Waterloo Bridge (1940)

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In this film, Robert Taylor, a British officer from a wealthy family, falls in love with ballerina Vivien Leigh. Taylor's uncle reluctantly agrees to the upcoming marriage. When Taylor marches off to war, Vivien abandons an important dance recital to bid her fiance goodbye, losing her job as a result.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Classics , Drama , Romance
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In Theaters:
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Studio:
Warner Home Video

Cast

Robert Taylor
as Roy Cronin
Lucile Watson
as Lady Margaret Cronin
Maria Ouspenskaya
as Madame Olga Kirowa
Leo G Carroll
as Policeman
Clara Reid
as Mrs. Bassett
Steffi Duna
as Lydia
Leonard Mudie
as Parker
Herbert Evans
as Commissionaire
Ethel Griffies
as Mrs. Clark
Gilbert Emery
as Colonel
David Clyde
as Barnes, the Butler
Janet Shaw
as Maureen
Florence Baker
as Beatrice
Harry Allen
as Taxi Driver
Elsie Prescott
as Cockney Woman
Phyllis Barry
as Malicious Girl
Norma Varden
as Hostess
Fred Sassoni
as Newsboy
Rita Carlyle
as Flower Woman
Denis D'Auburn
as Generous Man
Wilfred Lucas
as Elderly Huntsman
Frank Dawson
as Vicar's Butler
Leda Nicova
as Marie
Douglas Gordon
as Taxi Driver
Denis Green
as Sergeant on Bridge
Jimmy Aubrey
as Cockney in Air-Raid Shelter (uncredited)
Bobby Hale
as Taxi Driver
Harold Howard
as Ticket Collector
Charles Irwin
as Announcer
Bill James
as Sergeant
George Kirby
as Waiter
Eric Lonsdale
as Soldier
James May (I)
as Cockney
Charles McNaughton
as Mack, the Waiter
Tempe Piggott
as Cockney
John Power
as Toff's Companion
Elsa Prescott
as Cockney Woman
Paul Scardon
as Doorman
Harry Stubbs
as Proprietor of Eating House
David Thursby
as Cockney
Martha Wentworth
as Tart on Bridge
Eric Wilton
as Headwaiter
Douglas Gordon M.D.
as Taxi Driver
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Critic Reviews for Waterloo Bridge

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (1)

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
Variety
Top Critic

Let there be no doubt about it. Vivien Leigh is as fine an actress as we have on the screen today. Maybe even the finest, and that's a lot to say.

Full Review… | March 24, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

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Full Review… | January 25, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

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July 3, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

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August 22, 2003
Las Vegas Review-Journal

A glossy MGM weeper. A chick flick from the golden era.

November 3, 2002
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

Audience Reviews for Waterloo Bridge

I don't understand Myra! If only she had read the column carefully. And why didn't she tell her future mother in law? And why did the mother in law give up on her so easily? Why didn't she tell the truth and beg for forgiveness? If he loved her, her past wouldn't have mattered to him. I saw the ending coming from a mile away. What a depressing movie yet very well done!

Dannielle Albert
Dannielle Albert

Super Reviewer

I love tragic romances, and this is one of the best. A tearjerker about a WWI soldier (played by the BEAUTIFUL Robert Taylor), and the woman he loves (played by the almost as beautiful Vivien Leigh), who meet during an air raid in London, but then are separated by the same war that brought them together. It is also a good example of the damage the English class system of the time could do to relationships under the guise of "trying to help" and "it's for the best", and also the sacrifices people are willing to make for the ones they love. I loved this film, and I plan to re-watch it at every opportunity.

Cindy I
Cindy I

Super Reviewer

½

Classic romantic trajedy. Vivien Leigh is outstanding.

A B
A B

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