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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 ...
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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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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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Of her films, this was Vivien Leigh's personal favorite. See more »

Goofs

When Roy and Myra are coming out of the Underground station after the air raid near the beginning of the film a traffic light is clearly visible in the top right hand corner. There were no traffic lights in London until 1931. 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

Referenced in All in the Family: Joey's Baptism (1976) 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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Vivien Leigh and Robert Taylor - the screen bursts with their physical beauty!
10 September 1998 | by (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

In 1969, when Robert Taylor was dying from cancer and confined to his bed, he requested to view his old films. Apparently, he hadn't seen most of them since their initial release. Afterwards, he was asked by friends which film was he the most proud of. Of all the films he made in his 35 year career, "Waterloo Bridge" was the movie he chose. "That," he said; "was my best film." That aside, "Waterloo Bridge" will take your breath away by the simple fact that two of the most physically beautiful actors appear in it - Vivien Leigh and Robert Taylor.


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