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Waterloo Bridge (1940)

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

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Lady Margaret Cronin
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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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Her First Picture Since "Gone With The Wind"

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Drama | War | Romance

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17 May 1940 (USA)  »

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El puente de Waterloo  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Released a few months after the German and Soviet invasion of Poland, and in the middle of the invasion of France and the Low Countries, this is likely the earliest Hollywood film to include the Second World War in its plot. See more »

Goofs

Even though the story takes place during the pre-1920 World War I period, all of Myra's clothes and hairstyles are strictly in the up-to-the-minute 1940 fashion. See more »

Quotes

Roy Cronin: Good night, darling.
Myra Lester: Goodbye, darling.
Roy Cronin: Why goodbye when it's only till morning?
Myra Lester: Because, every parting from you is - is like a little eternity.
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Referenced in Two Tigers (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary
(1912) (uncredited)
Written by Jack Judge and Harry Williams
Played as dance music in the Candlelight Club
Danced to by Vivien Leigh and Robert Taylor and other couples
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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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