Waterloo Bridge (1931)
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as Roy Cronin
as Major Wetherby
as Mrs. Wetherby
as Janet Cronin
as Mrs. Hoble
as Old Woman
as Soldier on the Make
as Augusta, the Maid
Critic Reviews for Waterloo Bridge
Features Mae Clarke in a truly great, heartbreaking, sympathetic performance for the ages.
Not the greatest film of the era ... contains a great deal of historical interest for film buffs
Audience Reviews for Waterloo Bridge
This is one of those annoying romantic dramas where they go back and forth trying to figure out if they can make their relationship work, and it gets annoying. Plus the ending is sad and kind of made me mad about watching the movie. The movie wasn't that bad, though, the story was realistic and the actors were pretty good.
"Waterloo Bridge" is a tepid soap opera about Myra(Mae Clarke), a dancer who has fallen on tough times. It has been two years since she was in a show, three weeks since she paid her rent and she has turned to prostitution to make ends meet in World War I London. During one trip to solicit clientele, she helps an old woman(Rita Carlisle) retrieve her dropped potatoes during an air raid. They in turn are helped by Ray Cronin(Kent Douglass), a fellow American and a soldier on leave. Basically, the substance of the movie revolves around Myra wondering if she is good enough for him whereas the question should be if he actually loves her or is he just nice? Anyway, this sort of thing gets old quickly and there is little else to keep the viewer interested except for the sight of a pre-stardom Bette Davis.
this love story between a soldier and a prostitute was unseen for many years and it's not half as sappy as the vivien leigh remake. mae clarke is very affecting. also a small role for then unknown bette davis
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