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Waterloo Road 1945 PG

76 mins United Kingdom Director. Sidney Gilliat

Long before BBC’s Rochdale school series of the same name, John Mills angrily strutted the streets of South London in this 1940s favourite. He plays Private Jim Colter, a soldier who goes AWOL when he hears his wife might be having a fling, returning to Waterloo to confront Stewart Granger’s home-wrecking spiv.

This dynamic Gainsborough production was a popular success towards the end of WWII, cannily exploiting prevalent fears around war-time infidelity. It marked the final entry in an unofficial trilogy of war-themed dramas from creative partners Sidney Gilliat, Frank Launder and Edward Black, following Millions Like Us (1943) and Two Thousand Women (1944).

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Directed by

Sidney Gilliat


Joy Shelton

Alastair Sim

Stewart Granger

John Mills




Home fronts Black market World War II


WWII at the Pictures


PG Contains mild violence




United Kingdom



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