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 Cinematography||Joseph Ruttenberg||Nominated|
|Best Music - Scoring||Herbert Stothart||Nominated|
Waterloo Bridge (1931): Pre-Code EditionBy 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 WaltzBy 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
WATERLOO BRIDGE ( 1940 ) VIVIEN LEIGH BLOGATHON.By Crystal Kalyana on Nov 5, 2015 From In The Good Old Days Of Classic Hollywood
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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: 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?
Roy Cronin: Myra, what do you think we're going to do tonight?
Myra Lester: Well, I, I...
Roy Cronin: Oh, you won't have time for that.
Myra Lester: For what?
Roy Cronin: For hesitating! No more hesitating for you!
Myra Lester: No?
Roy Cronin: No!
Myra Lester: Well, what am I going to do instead?
Roy Cronin: You're going to get married.
Roy Cronin: The ballet was beautiful.
Myra Lester: Madame didn't think so.
Roy Cronin: Well, experts never know - it takes outsiders to know, and I tell you, it was beautiful.
Myra Lester: That certainly proves you're an outsider.
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The scene in which Myra and Roy dance to "Auld Lang Syne" was supposed to have dialogue, but nobody could come up with the right words. At about 3:00 in the morning before shooting the scene was to take place, Mervyn LeRoy, a veteran of silent films, realized that there shouldn't be any lines and that the images should speak for themselves. The result is the most celebrated scene of the film.
"The Screen Guild Theater" broadcast a 30 minute radio adaptation of the movie on September 9, 1946 with Robert Taylor reprising his film role.
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