Waterloo Bridge Overview:

Waterloo Bridge (1940) was a War - Drama Film directed by Mervyn LeRoy and produced by Sidney Franklin.

Academy Awards 1940 --- Ceremony Number 13 (source: AMPAS)

Best CinematographyJoseph RuttenbergNominated
Best Music - ScoringHerbert StothartNominated

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Waterloo Bridge (1931): Pre-Code Edition

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 8, 2021 From 4 Star Films

Many might best remember Vivien Leigh and Robert Taylor in the 1940 version of Waterloo Bridge. It’s immediately obvious this movie has a very different flavor from the outset. It’s an earthier more boisterous version of Waterloo Bridge before the Production Codes took their axes to the ... Read full article

Waterloo Bridge (1940) and The Farewell Waltz

By 4 Star Film Fan on May 4, 2021 From 4 Star Films

If you’re like me, Waterloo conjures up a limited array of mental images. Napoleon and The Battle of Waterloo. The Kinks and Waterloo Sunset. That’s about the extent of it. Now I can add Vivien Leigh, Robert Taylor, and Waterloo Bridge to the list. Fittingly, our opening prologue begins ... Read full article

On Blu-ray: Vivien Leigh and Robert Taylor in Waterloo Bridge (1940)

By KC on Dec 4, 2020 From Classic Movies

Vivien Leigh made so few films that every opportunity to see her is a great pleasure. She achieved one of her best screen performances in Waterloo Bridge (1940). I recently watched the World War I-set romantic tragedy on a new Blu-ray release from Warner Archive. Adapted from a Robert E. Sherwood pl... Read full article


By Crystal Kalyana on Nov 5, 2015 From In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood

Today is the 102nd Birthday of Vivien Leigh, the famed motion picture actress who is primarily remembered for her role of Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With The Wind. In commemoration of this special day, my great friend Joseph who runs the blog Wolffian Classic Movies Digest is hosting his very fir... Read full article

Waterloo Bridge (1931)

on Jan 23, 2015 From Journeys in Classic Film

I felt incredibly stupid popping in the first volume of Forbidden Hollywood and realizing its version of Waterloo Bridge was not what I anticipated. I thought the only version of this depressing tale of prostitution and doomed love was the 1940s feature starring Vivien Leigh. Actually, that’s ... Read full article

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Myra Lester: I may never see him again.

Myra Lester: Every parting from you is like a little eternity.

Roy Cronin: Well, darling.
Myra Lester: Oh, Roy.
Roy Cronin: Shall we face it?
Myra Lester: It's been so quick. Are you quite, quite sure?
Roy Cronin: Myra, I was never so sure of anything in my life. In the moment you left me after the air raid, I knew I must find you again. I've found you and I'll never let you go. Does that answer you?
[Myra nods]

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Of her films, this was Vivien Leigh's personal favorite.
This was Robert Taylor's favorite of his films.
Premiered on the same day (May 14, 1940) that Rotterdam was bombed by the German Luftwaffe.
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