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Gaby (1956)

Approved | | Drama | 17 October 1956 (Portugal)
This is a remake of the 1931 and 1940 versions of the movie Waterloo Bridge.

Director:

Curtis Bernhardt

Writers:

Robert E. Sherwood (play), S.N. Behrman (earlier screenplay) | 5 more credits »
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Complete credited cast:
Leslie Caron ... Gaby
John Kerr ... Gregory Y. Wendell
Cedric Hardwicke ... Mr. Edgar Carrington (as Sir Cedric Hardwicke)
Taina Elg ... Elsa
Margalo Gillmore ... Mrs. Helen Carrington
Scott Marlowe ... Jan
Ian Wolfe ... Registrar
Joe Di Reda ... Allen
Joe Corey ... Pete (as Joseph Corey)
James Best ... Jim
Lisa Montell ... Claire
Ruta Lee ... Denise
Narda Onyx ... Olga
Gloria Wood Gloria Wood ... Singer at the Bottle Club
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Gaby is a ballet dancer in 1944 London who happens to bump into a corporal Greg while rushing to catch the bus. Greg is mesmerized by Gaby and goes to the ballet to see her on stage, but Gaby is French and wants nothing to do with Greg. But he persists and by the end of the day, she agrees to marry. But before they can marry, there is a mountain of red tape and Greg ships out while promising to marry Gaby on his return. When she hears that he has been killed, she makes herself available to anyone who would want her. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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This story was filmed twice before - Waterloo Bridge (1931) and Waterloo Bridge (1940), both set during World War I, and in turned based on the play of the same title that opened on Broadway at the Fulton (later Helen Hayes) Theatre, 210 W. 46th St., on January 6, 1930 and ran for 64 performances. See more »

Goofs

Even though the story takes place in 1944, once again MGM's indefatigably anachronistic designer, Helen Rose has clothed all the female participants in totally contemporary 1956 designs and fashions. See more »

Quotes

Gregory Y. Wendell: You funny, goofy girl.
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Connections

Featured in MGM Parade: Episode #1.31 (1956) See more »

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Le cycle du vin
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sanitised version of Waterloo Bridge
12 November 2008 | by didi-5See all my reviews

By the 1950s, remakes were very much the thing - 'Gaby', with Leslie Caron as the ballerina and John Kerr as the soldier, is the third film version of 'Waterloo Bridge' (first done with Mae Clarke and Kent Douglass in 1931, then with Vivien Leigh and Robert Taylor in 1940). It's by far the most dull, even though it does make clear what Gaby has been up to while her beau was away at war.

Leslie Caron being the star, of course Gaby is now French, not English. John Kerr is a GI who finds himself at a loose end on leave in London. There's air raids to content with, foggy streets, and taxis, as well as Gaby's fellow dancer and roommate, and the GI's English well-heeled relations.

Sweet enough, but paling in comparison beside the other versions, both of whom have more merit. It's OK - but nothing special.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1956 (Portugal) See more »

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Budget:

$1,863,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

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2.55 : 1
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