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Waterloo Road (1945)

A drama set during World War II. A tale of adultery and desertion.


Sidney Gilliat


Sidney Gilliat, Val Valentine (story)




Cast overview:
John Mills ... Jim Colter
Stewart Granger ... Ted Purvis
Alastair Sim ... Dr. Montgomery
Joy Shelton ... Tillie Colter
Alison Leggatt Alison Leggatt ... Ruby
Beatrice Varley Beatrice Varley ... Mrs. Colter
George Carney ... Tom Mason
Leslie Bradley ... Mike Duggan
Jean Kent ... Toni
Ben Williams Ben Williams ... Cpl. Lewis
Anna Konstam Anna Konstam ... May
Vera Frances Vera Frances ... Vera Colter
Wylie Watson ... Tattooist
George Merritt ... Air Raid Warden


During World War II, an Army Private hears rumors that his wife in London is becoming sweet on a smooth operator who has avoided being called up. The serviceman takes leave without permission to get to his house near Waterloo station to find out what's going on. Written by J-26

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


Drama | Romance | War


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Did You Know?


This movie received its initial television showing in the U.S. in New York City, Thursday, November 2, 1950 on the DuMont Television Network's London Playhouse on WABD (Channel 5). See more »


In the final scene the shadow of the camera falls upon Alistair Sim's sleeve when he passes the model train to the baby in the pram. See more »


Ted Purvis: [as Jim advances on him, looking for a fight] Come off it soldier - I'm just in the mood to sock somebody so choose someone in your own class.
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Referenced in The Golden Gong (1985) See more »


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User Reviews

A witty script helps make this propaganda palatable
5 July 2003 | by glyntreharne-1See all my reviews

An agreeably told story of the domestic upheavals on the home front during the second world war. The cast is a good one: Stewart Granger, as the war dodging Romeo who makes a play for a neglected soldier's wife (Joy Shelton); Alastair Sim as the local g.p. on hand to offer his sage advice; George Carney as the lodger, trying to dodge the warring females in the household and happiest when he's with his pigeons; Beatrice Varley as the worried mother trying desperately to make ends meet and do right by her family; Alison Leggatt as the interfering sister-in-law and Vera Francis as the nosey sister. John Mills and Shelton hold the piece together as Mr and Mrs Ordinary Man and Woman, and there is a nice comic turn from Wylie Watson as a Tattooist. Best of all we have Jean Kent, wisecracking her way through the war as Toni, the discarded girlfriend of Granger, who's done very nicely thank you, having been set up in her own hairdressing business.

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Release Date:

9 January 1945 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Estrada de Waterloo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gainsborough Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (BAF Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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