Beautifully performed for the screen by Vivien Leigh ("A Streetcar Named Desire", "Gone With The Wind"--her two Oscars)-- as Myra Lester, a fragile ballerina --and Robert Taylor ("Quo Vadis", "Ivanhoe") as Roy Cronin, a young Captain in the Rendleshire 'Broken Lance' Fusiliers, whose chance meeting at Waterloo Bridge amidst an air raid during World War I sets the stage for this tear-jerker of a movie. Very good supporting roles came with Lucille Watson as Lady Margaret Cronin--Roy's mother;her best scene was when she and Myra first met at the restaurant, trying to understand Myra's strange behavior. Maria Ouspenskaya as Madame Kirowa, true to form playing the 'old dragon and broomstick.' Virginia Field as Kitty, Myra's true friend and roommate, who unfortunately eased her towards the wrong side of the street, upon learning (wrongly, as it turned out) of Roy's death. And Sir C. Aubrey Smith as the Duke, Roy's uncle...the quintessential Englishman from his backbone to his stiff upper lip, (he was knighted and made an OBE) giving off that quiet gentility and confidence.
Beautiful and poignant scenes abound in this film: --Roy and Myra's dancing together to the "Auld Lang Syne Waltz" while looking at each other tenderly without any spoken words before he leaves for France....Read more ›