Waterloo Bridge is a 1940 remake of the 1931 American drama film also called Waterloo bridge, adapted from the 1930 play Waterloo Bridge In an extended flashback narration, it recounts the story of a dancer and an army captain who meet by chance on Waterloo Bridge. The film was made by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer., directed by Mervyn LeRoy and produced by Sidney Franklin and Mervyn LeRoy.
let’s have a look at the quotes from the film.♥
Roy Cronin: Myra, what do you think we’re going to do tonight?
Myra Lester: Well, I, I…
Roy Cronin: Oh, you won’t have time for that.
Myra Lester: For what?
Roy Cronin: For hesitating! No more hesitating for you!
Myra Lester: No?
Roy Cronin: No!
Myra Lester: Well, what am I going to do instead?
Roy Cronin: You’re going to get married.
Roy Cronin: You know, I… I thought about you all last night. Couldn’t sleep a wink.
Myra Lester: You managed to remember me at last, then.You managed to remember me at last, then.
Roy Cronin: [laughing] Yes, barely managed. Myra, what do you think we’re going to do tonight?
Myra Lester: [Playfully] You are very conceited, Captain. You are quite mad, Captain! You are reckless and head-strong and – and I adore you, Captain.
Roy Cronin: I knew I wouldn’t sleep so I’ve been walking in the garden, confiding
my good luck to the stars.
Myra Lester: Were they pleased?
Roy Cronin: No, they seemed indifferent. They went on glittering, the little exhibitionists!
Time to learn some great expressions:
You know, I… I thought about you all last night. Couldn’t sleep a wink.
1. not sleep a wink: an authentic idiom meaning not sleep at all.
- I couldn’t sleep a wink last night because of the noise of construction project.
- my aunt didn’t sleep a wink last night because her baby was crying all night long.
You managed to remember me at last, then.
2. managed to do: someone succeeded in doing something, even though it was difficult.
- At first, he was against our arrangement, but I managed to argue him round
You are very conceited, Captain. You are quite mad, Captain! You are reckless and head-strong and – and I adore you, Captain.
3. conceited: having too much pride in yourself and what you do.
- It’s very conceited of you to assume that your work is always the best.
4. reckless: showing a lack of care about danger and the possible results of your actions.
- He showed a reckless disregard for his own safety.
5. head-strong: energetically willful and determined.
- He’s young, very headstrong, but he’s a good man underneath.
I knew I wouldn’t sleep so I’ve been walking in the garden, confiding my good luck to the stars.
6. confide: reveal privately in private; tell confidentially.
- He confided to me that he felt like he was being punished.
That’s all for today! Hope it can help you!