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Waterloo Road (1945)

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

Director:

Sidney Gilliat

Writers:

Val Valentine (story), Sidney Gilliat
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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"

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Drama | Romance | War

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 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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Sound Mix:

Mono (BAF Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

In the fight scene near the end of the film, Jim Colter (John Mills) pulls Ted Purvis' (Stewart Granger) jacket down over his 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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Connections

Featured in War Stories (2006) See more »

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Nobody's Sweetheart
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Written by Ernie Erdman, Gus Kahn, Billy Meyers and Elmer Schoebel
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Wartime shenanigans in London town
29 July 2013 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

People get nostalgic for a bygone era where supposedly everyone rooted together, conveniently forgetting how much people were in it for themselves and the spiv culture ruled. The blitz spirit is bit of a myth.

Here comes a slice of life film that was made when the war was still on. Not sure how this one went past the censor as the subject matter involves an AWOL soldier who wants to find his wife after he gets wind that she is being wooed by a supposedly invalid playboy type draft dodger excellently played by Stewart Granger who is also an ex boxer.

Granger is trying to get his wicked ways by spinning whatever yarn he can and showing her a good time. Add to this, some mishaps, John Mills AWOL soldier being pursued by military policemen and a mixture of comedy and drama makes this an easy going gem.

There is a rather brutal fight scene at the end and Alistair Sim gives a nice cameo as well as Jean Kent wearing not a lot, not sure what the censor was doing when her scene turned up!


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