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Director:
Writers:
S.N. Behrman (screen play) &
Hans Rameau (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
17 May 1940 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Her First Picture Since "Gone With The Wind"
Plot:
During World War I, believing her fiancé to be dead, a young ballerina loses her job and is forced to turn to prostitution. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for 2 Oscars. See more »
User Reviews:
Vivien Leigh and Robert Taylor - the screen bursts with their physical beauty! See more (88 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Vivien Leigh ... Myra

Robert Taylor ... Roy Cronin
Lucile Watson ... Lady Margaret Cronin

Virginia Field ... Kitty

Maria Ouspenskaya ... Madame Olga Kirowa

C. Aubrey Smith ... The Duke

Janet Shaw ... Maureen

Janet Waldo ... Elsa

Steffi Duna ... Lydia
Virginia Carroll ... Sylvia
Leda Nicova ... Marie
Florence Baker ... Beatrice
Margery Manning ... Mary
Frances MacInerney ... Violet

Eleanor Stewart ... Grace
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lowden Adams ... The Duke's Butler (uncredited)
Harry Allen ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)

Jimmy Aubrey ... Cockney in Air-Raid Shelter (uncredited)

Phyllis Barry ... Second Girl at Estate Dance (uncredited)
Colin Campbell ... Groom (uncredited)
James Carlisle ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Rita Carlyle ... Flower Woman on Bridge (uncredited)

Leo G. Carroll ... Policeman (uncredited)
David Cavendish ... Generous Man at Estate Dance (uncredited)
David Clyde ... Barnes - Cronin's Butler (uncredited)
Kathryn Collier ... Barmaid (uncredited)

Tom Conway ... (voice) (uncredited)
Frank Dawson ... Vicar's Butler (uncredited)
Connie Emerald ... Waitress at Restaurant (uncredited)

Gilbert Emery ... Colonel at Luncheon (uncredited)

Herbert Evans ... Commissionaire (uncredited)
Maria Genardi ... Dancers' Italian Mother (uncredited)

Dick Gordon ... Party Guest (uncredited)

Douglas Gordon ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Denis Green ... Sergeant on Bridge (uncredited)

Ethel Griffies ... Mrs. Clark - Landlady (uncredited)
Bobbie Hale ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Winifred Harris ... Dowager at Estate Dance (uncredited)
Halliwell Hobbes ... Vicar at St. Matthews (uncredited)
Harold Howard ... Ticket Collector at Waterloo Station (uncredited)
Charles Irwin ... Candlelight Club Announcer (uncredited)
Bill James ... Sergeant (uncredited)
George Kirby ... Waiter (uncredited)
Walter Lawrence ... Club Patron (uncredited)
Eric Lonsdale ... Soldier at Waterloo Station (uncredited)

Wilfred Lucas ... Elderly Huntsman at Estate Dance (uncredited)
Dan Maxwell ... Cockney in Air-Raid Shelter (uncredited)
James May ... Cockney in Air-Raid Shelter (uncredited)

Florine McKinney ... Viola - First Girl at Estate Dance (uncredited)
Charles McNaughton ... Mack the Waiter (uncredited)
Frank Mitchell ... Father (uncredited)
Edmund Mortimer ... Club Patron (uncredited)
Leonard Mudie ... Thomas Parker - Roy's Driver (uncredited)
Judith Nelles ... Gertrude - Tart at Waterloo Station (uncredited)
Gordon Orbell ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Tempe Pigott ... Cockney in Air-Raid Shelter (uncredited)
John Power ... Toff's Companion (uncredited)
Elsie Prescott ... Cockney in Air-Raid Shelter (uncredited)
Jean Prescott ... Third Girl at Estate Dance (uncredited)
Clara Reid ... Mrs. Bassett - Estate Dance (uncredited)
Fred Sassoni ... Newsboy (uncredited)

Paul Scardon ... Backdoor Stage Doorman (uncredited)

John Graham Spacey ... British Officer at Luncheon Table (uncredited)

Wyndham Standing ... Toff (uncredited)
Harry Stubbs ... Proprietor of Eating House (uncredited)
William Tetley ... Boy Opening Taxi Door (uncredited)
Cyril Thornton ... Sergeant (uncredited)
David Thursby ... First Cockney in Air-Raid Shelter (uncredited)

Norma Varden ... Hostess at Restaurant (uncredited)
Pat Welsh ... (uncredited)

Martha Wentworth ... Tart on Bridge at the End (uncredited)
Frank Whitbeck ... Trailer Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... Head Waiter at Candlelight Club (uncredited)

Robert Winkler ... Boy Delivering Flowers (uncredited)
Douglas Wood ... Vicar at Estate Dance (uncredited)

Directed by
Mervyn LeRoy 
 
Writing credits
S.N. Behrman (screen play) &
Hans Rameau (screen play) and
George Froeschel (screen play)

Robert E. Sherwood (play "Waterloo Bridge")

Produced by
Sidney Franklin .... producer
 
Original Music by
Herbert Stothart 
 
Cinematography by
Joseph Ruttenberg (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
George Boemler (film editor)
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis (set decorations)
 
Costume Design by
Adrian (gowns)
Gile Steele (costumes: men)
Irene (uncredited)
 
Production Management
William H. Cannon .... unit manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Al Shenberg .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Urie McCleary .... associate art director
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
 
Music Department
Fred Dolys .... French lyrics
Charles Hot .... lyrics
Murray Cutter .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Marquardt .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leonid Raab .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Ernst Matray .... ballet stager
Carl 'Major' Roup .... script clerk (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
108 min
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | South Korea:All | Sweden:15 | UK:PG | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #6168)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
This was Robert Taylor's favorite of his films.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: When Roy runs to the carriage to tell Myra they can marry, he lists her vitals to her and pronounces Warwickshire betraying his American nationality by pronouncing the second W in the shire's name. in England that word is pronounced Warrickshire, the second W is silent.See more »
Quotes:
Roy Cronin:Must be good for the muscles. I should think a dancer's muscles would be like a strongman.
Myra Lester:Oh, not quite. That's a bit dreadful. We try to combine slenderness with strength. Well, I've been dancing since I was twelve and I don't think the muscles are over developed.
Roy Cronin:No-no. No, not in your case.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in Teresa the Thief (1973)See more »
Soundtrack:
Let Me Call You SweetheartSee more »

FAQ

Why on earth was the film styled with clothes and hairstyles from the 1930s instead of those from 1914? It is set during WW1 but the clothes and hair are all wrong.
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19 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Vivien Leigh and Robert Taylor - the screen bursts with their physical beauty!, 10 September 1998
Author: Patrick Sullivan (sullivpj@sce.com) from Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

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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