Waterloo Bridge is a 1931 American pre-Code drama romance war film directed by James Whale and starring Mae Clarke and Kent Douglass. The screenplay by Benn Levy and Tom Reed is based on the 1930 play Waterloo Bridge by Robert E. Sherwood.

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Waterloo Bridge
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJames Whale
Written byBenn Levy
Tom Reed
Based onWaterloo Bridge
1930 play
by Robert E. Sherwood
Produced byCarl Laemmle, Jr.
StarringMae Clarke
Kent Douglass
CinematographyArthur Edeson
Edited byClarence Kolster
Color processBlack and white
Production
company
Universal Pictures
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
  • September 4, 1931 (1931-09-04)
Running time
81 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$252,000
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The film was remade in 1940 as Waterloo Bridge and as Gaby in 1956. Both remakes were made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, which bought the 1931 version from Universal. Today, the rights to all three films are held by Warner Bros. and their subsidiary Turner Entertainment. This film was one of Bette Davis' first.