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A Window in London 1939

77 mins United Kingdom Director. Herbert Mason

A daily commute plunges a construction worker into turmoil in this lively and historically intriguing thriller. Released in the first months of WWII, director Herbert Mason's unjustly neglected film deserves viewing not just for its engaging plot but also for its fine location shooting in a London unwittingly on the eve of war. Redgrave's Peter is a spirited and newly-married crane driver working on the construction of Waterloo Bridge. When he witnesses what appears to be a murder on his way to work, his good intentions lead him into in a web of lust, jealousy and showbiz glamour.

The film includes some fascinating images of Waterloo Bridge in the early stages of construction. With the arrival of war robbing the project of most its workforce, the bridge was completed by an army of mostly female labourers - hence its nickname, 'The Ladies' Bridge'.

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Directed by

Herbert Mason


Patricia Roc

Sally Gray

Paul Lukas

Michael Redgrave




The London Topographical Society Forgotten Features Unavailable on DVD




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