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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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Cast

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 Joe Di Reda ... Allen
Joe Corey Joe Corey ... Pete (as Joseph Corey)
James Best ... Jim
Lisa Montell ... Claire
Ruta Lee ... Denise
Narda Onyx Narda Onyx ... Olga
Gloria Wood Gloria Wood ... Singer at the Bottle Club
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Storyline

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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Drama

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 October 1956 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Ikuisesti sinun See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo (Western Electric Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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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've got to admit you are different from American girls.
Gaby: Yes? In what way?
Gregory Y. Wendell: Oh, in nice ways. Not only the way you talk with that cute little accent.
Gaby: Accent? I have no accent.
Gregory Y. Wendell: Oh, that's right. And you're not always putting in a plug for yourself, either. Then, you're built differently. American girls have got - angles. But, you're, well, rounder, somehow. Your face and your - well, you're rounder - all around.
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Connections

Version of Waterloo Bridge (1940) See more »

Soundtracks

My Country 'Tis of Thee
(uncredited)
Music by Henry Carey
Lyrics by Samuel Francis Smith
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remake of Waterloo Bridge
11 April 2005 | by wictorfwSee all my reviews

All and all this is not a bad movie, and Leslie Caron is truly one of those actresses whom you just can't help falling in love with, she has that magical presence that is the mark of a great actress, and even thou it's not one of her best her performance, her performance in this movie is definitely impeccable, but still this movie it's essentially a lightweight remake of the three times before filmed Waterloo Bridge, so even thou Leslie Caron is as always charming, I suggest a peek at Vivien Leigh as the delicate dancer Myra and Robert Taylor as Col./Capt. Roy Cronin in the 1940 release of Waterloo Bridge, a movie that is (even thou slightly forgotten) undoubtedly one of the best romantic movies ever made.


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