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A Window in London

Michael Redgrave's construction worker is embroiled in murder and intrigue in this lively British thriller, packed with pre-war London locations.

Melodrama 1940 76 mins

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'.