Waterloo Bridge

Waterloo Bridge

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On the eve of World War II, Roy, a British officer, revisits Waterloo Bridge where he and Myra met and fell in love during an air raid at the beginning of World War I. Heartbroken after Roy was reportedly killed in action, Myra turned to prostitution to make her way. The report, however, was false, and when Roy returns from a POW camp, Myra's shattered spirit may no longer hold any room for happiness.
Copyright Date: ©2009
ISBN: 9781419873508
1419873504
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE WATER
Characteristics: optical,mono
1 videodisc (Not rated)(109 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Special features: Theatrical trailer
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1940
Based on the play by Robert E. Sherwood
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Gizmo_Joe
Feb 03, 2017

1940 cornball romance during war.

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Audrey1976
Mar 24, 2016

This was Vivien Leigh's first film role after the success of Gone with the Wind. This is really a simple movie that you expect to be a typical war story romance, only it takes a turn that you don't expect. Very well acted, there's great chemistry between Robert Taylor and Vivien Leigh. She truly was a great beauty.

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Monolith
Dec 21, 2014

I happened to watch the gritty '31 version prior to this, enjoyed it very much, and decided to check out this one. They are different in that this one is more polished, and Myrna's fate was drastically changed in the two. Vivien Leigh was in her prime here, and this is a classic in her portfolio.

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swyckl
Oct 21, 2014

I enjoyed this DVD. The story was strong. The characters had some depth. The actors did a great job!

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akirakato
Jul 22, 2014

This is a 1940 remake of the 1931 film also called Waterloo Bridge, adapted from the 1930 play Waterloo Bridge.
In an extended flashback narration, it recounts the story of a dancer and an army captain who meet by chance on Waterloo Bridge.
As Myra Lester, Vivien performs superbly.
There is a world of difference between her depiction of the sweet-faced innocent who is mistaken for a school-girl at the start of the film and the sullen, worn creature who saunters through Waterloo Station.
She then gets miraculously reborn when she reunites with Roy.
Vivien shows you every shade of feeling.
Although their lightning courtship seems somewhat contrived, this film turns into a real tear-jerker.

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aed161
Jul 10, 2014

FIVE STARS!

The tragic romantic storyline and war years are accurately created here in superb fashion with two of the most talented stars of the 40s, Vivien Leigh and Robert Taylor. The rest of the cast is wonderful and the directing is spot on by the great Mervyn LeRoy.
I saw this movie years ago, but it still haunts me with its tender scenes which are a bittersweet forerunner of the ultimate sad ending.
If you want to see how life was in England during the second world war, I strongly recommended this one.

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audreybright
Jul 10, 2014

The item was returned to Valley Park as it is not in my possession.
Thank You.

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Bookworm39
May 08, 2014

Very good. Vivien Leigh was such a talented actress.

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forever_ice17
Apr 29, 2014

Very good but oh so very sad.

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taylrmari
Jun 25, 2013

I love Vivien Leigh in this. And her romantic counter part, too. I felt awful that the story was so tragic but not out of empathy for the characters, but I feel like the story was attempting to be too dramatic with a purely comedic and lighthearted build-up. Leigh does an amazing job-- she is a brilliant tragic actress. It was especially nice seeing her detour from her very powerful Scarlet image (that people most recognize her for). I think gentleman was almost dreamier than Clark Gable! ;)
Overall, good movie. The ending wrapped up a little too quickly.

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