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Waterloo Road (1945)

A drama set during World War II. A tale of adultery and desertion.

Director:

Sidney Gilliat

Writers:

Sidney Gilliat, Val Valentine (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
John Mills ... Jim Colter
Stewart Granger ... Ted Purvis
Alastair Sim ... Dr. Montgomery
Joy Shelton ... Tillie Colter
Alison Leggatt Alison Leggatt ... Ruby
Beatrice Varley Beatrice Varley ... Mrs. Colter
George Carney ... Tom Mason
Leslie Bradley ... Mike Duggan
Jean Kent ... Toni
Ben Williams Ben Williams ... Cpl. Lewis
Anna Konstam Anna Konstam ... May
Vera Frances Vera Frances ... Vera Colter
Wylie Watson ... Tattooist
George Merritt ... Air Raid Warden
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Storyline

During World War II, an Army Private hears rumors that his wife in London is becoming sweet on a smooth operator who has avoided being called up. The serviceman takes leave without permission to get to his house near Waterloo station to find out what's going on. Written by J-26

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With the Great Stars of "Caesar and Cleopatra" and "Great Expectations"

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Drama | Romance | War

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Trivia

This movie received its initial television showing in the U.S. in New York City, Thursday, November 2, 1950 on the DuMont Television Network's London Playhouse on WABD (Channel 5). See more »

Goofs

In the fight scene near the end of the film, Jim Colter (John Mills) pulls Ted Purvis' (Stewart Granger) jacket down over his arms to disable him. In a split second and a change of camera shot, dapper man about town Ted is wearing his jacket correctly again. See more »

Quotes

Tillie Colter: You still cross with me?
Jim Colter: No...
Tillie Colter: Why not Jim?
Jim Colter: Dunno.
Tillie Colter: You ought to be.
Tillie Colter: I know. Perhaps I'm just beginning to understand you...
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Connections

Featured in War Stories (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Who's Gonna Take You Home Tonight?
(uncredited)
Written by Michael Carr and Irwin Dash (as Lewis Ilda)
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No, Not Waterloo Bridge
14 February 2020 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

When John Mills gets a letter from his sister that his wife, Joy Shelton, is carrying on with local sporting man Stewart Granger, he goes AWOL back to his home to track them down and deal with the situation.

I've passed up numerous chances to see this movie before I realized that it had John Mills in it. "Huh! Is there a third movie version of WATERLOO BRIDGE?" No, it's a domestic drama directed and co-written by Sidney Gilliat, so it has a good, rough sense of humor, abetted by Alastair Sim as the local doctor, and one of every three characters who recognize local boy Mills. This being released before the end of the War, it also has a morale-boosting bit of propaganda at the end, enlarging Sim's role a bit.

There are lots of faces familiar to movie fans, including Jean Kent, Wallace Lupino, Ben Williams, and Kathleen Harrison. It's not a very deep or important film, but it will interest and amuse fans of the talented cast and crew.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 February 1945 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

A Estrada de Waterloo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Gainsborough Pictures See more »
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Mono (BAF Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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