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The Voice of the Turtle (1947)

Approved | | Comedy, Romance | 28 February 1948 (USA)
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,... See full summary »

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Olive Lashbrooke
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Comm. Ned Burling
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Kenneth Bartlett
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George Harrington
Erskine Sanford ...
Storekeeper
John Holland ...
Henry Atherton
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Douglas Kennedy ...
Naval Officer (unconfirmed)
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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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One for the Book  »

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Trivia

The film has not been shown on television under its original title for years. It is always shown under its reissue title, "One For the Book". 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 »

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References Now, Voyager (1942) See more »

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The First Noel
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Traditional
Played during the opening scene at the French restaurant
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Charming screen version of long-run Broadway play...
10 May 2001 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Eleanor Parker was approaching the peak of her career when she was cast as Sally Middleton, the slightly daffy heroine of this charming wartime romantic comedy. Ronald Reagan, fresh from his stint in the service, returned to play a soldier who finds himself falling for the charming actress and staying overnight (innocently) in her apartment. Eve Arden is on hand for comic relief as the heroine's best friend and gets some hearty laughs with her usual witty observations and Wayne Morris has a secondary role as her Naval commander boyfriend. Kent Smith is wasted as a producer unwilling to make a relationship commitment with Parker.

Eleanor Parker carries most of the film and proves adept at the physical comedy--notably in a scene where she prepares a sofabed for her Army soldier, empties ashtrays and primps pillows--all in harmony with Max Steiner's jaunty background score.

One of Reagan's better post-war films with his usual amiable performance as the decent soldier--and far and away one of Miss Parker's most fetching roles.


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