Waterloo Bridge
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Waterloo Bridge
Mae Clarke had the best role of her career as the heroine of Waterloo Bridge, the first of three filmizations of Robert L. Sherwood's play. Douglass Montgomery (here credited as Kent Douglass) plays a young American soldier who, while on leave from World War I, meets Myra (Clarke) during an air raid in London and falls in love with her, unaware she is a prostitute. Directed with a delicate mixture of realism and impressionism by James Whale, the 1931 Waterloo Bridge is head and shoulders above its heavily laundered 1940 remake -- which in turn is vastly superior to the 1956 re-remake,… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Features Mae Clarke in a truly great, heartbreaking, sympathetic performance for the ages."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Not the greatest film of the era ... contains a great deal of historical interest for film buffs"
‑ John A. Nesbit, Old School Reviews
"Clarke's memorable performance leaves us touched by her courage, pride and vulnerability."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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