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Voice in the Wind (1944)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir | 3 March 1944 (USA)
A concert pianist has lost his memory, the result of his being arrested and tortured by the Nazis during the war for playing a banned song. He journeys to the island of Guadelupe to try to ... See full summary »

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Dr. Hoffman
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Luigi
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Angelo
David Cota ...
Marco
Olga Fabian ...
Anna Hoffman
Howard Johnson ...
Capt. Hans Hermann von Neubach
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Piesecke
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Bartender
George Sorel ...
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Policeman
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Portuguese Girl
Rudolf Myzet ...
Novak
Fred Nurney ...
Vasek
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A concert pianist has lost his memory, the result of his being arrested and tortured by the Nazis during the war for playing a banned song. He journeys to the island of Guadelupe to try to regain his memory and his health. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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HUSBAND or LOVER? FRIEND or FOE? who was he...This Man of Two Worlds! See more »


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3 March 1944 (USA)  »

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Rösten i stormen  »

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$50,000 (estimated)
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(RCA Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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This film was produced by Ripley-Monter Productions, with the intended release by Producer's Releasing Corporation (which was not the production company nor the 'producer',) but it was bought by United Artists, who was unable to meet their promise of releasing a specified number of films for the 1943-44 production season. In the same year, United Artists purchased many films from other companies, including eight or more from Paramount. See more »

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Vltava from 'Má vlast'
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Written by Bedrich Smetana
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a voice in the wind
22 February 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this film at least six times. I grew up a fan of Francis Lederer and I am also a musician. This film was premiered by my uncle at the Hawaii Theater in Hollywood. It was unique in more than one way: Not only was it an intensive dramatic story of a pianist who tries to recover from abuse by the Nazis, but elegantly portrays nationalism. The Moldau by Smetana is the background music which holds the film together. Keep in mind that I saw the film in the 1940s, and not since; perhaps no one has since. Another uniqueness: my uncle managed to bring a pianist on stage; he began playing the Moldau and it bled into the film music. The pianist, as I recall, was Vladimir Brenner, who sought to restore a career after the war. I do not know if other theaters included an on-stage pianist. Critics suggest the film was moody, even dull, but I found it then, as I remember it now, a film classic.


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