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Waterloo Bridge (1940)

Passed  -  Drama | War | Romance  -  17 May 1940 (USA)
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During World War One, a young ballerina becomes a prostitute when she loses her job and believes her fiancé dead.

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Lady Margaret Cronin
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Maria Ouspenskaya ...
Madame Olga Kirowa
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The Duke
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Maureen
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Elsa
Steffi Duna ...
Lydia
Virginia Carroll ...
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Beatrice
Margery Manning ...
Mary
Frances MacInerney ...
Violet
Eleanor Stewart ...
Grace
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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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ballet | officer | bridge | love | ballerina | See more »

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Drama | War | Romance

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17 May 1940 (USA)  »

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Waterloo Bridge  »

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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 invasion of Poland, and in the middle of the Blitzkrieg, this is likely the earliest Hollywood film to include the Second World War in its plot. See more »

Goofs

When Myra reads the list of 'Fallen Officers', there are names with the ranks of Sergeant (Sgt) and Gunner (Gnr). These are not Officer ranks. See more »

Quotes

Kitty: If I don't feel sorry for myself, who will?
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Spoofed in The Carol Burnett Show: Episode #6.18 (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

The Bonnie Banks O' Loch Lomond
(ca. 1745) (uncredited)
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Played as background music when Myra and Roy are riding to Lady Margaret
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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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