Waterloo Road

Waterloo Road

Director: Sidney Gilliat, John Mills, Stewart Granger, Alastair Sim

Cast: Sidney Gilliat, John Mills, Stewart Granger, Alastair Sim

     
 
This 1949 British film told a very plausible story about a triangle between a woman, her soldier husband, and her new lover. Jim Colter (John Mills) has joined the services, leaving his wife Tillie (Joy Shelton) with his mother (Beatrice Varley) and sister. Tillie is lonely, meets Ted Purvis (Stewart Granger), and falls for him. It turns out that Purvis is a

Overview

This 1949 British film told a very plausible story about a triangle between a woman, her soldier husband, and her new lover. Jim Colter (John Mills) has joined the services, leaving his wife Tillie (Joy Shelton) with his mother (Beatrice Varley) and sister. Tillie is lonely, meets Ted Purvis (Stewart Granger), and falls for him. It turns out that Purvis is a small-time crook and swindler and falsified his medical records in order to avoid serving in the war. Jim finds out about the affair and deserts the war to return home and settle matters. But he is set upon and beaten by Purvis' hoodlum buddies. Unchastened, Jim goes after Purvis, and they engage in a climactic fist fight as bombs are dropping during a Nazi air raid. The entire story is played out against the noisy backdrop of a country at war. It was based on a story by director Sidney Gilliat. ~ Michael Betzold

Product Details

Release Date:
07/09/2015
UPC:
0644827988921
Original Release:
1945
Source:
Nostalgia Family
Sales rank:
15,800

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
John Mills Jim Colter
James Stewart Ted Purvis
Alastair Sim Dr. Montgomery
Joy Shelton Tillie Colter
Beatrice Varley Mrs. Colter
George Carney Tom Mason
Alison Leggatt Ruby
Arthur Denton Fred
Leslie E. Bradley Mike Duggan
Ben Williams Cpl. Lewis
Frank Atkinson Actor
John Boxer Actor
David Crowley Actor
Amy Dalby Actor
Dennis Harkin Actor
Mike Johnson Actor
Jean Kent Toni
Anna Konstam May
Wallace Lupino Uncle
George Merritt Actor
Johnnie Schofield Actor
Wylie Watson Tattooist
Nellie Bowman Actor
Vera Francis Actor

Technical Credits
Sidney Gilliat Director,Screenwriter
Edward Black Producer
Bob Busby Score Composer
Arthur Crabtree Cinematographer
Len Garde Makeup
Philip Grindrod Cinematographer
Louis Levy Musical Direction/Supervision
Maurice Ostrer Production Designer
Alfred Roome Editor
Val Valentine Screenwriter
Alexander Vetchinsky Art Director

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