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Waterloo Road (1945)

A drama set during WWII. A tale of adultery & desertion.

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Jim Colter
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Ted Purvis
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Dr. Montgomery
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Tillie Colter
Alison Leggatt ...
Ruby
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Mrs. Colter
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Tom Mason
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Mike Duggan
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Toni
Ben Williams ...
Cpl Lewis
Anna Konstam ...
May
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Vera Colter
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Air Raid Warden
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A drama set during WWII. A tale of adultery & desertion.

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With the Great Stars of "Caesar and Cleopatra" and "Great Expectations"

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Drama | Romance | War

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5 February 1945 (UK)  »

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A Estrada de Waterloo  »

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1.37 : 1
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This film received its initial television showing in the USA in New York City Thursday 2 November 1950 on the DuMont Television Network's London Playhouse on WABD (Channel 5). See more »

Goofs

In the fight scene near the end of the film, Jim Colter (John Mills) pulls Ted Purvis' (Stewart Granger) jacket down over him arms to disable him. In a split second and a change of camera shot, dapper man about town Ted is wearing his jacket correctly again. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Colter: [back at home after the night's Blitz] Ah well, another day. Still 'ere, aren't we? That's something.
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It Happened Just Like That
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Written by Val Guest and Manning Sherwin
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Enjoyable and underrated
13 January 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Waterloo Road is an enjoyable and underrated film I think. It is not perfect as it is too short and occasionally too rushed. However, the cinematography and scenery are agreeable and the soundtrack is bouncy and energetic. The script is witty yet does a good job in the more serious bits, the story is interesting and well crafted with some risqué themes for the time and the direction is competent. The acting is fine, John Mills is delightful and I was surprised at his energy here, Stewart Granger is dashing and Alastair Sim as always is a joy. The best comes from Jean Kent, who is delicious and Ben Williams, who provides some of the most entertaining bits of the film. My favourite bit? The climax was hilarious I thought. Overall, if a little flawed it is good fun. 7/10 Bethany Cox


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