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The Voice of the Turtle (1947)

A soldier spends the weekend with an actress after being stood up by her friend. Will he be able to change her cynical attitude towards love?

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Irving Rapper

Writers:

Charles Hoffman (additional dialogue), John Van Druten (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ronald Reagan ... Sergeant Bill Page
Eleanor Parker ... Sally Middleton
Eve Arden ... Olive Lashbrooke
Wayne Morris ... Comm. Ned Burling
Kent Smith ... Kenneth Bartlett
John Emery ... George Harrington
Erskine Sanford ... Storekeeper
John Holland ... Henry Atherton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Douglas Kennedy ... Naval Officer (unconfirmed)
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Storyline

Budding actress Sally Middleton agrees to a date with Bill Page, a soldier on a weekend pass, after he's stood up by her worldly friend, Olive. When Bill has a problem getting a hotel room, he ends up spending the weekend with Sally at her apartment. Both have to fight temptation as they become attracted to one another. Written by Daniel Bubbeo <dbubbeo@cmp.com>

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

28 February 1948 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Centelha de Amor See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Bill is staying at the Hotel Pennsylvania. Olive finds this out from Sally over the phone in the morning. Olive hangs up and then asks the operator for the Hotel Pennsylvania. She's aggravated that the operator doesn't know the hotel's number. Audiences at the time would have found that very humorous because Glenn Miller's big band made it famous with their 1940 hit tune "PEnnsylvania 6-5000". See more »

Goofs

Exterior of Broadway theater where Spring Girl is playing is depicted as a stand-alone one story building; every Broadway theater in New York City is on the first floor of a multi-story complex. See more »

Quotes

Sally Middleton: Ooh, how about some pajamas?
Sergeant Bill Page: Weh, eh, I couldn't wear your pajamas.
Sally Middleton: They're not mine, they're men's paja... My brother stays here sometimes.
[gets the pajamas she bought Ken for Christmas]
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Connections

References Now, Voyager (1942) See more »

Soundtracks

Londonderry Air
(uncredited)
aka "Danny Boy"
Traditional
Played on the radio at Sally's apartment
Also played by the band at the Satin Room
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A colorless title for such a superb movie.
31 December 1998 | by saturnSee all my reviews

I find The Voice of the Turtle (One For the Book) to be one of the most endearing movies of all time, perhaps even more so than The Petrified Forest with young Bette Davis. Despite its colorless and unimaginative title, I find it most exhilarating for at least two reasons: 1. Eleanor Parker's charmingly seductive role constantly reminds one of a playful kitten forever running around after a ball of wool. 2. The excellent humorous scenes and dialogues continue unabated throughout the movie to the very end. I shall never get tired of watching this movie again and again.


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