air raid, I knew I must find you again. I've found you and I'll never let you go. Does that answer you?
[Myra nods]
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Connections

Featured in Teresa the Thief (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Swan Lake, Op.20
(1877) (uncredited)
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Played during the opening credits
Performed at the ballet
Played as dance music at the estate dance given by Lady Margaret
Played as background music often
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One of my most beloved films ever!
4 February 2004 | by (Hell) – See all my reviews

I admire this movie so much, the best I've ever seen since Gone with the Wind, and the most beautiful love story ever told. A touching, tragic, sad story about love, what always makes me cry. As someone mentioned, a perfect movie on rainy days, or anytime, and makes me belive in true love again. The soundtrack was very good, too. My favourite scene's the Auld Lang Syne Waltz in Candlelight Club. Of course, I loved the Vivien Leigh-Robert Taylor couple. After this movie, it was clear that Vivien Leigh is most beautiful creature ever being on this planet, indeed, and Robert Taylor is one of the most handsome men ever. The performances were very good, too, especially Viv's. She played the opposite of Scarlett. It was Robert Taylor's finest performance, too, I haven't got any problem with his american accent. I didn't surprised when I heard that's Vivien's and Robert's favourite film. This movie is beautiful, watch it!


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